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Superior service, personalized attention, and specializing in custom creations.
Hello, Chris & TeeJay here to share our journey with you.
We started with the simple idea of bringing the best CNC wood creations from our home to yours. Now, with the help from our community we have grown into so much more than what we originally planned. We put a lot of love and creative thought into each piece we create. We hope you enjoy all we have to offer, challenge us with what we don't and share your experience with others.
WiniVago Woods started in early August of 2021 when a small conversation that Chris initiated about purchasing a CNC to expand his hobby of woodworking. TeeJay, not having much knowledge of woodworking at the time, agreed hesitantly. It was exciting to see the endless designs come to life and seeing our growth as we progressed through the learning curve. By October of 2021 TeeJay had left his job to help grow the business and online presence. The Christmas season of 2021 was taking off, as orders were coming in and consuming our free time we knew something had to change. This led to many conversations and the result of those conversations were taking the next step, Chris leaving his full time position. In January of 2022 Chris took the leap. Over the next few months we went to many craft shows, which led to more knowledge, clients and ideas of what to do next. In July of 2022 a local small business All Tied Up Appleton owned by Aaron Phillipson reached out to us. By that October, All Tied Up Appleton was the first location to host WiniVago Woods retail products. The generosity of Aaron hosting our small business in his location reassured our belief that this is something that can really happen. December 2022, TeeJay and Chris took another jump and signed a lease for a building in downtown Little Chute. With the start of a new year and the opening of a location upon us TeeJay and Chris had decided that it was a good time to rebrand before the new location opened. A new look for WiniVago Woods was created. Renovations on the building started shortly after and currently hope to open their doors to the public the first week of May.
TeeJay Vago | Co-Owner
"Dream as if you will live forever, live as if you will die today"
- James Dean
As a father, husband, and co-owner of WiniVago Woods, TeeJay is known for wearing many hats. From public relations and social media presence to constructing an epoxy river table, he can be credited with all things business, style and design. In his time at WiniVago Wood's he has grown not only as a businessman, but as a woodworker as well. He loves to visit Tennessee any chance he can get away. He also loves spending time with friends and family, working out, and occasionally binge watching old tv shows.
Chris Winius | Co-Owner
"Jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one."
- William Shakespeare
Combine motivated, creative, and hardworking, that’s Chris. As a co-owner of WiniVago Woods, Chris takes on many challenging responsibilities, as lead craftsmen and furniture manufacturer. He is skillful in all things concrete and woodworking. His impressive 15 year background in construction allows him to educate, envision and lead. While still maintaining a work life balance. Chris is a dedicated husband and father. He enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, Summer weekends at Shawano Lake and a cold beverage here and there.
WiniVago Woods Timeline
Chris and our son building the CNC
TeeJay leaves his full time position to help grow the business and online presence
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