In 2002 Sonny’s 20-year high-tech career in software engineering and internet web development came to an abrupt halt. The Weare, NH resident saw his department downsized and then, outsourced overseas. In the months following, his wife Lynne faced a battle with breast cancer and left her position to accommodate her treatment schedule.
In the midst of these life-altering setbacks, the Brides set out to be proactive about what their future would hold. Pooling their education, talent, business background, and experience, the couple began to build a company that encompassed what they knew; web-site development and furniture making.
Together they established Meadowbrook Creations, the web design company and also the "legal entity" behind NHwoodworking.com, their ‘make to order’ furniture business specializing in Early American and Shaker inspired pieces. The ability to combine their web-site development and internet marketing skills with their love of woodworking has allowed the Brides to build a business that has delivered their handcrafted furniture into homes in every U.S. state. Their business has seen growth that the couple couldn’t predict, doubling nearly every year since 2002.
Unique to Meadowbrook Creations is that the NHwoodworking.com business has allowed the Brides to "practice what they preach". They apply the same skills and experience that they use on their own very successful NHwoodworking.com web site to design, develop, and market web sites for other small businesses.