By Nichole Meloche
Since he was 13 years old, Anthony Moulder has lived and worked in Hendricks County, leaving his mark in three different towns.
The Avon High School alumnus and his wife Leah raised their son Payton in Plainfield before moving back to Avon two years ago.
“I like the quaintness of all the small towns in Hendricks County, especially Brownsburg,” said Moulder. “I have no doubt I’m in the right community.”
Moulder has been in the jewelry business for almost 30 years. In April 2019 he ventured out and started his own business Moulder Jewelers, and he said Leah was instrumental in encouraging him to start his business.
“I’ve always wanted to have my own place since my fourth year in the business,” said Moulder. “The first six months I did wholesale repair work with a few customs jobs out of my shop at home. I felt like I was losing sales by meeting customers in my dining room. Then I found Elevate (office space in Brownsburg). It was great for three years, but I needed more space to grow my business.”
At the end of 2020, the popular Nelson’s Jewelers on Main Street in Brownsburg closed when the owner retired. Moulder saw it as an opportunity to expand his business to Nelson’s customers. Now Moulder operates off Main Street not far from where Nelson’s was.
“The people in Brownsburg didn’t know where to go after Nelson’s Jewelers closed,” said Moulder. “People have said that I am filling that void.”
Moulder also credits the Brownsburg Chamber of Commerce for helping get his name out in the community, leading to business growth he hopes will continue over the next few years.
Moulder wants to do all jewelry castings and engravings in-house.
In addition to his business, Moulder enjoys staying active in the Hendricks County community and giving back to others. In the past years, he donated jewelry pieces to the Project A.N.G.E.L. of Hendricks County annual father-daughter dance and insurance agent McKenzie Crose’s 12 Days of Christmas fundraiser.
In his free time, Moulder and his family like to travel. Most recently the Moulders visited New England states.
“One of my favorite vacations was our Alaskan Cruise,” said Moulder. “We were lucky and had perfect weather. We saw a lot of cool animals like whales and a raft of otters. This year we have trips planned for the Dominican Republic and a Mediterranean cruise.”
Address: 205 E. Main St., Suite B, Brownsburg
Hours: Hours vary Monday-Friday
Phone number: (317) 514-7071