DURHAM, NC - Amazon Millworks has sold a majority interest to Grant Yarber, former CEO of Capital Bank.

Andrew Sloop, who founded the business in 2007, remains with Amazon Millworks, while Yarber takes on the CEO position, reports the Charlotte News Observer.

Amazon Millworks reportedly does about $1.3 million in business outsourcing fine custom carving, millwork and cabinetry to craftsmen in Peru and Columbia. Commissioned hand-carved doors, staircases, and other millwork and casegoods are installed by a team of finish carpenter-installers in the Raleigh-Durham area. Amazon Millworks also installs projects in other cities.

In launching the company, Sloop drew on experience he gained as a missionary in Peru. While there he discovered a widespread tradition of local hand-carved wood craftsmanship. Sloop began commissioning projects ordered by client architects, designers and homeowners in the U.S. and abroad, importing the work from workshops in Peru and Columbia.

Until the sale, Sloop oversaw project design, sourcing, branding, marketing, logistics and business organization for the company. In 2004 Andrew founded two other businesses: a professional translation service, and a real estate investment firm focused on Latin America. 

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