Armstrong Millworks, Inc.
3039 W Highland Rd * Highland, MI 48357 * 248-887-1037
Family owned and operated since 1948
Happy Thanksgiving!
We will be CLOSED Thursday November 26th - Sunday November 29th, 2015

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of

William Howard Armstrong, died August 16, 2015.

Thank You to all who have shared stories, experiences, and prayers to the Family.

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SignArmstrong Millworks, Inc. is a fourth generation, family-owned enterprise.  It began with Howard and Roland, as dairyArial View farmers, in 1948 on 130 acres.  Seeing various needs in the local communities, Howard began a small side business in millworks in addition to his regular farm duties and chores.  Using a tractor-powered wood planer and hand tools, he built potato crates, chicken feeders, wagon and truck beds, other farm-related needs, stakes for Detroit Edison, baseball bats, cabinets, trophies, altars, crosses, and church furniture.  Howard's wife, Thelma, took on the accounting and also caught boards from the sander or planer when her assistance was needed.   Thelma enhanced the trophy part of the business by offering engraving services.  It did not take long for the "side business" to take off.  Howard took a $245 profit from selling a 1913 Model T that he restored and had purchased earlier for $5.  With his new found profit, he bought a 10" table saw, 6" jointer, and aHoward at Planer bandsaw. Eventually, the wood working eclipsed the farming and Armstrong Millworks was born.  

First SignHoward and Thelma believe that the Lord has blessed the family and their growing business because they chose to serve Him.  Armstrong Millworks is founded on honesty, pride of ownership, and the satisfaction in a job well done.  This is evident still today in the high quality of craftsmanship customers receive.  Howard and Thelma's sons, Tom and Dennis, grew up in an environment stressing an intense work ethic.  They watched their father,Roland at Planer mother, and grandfather, Roland, work tirelessly side by side, pushing toward a common goal - the successful transition from traditional family farm to a custom wood shop.  

Sixty-two years later, Howard can still be seen around the mill, although he is officially retired.  Today, the shop is run by Tom and Dennis with the same work ethic and drive that their father had.  In addition, Tom and Dennis' sons, Mark and Adam, have both taken active roles in growing the family's business.  Like their fathers, Mark and Adam grew up Second Signaround the mill, surrounded by those same principles of hard work and integrity.  To keep with tradition, on any given day, you may see the next generation of Armstrong children, running around the shop's office and grounds, as Howard and Thelma have nine great-grandchildren who areHoward and Roland frequent visitors.  

Armstrong Millworks began humbly on a family farm in Highland, Michigan over six decades ago, and can still be found on that same parcel of land today.  Still serving the community with the highest quality of service and materials available, they look forward to serving your needs.


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