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October 2014

Grothouse Wood Surfaces featured in At Home in Berks Magazine October 2014 Edition

Jessica McAllister of Kohl Building Products wrote an article about “Kitchens with a Focus on Countertops” in the October 2014 edition of At Home in Berks. Jessica explains that when her clients are looking for a warm countertop surface as … Continue reading

September 2014

2014 Kitchen of the Year Perfectly Nails This Year’s Trends by The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post published article “The 2014 Kitchen of the Year Perfectly Nails This Year’s Trends” including Grothouse Peruvian Walnut Countertops and matching Peruvian Walnut Shelves. The article includes a video about Steven Miller’s vision for the kitchen. The Kitchen … Continue reading

September 2014

Denise Grothouse and Morgan attend the Lehigh Valley Style Night of Networking

Denise Grothouse and Morgan attended the Lehigh Valley Style night of networking to support Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley! The Green Pond Country Club served drink specials, light hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to mix and mingle with some … Continue reading

August 2014

Peruvian Walnut Countertop Blog by The Cabinetry Kitchen & Bath Design Studio

The Cabinetry Kitchen & Bath Design Studio wrote a blog Thanks Grothouse! to say thanks to the Grothouse team for the recent completion of a Peruvian Walnut Wood Countertop for one of their clients. The Peruvian Walnut Wood Countertop was … Continue reading

July 2014

Ryan Joins Grothouse Team Crafting Wood Countertops and Butcher Blocks

Please join us in welcoming Ryan to the Grothouse Production Team. Ryan will participate in the preparation of wood countertops for finishing purposes. We are pleased to have Ryan as our newest team member and wish him the best of … Continue reading

June 2014

Al Joins Grothouse Team Crafting Wood Countertops and Butcher Blocks

Please join us in welcoming Al to the Grothouse Team. In addition to the world’s best solid wood surfaces our company produces a lot of dust. Al will be taking care of all housekeeping to ensure safety and a clean … Continue reading

May 2014

Grothouse Teak Wood Countertop on This Old House® Arlington Project

Grothouse had the honor of being included in the renovation of an 1872 Italianate in the historic Boston suburb of Arlington – Episode 3324 (Season 33, Episode 24) of This Old House® called “Decorative Details.” Installing Wood Countertops Norm Abram … Continue reading

April 2014

Grothouse Wood Countertops in House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 2014

Grothouse Custom Wood Countertops are included in the 2014 House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year. The Kitchen will feature a dramatic black and white design, incorporating 650 sq. ft. with a main cooking space, a butler’s pantry and a sitting … Continue reading

April 2014

Watch Grothouse on the upcoming episode “Decorative Details” of This Old House®

Be sure to watch Grothouse on the upcoming episode of This Old House®! Grothouse has the honor of being included in the renovation of an 1872 Italianate in the historic Boston suburb of Arlington – Episode 3324 (Season 33, Episode … Continue reading

March 2014

Grothouse Countertops in House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase

Grothouse solid wood surfaces are honored to be a part of the upcoming House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase. About the San Francisco Decorator Showcase: The San Francisco Decorator Showcase is known as the … Continue reading

February 2014

David H appointed to Director of Sales for Grothouse Wood Surfaces

Grothouse is thrilled to announce the appointment of David Hagerty to the position of Director of Sales. David will oversee the Grothouse sales representation team, assuring the representatives are educated on all Grothouse products and providing quality and timely service … Continue reading

January 2014

See Grothouse Solid Wood Surfaces at KBIS 2014

KBIS, partnered with the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest products, trends and technologies in the industry. KBIS has been the voice of the kitchen and bath industry for 50 years. … Continue reading

January 2014

Steve Joins Grothouse Team Crafting Wood Countertops and Butcher Blocks

Please join us in welcoming Steve to the Grothouse team. In his role as Engineer, Steve will work closely with Customer Service and Operations. He will support customer service by generating engineered drawings of wood countertop and butcher block surfaces. … Continue reading

October 2013

Grothouse Wood Countertops Included in This Old House Arlington Project

Grothouse is honored to announce that our wood countertops are included in the design for the current This Old House® Arlington Project. The kitchen design includes a Teak countertop sealed with Durata® Finish. Tom Silva is the general contractor overseeing … Continue reading

