Title: Woodshop Manager
Certifications: Certified Lead-Safe Renovator, CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist) training
Summary: Tom brings rare talent and 30 years of experience in woodworking and construction to the Silent Rivers team. He contributes a diverse set of skills and deep knowledge of all phases of a remodeling and construction project, and he specializes in custom cabinetry.Affiliations:
- Tom also volunteers his time to Meals from the Heartland and highway cleanup projects.
Experience: At age 14, Tom started working for his father, a carpenter and cabinet-maker. Immediately, he was motivated to teach himself “the fancy stuff.” His craft design studies at Iowa State helped develop his skills, but the bulk of his expertise comes from determined and rigorous practice. With woodworking as his profession and his hobby, Tom didn’t rest until he had produced the smoothest lines, most consistent curves, and the tightest tolerances. He ran his own carpentry and cabinetry company for 8 years, building a reputation for consistently delivering beautiful results. Tom is innovative and challenges himself to balance his creative perfectionism with high levels of productivity. He says, “It took me years to learn when to let go. Especially working with wood, you have to know when to move on.”
Silent Rivers is an energetic place. I get the opportunity to practice my craft with creativity and alongside a great team. I also like working directly with clients; stretching my imagination and abilities to provide them with exactly what they are looking for.”
More About Tom Bloxham: Tom embodies the values of Silent Rivers’ artisanship: quality, imagination and creativity. He is drawn to devising new ways to implement ideas. He considers one of his most successful projects one in which he got to incorporate anchored ropes and knots into the design. Tom states that he can’t “really feel good until the client is happy,” Tom also volunteers his time to Meals from the Heartland and highway clean-up projects.