In Early 1995 Christopher Ashton
as a residential contractor tired of the rainy Northwest loaded
up his family and moved to sunny Arizona. There he found out what
working in the heat was all about. Looking to get out of the heat
he found SW Lodgepole Furniture and what Chris felt would be home.
In just a few months the lodgepole business and Chris were sold
to another owner that did not feel like home. April of '95 with
no money and a lot of ambition Chris set out to start his own
Log Furniture business. After about 3 years teaming up with others
with different ideas of business, along came Furniture Ranch in
Phoenix, AZ. With Gabe and Vinnie running the business side and
Chris hammering out the manufacturing...