October 2013

John Joins Grothouse Team Crafting Wood Countertops and Butcher Blocks

Please join us in welcoming John to the Grothouse Production Team. John will work be assembling wood planks into custom wood butcher block countertops based on the client specifications. We are pleased to have John as our newest team member … Continue reading

September 2013

2013 NARI Showcase of Remodeled Homes “Best Whole House Renovation” includes Walnut Wood Counter

Congratulations to Griffey Remodeling for winning the “Best Whole House Renovation” for the 2013 NARI Showcase of Remodeled Homes in the Central Ohio Chapter. Griffey Remodeling renovated Bob Wheelers’ 1985 home in Powell, Ohio. This modern design was recently featured … Continue reading

August 2013

Devin G Joins Grothouse Team Crafting Wood Countertops and Butcher Blocks

Please join us in welcoming Devin to the Grothouse Team. Devin will be joining Scott and Rich as part of our Inside Sales Team. He will be serving customers, processing orders, estimates, and quotes. We are thrilled to have Devin … Continue reading

July 2013

David T Joins Grothouse Team Crafting Wood Countertops and Butcher Blocks

Please join us in welcoming David T to our production team. David will work in production, assembling wood planks into custom wood butcher block countertops based on the client specifications. David will also participate in the preparation of wood countertops … Continue reading

May 2013

Join us in welcoming Annalisa to the Grothouse Team

Please join us in welcoming Annalisa to the Grothouse Team. Annalisa will be in charge of Logistics and Accounts Receivable. She will be the point person for scheduling templates, installations and deliveries. In addition to managing Logistics, Annalisa handles accounts … Continue reading

May 2013

NKBA Best Kitchen Award 2013 features Wenge Wood Countertops

Congratulations to Wendy F. Johnson, CKD, CBD of Designs for Living, for winning NKBA Best Kitchen Award. The large kitchen is in a new home that overlooks a golf course. Her breathtaking design includes products from Wolf, Miele Subzero Bentwood, … Continue reading

April 2013

“The Beautiful One” El Guapo Wood Countertop Edge Profile

Grothouse continues to revolutionize their solid wood surfaces by offering our newest and largest El Guapo edge profile for any construction style. “We encourage an exceptionally innovative and fresh environment at our company and strive to constantly offer new products … Continue reading

April 2013

Flash Back Friday ~ Building Grothouse ~ 2004

This Friday we are flashing back to the construction of our shops. Grothouse Employees worked together to construct two shop buildings. Teamwork and skilled craftsmanship were the key components to our success. While helping to build the shops, the Grothouse … Continue reading

April 2013

Custom Butcher Block Countertop Crafted by Grothouse to look like Piano Keyboard

A Custom Butcher Block Countertop was crafted to look like a piano keyboard. The countertop is made of Wenge in Butcher Block with Maple Edge Grain construction style. Designed by homeowners in Kansas City, their creative design became a stunning … Continue reading

February 2013

Students from Lehigh Career and Technical Institute toured The Grothouse Lumber Company

Paul Grothouse gave a tour of the shop where solid wood countertops, bar tops, and tables are made, to students from the local school Lehigh Career and Technical Institute Special Needs Class. Escorted by Jeffrey Dell and Onalise Witty, the … Continue reading

February 2013

Grothouse Receives “Best of Houzz 2013” Customer Satisfaction Award

At Grothouse Lumber, customer service is more than just a catch phrase; it’s at the very core of our business philosophy. Grothouse was rewarded with the Best of Houzz 2013 Customer Satisfaction Award from Houzz, the leading online platform for … Continue reading

January 2013

Pastore Waterfall Wood Countertops by Grothouse Featured on This Old House

Waterfall Wood Countertops by Grothouse were included in episode 13 of This Old House®, The Cambridge Project 2012. The countertops were an integral part of the kitchen designed by Kathy Marshall of K Marshall Design located in Wenham, MA. The … Continue reading

December 2012

Jake W Joins Grothouse Team Crafting Wood Countertops and Butcher Blocks

Please join us in welcoming Jake W to our production team. Jake will work in production, assembling wood planks into custom wood butcher block countertops based on the client specifications. This role requires a keen eye for careful selection of … Continue reading

October 2012

Grothouse Butcher Block Countertops | This Old House® Newtown, MA Project 2007

Grothouse crafted a custom Teak Butcher Block Countertop with under mount sink for a large kitchen island. Donna Venegas of Venegas and Company designed the incredible kitchen space. In addition, a custom table was made and stained to match the … Continue reading

