Reclaimed wood floor manufacturing requires custom manufacturing treatments. As part of our Community Support we will host 25 local high school students who study science technology, engineering and math this coming Thursday, 10/01/2015, from 11 to 12:30pm, for a tour and lunch at the sawmill. We will show the students how we process 1,000 year old river recovered heart cypress and pine logs… read more.
To provide our clients with some of the richest, most beautiful reclaimed wood in the world we go to extra lengths to conserve this rare wood. Logs recovered from Florida river bottoms require extensive processing not required in handling freshly cut timber. We must power wash the sand off the river recovered logs from centuries of being on the river bottoms, remove nails left from yesterday’s carpenters in the massive industrial revolution era warehouse beams, saw, kiln dry, mill and grade at every step to long term established standards.
Join us in celebrating Manufacturing Month at Goodwin. You will enjoy bar-b-Q chicken, baked beans, cole slaw and all the fixins’ including our famous Oatmeal Cowboy Cookies. Call for the recipe if you can’t make it.
We love seeing old wood in beach homes. Mysterious 1,000-year-old heart cypress with rich tans and browns popped with UV Oil elegantly and gracefully bring the feel of the sand and ocean atmosphere into your beach home, office or retail establishment. So, as you can imagine, we are very excited to be presenting at SGA Architects in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina this Thursday, September 17th. SGA specifies a lot of cypress paneling in their beautiful coastal home designs.
Afterwards, Jeffrey Forbes, Goodwin’s Marketing Coordinator, and I have the privilege of presenting a CEU class at the Carolinas American Society of Interior Designers Annual Conference on Friday, September 18th. We will be discussing how to incorporate reclaimed wood into award-winning designs. Visuals include videos of river log recovery and historic images of ‘the big cut’ in the 1800’s when clearing the southern forests became one of the main drivers for rebuilding the US economy after the Civil War.
It is always a pleasure to provide building design professionals with resources they need to specify the wood they want and incorporate the installation and finish processes to ensure their clients’ satisfaction for the long term!
Jeffrey Forbes, Goodwin’s Marketing Coordinator, showing Lisa Mensah, the Under Secretary for the USDA Rural Development, a giant River-Recovered® Heart Cypress log at Goodwin earlier in the year.
If you will be in the Richmond, Virgina area in early November, Goodwin will be exhibiting at the Architectural Exchange East. We invite you to join us on Friday, November 7th from 10am-2pm. Just download the PDF pass for complimentary admission at that time.
Goodwin Company is sponsoring a unique contest on behalf of one of our valued clients, Peggy Gilder of Fire Island, New York (formerly of Los Angeles, CA). She is looking for a unique Parquet Ancien design for her home. She describes the beauty, feel and alluring qualities of the wood:
Pine is synonymous with the texture of relaxation. It invites the unraveling of responsibility. It takes care of itself and it ages beautifully.”
So, would you like to try your hand at Parquet Ancien design? We will select the top three custom designs and provide the winners with a panel of their creation. Our client will then select the final winner. You do not have to be a professional designer to enter.
Need more information about Parquet Ancien? Google these terms to see some neat examples: Parquet Ancien, Ancien Parquet, Parquet Ancienne, Ancienne Parquet. We’ve also included some photos of our own work below.
Scan and e-mail your designs, along with your name, e-mail address and telephone number to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
May Day… May Day… First Ever “Self-Defense for Wood Floor Professionals” to Be Presented as Part of the Key West Custom House Museum Re-finish Goodwin Company is partnering with esteemed wood flooring professional Howard Brickman from Brickman Consulting to present the first ever class designed to help wood flooring professionals anticipate, avoid and resolve even […]
As program chair for the US Green Building Council (USGBC), Goodwin sponsored “Green Halloween” in conjunction with Boo at the Zoo. We gave out several thousand organic chocolates and exhibited along with a couple dozen other sustainably minded business people.
Interested in participating next year? Learn how you can expose your business to thousands of community members and encourage healthy celebrations all at the same time at www.GreenHalloween.org.
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