Phoenix Hardwood furniture maker expands its capacity
January 11, 2022 | 7:36 pm CST

Phoenix Hardwoods, established in 2002, has built a reputation for its artisan-crafted hardwood furniture and home goods.

RICHMOND, Va. – Phoenix Hardwoods, Inc., an artisan manufacturer of furniture and home goods made exclusively from Virginia-grown hardwoods, will expand its production facility in Floyd, Virginia, and open a new retail storefront in downtown Floyd.

The new retail and manufacturing space will help the company grow its product line, improve production efficiencies and better serve its customers, the company said.

According to a statement, the project will create eight career-focused jobs, lead to a $100,000 capital investment and allow the company to purchase an additional $76,000 worth of Virginia-grown hardwoods over the next three years.

“Phoenix Hardwoods makes such beautiful furniture," said Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. "Each piece displays the essence of the tree, sourced near Floyd, celebrating the Blue Ridge, and made right here at home in Virginia. Our team has worked hard over four years to bring business opportunities across Virginia, and we are working hard until the very end. We’ve pushed to recruit large, global companies to Virginia–attracting more than $80 billion in new investment and 100,000 new jobs–but we get really excited about the small, family-run Virginia companies, like Phoenix Hardwoods.”

Phoenix Hardwoods was established in 2002 and has built a reputation through high-quality, artisan-crafted hardwood furniture and home goods.

After nearly 20 years, the founders were planning on retiring and closing the company. In January 2020, Jeff and Annie Armistead acquired the business to continue what had become a loved and well-respected business.

The company saws, planes and finishes local hardwood logs and lumber to handcraft fine live edge furniture and accessories.
Its mission is to create high-end generational pieces that become more valuable once they leave the shop.

The company’s product line includes custom tables of all kinds, beds, stools, chests, live edge mirrors, desks, kitchen goods, and home accessories.

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