Get to Know Our Owners: Bill Walz and Jeff Rose
Q: What does your firm do?
A: We are a custom woodhouse, meaning we specialize in one-of-a-kind, unique custom wood flooring and wall-treatments that you won’t find anywhere else.
Q: How did you get into this field?
A: Jeff-I started sanding floors at a local company to kill time after I got out of the Navy, before I planned to go to college with my GI Bill in the Fall. I found a passion in wood flooring, also met my partner Bill at that same company. Needless to say, I never made it to college, and Bill and I teamed up and went out on our own in 2011 and we’ve been growing and expanding for the last 9+ years!
A: Bill-I applied for a job when I was 19 with Schumacher, he called me back a year later and what started as a job turned into my career. There is where I met my business partner Jeff Rose and the story is history.
Q: How does your firm work with architects?
A: Our main clientele are Architects and Interior Designers. We want to be a trusted resource for the Architectural community, that means making sure our Architect partners have the proper applications and processes in place to make sure that their clients get a superior and functional product. We also serve the Architectural community by providing CEU trainings, all of which count as HSW credits for AIA members.
Q: Who or what inspires you?
A: Jeff- Creativity is what inspires me. To take a client’s vision and bring it to life is what I’m passionate about.
A: Bill- My family. I work hard so I can provide the best life for them.
Q: What is your favorite building and why?
A: Jeff-Le Château Frontenac in Québec, Canada-built in 1893. A little note about this historic building- in 1943 it was the site of secret meetings between Winston Churchill, and Franklin D. Roosevelt to devise invasion plans to end WWII. I love it for its breathtaking architectural design and the attention to detail, including all of the rift and quartered oak in the lobby which is stunning.
A: Bill-Union Terminal, because of its unique design and historical importance in the tri-state area.
Q: When you’re not working, what do you love to do?
A: Jeff- I like to golf, work in my garden, and listen to live music.
A: Bill- When I’m not working, I love going camping, hiking, fishing, being out in nature, and enjoying good food and drinks with my lovely wife and family.