Awards

Since 2000 our organization has presented a Vermont woodworking member with the Vermont Woodworker of the Year award. Awards are given based on a range of criteria, like innovation, adaptation to changes in the industry, doing something unique to other businesses, etc.  

Each year the Council also selects a person, organization, or group that has supported the growth and vitality of the sector as their Friend of the Industry. A new award was presented in 2016, the Emerging Woodworker of the Year, who is to be given to a business that has been in the industry for under 5 years and is doing something innovative or interesting in our sector.

You can also view our Vermont Wood Design Competition results from 2004 to 2014:
Vermont Fine Furniture and Wood Products Design Competition website

Award of Service (Friend of Industry)

2017
Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
2016
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller
National Historical Park
2015
Working Lands Enterprise Board
2014
Putnam Blodgett
Vermont Woodlands Association
2013
Mike Snyder
VT Dept. of Forests, Parks & Rec
2012
House Agriculture Committee
2011
David Spooner
Spooner Specialties
2010
Collin Miller
Northern Forest Center

Woodworker of the Year

2017
Dustin Glasscoe
VT Farm Table
2016
Jim Maas
Birds in Wood
2015
Dave LaForce
Built by Newport
2014
Mike Rainville
Maple Landmark
2013
David Hurwitz
David Hurwitz Originals
2012
Brent Karner
Clearlake Furniture
2011
David Bazis
U-32 High School
2010
Bob Fletcher
VT Woodworking School
2009
Tim Copeland
Copeland Furniture
2007
Tom Lathrop
Exclusively Vermont Wood Products
2006
Janet Collins
Green Mountain Woodturning
2005
Charles Shackleton
Shackleton Thomas
2004
Jeff Parsons & Bruce Beeken
Beeken Parson
2003
Dwight Sargent
Pompanoosuc Mills
2002
Dick Podolec
2001
James M. Brown, William F. Peter IV, David H. Gregg
2000
Jack Brown
Brown Novelty Company

Emerging Woodworker of the Year

2017
Pete Michelinie
Fine Furniture
2016
John Monks
VT Tree Goods