Mike likes to say she’s the glue that holds them all together.
He takes his finds, cleans or refurbishes them, and then sells them in one of his two stores, called Antique Archaeology. American Pickers is the brainchild of Mike and it debuted on the History Channel in 2010.
The show’s first episode attracted over 3 million viewers and is still one of the most highly rated shows on the History Channel.
Mike has also recently started a lighting business, turning old fixtures into new one of a kind pieces.
He would raid the neighbor’s trash cans in search of treasures like old thrown out bicycles.
As he got older he was also interested in bicycle racing and spent some time as a competitive racer.