Soon after college, my brother and I opened an environmentally friendly building
supply store, focusing on interior products. I did extensive research on green building
and products, and realized that there was a lot of opportunity in this growing market.
The business now focuses mostly on interior building products that help green the
home. One of the goals we wanted to make sure we always met was work with local
businesses and keep as much money as possible within the community. Thus far, we've
been able to bring supplies in from local distributors and pride ourselves on our
fair labor practices.
As our business continued to grow, our offerings expanded, requiring me to start
fabricating with materials like solid surface and bamboo. Some of these are incredibly
dense, or at least challenging to machine, so I needed a tool with ample power that
could cut the material cleanly. I turned to the Festool
TS 55 track saw, and its accompanying Guide Rails and
HEPA Dust Extractor. The benefits of the track saw system were instant—clean
cuts were consistent, mobility was incredibly easy, and dust was kept to a minimum.
With time, I began to see more and more value in the tools. Aside from building
top-of-the-line cabinets and furniture, this new level of quality gave us the ability
to meet our customers' additional service demands, like keeping a clean job site.
When we're working in a remodel home and the customer's family is living in the
chaos, it's important to keep the job site as dust-free as possible. With the CT
Dust Extractor, we can do that.
The Festool System has benefited my company through quality, efficiency, and cleanliness.
I would recommend Festool to anyone who wants to perform quality work. And for me,
the fact that Festool supplies a tool that is built and performs well, is made in
a factory that is conscious of the social and physical environment makes me a proud
owner. I work hard for my tools and buy power tools that
will work hard for me. When you provide a good product with good service, the customer
couldn't be happier. And I couldn't be happier.
Like most kids growing up, I was first exposed to woodworking in junior high school
during woodshop class. But unlike most kids, I kept at it through high school and
did projects on my own outside of school.
It was easy for me because my father had a woodshop in a barn, and there was always
work to do. We had plenty of tools lying around and I'd constantly be using them
to fix things up around the house with my dad. At first, my dad and I would learn
from each other, but as time went on, I was the one teaching him. Now, I'm the owner
of Green Goods, an environmentally friendly building supply store, focusing on interior