November 10, 2010
My intent for Way Back Wednesday was to post pictures of project that go back years. Some that are even PC (Pre-Chris). I thought I'd start first with the "Original Crew". The first picture is Gary (my dad) and three of his brothers (Jeff, Larry, and Curtis). Not pictured in the first picture of he Original Crew is my mom Lou, uncle Jimmy and my Grandpa Ray. This is truly a family business. All my uncles have worked here and the youngest works with me now.
I do have a picture of my Grandpa in the next picture of our first showroom. The showroom was located on Pike Avenue in Levy, a few blocks from were we are located now. In that picture is Jeff, Grandpa Ray, and my dad with something on his head.
The next picture is the first shop, well the carport. Ironacally it is my living room now. The carport has been closed up and I now own the house. It is where everything was started. This was somewhere around 1979.
The picture of the crew building in a dedicated shop. That picture was taken off an old commercial, which I"ll post on an upcoming Way Back Wednesday. I believe that is Curtis with the sander, Gary feeding the table saw and Grandpa Ray with his back to us.
The salesman of the year is the next picture. Jimmy could sell anything. This is another picture taken from a commercial spot.
Of course can't forget about my mom. She is shown waxing a headboard but we all know she was the brains behind it all. She can actually build too.
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