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Our Story

Our Story

Our story begins with me (Josh) at the age of 12 learning and working with saw dust in my father's shop. My mother was always nervous to have us kids around saws so to start I cleaned the floors with a helmet on! Just kidding about the helmet. Anyways, I can remember wanting to run machines and after proving myself capable my father started me out with the chop saw. This changed everything. I worked through high school and throughout college. I graduated at Pennsylvania State University with a major in Civil Engineering. After graduation I worked for my father again later landing a job with a local engineering firm. I worked for a firm for three years and while continuing woodworking on the side.

As time progressed my lovely wife became fond of craft shows and embraced the one on one connection with customers. She worked in the shop sanding, staining and prepping for assemblage. Although this was not her passion she loved me enough to make it a go.

Now I can say with certainty that we both found our calling. We now have a shop of our own along with our beautiful store to showcase our furniture. This was God inspired and he used our friend Lee to help us obtain this dream.(Note from Tanya "Don't ever give up on your dream!!!")

God has now blessed us with three beautiful children Harlee, Max & Hudson. While Tanya loves the store she continues to balance work with being a mommy! Tanya has flourished with the store and continues to be creative with designs and decorating. In the store we have some of the most wonderful women that you will ever meet! They are creative, knowledgeable and just fun to be with. 

 Our goal for North Crate & Co. is to provide families with warmth in the home and heirloom pieces. We believe that creating the right environment allows families and individuals to flourish.