Cohen Architectural CEO named to St. Louis Small Business Hall of Fame
July 8, 2019 | 8:48 am CDT
Cohen Architectural Woodworking CEO Phillip Cohen.

SAINT JAMES, Mo. -- Cohen Architectural Woodworking has announced Phillip Cohen, CEO and company founder, has been named to St. Louis Small Business Monthly’s Hall of Fame, recognizing a select group of area executives who have made lifetime contributions to St. Louis business.

Hall of Fame members are chosen by a panel of business experts, and rank among the most accomplished and respected St. Louis area business leaders.

St. Louis Small Business Monthly said that each hall of fame member has developed an industry leading business that is poised to continue such leadership well into the future. Each has persisted through extreme business and economic challenges. Each is inspiring to colleagues and employees as well as to the next generation of business leaders and beyond.

Cohen is recognized from his beginnings as homeless and strung out on drugs, to building porch swings in a neighbor’s barn in 1975, to establishing a business in 1982, and growing the millwork and custom commercial cabinetry company to some 75 employees with clients nationwide. He has helped create a strong leadership team, and a winning culture that pursues constant growth.

St. Louis Small Business Monthly is a monthly magazine with articles geared for entrepreneurs, executives and small business owners. The complete listing of Hall of Fame recipients is featured in the June, 2019 edition of the magazine.

Cohen Architectural Woodworking standardizes and builds high-quality custom millwork components and casework for healthcare, airports, education, retail, transportation, and hotels for new construction, renovation, and disaster reconstruction. The firm has won multiple awards including the Architectural Woodwork Institute’s Award of Excellence for six separate projects, the 2016 Small Business of the Year award from the Rolla Chamber of Commerce. Recently, Phillip Cohen was presented with the 2017 SBA Small Business Person of the Year award for the State of Missouri. See

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