For over 30 years and with a century of experience under our collective tool belts, we collaborate with home owners and builders to craft extraordinary staircases that stand the test of time.
I started my career in woodworking as a general carpenter in the mid-seventies. At the time I was what you would call a jack-of-all-trades, working around the house on items like cabinetry, fireplace mantels and trim. But in 1983 that all changed.
A friend asked me to do some light carpentry work on a two-story custom home in Lake Tahoe. I jumped at the opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful places in the country. In those types of custom homes you get to see and admire some of the finest craftsmanship in the area.
I wish I had a camera at the time and this is, in fact, a custom staircase I did much later in Montreaux. But it reminds me of the feeling I had. That "woah" feeling.
Most of the work in home building is two-dimensional. I know that sounds counterintuitive because, well, a house is not two-dimensional. But the individual pieces that are crafted to make a mantel, front door, floor, etc., are all two dimensional. A staircase on the other hand has the freedom to move on all three axis at the same time! It's not only the most functional place in the house, often times connecting two very different living areas it's a place to make a first impression and a statement.
At that point I decided a fine craftsman of custom stairs would be my calling and for over 30 years, we have been bringing this timeless trade to the Reno - Tahoe area.