The year 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of Legere Woodworking. What began as a one person business operating in a garage back in 1975 has grown to become one of the largest architectural millwork firms on the East Coast, operating in a state-of-the-art 177,000 square foot facility in Avon, CT. 40 Years is a long time and much has changed since our beginnings in that garage. One thing that has not changed is our uncompromising commitment to our customers and our employees. We believe that the relationships that you forge with both are the true measure of your success. Failures on either end leaves a business struggling to move forward, and if it does, to what end?
As we embark on our 40th year in business, we pay tribute to everyone that has contributed to the success of Legere Woodworking. Where would we be if owners Ron and Frank Legere, who had the vision and perseverance to meet the challenges of starting a business, didn’t take the risk and rise to the challenge? How would we have survived without the many talented individuals that have given their all to help Legere Woodworking become a leader in custom architectural millwork? To our vendors that have partnered with us to meet the demands of a quick paced industry, we thank you. To the many general contractors who have selected Legere Woodworking to manufacture and install millwork at so many amazing projects, we appreciate the opportunities you’ve given us. To our subcontractors that have provided their products and services with the professionalism and performance we have always demanded of ourselves, we thank you. We thank each and every one of you for your years of commitment to Legere Woodworking and owe our success to the combined efforts of all.
Legere Woodworking has and will continue to contribute much of its success to the many talented and brilliant individuals that show up to work every morning ready to tackle any challenge that comes our way. At our company picnic in June, we announced that more than 60% of the company had been with us for more than 7 years. That’s no small feat for any company in our present day. We are most proud of this statistic, and take it as evidence that we’re doing the right things for those who make Legere Woodworking the premier woodworking company in the Northeast.
In celebration of our 40th year, Legere Woodworking will be hosting a 40th anniversary party on September 18th. The guest list includes Legere employees, Architects, General Contractors, Vendors, and a few other special guests. There will be music, factory tours, delicious food, and some entertainment. It is sure to be an exciting event and an excellent way to show off some of the new equipment that was installed over the past year. It will also be a wonderful way to celebrate many of those that have been on the journey with us these past 40 years.
As Legere Woodworking moves forward, our vision is as clear as it has ever been. We will continue to invest in equipment that will improve the products we build and the speed at which they can be built. We will continue to develop relationships with our current customers and look forward to forging new relationships as well. With 40 years under our belt, we’re like a new car that’s just breaking in. The next 40 years are sure to be a trip and we can’t wait to see what this baby can do.