What inspired you to open Amish Elegance?
Tell us about the early days of Amish Elegance. What was it like getting your business off the ground?
Thankfully, we had a few clients who believed in us and gave us an opportunity to build beautiful custom items for their homes early on. Before our doors were open, we sold a custom dining table to one customer and a dining table and hutch to another. We had those first two customers sign a piece of the ribbon from our ribbon cutting ceremony. We keep that piece of blue ribbon in the showroom to remind us of our humble beginnings and our gratitude for those who supported us in the beginning.
Why did you choose to work with Amish furniture makers?
Tell us more about what stood out to you about Amish furniture.
Tell us about your experiences doing business with the Amish.
We know the individual craftsmen by name, we’ve visited their homes, met their families, our grandchildren have met and learned from their children. Forming these relationships has truly been a remarkable experience. We have hosted Amish craftsmen in our home as they have graciously hosted us in theirs. They are very genuine people who know the names of our customers and are committed to providing the highest quality product for every one of them.
Let’s talk about the Amish Elegance team.
Does Amish Elegance have a mission statement or core values?
What does Amish Elegance “bring to the table” that other furniture stores do not?
Secondly, our furniture is handcrafted in the USA. Handmade furniture has a level of quality and detail that surpasses mass-produced furniture made in foreign factories by leaps and bounds. Our pieces are made to last a lifetime or even become heirlooms that are passed down for generations. Plus, shopping with us supports the American economy instead of massive corporations with factories overseas.
Mass-produced “fast furniture” is a major contributor to landfill waste and pollution. Our furniture is sustainable and natural. The Amish are insistent upon building furniture in an eco-friendly way. We use 100% American hardwood and for every tree that the Amish harvest, 5 are planted. Imported furniture is treated with toxic chemicals that shouldn’t be brought into a home. They are treated because imported wood may contain insects, fungus, and other undesirable substances. Amish woodworkers use a kiln drying process instead, so our furniture is chemical-free. Click here to find out more about how Amish furniture is eco-friendly.