Tree Fest at Swamphead Brewery

Goodwin was proud to be a corporate sponsor of the 3rd Annual Tree Fest , a yearly event to benefit the Alachua Conservation Trust.  Tree Fest, presented by Solar Impact, was hosted by our friends over at Swamphead Brewery. We were excited to collaborate with owner Luke Kemper and marketing director Brandon Nappy on this event.

A few years back, Goodwin provided our antique wood for Swamphead Brewery’s tasting room, affectionately named, “The Wetlands”. The focal point of the room is the feature wall behind the bar which represents every wood Goodwin offers.

Swamphead

The bar top is absolutely gorgeous and was handcrafted from heart cypress and heart pine log rounds hand scribed into one another for a 3D effect.

Swamphead

The seating area is clad in Goodwin’s River-Recovered® Heart Cypress Character, while the window surrounds are a mix of naily heart pine and select heart cypress.

It was exciting for us to see just how much Swamphead Brewery has grown into becoming a staple in the Gainesville community.  We were certainly honored to partner with them on Tree Fest.

Oh, and Amy Lamb of Native House Photography recently took some incredible photos of Swamphead Brewery.  Be sure to check them out:

Goodwin is Having a Blast at NWFA!

Carol Goodwin and Dan Petersen are enjoying seeing old friends and meeting new ones at the 2017 National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) Expo in Phoenix, Arizona. Carol and Dan are displaying Goodwin’s new install ready products featuring custom colors, textures and environmentally friendly finishes formulated specifically for resinous antique River-Recovered® and reclaimed wood:

  • Zero to very low volatile compounds
  • Second in hardness only to diamonds
  • Customizable to fit your specific design needs
  • Child, pet and environmentally friendly

According to Carol, builders and building design professionals have requested install ready products in the past but they were difficult to offer due to the resinous nature of antique wood.  Now, new finishes formulated specifically for Goodwin allow the company to deliver custom crafted, install ready products to their clients.

Come by and say “hi” to Dan and Carol today and tomorrow (April 13th and 14th) at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.  They are at booth #923.  You will want to see samples of this beautiful wood.

Goodwin Booth #923

NWFA Opening Ceremonies

Phoenix Convention Center

Expo

Wood Ceiling

Calling All Architects and Designers!

We invite you to join Goodwin at the upcoming National Wood Flooring Association Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center:

  • Wednesday, April 12th 11:30am – 5:30pm
  • Thursday, April 13th 10:45am – 3:45pm

Visit Goodwin Company (Booth 923) and receive a free flash drive with two free CEUs for AIA and IDCEC.

We will also be conducting live ten minute demonstrations illustrating the ease of installing heart cypress walls and paneling.

As you know, antique heart pine and heart cypress is trending in contemporary design. This gorgeous wood adds depth and warmth to any home or office space. We have a team ready to help you choose the best species and finishes for your designs. Come see samples and learn about Goodwin’s proprietary finishes which have been formulated specifically for resinous qualities of antique wood:

  • Zero to very low volatile compounds
  • Second in hardness only to diamonds
  • Customizable to fit your specific design needs
  • Child, pet and environmentally friendly

We hope to see you in Phoenix!

Goodwin Featured on Commercial Construction & Renovation

Special thank you to David Corson and Commercial Construction & Renovation for featuring Goodwin in a recent article.

We look forward to seeing David at the upcoming AIA Conference on Architecture on April 27th – 29th
at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.  Don’t forget to download your free expo pass and stop by as see us at Booth #1129.  We will be conducting live demonstrations on how to install an antique wood feature wall.  You won’t want to miss it!

2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference

Be Our Guest!

You are invited to be our guest at the upcoming American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference on Architecture on April 27th – 29th in Orlando Florida.  Just download the courtesy expo pass and follow the online registration instructions.

AIA Pass

Stop by to see us in booth #1129.  We will have live demonstrations showing how easy it is to install our antique heart cypress paneling.  We will also be featuring our new finishes, colors and textures.

Introducing antique wood adds a warm, natural and relaxing feel to any room in your home or office. From sinker cypress paneling and ceilings to heartpine flooring and accents, the use of River-Recovered® and reclaimed wood in contemporary design is on the rise as consumers seek unique and sustainable products to personalize their work and living spaces.  Come see how we can help you upgrade your home or office!

