About the Carpenter's Shop


"The Carpenter's Shop gives exceptional attention to detail with a quality of workmanship rarely seen in today's marketplace. The vanity they made for me is a work of art"
    - Mark W.

"Our relationship with the Carpenter's Shop has grown tremendously because of their commitment to quality, their influence on helping us satisfy our customers requirements and their recognition of our mutual need for continuous improvement in cycle time, cost, quality, and delivery performance. Because of this, they are a key supply partner to Signature with whom we expect a long terms mutually beneficial relationship."
    - Signature Custom Cabinetry, Inc.

"As a contractor, I need to be concerned with quality and price. The Carpenter's Shop totally fulfills my expectations. I know I'll have a happy customer."
    - Terry K., Contractor

Precision Hardwood Products The Carpenter's Shop is dedicated to offering outstanding service and products to its customers. Our focus is based first on service and our relationship with our customers. We want to recreate that which was lost in the business world by establishing solid, positive, re-occurring, relationships with our customers. We aim to do this by providing great service, customer satisfaction, quality products, and on-time delivery. We are continually striving to earn respect in this industry by devoting the time and energy necessary to create quality and long lasting relationships along with amazingly unique architectural millwork.


Calvin Horning was born in Goodville, Pennsylvania on the old homestead, where his grandfather's woodworking business was located. Calvin was exposed to the woodworking industry at a young age and began working for the business when his father had taken over.

Calvin always longed to relocate to the mountainous region of northern Pennsylvania, one of the major sources of hardwoods. Thus, in 1984, Calvin began working as a self-employed contractor in Coudersport, Pennsylvania.

In 1987, Calvin started The Carpenter's Shop as a sole proprietorship. The facility was designed and operated as a business specializing in custom architectural millwork, primarily for contractors and private home owners. In January 1994, The Carpenter's Shop became incorporated as an 'S' corporation and Calvin still maintains 100 % of the stock. Initially, Calvin was the owner and sole employee of the business, but in 1990 the number of employees started growing and continues to grow today.

Calvin takes pride in quality results, but even more so in providing quality service. Calvin is energized and ready for the future of The Carpenter's Shop and the architectural woodworking industry.


Become the leading manufacturer of custom millwork, trim, and trim accessories throughout the architectural woodworking industry while having a positive impact on those communities and people with whom we do business.


To achieve our visions through continuous pursuit of excellence and professionalism by:

  • Conducting our business in a way that generates continuous growth and profitability, propelling our business to a leadership position in our industry.
  • Supplying our customers with a product with an uncompromising guarantee backed by service and support that compels a lasting relationship.
  • Understanding that our employees are the company's greatest asset.
  • Established relationships with our vendors that create trust and long term commitment.
  • Being supportive and sensitive to our community through positive influence.
  • Practicing the highest moral and ethical principals of business.