Today we’d like to introduce you to Al Myers.
Al, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I got started by working on a construction site building homes in valley during the summers. It was there that I developed the passion of seeing and being involved with creating from beginning to end. I just loved the process.
I started creating furniture out of necessity. I was a former school principal and when I moved back home to Los Angeles, I needed to furnish my home. Seeing the prices of furniture and the materials used, I was highly upset because I knew I could build it better and sometimes cheaper.
Little by little people saw what I was doing and became interested.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It hasn’t always been smooth. Initially coming from a construction background, I wanted to put a screw in EVERYTHING. Being that I came into woodworking relatively late there was a large learning curve! I learned that wasnt always the way to go!
A.M. Wood – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I’m obviously self-employed, I work from my garage which is awesome! I make a little bit of everything which gives me the opportunity to be challenged many ways. I built tables, wall units, frames, display cases, and even built an altar!!!!
I’m most proud of being able to work with my clients on their projects and bringing them to life! It starts usually with a need/idea and we work out all the details. When it’s completed, I love seeing the look on their faces when it’s completed.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success is when the client says, “YES THATS IT”,”OH MY GOD ITS BEAUTIFUL”, etc.
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