Arizona Made: Western Heritage Furniture – AZCentral.com
An interview with Tim McClellan, founder of Western Heritage Furniture. Mark Henle/azcentral.com
About Arizona MadeÂ
In thisÂ multimedia series, Arizona Republic reporter Sonja Haller and photographers John Samora, Mark Henle, Cheryl EvansÂ and David WallaceÂ setÂ out to feature the products made, manufactured or grown in Arizona. We looked atÂ different categories including farming,Â food, drink, defense andÂ aerospace, technology, consumer goods and manufacturing and entrepreneurs and small business.Â Â
Western Heritage FurnitureÂ Inc. Â
Western Heritage Furniture is an homage to Arizona.
“Arizona inspires me with the colors and the textures and the earth tones that we use in our furniture,” founderÂ Tim McClellan said.
He sawÂ inÂ fire-damagedÂ wood cast aside by fire departmentsÂ theÂ state’s history of cowboys and pioneers. HeÂ called it “ghost wood,” and the increasing popularity of his designs with the reclaimed woodÂ ledÂ to the formation of Western Heritage Furniture,Â 887 Hampshire Ave.Â in Jerome.
Information from the company:
WhatÂ your company produces or manufactures:Â Reclaimed-wood furniture and custom furniture.
WhereÂ people find your product:Â Online (westernheritagefurniture.com), at our factory in Jerome, and at several retail outlets around the western United States.
Notable moment in the past year:Â Our owner and designer, Tim McClellan, announced that he will be starting a new TV show for HGTV in spring 2017.
One thing people would be surprised to know about your company:Â Our workshop is located in the gymnasium at the old Jerome High School. Being a historical building, we can’t alter the building, so the original basketball floor, bleachers and lockers are all still in place. The “Marauders” mascot looks over us with his sword in the air as we work.
Number of Arizona employees:Â 10.
Years doing business in Arizona:Â 23.