From modest beginnings to national renown
WallGoldfinger got its start as American Construction Co-op in a barn in rural Warren, Vt., in 1971. It would later become Union Woodworkers and then Wall/Goldfinger Inc., after then partners John Wall and the late Michael Goldfinger. The company would make a couple facility moves in central Vermont, spending most of its years in Northfield.
As many woodworking businesses do, WallGoldfinger got its start with cutting boards, wooden toys, kitchen cabinets and furniture for local clients. It graduated to creating furniture statewide for courthouses, universities, bars and restaurants. In 1984, WallGoldfinger officially moved into the larger corporate furniture market thanks to a 1980 Daphne Award for excellence in manufacturing and design and years of exhibiting at the Rhineback Craft Fair in New York, which earned Wall and Goldfinger recognition.
The WallGoldfinger brand grew to a nationally, and even world, renowned name, standing out as the premier producer of large boardroom tables and other custom furniture as well as innovative product lines.
In 2018, the WallGoldfinger brand joined Mark Richey Woodworking of Newburyport, Mass. Today, WallGoldfinger Furniture, a division of Mark Richey, continues to lead the industry in design capability, technology integration and quality, with sales offices in Vermont and furniture manufacturing at the sustainable and high-tech Mark Richey Woodworking factory in coastal Newburyport.