About Us

327 Main Street, Ames, Iowa 50010

American Country is proud to provide quality furniture from couches, sofa sets, duvet covers, quilts, area rugs, to home and patio decor and more! Our wooden pine furniture is finished to order and even customized for a personal look and feel. Our pine furniture is available in over 20 color combinations and delivered assembled. We offer several lines of indoor furniture and outdoor patio furniture and accessories made of reclaimed wood. We can proudly claim that our pine wood furniture is MADE IN THE USA.

To us, country incorporates a laid-back style in any city or country home. Country can be modern and tasteful, though artfully mismatched, for a comfortable, livable style.

We offer easy-care slip-covered furniture or fully upholstered, also MADE IN THE USA. Free design advice on color selection and fabric samples, so that there are no unhappy surprises.

We offer the best bedding, inside and outside area rugs, and accessories to add to either classic country, rustic, modern, traditional or eclectic themes. Simplicity, durability, and comfort are the keywords for the new American Country.

Customer service hours: 

Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central time (CST).  Most Saturdays 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Call our customer service at 1-800-765-1688 or 515-232-7813. 

CONTACT US at:  info@americancountry.com

Maggie Wynja

President, C.E.O. aka the boss

....and a genius in her own mind.  Occasionally micro-manages, however has a
"YOU can do it"
attitude (or else!).  

Is only allowed to say "See my baby Muffy on our catalog cover" up to three times a day.
See Muffy at this link

FYI...founded the company in 1992
See our article in the
Chicago Tribune

 Brent Wynja

V.I.P. and husband of the boss

Relentlessly gives decorating advice, which is typically ignored. 

Altho, not involved in the day-to-day operations, we rely heavily on his chair testing abilities.
Brent has been in the financial services business
since 1984.


 Wendy Muench

A multi-task designer, website expert & customer service representative with dyslexia.

Has a knack for spending all the company's profits at Gift Markets.

Always late for work, but somehow manages to keep her job.
A country gal at heart and animal lover.

 Marcia Skrdla

Our cosmo girl...a designer, a liar and seriously in need of help...

Talk about creative liberty...(when she is working)...this one leaves for lunch and is typically back in a few weeks.
Does not like dogs...what can we say...mentally deranged.


 Deb Hintze

Our sales and market/shopping adviser.

A natural high-maintenance blonde.

  Recently retired as a special needs teacher…..

she is a perfect fit to be on our staff.



 Mike Williams

Our warehouse/shipping manager.

The only person here who really gets the job done.  Has the most organized warehouse imaginable.

  ....still looking for a redhead.

 Ron Skrdla

Our IT guy.

Recently retired from a career with the Agronomy Department at ISU in oat research, Ron is now sowing his oats working at home adding exciting new products to our website.

  ...if you look close, you'll see a halo above his head.....this is because he always has dinner on the table when Marcia comes home.



Pamela Hawken

Our official photographer
& catalog consultant

Our Sonoma BFF and wine country tour guide, Pamela is currently working on our next catalog.   

Our photo shoot this year included Sebastiani, Peju Province and Bistro Jeanty. See our Wine Country Photo Shoot here .

If you are a business or individual looking to do a photo shoot in the Northern California wine country, please contact Pamela at:

Photography in Wine Country

and Photo Gallery





Shirley Stoll

Surely, what can we say??  Our hero and expert on having a good time.

Occasional fill-in when we are out of town, Shirley owns & operates Summer Cottage Antiques at Okoboji, IA in the summer months.

Now a summer tradition, we visit each year for boating and try not to get into too much trouble.

 Yvonne Gentzler

Official promoter and marketing expert

Yvonne’s summer home on the island of Avalon, NJ was one of our first complete home makeovers. Our design team revolutionized this rental property into one of the islands most sought after summer cottages.  Not to mention, we all have a standing invitation to return any time we want to update and paint--and whatever other adventures we can find to do when we are there!

See our Makeover Clip