October 2012

Butcher Block Countertops | This Old House® Newton Centre

Grothouse crafted a custom Sapele Mahogany butcher block countertop measuring 2-1/2″ thick x 37-3/4″ wide x 43-1/2″long in End Grain construction. The butcher block is coated with The Original Oil, an ideal finish for chopping surfaces as it is hypo-allergenic … Continue reading

October 2012

Grothouse Wood Counters | This Old House® Auburndale Project

Grothouse crafted a custom Sapele Mahogany Wood Counter for the large kitchen island. It is flat grain construction the highlights the grain of the wood. The countertop measures 4-1/2 feet wide x 8 feet long and contains an undermount sink. … Continue reading

September 2012

Grothouse Wood Countertops Included in 4th This Old House Cambridge Project

Grothouse is pleased to announce that our wood countertops are selected as part of the design for the current This Old House Project in Cambridge Massachusetts. Tom Silva is the general contractor overseeing the renovation of the Queen Anne Style … Continue reading

August 2012

Grothouse Online Training “Intro to Wood Countertops”

At Grothouse we strive to reach the highest level of customer service and quality in our industry. We are offering a one hour NKBA CEU certified course entitled “Intro to Wood Countertops” to design professionals. This course provides you with … Continue reading

July 2012

Grothouse crafts Wenge Wood Countertops for House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year

Every July, House Beautiful Magazine takes center stage in Rockefeller Center and builds The Kitchen Of The year. The 2500 square foot kitchen is designed by Mick De Giulio, a renowned kitchen designer. Mick’s vision boasts a kitchen, complete with … Continue reading

July 2012

Butcher Block Countertop of Bolivian Rosewood

This week we are featuring this jaw dropping butcher block countertop designed by Donna Venegas of Venegas and Company. Donna has a keen eye for incorporating wood countertops in her designs, and does so in a uniquely unexpected manner. The … Continue reading

June 2012

Butcher Block Table by Grothouse

This walnut butcher block table was inspired by our featured piece in House Beautiful magazine for “Kitchen of the Year” designed by Tyler Florence. The table provides your kitchen with a warm, contemporary feel and includes many features for your … Continue reading

June 2012

Reclaimed Wood Countertops

Grothouse reclaimed wood countertops continue to be a popular and distinctive element in design. The warmth and aged appearance of reclaimed wood is unique to each piece, adding a treasured antique to the spaces it graces. While many may think … Continue reading

May 2012

Morgan Furchner joins Grothouse Wood Countertops Team

Grothouse is proud to announce the addition of Morgan Furchner as Marketing Assistant at Grothouse. Reporting to the Chief Brand Officer, Morgan will support the marketing and branding initiatives for our wood countertop, butcherblock, and bar top product lines. Please … Continue reading

May 2012

Grothouse Live Edge Wood Countertops

A natural and functional art form Grothouse has added Live Edge wood surfaces to its already extensive customization offerings. This product line enables designers to include natural edge solid wood countertops in their design aesthetic. Clients can select blanks from … Continue reading

April 2012

Grothouse Introduces Durata® Matte Wood Countertop Finish

The Best Wood Countertop Finish now in Matte sheen Grothouse, the premier supplier of custom-built wood countertops, tables and bar tops, continues to revolutionize their solid wood surfaces by creating a Durata® Matte, the first lifetime finish in a ten … Continue reading

March 2012

Grothouse Butcher blocks featured in Wood Mode Kitchen Design

Wood Mode Cabinetry just completed another stunning kitchen to add to their design portfolio. The creative visionary is John Troxell, Director of Design at Wood-Mode. The Elegant Traditions lifestyle theme featured in this kitchen incorporates multi-levels of wood countertops atop … Continue reading

January 2012

Grothouse Design Contest Win an iPad!

