Satterfield Woodworking Inc., Recognized as 2007 Small Business of the Year
May 11, 2007
(Greer, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce recognized Satterfield Woodworking, Inc as the 2007 Small Business of the Year. The award was presented at the Small Business Awards Luncheon presented by Village at Pelham Occupational Health on May 9, 2007. Satterfield Woodworking, Inc. was established in 1941 and focused on residentially based work and had 2 employees. In 1969 the company was incorporated and relocated to its current location in 1972. Sales were approximately $1.2 million during the mid 80’s and by 1995 the company had transitioned to commercial level work with sales in excess of $2 million and employed over 20 workers. Today, Satterfield Woodworking has grown to 45 employees with sales ranging from $5 million to over $6 million.
Satterfield Woodworking, Inc. is involved in many community organizations which include the Carolinas Association of General Contractors, Architectural Woodworking Institutes, the Home Builders Association, and the National Federation for Independent Business. Their product was honored by being showcased in Architectural Digest Magazine in the early 1980’s that featured their work at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. Other community involvement has included providing labor and/or materials for projects such as Kid’s Planet Playground; the kid’s building area at the Greer Family Festival; and the Leadership Greer’s picnic table project. A. Wayne Satterfield serves as President of the company.
The purpose of the Small Business of the Year award is to recognize small businesses that have a special entrepreneurial spirit, a unique marketing approach, or a special focus on the customer that results in a successful business. To qualify for the award organizations must have fewer than 100 employees or have sales of under five million dollars. In addition, the qualifying firm must have completed three or more full years of operation and be locally owned and operated.
During the 2007 Small Business Awards Luncheon the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce recognized all small businesses for their contribution to the Greer business community. Entrepreneur Carl Sobicinski discussed his small business success story at the special luncheon. Special thanks to the following corporate sponsors Allen Bennett Memorial Hospital, Capstone Insurance Services, Citizens Building & Loan, ERA Riverside, First Citizens Bank, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, GreerNow Magazine, Greer State Bank, State Auto Insurance, and Sports Spine & Industrial.
The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, non-profit organization that represents approximately 570 businesses in the Greer area. The mission of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is “To Champion Economic Prosperity for our members and the greater Greer community.” For more information on the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, call 864-877-3131 or visit www.greerchamber.com.