Ross and Carie Gauvin, owners of Rowe Station Woodworks, make 1,500-plus floating shelves a month and just hired their first employee last year to handle shipping, with more plans for growth in the works.
|Kathryn Skelton, Sun Journal|
NEW GLOUCESTER — When business grew 700% last summer, it was time to come up with a new plan.
Ross and Carie Gauvin would move aside the custom furniture that they started Row Station Woodworks with, instead focusing on their mega-hit wood shelving, making their first hire — and then three more, build shop space and make it all work.
“While it was exciting, and we’d certainly never complain about growth, it brings its own challenges,” said Ross Gauvin, who co-owns the company with wife Carie. “When things really started to set in, we saw more orders in one weekend than we saw in a previous month. It became really challenging, really quickly.”