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Sam French-Owner/founder/Craftsmen, Gill CC Woodworks, Gill MA

Tell us about your business or organization in 50 words or less

Gill CC Woodworks INC specializes in custom designed handmade furniture and wood products. Starting with sustainably sourced timber selected from our extensive inventory of native wood, custom pieces are composed for clients all over the Northeast. From Dining tables to bars to mill work we create custom furniture and woodwork for clients ranging from Smith College, Maya Lin, NMH, PACE Art Gallery NYC.

What motivates you at work?

My motivation stems from my love to create, problem solve and compose works of art from such a beautiful medium. The journey this creative path has led me on is a constant source of inspiration. Meeting and working with/for people who have such a deep appreciation for art, creativity and nature is a constant reminder of the beauty in this world and on top of all that I get to humbly contribute to it. Furthermore, my deep gratitude for having the opportunity to do what I do is a constant source of motivation. Growing up having the love for building, art, creativity, nature, and trees instilled in me at a young age and as I grew, is something I owe to my parents and an incredible community. Now to be able to reflect that joy into the world is an opportunity that will always be a driving force.

What’s an interesting fact about your business most people don’t know?

We sell slabs and lumber.

When you’re not working, where in Franklin County do you like to spend your time?

Outdoors, on our farm, fishing on the Deerfield and other local rivers

Why do you value your Franklin County Chamber membership?

The Chamber has connected me to an incredible network of local businesses, but more importantly amazing people. It is a fantastic networking hub and has helped me reach more clients and connect with our amazing community as we all grow together.

Anything else you’d like to add?

I'd like to thank the Chamber for another amazing opportunity. I appreciate your support and all you do for our community.

Find more examples of Sam's work on his instagram page 

“Our Chamber membership is one of the important ways that we place value on our relationships with other business owners and with our community. “ Bruce Lessels, Zoar Outdoor
“Chamber membership helps keep my staff in contact with the local business community through their seminars and events.” – Michael Tucker, Greenfield Cooperative Bank
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