Muermu was founded in 2016 when an 18-year-old Mian was working at an Army surplus store in Binghamton, New York. An avid fisherman, Mian was approached by the store owner to come up with a list of products needed to get into the fishing tackle business. After Mian presented his suggestions, the owner told him he was a dumb kid and had no idea what he was doing. Mian was upset and promptly quit. He went to his grandmother's house where he spent a lot of time as a kid and told her what had happened.
Mian s grandmother asked how much it would cost to build the store himself. Mian said it would cost $300. His grandmother then went to the cookie jar where she kept her life savings and gave him $300 and told him "do it yourself." Mian used that money and his relentless work ethic to open a bait-and-tackle shop in Binghamton. By 2017, he expanded his product line to include much of what you'll find at Muermu Goods today