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2019 Trailblazer: Andrew Crone

Andrew CroneAndrew Crone, 31

Chaddock Furniture Workroom, Morganton

Under Crone’s leadership as president and CEO, Chaddock Furniture Workroom has experienced consistent growth. It opened a 15,000-square-foot showroom at the High Point Market in fall 2018 and launched a company rebrand that included a new, user-friendly website. The artisan-crafted furniture company has provided workroom tours to hundreds of local middle school and high school students, showing them career opportunities. The UNC Chapel Hill grad also led an internal professional development team that sent six employees to take upholstery and sewing classes at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute over the last two years. The staffers’ tuition was reimbursed, and they now work in the company’s upholstery department. “There are many reasons, and honestly people, that set Chaddock apart from other furniture manufacturers,” the Hickory native says. “However, I think our ability to solve problems through personalization and customization is absolutely our market differentiation.”

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