“When we started, some folks said that friends should
never go into business together. I’d like to think we’ve proven them wrong.”
In 2007, Doug and Jeff were on their 2nd deployment together in Iraq when and IED exploded between their Humvees. Jeff, a gunner,was struck with several pieces of shrapnel as well as parts of the IED ripping through his right arm. Doug suffered from a concussion while his Humvee caught fire.
Both were awarded with Purple Hearts.
After a lengthy recovery, Jeff became an apprentice under Kent Weathersby, founder of Weathersby Guild, Inc., the leading expert in furniture repair. Eventually Doug and Jeff joined forces again, this time to open a full-service refining and restoration shop.
American Woodworking was formed to bring the professional strengths of these two friends together. With a focus on customers and craftsmanship, Doug and Jeff have built one of the best full-service woodworking shops in the area.