Grothouse will be awarding an iPad to one homeowner and one professional designer. Step 1: Simply like us on Facebook and post a picture or pictures of your room featuring a Grothouse product on the Grothouse wall. Include a brief … Continue reading

November 2011

Grothouse Pastore Tables and Countertops – The Latest Luxury Design Trend

Pastore countertop of Wenge with The Original Oil Finish. Design by Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath Ltd Grothouse solid wood Pastore Tables are the latest design trend in today’s luxury homes. This style has a solid wood countertop that is … Continue reading

October 2011

Paul Grothouse featured on Renovation Bootcamp™ with Robin Siegerman

Episode scheduled to begin airing October 24, 2011 on WebTalkRadio.net October 24, 2011 – Robin’s Tip of the Week, Paul Grothouse gives us the scoop on wood counter tops, their myths and facts and the surprising ways that wood can … Continue reading

August 2011

UPDATE: The Grothouse Butcherblocks featured in House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year

Grothouse butcher blocks will be featured in both the indoor and outdoor cooking environments August 2011 (Germansville, PA) – Grothouse was chosen by House Beautiful magazine for its annual “Kitchen of the Year.” Grothouse products were featured in both the … Continue reading

June 2011

The Grothouse Butcher blocks featured in House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year

Grothouse butcher blocks will be featured in both the indoor and outdoor cooking environments Grothouse has been chosen by House Beautiful magazine for its annual “Kitchen of the Year.” Grothouse products will be featured in both the indoor and outdoor … Continue reading

June 2011

Grothouse countertops tie for “Best of Show” at the New York Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Grothouse wood countertops tied for first place, receiving the most comments and votes from show attendees, exhibitors, ECPR fans and media members. Grothouse award-winning designs have been featured in a number of magazines, books and the television show, “This Old … Continue reading

January 2011

Grothouse Wood Counters Featured on Latest This Old House® Renovation Project

Episode scheduled to begin airing January 16 on local PBS television stations January 13, 2011 (Germansville, PA) – Grothouse, a premier manufacturer of custom-built wood surfaces, will be featured in an upcoming episode of the PBS home improvement television series … Continue reading

April 2010

Grothouse offering complimentary passes to KBIS event in Chicago

Grothouse is offering its valued customer complimentary passes to the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Chicago. To obtain the free passes, visit the KBIS registration site. The registration code should be automatically entered on the KBIS site when using … Continue reading

February 2010

Grothouse Butcherblocks and Wood Counters featured in The Countertop Book

Grothouse butcher blocks and wood counters were included in the recently published Countertop Book, written by Mary Anne Piccirillo and published by Schiffer publishing. The book, which is a resource for individuals researching various countertop options, features a wide range … Continue reading

February 2010

Grothouse unveils new line of solid wood tables at KBIS 2010

February 1, 2010 (Germansville, PA) — Grothouse, a premier manufacturer of custom-built wood counters, is proud to unveil the Paul Grothouse Collection of solid wood tables and food preparation butcher block tables. The heirloom-quality tables will be marketed under the … Continue reading

December 2009

Grothouse Completes Installation of Solar Energy System

Grothouse, a premier manufacturer of custom-built wood counters, has completed installation of a solar energy system for their new manufacturing facility in Northwestern Lehigh County. The solar system project, which was designed and installed by Dynamic Solar, LLC of Conshohocken, … Continue reading

September 2009

Grothouse featured in newly-published Whole Green Catalog:
1000 Best Things for You and the Earth

Grothouse wood countertops were a featured product in the recently released book, Whole Green Catalog: 1000 Best Things for You and the Earth. The book, published by Rodale, provides advice, tips, and reviews to help readers live in an environmentally … Continue reading

August 2009

Grothouse adds BLANCO sinks to product portfolio

Grothouse is pleased to announce the addition of BLANCO sinks and faucets to our product offering. This addition will serve to improve and streamline the process of countertop, faucet and sink selection. The BLANCO name is well known for their … Continue reading

June 2009

Grothouse Wood Countertop featured in Summer 2009 edition of Beautiful Kitchens

A Grothouse Cherry Wood Countertop was featured in the Summer 2009 issue of edition of Beautiful Kitchens magazine as part of a feature on a Boston area kitchen design. The design included a 2 1/2″ thick Brazilian Cherry island top … Continue reading

May 2009

Grothouse Unveils Serpentine Solid Wood Bar Tops

Germansville, Pa. (May, 2009). – Grothouse, a premier supplier of custom-built wood counters, tables and bar tops, has introduced a new serpentine solid wood bar top series. The smooth, winding curves of this bar top lend an organic feel to … Continue reading

May 2009

Grothouse Introduces New Laser Engraving Feature on Wood Counters and Butcherblocks

