March 6, 2013
SAVANNAH – AWD of Savannah is proud of its principal, Harley Ashbaugh, recipient of the GenerationNEXT award. Savannah magazine, Business in Savannah and The Coastal Bank honors and recognizes 21 area professionals each year as "GenerationNEXT: Savannah's Rising Stars of Business."
These under-40 individuals have distinguished themselves by their outstanding professional achievements as well as their philanthropic service within Savannah and the Coastal Empire. The winners will be featured in the March/April issue of Savannah magazine and the March 6th, issue of Business in Savannah. "A friend of mine said they were nominating me, but I was truly shocked to hear that I'd been chosen. There are so many fantastic young business owners in Savannah," states Harley, "I am truly honored and humbled by this experience."
Harley earned his B.F.A. in Interior Design and a Minor in Furniture Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2002. His passion for design and woodworking began in his father's own workshop where he was taught the principals of fine craftsmanship.
Harley's devotion and passion is paired with a solid business background, which he developed, while still in college, working for renowned Intermarine Savannah. Since 2009, under Harley's leadership, AWD of Savannah has experienced unprecedented growth - transforming a small, local shop into one of the largest, premiere design and woodworking companies in the region. AWD's work is in homes and businesses nationwide. His designs are regularly featured in design and lifestyle publications.
Harley is active outside of work as well, spending the occasional free time to walk dogs at the Humane Society. He designed, built and donated a custom piece for the Smart Women Cancer benefit auction.
Here's a link to an article regarding the Generation NEXT honor awarded to AWD of Savannah, Inc. featured on the BusinessInSavannah.com website.
December 8, 2012
SAVANNAH – AWD of Savannah announces the second expansion of their facilities in the 2012 fiscal year. To support the expansion, AWD has employed four additional team members in both the finishing and administrative areas.
Recently completed commissions for custom furniture pieces at the new Andaz Savannah and architectural millworking for The Public Kitchen & Bar spurred the need to upgrade facilities. The 1600 sq. foot expansion (total of 6400 sq. ft) and upgrades to the finishing facilities elevate AWD of Savannah to the one of the premiere companies of its kind in the region.
"We believed the first expansion in mid-January would be sufficient to accommodate the growth during 2012. However, it become evident mid-year that we'd have to expand and upgrade our finishing facilities to properly meet the demands of our clientele," states Harley Ashbaugh, owner. "The new teams members are essential in order for AWD to uphold our high quality standards and support future growth."
AWD of Savannah (AWDsavannah.com) provides high-quality architectural woodworking and design in furniture and cabinetry, customized for individual needs, including design style, creative design execution and purposeful functionality. Custom furniture and cabinetry made in the USA. Its President, Harley Ashbaugh, received his B.F.A. in Interior Design and a Minor in Furniture Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2002.
Ashbaugh's devotion and passion is paired with a solid business background, which he developed, while still in college, working for esteemed Intermarine Savannah. In 2003 Ashbaugh partnered with Architectural Woodworking and Design of Savannah, which he acquired as sole proprietor in 2009, and transformed the firm into AWD of Savannah. Now, one of the premier design and woodworking companies in the South. AWD's work is in places nationwide and his designs have been featured in a variety of Design and Lifestyle publications.
FOR PRESS RELEASE INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Bunn • 912.220.2335 • mbunn@AWDsavannah.com