Mike in Company News and Info
, For Makers on October 3, 2011
Hello Makers on CustomMade,
Mike Salguero here, CEO of CustomMade, writing to let you know about our latest and upcoming product updates.
Reminder of Features We Added Last Week
You may recall from last week’s email from us that we’ve made some changes to the Job Board to improve it in these three ways:
Mike in For Customers
, For Makers
, Founder's Blog on October 4, 2010
There appears to be a revival in the market for creators. In the past week, I have talked with one person who bought a custom belt, another was thinking about purchasing a custom motorcycle, and still another was looking to get a custom suit. One by one, consumers are realizing that purchasing custom is not only fun, [...]
Mike in Custom Inspiration
, For Customers on June 3, 2010
What could you add to your home that would epitomize summer, sunshine, beaches, a tropical island paradise, and an exotic vacation?
A tiki bar!
Although influenced by Polynesian tiki figure carvings and commonly associated with Polynesian cultures, the “tiki bar” phenomenon of the mid-20th century more accurately reflects an American vision of a romanticized Pacific [...]
If you are in the market for furniture and are wondering if a custom-made piece is truly a better value when inexpensive mass-produced furniture is so readily available in retail stores, make sure you are getting all the facts. This segment from ABC’s Good Morning America from 2006, featuring woodworker Stewart Crick and author Jennifer [...]
The North Bennet Street School in Boston’s North End, one of the oldest crafts training programs in the country, has announced that Boston’s Gallery NAGA will host the exhibition, “For North Bennet Street: A Benefit Exhibition of Studio Furniture,” featuring handmade furniture from “some of the most prominent studio furniture makers in the United States.” The [...]
Well, it has been almost a year since we purchased the original CustomMade.com from Ted!
In that past year, we have made a lot of changes, have met many challenges, and have grown closer together as a team and as an organization. Our launch party was a time for Employees, Consultants, Woodworkers, Investors, [...]
Last January, we put together a survey of then current subscribers to CustomMade.com. Our results were a really good indication of our level of service, and the value that we add to each of our subscribers. The highlights: 93% of our subscribers are satisfied or highly satisfied with the value of CustomMade.com The average subscriber [...]
CustomMade.com Launches Revamped Website; Largest Online Custom Woodworking Marketplace Ready to Expand (link)
Established in 1997, CustomMade.com was purchased in January 2009 by Boston-based CustomMade Ventures, a privately funded corporation led by CEO Mike Salguero and Board Chairman Seth Rosen. The goal of the new owners was to rebuild the website to create a more [...]