Business Spotlight: Windfall Architectural Products
We recently sat down with Scott Royer of Windfall Architectural Products. Windfall manufactures products from sustainably-sourced materials, including salvaged wood. Learn more in our conversation below!
Thurston EDC: Tell us a little about your company and what you make?
Scott: Windfall Architectural Products is a design and manufacturing company. Our tables, cladding and engineered panel products are used in hospitality, retail, corporate, multi-family, educational and residential interiors. Our products are made from sustainably sourced materials, including beams from deconstructed buildings, salvaged and FSC certified wood.
Thurston EDC: How long have you been headquartered in Thurston County?
Scott: We’ve been located here since we were founded in 1997.
Thurston EDC: How did you choose/end up in Thurston County?
Scott: Thurston County is an excellent place to locate a manufacturing business with an ample supply of talented, hardworking people and a reasonable cost of living with great schools and lifestyle.
Thurston EDC: What do you enjoy/like about being located in Thurston County?
Scott: As a business owner, I appreciate being close to major markets and an airport, but also having a great lifestyle for my employees and my family.
Thurston EDC: Do you source anything within your supply chain locally?
Scott: We resource our primary materials of lumber and plywood from distributors in the Tacoma and Kent area. We also buy a fair amount of metal from suppliers up North and would appreciate it if there were more specialty metal suppliers in the area for us to purchase from. Wood finishes and paint we purchase locally. We do have, on occasion, cases where we can buy materials from specialty supply, which are such a Small Planet supply in Tumwater. We have a job coming up for 50 tables for a hotel in Chicago with cork tops where we sort in the material from them.
Thurston EDC: Are there other companies in our region that utilize your products in their supply chain production?
Scott: We are excited to have several local customers, including Forma construction for their new offices in downtown Olympia, SPSCC, Evergreen State College, Westman Mill housing development downtown, and several restaurants and small businesses. We also have worked with architects and designers such as TAS architecture and Artisans Group for specifications on our materials over the years.
Thurston EDC: What shipping conveyance/transportation model do you use to move products out of Thurston County?
Scott: We primarily use LTL freight to ship nationwide. On occasion, we do deliver with our own van to the Seattle area.
Thurston EDC: Share how your company pivoted over the last year due to COVID-19?
Scott: Several of us were sitting around at a meeting in early June trying to think about what we could do if the market stayed at a low point for longer than 6 months. We were pushing ourselves to think WAY outside the box and wanted to see if we could address the market at work from home. So, after 3 design brainstorm sessions on a deck in the sunshine, Blossom Workspace was hatched. After 4 months of development, we launched blossomworkspace.com to the consumer market.
*Photos Courtesy Windfall Architectural Products
Learn more at https://windfall.design/