Stairbuilders & Installers

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At Hardwood Design Inc., we have spent 30 years mastering the fine art of stairbuilding by collaborating with lumberyards, architects and our peers in the field. We have a reputation as a regional leader when it comes to the quality of our products and services.

Our best customers and partners are fellow stairbuilders and installers who look to us for materials, guidance and assistance. Because we have unparalleled skill and top-tier technology at our headquarters - including CNC machining - fellow stairbuilders come to us to request special price consideration, project collaboration and unique project components.

Potential collaborators shouldn't hesitate to ask us technical questions As a company, we have helped develop many of the techniques and stair codes used by stairbuilders across the country today and are delighted to share the tricks of the trade that we have learned over the past quarter-century.

Stairbuilders and installers frequently look to us for technical advice about stair building techniques, tools and materials. Our installer partners see the value and financial reward in using Hardwood Design as the primary source for their stair material packages.

Installers seeking subcontract opportunities should contact us. Don't hesitate to request rail or component samples to help sell your jobs.

For those looking to learn more about the trade, we recommend the following resources:

  • Common Sense Stair Building and Handrailing by Fred T. Hodgson, 1903
  • A Simplified Guide to Custom Stairbuilding and Tangent Handrailing by George R. di Cristina, 1994
  • Modern Practical Stairbuilding and Handrailing by George Ellis, 1990, 1999
  • A Treatise on Stairbuilding & Handrailing by W & A Mowat, 1985

If you are interested in learning more or collaborating on a project, contact us by phone (401.294.2235), fax (401.295.1086) or email (