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Erickson Longboards

American Made Since 2009

Bill Erickson

Seattle, Washington
I hand craft custom hardwood longboards from reclaimed wood, primarily walnut. After that, I use the remaining wood to build cutting boards.

Tell us about your business.

I built my first longboard in 2008 for myself. In April of 2009 I was laid off from my job and decided to turn this into my livelihood. I started selling through friends, by word of mouth, then onto weekend farmer and flea markets and currently Pike Place Market in Seattle.

What's the best business advice you've received?

Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life.
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  • WINNERS ANNOUNCED
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winner and Audience Choice Winner announced.

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  • AMERICAN MADE MEETUP
    Nov. 7, 2014

    Join Martha at the American Made Summit kickoff cocktail party.

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  • AMERICAN MADE SUMMIT
    Nov. 8, 2014

    Don’t miss our networking event and maker lecture series in New York City.

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  • RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR
    Nov. 15 - 16, 2014

    Shop for holiday gifts at the Martha Stewart American Made Pavilion.

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