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From humble beginnings

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 December 2015 00:00

humble1Lurk Custom Cabinets in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., is a family affair. Led by Mike Lurk and his wife, Mary, four sons have joined the crew in a monstrous 33,000-sq.-ft. facility that has been building custom cabinetry and furniture since 1993.



At home in Oklahoma

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 November 2015 00:00

oklahoma1You can almost hear the pitchman say, “Want a quality cabinet? Go to Quality Cabinet in Jenks, Oklahoma.”



Outsourcing overload

Written by John English Monday, 16 November 2015 00:00

overload1Unfortunately, a custom shop has limits. But fortunately, the woodshop industry has a solution in outsourcing. By purchasing cabinet or furniture components already made and/or finished and working them into the shop’s existing offerings, a small business can significantly expand its catalog and also run several jobs at the same time. It’s an easy way to grow a business as long as the suppliers are reliable.



Waste not, want not, cash in

Written by John English Sunday, 15 November 2015 00:00

In business, it’s almost always better to act rather than react. When it comes to waste, creating less is a more profitable choice than disposal.



Keeping the faith

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 October 2015 00:00

faith4What makes a successful shop? For Sly Woodworks in Reno, Texas, it’s a heavy focus on family and religion, according to co-owners Staci and Larry Young.



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