Meet the Builder

Meet the Builder


We are so excited that our 5th Annual Meet the Builder event is coming up on Saturday, May 16th! Five of our favorite Amish builders along with their spouses will hop a train and travel from Indiana to Texas for a visit. After their overnight train ride, we usually spend two days in Galveston. We started the tradition of going to Galveston a few years ago. This gives the Amish a chance to rest after a long train ride (rumor has it that a sleeper car on Amtrak isn’t terribly comfortable) and breathe the fresh Gulf Coast air! But even better – it gives us a chance to catch up and spend some time with our Amish friends – before the BIG DAY! Every year, the same group makes the trek down to Houston, so we have become great friends over the years. This year, we plan on taking a Harbor Tour to go dolphin watching and maybe get in a rousing game of putt-putt, in between sampling lots of fresh Gulf Coast seafood. We’ll see where the day takes us! But, no matter what – we will make sure our Amish friends from Indiana eat well while they are in Texas (because we’ve got a reputation to maintain)! Last year, we got a few of the more daring Amish builders to try crawfish for the first time…maybe this year, they will try some fried oysters. On Friday evening, we’ll head back to Houston where our entire team and their families get to catch up with our Amish friends over a big Tex-Mex feast.

First thing Saturday morning, we have a team meeting before swinging our doors wide open to welcome you, our friends and customers (both old and new)! You get a chance to meet our top Amish craftsmen face to face and ask any questions you have about their furniture. amish parking lotThis event is special to us for a few reasons. First, it gives us a chance to connect the builders with you, our customers. This is a unique chance for the craftsmen to visit and learn about you. It’s not very often these builders get the chance to talk directly to the people buying their furniture. Second, this gives us a chance to show off all of their new designs. The store will be chock full of brand new Amish furniture and never before seen designs. We’ve been preparing for months. We are anxious to unveil new Dining Room, Bedroom, Living Room and Office designs. Third, this gives all of us at The Amish Craftsman a way to say thank you to our wonderful customers and craftsmen. We appreciate all of you. We are grateful to be able to provide solid wood furniture to customers that value craftsmanship. Without our customers and our builders, The Amish Craftsman wouldn’t be here.

It will be a day of fun and festivities. We’ll have sweet treats, with fresh cookies and brownies in the morning and Amy’s Ice Cream in the afternoon. AND, pop the balloon will be back! All orders over $1500 get the chance to pop a balloon for a cash prize up to $500! To top it all off, we are offering 20% savings on all builder orders! This event happens ONLY once a year for ONE DAY ONLY, and we are so excited to see our Amish friends. Please join us in welcoming them on Saturday, May 16 from 10:00am until 6:00pm. We know you’ll have a great time!

Straw hat with Amish farm in the background