Home Idea Center, as it's known today, was started up by Dan Schoen in 1980. Originally named Schoen Building & Supply, the business's main focus was building new homes. Eventually, their focus graduated to the interior design of homes and business, with the main focus being custom cabinetry and countertops. In the mid-eighties, the business changed its name to Home Idea Center and moved to the old Les Wenning Ford building on Butler Street in Fort Recovery. This building housed the primary shop area and showroom.

In 1997, Home Idea Center moved its doors again into a brand new building and showroom in the Fort Recovery Industrial Park where it is still today. In the fall of 2002, Dan's son-in-law and daughter, Travis and Stacy Laux, purchased Dan's former partner, Gary Steinbrunner's, portion of the business. Also, a new CNC machine was purchased to automate more internal processes.

In 2012, a new recuprocasting sprayer was purchased to help speed up and automate the finishing department.

Currently, Dan and Travis handle sales and design. Stacy does the office related work. Home Idea Center currently employees 12 people. Not limited to cabinets and countertops, Home Idea Center carries all types of flooring from carpet to hardwoods, plumbing items, lights and offers design through installation on your interior remodel project.