Darren started building useful things out of wood from childhood. By 16, he was already employed at a high-end furniture company in Stephens County, GA sanding furniture after school. Shortly after high school graduation, he was promoted to plant Production Supervisor. He spent the next 8 years at another regional firm apprenticing as a furniture finisher, blending his furniture construction background with new skills in color layering. In the following years he honed his skills at building prototypes and market samples from photos and sketches.

For the past decade, Darren has served as head of Finishing Operations with a high-quality manufacturer that specializes in primitives and creative variations of traditional American designs. Today, with a total of 25+ years of skill-building in design, engineering, production and finishing, Darren's specialty is creating one-of-a-kind pieces to order, from concept to completion.