The history of C.G. Witvoet & Sons is testament to the high standards maintained throughout the years. C.G. created the company in 1932 with a few pieces of specialized equipment and soon built an unmatched reputation for reliable, friendly service.
These qualities drew clients such as the Chicago show houses of the 1940's, the Detroit Auto Conventions, the Brussels World's Fair, the Ford Museum, and many others. Expanding through the years, we added equipment and skilled employees passing the family business on from generation to generation. Today, Witvoet & Sons employs dozens of designers and craftsmen, and has state-of-the-art computer software and production equipment to meet the ever increasing diversity of materials and demands of today's market.
The Great Depression
C.G. Witvoet & Sons, Co. was conceived out of the depression in 1932. Laid off from his job as a band sawyer for Johnson Furniture company, C.G. began to earn a living making jigsaw puzzles. His brother-in-law was a calendar salesman and he was able to use the calendar pictures to glue onto a plywood base. He hand cut each jig saw puzzle with such accuracy that when finished, the whole puzzle could be picked up by one corner without any of the intricate pieces falling out. With the help of his brother-in-law as a salesman, his biggest customer became the Detroit based Hudson's department store.