Where We Work: Carroll Woodcrafts UnlimitedPublished 10:44am Monday, July 11, 2011
Person featured: Chris Carroll
Business: Carroll Woodcrafts Unlimited
Phone number: 828-899-7272
Operating hours: M-F 8-5
Nature of business: I specialize in high-quality, expertly crafted wood creations. I make everything from bird houses to custom countertops.
Principal owner: Chris Carrol, owner and artist
Year founded: 2010 is when I officially started the business, but I have been working with wood for more than 20 years.
number of employees: 2
How’s business? Growing every day.
One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: The hard work, talent and attention to detail involved in every single item.
Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Weeping woodworks. What’s that? Let’s say you have an oak tree on your property that needs to be cut down but it has sentimental value – your kids and grandkids climbed that tree, or maybe your grandfather planted that tree. You don’t want to use it for firewood because it means so much to you. I have the equipment to come to your property, harvest that tree and use the wood to make bowls, furniture or any other heirloom items that you can pass down to your children and their children.
Advice to young entrepreneurs: Take the N.C. Real classes and join the G.A.T.E. program. They will give you the tools and training you need to make a living at what you love.
My first job: Arby’s
Your role model (in business or in life generally): My grandpa, Albert Carroll
The key to a successful business is: Doing what you love to do and becoming the best at it.