The Palm Beach, Florida Par 3 Golf Course completed their new clubhouse and it has a Goodwin Antique Pine floor! Local foundations funded much of the clubhouse; however, it was vendors like Absolute Hardwood Flooring and Goodwin Company who provided a better-design with higher quality materials such as hardwood floors instead of carpet. Absolute Hardwood Flooring donated the labor to install and sand and finish the flooring donated by Goodwin Company – Fine Antique Wood Floors Since 1976.
Read the press release here: www.palmbeachdailynews.com
Photo Source: http://www.golfontheocean.com/
We recently captured this photo of an alligator camping out in our log pond. This reminds me of the reason why the term “deadhead logging” was coined. As you can see, the small ends of the sunken logs float, resembling heads. It is difficult to distinguish the logs from the alligator!
Speaking of deadhead logging, did you know George Goodwin was the pioneer of the Florida Deadhead Logging permit? This environmental permit specifies and monitors how the logs are to be recovered to ensure preservation of the underwater habitat. George traveled to the state capitol on numerous occasions to garner support from environment groups and government agencies, ultimately partnering with Florida’s Department of Submerged Lands and a host of environmental organizations to develop what is now known as Florida’s Deadhead River Logging Permit.
Take comfort in knowing that not only does Goodwin take great care in recovering our logs, but we spearheaded efforts to ensure anyone who chooses to do the same does so in a manner which is environmentally responsible and protects our precious underwater habitats.
Interested in what this permit entails? Visit:
Thursday, August 22, 2013 and Friday, August 23, 2013
Florida Green Building Coalition Product Expo
Join Today! www.floridagreenbuilding.org
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
3rd Annual Interior Design Society of Dallas/Ft. Worth’s Vendor Showcase
Sunday, September 18, 2013 and Monday, September 19, 2013
Traditional Building Show
Special thank you to Emily Burris and the ABC TV 20 (WCJB) team for featuring Goodwin Company for their “Made in America” series. Check it out:
Goodwin Company wood is used in some of the country’s most esteemed museums. A previous blog highlighted the exterior vertical clear heart cypress we handcrafted for acclaimed Menil Museum in Houston, Texas. The National Park Service utilized our river-recovered® heart pine flooring for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Goodwin’s wood will also be used later in the year for the Key West Museum restoration.
Although furniture is not really our specialty, did you know Goodwin wood has been used to create museum furniture as well? We wanted to share with you some beautiful images from Tom Shiner, AIA, IDSA of Museum and Library Furniture LLC in Bethesda, Maryland. Tom fell in love with our heart cypress and produced these two extraordinary pieces.
This first is the Mark Twain bench (originally designed for the Mark Twain Museum in Hartford). The second is The Museum Stool, a simple stacking stool design used in dozens of museums, the Monticello and the White House for educational programs. Both were on display at NeoCon (the world’s largest commercial contract trade show) in June.
Special thank you to Tom for creating these magnificent showpieces and for actively promoting Heart Cypress!