SPRINGWATER — When it comes to finding high quality craftsmanship one place to look is in the heart of Western New York.
Springwater Amish Workshop Owner Don Haywood and Shop Manager Erin Moore offer something unique to their customers.
Every item in the shop is made with great care and detail by Amish builders in the Northern Pa and Lancaster Pa areas.
Haywood and his wife came up with this concept after Rustic Mini Barns closed down in Springwater. They have been in business for almost 12 years.
The Third Annual Open House is May 5 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. with special discounts, free Amish food, and door prizes. The grand prize is a 4 by 6 Chicken Coop or $700 off any building.
“A lot of our sales comes from referrals made by happy customers,” Haywood said. “This is the only place like this you will find this kind of service and quality. This is the old fashioned way of doing business.”
Haywood dreaded the idea of retirement, so he invested in the shop.
“We got a great crew of sales people,” he said. “They are all well trained, and know the business.”
“Our best selling item is the storage sheds,” Moore said. “We sell gazebos, greenhouses, animal enclosures, and outdoor furniture. The only thing we sell that is not Amish made is out metal carports.”
“Our Amish take pride in their work,” Moore said. “Don went out looking for the best. He found these Amish builders that have excellent service and quality. We have Amish vendors from all over the Southern Tier and parts of Pennsylvania.”
There are several options for purchase at the shop; there is rent to own with no credit check, cash, check, credit, and even layaway.
“Don went and invested in his shed builders. They were one of the best,” Moore said. “When he goes down to check out a potential builder he checks out the quality. We want our customers to be happy. A lot of our business relies on word of mouth.”
Moore mentioned that the reputation of a small business is everything.
“Our builders will provide on-site work if need be,” she said. “They will deliver within 40 miles of the shop for free. We don’t have a huge showroom, but we provide catalogs for orders.”
New buildings are being brought to the shop weekly by the Amish builders.
For more information about the products visit them at http://www.springwateramishworkshop.com/ The Springwater Amish Workshop is located at 7936 Mill Street in Springwater. They are open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They can be reached at 585-669-9710.