Parish Co was founded in 2014 as a realization of the shared dream of our studio team. Having been disenchanted by the production model of larger operations, we looked back to what initially inspired us to create furniture; the love of the craft and the culture of collaboration.
We conceived a cooperative studio workshop, each partner bringing their expertise to a project with an eye to the shared goal; creating honest furniture of the highest quality. We don’t attach ourselves to a particular style or aesthetic but rather allow the designer to interpret our form to their own use. We craft each piece with a timeless precision allowing them to become generational heirlooms.
Our market position affords us the ability to individually focus on each project coming through our doors from conception through to delivery. Each step of development and construction is treated with the utmost integrity towards the vision and expectations of our client. Our success lies in the inspiration and loyalty of the design professionals who inspire us.
An industry veteran of over thirty years, Dan has been instrumental in the development and success of some of Southern California’s most prestigious design houses. With the founding of Parish Co, he is excited to have a fresh start doing what he loves most, being part of a design driven workshop with few, if any, limitations. “It’s exciting to work with this great team, producing timelessly crafted designs and delving into mediums, like metal, stone, and glass.”
With over two decades experience in custom furniture design and production, Kim brings her unparalleled development skill set to Parish Co. Kim acts as the conduit between the client and our production team. “I love seeing the picture take shape in my head as the client describes what his or her vision entails. Having worked with these guys for years; we are able call on past production scenarios, evolve and adapt them to create new solutions for our designs.”
Since the age of 15, Freddie has had a passion for woodworking. Whether hand rendering cut plans or using the latest software to engineer designs, Freddie is responsible for bringing our designs from the drawing board to the production floor. He intrinsically understands the limitations and possibilities of a design and works with the team to maximize the utility and minimize the waste of a given project. “I love to visualize what a piece is going to look like. The challenge of figuring out complex designs has led me to value one aspect of design over all others – honesty.”
With nearly four decades experience crafting fine furniture, our workshop manager enjoys having a new challenge every day. His advanced understanding of method and materials allows Moises to lead our production team through even the most trying engineering challenge. His specialized production solutions have been borrowed by countless furniture workshops across the country. His love of family and his desire to see Parish Co grow drive him to make each piece better than the previous one. “We put our best into it, I feel like we can make anything.”
Parish Co’s “Renaissance Man”, Jose has his hands in nearly every stage of production. His twenty-five years of experience in custom furniture allows him to step in on any project and see it through to completion. His invaluable presence inspires all of our team members to never stop learning. “I know that our furniture will be handed down from one generation to the next. I love seeing the satisfaction of a repeat customer.”
Our master finisher has nearly thirty years experience heading finishing departments of industry stalwarts of reproduction furniture. His techniques and formulas have been copied but have never been duplicated. He is excited to evolve his finishing processes into the new mediums Parish Co is exploring. His love of family and his appreciation for the artistic expression of his position drive him to surpass his previous expectations on every project.
Our CFO has over twenty years experience in the furniture industry. Recently, he has been hard at work crafting software to track and control the delicate balance our inventory needs. Don loves the ownership that people feel with our furniture – from the designer, to the craftsmen, and on to the customer. “When I see a finished piece, it’s awesome to know that these guys built it. They took someone’s dream and made it a reality.”