am Ken Gotha, Founder and President of Custom
Furniture Design & Restoration.
business developed from my love of woodworking and
furniture making as a hobby and quickly turned into a
part-time venture in the early 1990’s as friends and
relatives discovered my woodworking
my interest started long before as a child helping my
Dad and Grandfather, who both had quite the “Yankee
Ingenuity” when it came to building cabinetry and
other useful items out of otherwise discarded
materials, using the most basic hand tools. Those were
the lessons that made me appreciate the importance of
recycling salvaged materials, a practice I use today
when building furniture with that “antique” look.
A degree in Civil Engineering and an extensive
background in automotive management has given me the
knowledge needed to be successful in business, and
understanding my clients when it comes to fulfilling
their custom furniture needs.
have also studied the art of furniture restoration and
have applied the common and sometimes similar
practices I mastered in automotive restoration and
I reside in Agawam, Massachusetts, a small town
outside of Springfield. When I’m not making sawdust, I
enjoy road cycling with friends, gardening and golf.