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Posted - Oct. 11, 2011 at 2:47 p.m.

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This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

If you have a small business, you have to be tough, smart and fair minded to survive, especially in the construction industry. Out of the Woods Custom Cabinetry and Woodworking fits that mold under the leadership of Lonne Rasmussen and Tige Rhoades. This company has 46 employees and is growing. Last month alone they added six new employees, supporting Utah in leading out economically with job sustainability and job creation.

This is happening at a time when companies that support the construction business are struggling. Lonne will be the first to tell you in this industry, it's all about reputation. Lonne and Tige have a real appreciation for the work they do, since they've been at it for 26 years, starting in a garage. They have a beautiful corporate location with a great-looking showroom at 1720 W. Gordon Avenue in Layton.

Out of the Woods has a virbrant referral business that is vital for their business and just added a granite fabrication business. This is a big move, making a real commitment to their builders to be the best, and it's also convenient with a fabrication department on site. Out of the Woods is a full-service cabinet and countertop operation with around 70 percent of their business in new construction.

One of the main reasons for their success is the support they show to their employees. They believe they have the best in the business. In fact, if an employee leaves, they often want to come back because of the work atmosphere and benefits. The owners want people to feel like they can have a career at Out of the Woods so they provide health insurance with dental and retirement.

Out of the Woods works closely with manufacturers like National Woods Products and Midwest Floor Coverings because they trust these products. They say word travels fast so they like to under promise and over deliver. They don't want to disappoint their customers like Becky and Brad D who wrote, "Your craftsmanship and expertise are amazing. We have had so many compliments."

For Zions Bank, I'm Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

Out of the Woods Custom Cabinetry 1720 W. Gordon Ave. Layton, UT 84041 801-444-9667


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