|Project by Built2Last||posted 04-05-2010 03:25 AM||5603 views||17 times favorited||38 comments|
This is my lastest and largest project yet!!
Turning my woodworking business over to my 2 daughter’s. They are in the first picture. Both are graduates of the University of Alabama, one in accounting the other in marketing and both work fulltime jobs right now.
At one time, a few years ago, we had 13 employee’s working full time building furniture. Then, partly due to health issues and partly because I wanted a change, I down-sized to just me. Last September I posted a ad on Craig’s List and when it took until December to get caught up, I offered the business to them and to my surprise, they wanted it.
It will take a while for them both to be able to leave their other jobs and build furniture full time, we are hoping that we can get it there is a year or so. They have hired one girl to work full time now and will add others as we go.
The pictures are of their first trade show and they, along with their great employee, actually built all the swings and chairs that were at the show. They worked evenings and weekends to get it done. Even though we were rained out of Sunday, the show was still a sucess. Sold a few items at the show, took some orders and with the 800 business cards they handed out, orders are coming in a regular basic. Once we get the wholesale end going and start shipping (which I didn’t do before), they should be well on their way.
I AM SO PROUD!!!!!!
ps: while they were growing up they hated working at Dad’s shop!! What a differance a few years make. It’s been a long time since I have saw either of them smile so much and be so happy!! Especially at the show, they felt like they were back home.