Every great story starts in despair. Every great company starts in a basement. We were driving home to The Bay from Boston after a failed attempt at reviving a failing family restaurant. We worked day and night for no pay for a year and as you can imagine we ended up burned out and depleted. We made a decision on our drive home that our next venture would be our own and we would utilize our creativity.
SONS OF SALVAGE was born after stumbling upon a dumpster overflowing with discarded wood. We dove in head first. Into that dumpster and into our new business without ever looking back. Our first shop space was in mom's 100 square foot basement where we worked for a year and half. We had no knowledge of furniture making, wood species or tools. We didn't have a background in construction nor did we take wood shop in high school. We had nothing, nothing to lose.
So there we were. two lifelong best friends in their late 20s working in moms basement with hand-me-down tools. We began by building pieces for own homes and posting them on Instagram. Word quickly spread and we started to receive orders. Since those days of grinding it out in the basement we have been given the opportunity to work with nearly 60 small businesses and hundreds of residential clients. We have saved countless amounts of discarded lumber and we have developed ourselves to become self taught craftsman, artists, designers and businessmen.
We continue to grow and learn everyday working out of our much larger shop in the Petaluma countryside.
Thank you for taking the time to read our ever evolving story. We hope to work with you one day in the future.
-Aaron and Serge