|Project by Gail||posted 05-08-2010 02:19 PM||1982 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
I received a nice note from Barb asking “How was I? Where was I?” – so I thought I would give an update here.
Last year I closed the doors of Hometown Woodworking and got a job as the Shop Foreman for Chestnut Bay Cabinets – www.chestnutbaycabinets.com. A custom cabinet shop in Falmouth, MA. (check out the blog on the site, there are more pictures and stories there).
What’s my day like? Well, I am fortunate enough to be part of a great team. I have a full time finisher, 2 full time caibnetmakers, a student who works with me from the local coop program. I have a designer and a huge workshop of equipment.
We program all projects from design to manufacturing on Cabinetvision. We have a CNC which cuts all our casegoods (having one of these is pretty incredible). We build everything. A bulk of our work is kitchens, but we do lots of vanities and built-ins as well as a little home office.
I spread myself through all aspects of the business, I work directly with our clients, manage design, schedule production, all materials ordering, work in the shop and go on most deliveries myself. This gives a continuous feel to the client from beginning to end and makes me a very busy girl! As a team, we are all dedicated to a quality product. As a manager, meeting expectations and guaranteeing delivery times our my promise. Our primary clients are architects, builders and contractors and their clients.
I will attach some pictures. Just as an FYI, we are looking to hire a salesperson. So if you know anyone in Massachusetts looking for a job. Please send them my way!
Feel free to call me when you are in the area, I would be happy to give you the tour!
As a side note: 10 years ago when I started in this business, I could never have imagined the places it would take me. So be true to yourself; dreams do come true!
-- Gail, http://www.hometownwoodworking.com