Custom Shop Strives for Independence
Crawford Cabinets of Cedartown, GA, seeks out new technology to continue growing and to make its “do-everything” philosophy a reality.
By Bernadette Freund
Enter Cedartown, GA, and the smell of Georgia pines leads you to Crawford Cabinets, a 12-man shop that uses the latest in technology.
This successful company has been producing custom millwork and cabinetry for more than 30 years. Crawford Cabinets is a second generation company that started with the current owner, Billy Crawford’s father. It has expanded in the past year to include solid surface fabrication and frameless cabinets in its operation. In fact, it has grown so much so that the company, now occupies a shop of 20,500 square feet in the main building and 5,760 in its finishing building.
“In the beginning it was a part-time man and me in the shop along with my father. Since then we have expanded so much that we are at our third location. We moved here so that we would not only increase our space but also to ensure that we could keep fabricating and installing all of our own products.”
Crawford describes the company’s desire to remain self-sufficient as a “do-everything” philosophy. This philosophy can be seen as the pledge Crawford Cabinets has made to maintain its competitive edge. As a result, the company continues to perform almost every step of production from fabricating framed cabinet doors to installing cabinets and trim.
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