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 receivable. We are thrilled to have Annalisa as our newest team member and wish her the best of luck!
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, and Thinkglass. A wenge countertop crafted by Grothouse was used in the baking station and a separate dining island. Wendy Johnson mixed warm wood and stainless cabinetry to add drama to the design. “Wenge with a permanent finish adds a warm touch to the dining Island. Terrazzo provides a great pattern and total functionality in the working and cooking spaces. Oiled wenge is perfect for the bake center.” – Says Johnson, direct quote from NKBA Magazine Design Issue Spring 2013. Grothouse is extremely thrilled to have been a part of this design. Click here to view other award winning designs or see this link for more pictures and information about this astonishing kitchen and a full list of the NKBA winners.
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 that modernize the wood surfaces industry,” states owner and founder, Paul Grothouse. The massive edge with unparalleled heft really makes a statement.
El Guapo literally translates to “the beautiful one.” The name is a reflection of the absolutely stunning appearance of the edge profile. The profile requires a wood countertop to have a minimum thickness of 3-1/2″. It is created with a stacked notch over and classical large bead and cove. Make a legendary statement in your kitchen with our El Guapo “The Beautiful One” edge profile. Click here to be inspired by more wood countertop edge profiles.
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 workforce, with their outstanding work ethic, functioned as a cohesive team and crafted wood countertops, butcher blocks, bar tops, and tables for clients. It is an honor for Grothouse to have had our staff a part of the construction of the shops they work in every single day.
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 and exclusive countertop. Food Safe Mineral Oil was applied as the countertop’s finish. The Countertop Edge Profile is a 1/8″ Roundover on all exposed sides, dado to overlap stone. Grothouse was extremely proud to be a part of this design. Our Image Library contains more information about this Butcher Block Countertop crafted to look like a Piano Keyboard.
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 students from the Service Occupation Cluster focus on Indoor and Outdoor Maintenance. Their tour of the facility helped them discover how their skills can be applied in a manufacturing environment. As they toured the facility, they were happy to find that a lot of skills they do have can be used for maintenance at the shop. As a souvenir, students picked out a piece of wood to take home with them. It was an enjoyable day for all.
Please join us in welcoming Alyssa to the Grothouse Team. In addition to the solid wood surfaces our company produces, we also produce an astounding amount of dust. Alyssa is in charge of housekeeping, assuring a clean and healthy environment for our master craftsmen. This allows our talented team to focus on what they do best, making the highest quality products. We are thrilled to have Alyssa as our newest team member and wish her the best of luck!
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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 home remodeling and design. Grothouse is honored to receive this award and continues to keep providing outstanding Customer Satisfaction. Houzz gives everyone the ability to learn about specific details and design information. Grothouse shares details and photography of wood countertops, butcher block countertops, bar tops, and tables globally through out different projects and ideabooks. Click here to view Grothouse Lumber’s Houzz.
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 Waterfall Wood Countertop graces the large kitchen island, measuring an incredible 11-1/2″ foot long and includes a beautiful Quartz inset counter that surrounds the integrated undermount sink. The countertop was constructed by Grothouse of solid Maple wood, with Dovetail Keys to enhance the mitered edges. The countertop is finished with Durata® finish, a waterproof and maintenance free permanent wood finish.
How Professionals Build Waterfall Wood Countertops Pastore™ Style
Waterfall Wood Countertops are described as having legs that extend from the countertop giving the appearance of one fluid piece. Grothouse refers to this style of countertop Pastore™. They can be tricky to manufacture as precision is of utmost importance to give the desired result. Paul Grothouse walks Norm Abram through the process on Episode 13 of This Old House®, The Cambridge Project 2012. Paul and his team of craftsmen demonstrate how the piece is assembled and finished in the Grothouse workshop.
Installing Waterfall Wood Countertops
The Waterfall Wood Countertop crafted for the large kitchen island weighs a staggering 600 pounds and getting into the narrow home takes careful consideration and an army of men to carry. Tom Silva decides the best path is to carry the countertop through a window. Tom also explains how to scribe the legs of the waterfall countertop to accommodate an uneven floor. The scribing assures the waterfall wood countertop has a level surface. The Waterfall Wood Countertop and the Quartz countertop are secured in place to form the centerpiece of the kitchen space.
Click here to view Episode 13 Pastore™ Waterfall Wood Countertops by Grothouse on This Old House
Grothouse Wood Countertops and Butcher Blocks on This Old House
This episode marks the fourth appearance for the Lehigh Valley based wood surfaces manufacturer. Grothouse produced a custom teak butcher block countertop for the Newton Shingle Style 2007 project, a Mahogany Butcher Block Countertop for the 2010 Newton Centre Project and a stunning Mahogany Plank Style Wood Counter for the Auburndale 2011 Project. “It’s an incredible honor to be included in another episode of This Old House®,” stated owner Paul Grothouse. “It is one of the most well-respected home improvement resources currently available, so for us to be considered as a supplier and participant is phenomenal.”
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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 wood boards to ensure the utmost quality.
Jake is a recent graduate of Lehigh Career and Technical Institute.
Grothouse Lumber is committed to educating young craftsmen and developing quality wood workers for future generations. Paul Grothouse serves as Chairman of the Cabinetmaking and Millwork Occupational Advisory Board for Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, one of the largest career and technical institutes in the United States