2021 Year in Review – Vermont Woods Studios

Final up to date on January seventh, 2022 at 04:21 pm

It’s that point of 12 months once more! Yearly, we do a put up detailing a few of the necessary milestones, accomplishments, and tasks we’ve accomplished right here at Vermont Woods Studios. So with out additional ado…

Nina took this image of the VWS Inexperienced Workforce, together with our new mates, Alex and Katrina. From left: Ken Farabaugh, Alexandra Chisholm, Michelle Rooks, Peggy Farabaugh, Sean Henry, Dennis Shanoff, Greg Augustine, Nina Markiw, Kelli Dobosz, Katrina Moore and Brian Doherty.

We Grew Our Workforce

We have been fortunate to have the ability to add Alex Chisholm and Katrina Moore to our staff at VWS this 12 months.  Alex is our showroom supervisor who’s at all times working exhausting to maintain Stonehurst heat and welcoming to your go to.  We name Katrina our ‘every part bagel’ as a result of she has her palms in a number of totally different tasks that vary from gross sales to customer support, logistics, transport and expertise.

We Launched Our New Model

Our truck proudly displaying our new branding

In 2020 we targeted on refining how we talk who we’re and what we care about as an organization. Our associates at Solidarity of Unbridled Labor helped us articulate what makes VWS so particular. In early 2021, we launched that new model into the world. Try the brand new emblem, shade palette, tag traces, and graphical print components of our VWS model.

We Made Some Cool Movies

As a part of our efforts to speak our new model, we labored with Scout Digital to supply some new movies. We spent a day filming at our headquarters at Stonehurst and a day at considered one of our companion workshops, Vermont Furnishings Designs. You possibly can try our new movies on YouTube.

We Planted Near 100,000 Timber!

Reforesting in Mexico to restore monarch butterfly habitat
The pink arrows level to Monarch butterfly forested habitat we’re serving to to revive in Mexico. Be taught extra about our work with Forests for Monarchs right here.

As a wooden furnishings firm, we’re dedicated to forest conservation & reforestation.  Planting bushes to combat local weather change and protect wildlife habitats is a ardour of ours.  We plant bushes on the 109 acre wooden the place our showroom resides in Vermont.  We additionally work with our companions at Forests for Monarchs to plant bushes in Mexico the place the monarch butterfly over-winters.  This 12 months we planted virtually 100,000 bushes.

We Introduced In New Furnishings Makers

In 2021 we skilled such a excessive demand that we needed to discover companions outdoors of Vermont to assist make our furnishings.  We’re completely satisfied to announce that we now carry furnishings made by Zimmerman Nice Furnishings and Tucker Furnishings, each primarily based in Pennsylvania.

Brindille Console Table By Hubbardton Forge
The Brindille Console Desk by Hubbardton Forge is considered one of many new gadgets we added to our retailer this 12 months.

We Launched New Merchandise

Nina was busy photographing and showcasing over 100 new furnishings gadgets on our web site in 2022. The Brindille Console Desk is considered one of 10 new occasional tables by Hubbardton Forge.  Try our different new additions by Lyndon Furnishings, Copeland Furnishings, Maple Nook Woodworks and Vermont Furnishings Designs.

Our Lead Instances Received Longer… a Lot Longer

Most industries within the US and worldwide are experiencing provide chain disruptions as a result of pandemic. Though our furnishings is all made within the USA we weren’t proof against delays. An ideal storm of things prompted our lead instances to develop from as little as 4 weeks to over 30 weeks for some gadgets. We’re at all times working with our furnishings makers and our shippers to get your furnishings to you as quick as potential AND in pristine situation.  Fortunately, lead instances are lastly beginning to lower and we hope to get again to regular asap. You could find an updated estimate of lead time on every of our product pages or by giving us a name at 802-579-1302.

We Launched An Stock Program To Pace Issues Up

As a result of enhance in manufacturing instances, we felt like we have been letting down prospects who didn’t wish to wait for his or her furnishings. So we launched a listing program. Previously, our furnishings was solely made to order. This 12 months, we started conserving a few of our greatest promoting merchandise stocked in order that we might supply them as “Fast Ship” gadgets.

We Made Our First Harvests In Our Edible Panorama

Jake and Katrina took the lead on our Meals Forest at Stonehurst. We’re rising an edible panorama of apples, peaches, pears, blueberries, corn, squash, potatoes and an entire bunch of different fruit and veggies for our staff members and prospects to get pleasure from.

Our showroom at Stonehurst, our HQ in Vernon, Vermont

We Reopened Our Showroom @ Stonehurst

Prospects come from close to and much to go to our Stonehurst showroom in Southeastern Vermont.  We do our greatest to maintain it open when potential, at all times utilizing finest practices to stop an infection. Please give us a name in case you’d like to go to and we’ll hold you updated with our covid protocols.

We Helped Our Favourite Charities

We discovered a brand new option to assist native charities this 12 months.  Dennis and Kelli proposed that we change our annual Secret Santa occasion with a challenge to assist the staff’s favourite non-profits, Magzalea Farm & Sanctuary and the Vermont Meals Financial institution. Collectively we raised over $300 for these worthy causes and delivered a lot wanted provides.

Issues We Missed As a consequence of COVID-19

Like everybody else, Covid acquired in the best way of a few of our plans final 12 months.  Most notably, we have been unable to journey to Mexico to assist our associates at Forests for Monarchs with their tree planting actions.  We additionally missed the annual Connecticut River Cleanup on Inexperienced Up Day. We’re hoping to get again on observe with each of these actions this 12 months.

Cheers to Therapeutic and Happiness in 2022!

Please go to our on-line furnishings retailer and provides us a name (802-579-1302) in case you’d like to go to Stonehurst in individual.  We’re wanting ahead to your go to!


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