Before Pine Designs, we (Dave & Vicki Gross) were involved in Full Time Ministry in various states across the US. In 2010 we found ourselves unemployed and wondering what God would have next for us. We both love making things and over the years we had made furniture as a hobby and sold many pieces. Our house is full of hand made furniture. So one day, after sending out endless applications and not finding any job, we thought, why don't we at least make furniture, sell it and get a little bit of an income as we are looking for work. We started by clearing out our garage and setting up the dusty tools to make a workshop. We started going to shows and found that people loved our furniture and wanted us to make special pieces for them. We added our first employee during that first year. After a year we found ourselves with five employees and knew we needed to move the shop out of our garage.
God provided a perfect building for us and over the next 10 years we continued to grow to where we were employing over 25 people and crowding out that building, until COVID hit and hit us hard. But God was faithful and provided for us though the pandemic and gave us the wisdom we needed to make the tough decisions.
So now it's back to just the two of us, working out of our garage and studio in our home. We're getting close to retirement age so are not looking at growing the business again, but just enjoy our time working together, providing hope and encouragement to our faithful customers. "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23