About

Paul Downs Custom Conference Tables

About Us

Brief History

Paul Downs started making furniture in 1986, in a small shop in Philadelphia. Over the years his company has outgrown 4 other shops. We now operate out of 33,000 square feet  in Bridgeport, PA. Most of our work is for commercial clients, but we do a few residential jobs every year as well.  We specialize in large conference tables and credenzas.

How We Operate

We are a custom shop: a big room, piles of wood, lots of tools, and skilled craftspeople building whatever you require. This kind of operation has been around since ancient times, but has always been a reflection of the current state of manufacturing. We overlay modern tools and techniques on traditional methods in order to bring you the best of the past and the future. Our aim is to provide beautiful, durable, and practical furniture at a reasonable price. We are happy to answer questions of any type, so if you can’t find what you need at the FAQs then feel free to contact us. We’re not a huge company, so you will speak to a real person when you call.

Links to Paul’s Writing

 

LINKS TO PAUL’S WRITING

Paul is currently blogging about running a small business for Forbes.  Here are his posts:

Paul Downs wrote about small business issue for New York Times from 2010 to 2014.  He was one of several writers for the “You’re The Boss” blog:

Paul also wrote a book about his journey through a difficult year:

In 2013, Paul wrote a spreadsheet that helps business owners evaluate multiple health plan choices.  Here are links to the spreadsheet and the instructions (clicking initiates download):

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Testimonials

Testimonials

Read what our clients say about our custom conference tables.

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Client List

We have been making conference and boardroom tables for more than 15 years. We work with every kind of organization, from tiny to huge.

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Case Studies

Case Studies

Check out the design and construction that went into the custom pieces we’ve created for a variety of clients.

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Meet Our People

Meet Our People

There are many people that help make our company a success. Learn more about Paul Downs himself and our hard-working staff members.

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Letter from Paul Downs

Letter from Paul Downs

Paul shares his personal thoughts about his career, his company, and the wonderful clients he’s met along the way.

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Building Process

Building Process

Discover the process our talented craftspeople go through to create your custom furniture, from the design to the build.

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Shop Tour

Shop Tour

Check out the video of our workshop and you’ll see where we build all of the beautiful furniture for our clients.

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