Our Mission & History
Our mission is to produce products of premium quality and durability that highlight the natural beauty of regular grained and figured wood. At the same time, VTBBB will strive to provide its employees with a safe, enjoyable and rewarding environment in which to work.
About us Update 2016
Well, we're still at it! Plugging away making and selling our product. Our kids are growing like weeds and the first of them is now in high school. I'm flattered that some of our product has even been copied by another local company here in Vermont. Shame on them, but again, I'm flattered. We are selling our products through many channels these days and our marketplace has shifted somewhat. Since we closed our retail store on the very EXPENSIVE Church Street, we've breathed a huge sigh of relief so we can once again focus on the core business. We've been focusing on our factory store to sell our seconds and to interact once again with our customers. I cannot thank our customers enough for all they have done for us. Also, our Shark Tank episode, Season 4, episode 23, (2013) re-runs on CNBC just about monthly. Thank you, ABC, Disney, and Sony for the free advertising!
ABOUT US UPDATE 2012
Eight years ago, I wrote the below "about us" section. That was 8 years ago, but feels like 20 years ago. Since that time, we've updated our machinery, bought another woodworking company and opened our first retail store. We've also hired a Director of Retail Operations, which happens to be my wife, Susan Glickman. The selection process was a hard one :) !!
Thank you from my family and my employees to all of our loyal customers for continuing to make The Vermont Butcher Block & Board Company what it is today.
David Glickman, Owner & President email@example.com
2004 - The Start of The Vermont Butcher Block & Board Company
- by David Glickman
From Humble beginnings (o.k. not humble, just normal) I was born and raised in Montvale, NJ. I graduated from Pascack Hills High School in 1987 and went on to earn a BS in Finance at Bryant College (Smithfield, RI) where I graduated in 1991. I also completed 1/2 of my MBA from Pace University in NYC.
Over the years I have worked for some great people and I also worked for some not so great people. I worked for several Fortune 100 companies and also a company with fewer than 10 employees. I started working on my MBA as I thought it would increase my marketability and help me “find” myself as I was having trouble finding a career path that excited me. Ironically, it was an MBA class that keyed me in on my future.
An introspective class helped me figure out that to be successful in your professional life, you needed to be passionate about what you do. After I decided that I wanted to work with wood to highlight the beauty of natural grain patterns in regular and figured specimens, it became apparent that with our family of three, soon to be four and five, our continued NYC lifestyle was just not possible.
In June of 2003, with heavy hearts, the Glickmans left New York City and landed in Williston, Vermont where we have plenty of room for our three children to run around. The Vermont Butcher Block and Board Company, LLC was born in 2003 after years of research and planning.
We provide our customers with premium quality wood products that highlight the natural grain patterns of the wood. We don’t use stains, paints, or veneers, only clear finishes and treatments. Our pieces are functional works of art!
Please feel free to browse our product catalog and I hope you enjoy our website and our products. If you have any feedback, questions or special requests, please don’t hesitate to contact us. My direct e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for visiting!!
Owner and President