We are a small family owned woodworking studio started in 1967 by Johan Wiggers. Initially Johan worked from the back of a rented barn, but as word of his skills began to spread he soon built a small shop of his own.
Johan's oldest son John was born in 1959 and he literally grew up playing on his father's bench. John attended university with ambitions of becoming a lawyer, but after graduation realized that being a lawyer was not what he wanted to do with his life. In 1981 he starting working full time with his father under the guise of "taking a year off", but never returned to school.
By 1982 the shop exported its first piece of furniture to the Charles L. Orr Company of Chicago, Illinois, and the resulting word of mouth led to additional work from showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas, Miami, New York and Philadelphia. As the business grew John took on more responsibility and leadership in the company and expanded it into a truly global business.
1990 John’s second son Kevin was born. Kevin’s love for tools and building things began to reveal itself at a very early age. After graduating from Conastoga College Kevin worked in the shop with John and occasionally had the benefit of the guidance of Johan as well. In addition to doing work for Wiggers Furniture, Kevin always enjoyed designing and building his own creations with some critically successful results.
In nearly fifty years of operation we have been very fortunate to have collaborated with some of the world's most renowned designers and furniture collections including J. Wade Beam, Brueton, Dakota Jackson, Vladimir Kagan, Mitchell Pickard, Jill Salisbury, Ron Seff, Shaver/Melahn and Lee Weitzman.
Our multi-generational tradition of crafting is based on doing high quality work with the utmost of attention to detail.
Commissions of our work can be found in private residences and commercial interiors located as far away as Russia, the Middle East and Asia. Five-Star hotels including Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, Ritz-Carlton, and The Umstead have also commissioned pieces for their public areas and luxury executive suites.