Makers Making Wall Control, Adam, Lazy Guy DIY and Stephanie, Uncommon Outpost (Organization Conversation, Episode 2)
Adam, Lazy Guy DIY, and Stephanie, Uncommon Outpost, joined host Richard Grove to chat about their creative projects, their roles with Wall Control, new projects on the horizon for Wall Control, WORKBENCHcon 2022, and much more. Organization Conversation is broadcast from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta.
Adam, Lazy Guy DIY
Part woodworking, part tool reviews, and a little bit of Do-It-Yourself home improvement projects, Lazy Guy DIY is a resource for a laidback approach to that ever-growing project list.
Sawdust, power tools, and sarcasm make up the laziest approach to DIY on the web with Adam from Lazy Guy DIY! Cubicle corporate life during the day fuels the creativity in Adam’s tiny workshop on nights and weekends. With three kids, a house full of pets, and a 1920’s Craftsman-style Bungalow, Adam’s projects run big to small from furniture builds to full-on renovations around the home.
He is also a partner at Makers Challenge Central, a friendly challenge amongst friends to see how creative they can be with one plan and an unlimited amount of ways to modify the plan.
Stephanie, Uncommon Outpost
Uncommon Outpost produces custom works of art and furniture as well as creative solutions to everyday problems. We strive to inspire and entertain while encouraging viewers to look beyond the mundane design found in everyday life. We want your art and furniture to represent you, whether you commission works from us, take inspiration from something you see here, or do everything on your own.
Stephanie is the artist/maker behind Uncommon Outpost. A lifelong learner, Stephanie has continued to collect skills and hobbies in many areas including fiber arts, leatherworking, sewing, woodworking, sculpture, metalwork, gardening, and home renovation.
About Organization Conversation
Organization Conversation is hosted by Richard Grove, and broadcast and produced from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta. You can find the full archive of shows by following this link. The show is available on all the major podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, Amazon, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn, and others.
About Richard Grove
Richard Grove‘s background is in engineering but what he enjoys most is brand building through relationships and creative marketing. Richard began his career with the Department of Defense as an engineer on the C-5 Galaxy Engineering Team based out of Warner Robins. While Richard found this experience both rewarding and fulfilling, he always knew deep down that he wanted to return to the small family business that originally triggered his interest in engineering.
Richard came to work for the family business, Dekalb Tool & Die, in 2008 as a Mechanical Engineer. At the time Wall Control was little more than a small ‘side hustle’ for Dekalb Tool & Die to try to produce some incremental income. There were no “Wall Control” employees, just a small warehouse with a single tool and die maker that would double as an “order fulfillment associate” on the occasion that the original WallControl.com website, which Richard’s grandmother built, pulled in an order.
In 2008, it became apparent that for the family business to survive they were going to have to produce their own branded product at scale to ensure jobs remained in-house and for the business to continue to move forward. Richard then turned his attention from tool and die to Wall Control to attempt this necessary pivot and his story with Wall Control began. Since that time, Richard has led Wall Control to significant growth while navigating two recessions.
About Wall Control
The Wall Control story began in 1968 in a small tool & die shop just outside Atlanta, Georgia. The first of three generations began their work in building a family-based US manufacturer with little more than hard work and the American Dream.
Over the past 50+ years, this family business has continued to grow and expand from what was once a small tool & die shop into an award-winning US manufacturer of products ranging from automobile components to satellite panels and now, the best wall-mounted tool storage system available today, Wall Control.
The Wall Control brand launched in 2003 and is a family-owned and operated business that not only produces a high-quality American Made product but sees the entire design, production, and distribution process happen under their own roof in Tucker, Georgia. Under that same roof, three generations of American Manufacturing are still hard at work creating the best tool storage products available today.
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