Germansville, Pa. (May, 2009). – Grothouse, a premier supplier of custom-built wood counters and bar tops, has added a new laser-engraving option to its already extensive customization offerings. The new option allows customers to have even the most intricate text … Continue reading

March 2009

Grothouse Wood Counters debuts new booth at K/BIS 2009 in Atlanta Georgia

Germansville, Pa. (March 20, 2009). – Grothouse, a premier supplier of custom-built wood counters and bar tops, will debut a new, multi-faceted trade show display at KBIS 2009, to be held May 1-3 in Atlanta, GA. The display combines the … Continue reading

March 2009

Grothouse Butcherblock featured in Midwest Living

The March edition of Midwest Living featured a butcher block checkerboard countertop as part of a feature on a vibrant, creative kitchen design. The countertop, which was paired with a painted yellow hutch, softened the stainless steel and granite used … Continue reading

February 2009

Grothouse Wood Countertop featured in Country Living magazine

An edge grain Burmese Teak wood countertop was included as part of a feature on interior designer Nancy Taylor’s 18th century farmhouse in Haversham, RI. The 1 1/2" thick wood countertop included an apron sink cutout and was finished in … Continue reading

February 2009

Grothouse Butcherblocks and Wood Countertops featured in House Beautiful magazine

Grothouse Butcherblocks and Wood Countertops were featured in the February 2009 issue of House Beautiful magazine as part of a roundup of best products for the kitchen. The feature included three of Grothouse Lumber’s custom wood tops, including a complex … Continue reading

January 2009

Grothouse Island Countertop Featured on Latest This Old House® Renovation Project

Grothouse Lumber, a premier manufacturer of custom-built wood counters, will be featured in an upcoming episode of the PBS home improvement television series This Old House®. The episode marks the second appearance for the Lehigh Valley based wood surfaces manufacturer. … Continue reading

January 2009

Grothouse Butcherblock Countertop featured in Home & Design Sourcebook magazine

The January edition of Home & Design Sourcebook featured a large, butcherblock countertop top manufactured by the Grothouse Lumber Company. The 71″ X 118″ End Grain Maple and Wenge Checkerboard island was arced on one side and became the centerpiece … Continue reading

January 2009

Grothouse Island Countertop featured in Episode of This Old House

Grothouse was a proud participant in a THIS OLD HOUSE® renovation project in Newton, MA. The homeowners had located the perfect house, but the property needed major renovations to create the house of their dreams. Part of the renovation focused … Continue reading

December 2008

Grothouse Wood Counters Launches New Website

Germansville, Pa. (December, 5 2008) — Grothouse, a premier manufacturer of custom wood counters, bars, and tables, has launched a compleetely redesigned website. The new website features a wealth of information to help both designers and retail customers specify and … Continue reading

November 2008

Grothouse Begins Construction of New 12,000 Square-Foot Facility

Germansville, Pa. (November, 2008) — Grothouse, a premier supplier of custom-built wood counters and bar tops, is proud to announce the addition of a new eco-friendly manufacturing facility to its Germansville, Pa. location. The new 12,000 square-foot facility, scheduled for … Continue reading

September 2008

Installing a Wood Countertop by Grothouse in This Old House Magazine

Grothouse was in the September edition of This Old House magazine as part of a tutorial written by Jennifer Stimpson devoted to purchasing, installing, and maintaining a wood countertop. Paul Grothouse shared his intelligence with the This Old House crew … Continue reading

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Posted October 29, 2014

Light Wood Countertops

Light Wood Countertops by GrothouseLight Wood Countertops are naturally very warm, comforting surfaces that can be designed to fit any space. The five most popular light colored wood species at Grothouse are Alder, American Beech, Ash, Maple, and White Oak.
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Upcoming Events

WHEN: October 31, 2014

“Intro to Wood Countertops” Online Training

Intro to Wood Countertops Online TrainingGrothouse offers a one hour NKBA CEU certified course entitled “Intro to Wood Countertops”.

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Posted October 14, 2014

Grothouse Wood Surfaces featured in At Home in Berks Magazine October 2014 Edition

Grothouse in At Home in Berks Magazine October 2014 EditionJessica McAllister of Kohl Building Products wrote an article about “Kitchens with a Focus on Countertops” in the October 2014 edition of At Home in Berks.

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Grothouse Is Proud To Have Participated In Five House Renovation Projects For This Old House®.