Riverwoods Mill

Posted - Sep. 10, 2001 at 12:45 p.m.



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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of attending the St. George Parade of Homes. I always enjoy the event, partly for the escape to warmer weather, but mainly for the chance to see some of the most progressive designs in construction. And because I know the parade has been ranked the best in the nation, attending it gives me a chance to meet some of the talented contractors building the homes.

Well, this year I was particularly impressed by the cabinetry in many of the homes. And as I checked out the workmanship with each installation, I noticed time and again the name Riverwoods Mill.

I discovered later that Riverwoods Mill is a cabinet company based in St. George. It not only specializes in cabinetry, but hardwood flooring and custom-designed furniture as well. And its products are handmade, which makes them unique.

As luck would have it, I got the opportunity to meet the talent behind Riverwoods. They are Chris Peterson, Shane Ewell, Steve Peterson and more than 20 other employees who work in everything from construction and fabrication to planning and installation.

Chris, Shane and Steve founded the company just over three years ago and bring together a total of 60 years of experience in the industry. It’s no wonder they’ve already turned Riverwoods into one of the area’s leading manufacturers of custom cabinetry.

As I met with the three owners, I learned that the company features a computer-aided design service that allows clients to visualize how their kitchens or bathrooms will look with a particular set of cabinets or flooring. For cabinetry, they told me that they specialize in the “face frame” method of construction. It provides a stronger cabinet with a more furniture-like appearance.

They showed me their work with hardwood flooring. They’ve produced solid wood and prefinished floors, cushioned floors for dancing or sports, and they’ve done refinish work on existing floors. And they’ve also produced plenty of custom furniture, ranging from fireplace mantles to dresses and armoires.

I enjoyed meeting with Chris, Steve, Shane and their company of craftspeople at Riverwoods Mill in St. George. And I look forward to seeing more of their work in the home shows to come.

For Zions Bank, I’m Fred Ball. I’m speaking on business.

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