When I asked how it all started, Jordan Hobson, our Vice President of sales, smiled and leaned back in his chair. “Honestly, it started with my dad having a passion for woodworking and a yearning to spread the gospel through art. He just had a firm desire to share inspiration with people through artistic expression.” Jordan was referring to Dan Hobson, and began telling the story of how Dan would find time to venture off to frame shops in town and walk around the buildings to scoop up unwanted wood from the dumpsters. Exhausted from the day’s work, he and his wife Ginny would put their children to bed and work side-by-side designing and creating home décor inspired by their love for Christ.
After starting Carpentree in 1976 and having success with the wood cut outs, they began taking their art to various craft shows until meeting another couple involved in the Christian industry. They encouraged Dan and Ginny to take their products to the Christian trade shows. A while later, they went to their first trade show, known then as the CBA, and businesses flocked to their booth. Dan and Ginny's art was so well received they had concerns about how they would fill all the orders. The business had taken flight and they were able to move into a building, purchase equipment, and hire a full staff. Carpentree had grown from a hobby into a viable organization that was gaining national attention.
Today, we are known as one of the premier framed art companies in the Christian art industry. After acquiring The Faith Collection in 2015, Carpentree was able to expand its design team and product line. In early 2016, the company moved to a larger building. Finally, in late 2016 the company brought on a new president, Drew Martins. What does all this mean for you? Beautiful, quality artwork and gifts created and delivered to you faster than ever before.