Monday, February 25, 2013

Meet New Era Custom Design & Cabinet Works, Inc

Monday Retention Visit: Five Questions with Johnny Gage, Project Manager/Estimator, New Era Custom Design & Cabinet Works, Inc.

270 Interstate Circle, Suite 100
Frederick, MD 21704

How long have you been in business?
New Era Custom Design and Cabinet Works Inc. was founded by current owner and operator John Gage in 1979. We have grown over the years from a 2 man operation to over 80 personnel. Currently, our headquarters occupy approximately 48,000 sq ft of manufacturing, warehousing, and office space which was purpose built in 2007. We like to believe that not only is our products manufactured with superior craftsmanship, but we strive for excellent customer service for repeat business as well. It is our goal to be the MID-ATLANTIC leader in custom commercial architectural millwork. New Era Custom Design strives to acquire the latest and greatest in equipment and technology in order to provide our clients with the highest quality product possible. We are a full service architectural millwork provider for commercial applications. All wood products furnished and installed by New Era are engineered in house and installed by our skilled carpenters.

How many employees do you have?
New Era has 80 people within our organization. Many of our employees have been with New Era over 20 years.

Why do you believe you will continue to be successful in Frederick County?
New Era Custom Design will continue to be successful in Frederick County because the location is spectacular for the markets we serve. Our markets reach locally is within the DC/VA and Baltimore areas for new construction and renovation projects. With both areas being within a 1hr drive. New Era also supplies work out of state as well. Being close to regional airports provide our company with a strategic advantage in order to meet our national account needs quickly and effectively. Frederick County also provides a great pool of talent to draw from a Human Resource stand point. Many of the employees that work at New Era Custom Design live in the County.

If your company is involved in community outreach, please share with us your involvement.
New Era has donated excess inventory of raw materials to local high schools in order to promote finished carpentry. We also are able to reach out to schools to inform students about careers and other opportunities at New Era Custom Design. We support the Religious Coalition of Frederick County

What are you most proud of?
New Era Custom Design has very dedicated staff that we acknowledge by offering good compensation and benefit package. We have continued to grow through many economic cycles over the last 34 years, including the current economic challenges. We are lucky to have such and talented individuals on staff that can turn an impossible project into reality.