Chris has made his home in Pawlet [Vermont] a getaway, a little place to call his own and let his creativity run wild…
“I’ll get some local sausage, beef in town… butter, some other essentials, but about 50% of my diet comes out of this garden.”
Written by Eric Henzie, Marketing Executive
Home is the region, state, city or town where we live, where we are free to lie down in the park to rest on the freshly mowed grass, sit curbside at the annual Memorial Day parade, go-out to a familiar place to eat, or relax in our Adirondack to watch the sun dip below the horizon.
Like the pioneers who came before us, we have resiliently staked a claim to a down to earth, mountain lifestyle built upon the foundation of personal connections, time spent outdoors, stewardship, and culture. For Chris home is ten minutes down the road on a peaceful property that overlooks the Mettawee River in Vermont. His is located a few minutes from New York State in the Taconic Mountains. After clocking out Chris heads home. He often finds himself immersed in activities that range from fly fishing his stretch of the river, home remodeling, to a construction of the walls for a recording studio. I would call him a “maker” of sorts. He possesses the creativity and skill to make something with his hands.
Many of our co-workers possess a make-the-most-of what’s available level of creativity that allows them to build our products within a standardized process. We have a great team of people that pride themselves in the products they make here.
There is a growing group of conscious consumers, who care about who, where, and how the products they buy are built. These customers seek out and connect with the companies they purchase goods from, and share their enthusiasm with others like themselves. It’s about connection and accountability knowing and dealing directly with the company employees, only a phone call away and trusting the brand. We don’t just design what we sell, we make what we sell.
Do you like to create things? Or have a story about someone you care about who does? Is there a specific design or type of furniture you think we should offer? Tell us by commenting to this post, on our Facebook wall or tweeting #MyNeckoftheWoods @manchesterwood
Stay tuned for Part 5…