Raising The Game
Mark and his wife Kim (Alley) moved to Vermont from Boston in 2001 and started a small woodworking business. When a friend in New York asked Mark to build a custom poker table, it became the first of hundreds the shop has made since.
A native of the Atlanta area, Mark turned to his passion for making things after years as a journalist in Atlanta and Savannah.
Mark Lackley Furniture Maker, LLC remains small, with four employees. The shop operates in a 7,000 square foot facility beside the Ottauquechee River near his home.
"We utilize 3D modeling, CNC machines machines and our years of experience to build the best poker tables on the market," Mark said. "We take pride in being part of a great tradition of craftsmanship here in Vermont."
Mark and Kim live in the village of Woodstock with their two daughters. "Now I'm a hockey and a hoops dad, two sports I never played. I've become a competent skate sharpener and I love the game of hockey. And I never would have guessed my favorite Friday evening activity would become girls varsity basketball."