Tom Grifhorst began his career at the age of 16 (1981) as a cabinetmaker for the John Widdicomb Furniture Company. Over the last several decades he has gained experience at several fine furniture manufacturers in West Michigan including Baker Furniture and Sligh Clock and Furniture. In 2003 Tom founded Hamilton Custom Wood Products with the goal to create heirloom quality furniture, as well as a variety of other custom wood products in custom stains and paint finishes.