It is an uncommon and common story. A serviceman returning home from the war. He had a degree in engineering, played for symphony before the war, but he had a fondness for antiques. So, he opened an antique business in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. His name was Tom Seely (more formally, Harleigh "Tom" Erwin Seely). He served In World War II with the Army Air Corps, stationed with the Flying Tigers in Kunming, China. When antiques were hard to find, he partnered with Amish and Mennonite craftsmen to make antique reproductions. His passion became Tom Seely Furniture. Fast forward to 1996. Along comes Gaston Caperton, better known as Gat, a business school graduate with an eye for design and roots deep within West Virginia. Gat was looking for a business and Tom was ready to retire.
It was time for a New Generation, a new company, Gat Creek.
Gat Creek furniture is built specifically for you, signed by the craftsperson who built it, a guarantee of the craftsmanship and the pride that went into making your furniture. Living room, dining room, bedroom, and office. Choose your wood, choose your finish, and the the hardware. There is comfort in knowing where your furniture comes from, that it is made for the way you live today using materials safe for the way you live and the environment we live in.
A room of Gat Creek furniture becomes a work of Art. Gat Creek works with Ash, Cherry, Maple, and Walnut from the high slopes of the Appalachian Mountains near Berkley Springs. For that personal touch, choose your wood and finish -- each piece built specifically for you.