Sawing Sinker Cypress

Antique Heart Cypress is one of only a few remaining prehistoric tree species. Goodwin Company is proud to specialize in working with sinker cypress. Check out this video demonstrating how Goodwin transforms River-Recovered® Heart Cypress logs into gorgeous wood paneling and ceilings:

Rescued from a North West Florida river bottom, the River-Recovered log in the video displays an ax cut end, dating its harvest prior to 1870.  This was before the large scale introduction of the steam engine and arrival of the railroad in Florida.  The sheer size of these logs attest to their age, and, with an approximate diameter of 3ft or greater, their size allows for larger cuts unattainable in modern cypress. Each log has at least eight growth rings per inch… and often times more. The unique tight, fine grain gives antique Heart Cypress a soft graceful pattern that varies from warm honey and cinnamon tones through to light chocolate coloring in its grain.

Goodwin founder George Goodwin has been the company sawyer for over 40 years.  He saws each log to ensure the most wood is preserved with each cut.  The mill carries the sawn wood down along a conveyer belt to its first level of grading by Goodwin’s specialists. After grading, the boards are cut into standard widths, placed in the kiln and later moulded into heart cypress flooring and paneling as featured in the modern offices of RRSimmons.

Contemporary Application of Building Reclaimed Longleaf Pine

Goodwin was proud to be part of the Nimbus building project in Gainesville, Florida.  We milled pine beams from an old depot building that was previously on the site to create gorgeous building reclaimed longleaf pine walls. Take a look:

River-Recovered® and reclaimed wood is perfect for energy efficient buildings such as Nimbus, as antique wood is an excellent insulator. And, let’s not forget to mention that it perfectly complements and warms up any modern space.  There are many contemporary uses for antique longleaf pine. Contact us to explore how this beautiful wood can make over your home or office.

Preserving the Past by Educating Our Future

Graduate Students Visit Goodwin for a Lesson in Reclaimed Wood

Goodwin Company is located just outside of Payne’s Prairie Preserve and within close proximity of the University of Florida (UF) campus.  This presents an opportunity for us to actively participate in education and environmental responsibility. Goodwin has partnered with UF to incorporate our antique wood into their contemporary, sustainable design projects, including:

  • The Dasburg House, home of Dr. Kent Fuchs, university president. This project featured Goodwin’s River-Recovered® Vertical Heart Pine, Legacy (building reclaimed) Vertical Heart Pine and Curly Heart Pine
  • The Otis Hawkins Center for UF athletes, which features 10,000 square feet of sustainable River-Recovered® Heart Pine ceiling and paneling.
  • The Periplanómenos Whistles featured on campus and handcrafted using Goodwin’s sinker cypress.

Last year, Goodwin had another opportunity to partner with UF.  We hosted graduate students from the school’s architecture program.  Jeffrey Forbes taught them about the history of Goodwin’s antique woods and our manufacturing process.  He also discussed the benefits of specifying Goodwin’s River-Recovered® and building reclaimed antique heart pine and heart cypress, especially in sustainable design. We believe we have an obligation to introduce students to reclaimed wood while emphasizing the importance of designing with sustainably sourced building materials. Through interactions with upcoming architects and designers, we hope to impact the future to reflect the craftsmanship and resiliency of our past.

Enjoy this short video highlighting their visit.

Goodwin Company Featured at IBS 2017

Goodwin Company Featured Alongside the Hottest Contemporary Home Ideas at IBS 2017

Goodwin Company was proud to show off our wood at the 2017 International Builders’ Show (IBS).  This year, the show featured the latest in contemporary home ideas.  We were excited to see just how many ways our River-Recovered® Heart Pine and River-Recovered Heart Cypress can be used to complement the numerous products showcased.

Special thank you to Hafele America. Their booth featured a beautiful Heart Cypress slab countertop. Michael Bright of Bright Woodworks in St. Petersburg, Florida crafted it using Goodwin wood. It was one of the biggest hits of the show!

Jeffrey Forbes, Goodwin’s marketing coordinator, produced this wonderful video summarizing the 2017 IBS:

IBS 2017 reinforced that sustainable design is becoming more and more important to consumers. Goodwin has and always will operate using sustainable, eco-friendly manufacturing practices. Esteemed architects and designers specify Goodwin’s materials for all types of work, including modern and sustainable design projects.

2017 is the year to add wood to your contemporary space.  Wood walls are especially chic and add depth, warmth and character. Not only is it easy to install, but its insulation benefits are impressive (one inch of wood is equivalent to 15” of concrete).  Incorporating wood on the outside of your home or corporate space is also “in” for 2017.  Antique Heart Cypress, including the on-hand, faster ship stock Goodwin currently on has special, is perfect for exterior ceiling and paneling because it is not only absolutely gorgeous, but also rot resistant.

Enjoy Jeffrey’s video from IBS, and give us a call to see how we can help you make over your space in 2017.