As a professional fireman I have always had a passion for helping people. I have loved building and doing projects around the house and after a friend started hiring me to do work for her interior design clients I realized how much I loved making pieces of art with wood and that is when RAW to Reclaimed Woodworking was born.
In 2017, after 17 years at the Town of Matthew Fire & EMS, I stepped away from the fire service due to a back injury and am doing woodworking full time.
I am thankful that God was able to give me the opportunity to have something to fall back on after making the hard decision to leave the fire service.
The growth of our business has been remarkable and we were able to move out of our garage in March 2018 into a warehouse. My wife, Rachelle is now helping run the backend of the business and we are enjoying turning this into a family business.
- Ryan and Rachelle Watkins