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Keith

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As a young man Keith Evans loved to hang around his father’s studio in Bucks County, PA, watching him design and build furniture, and helping wherever he could.  His father, the late contemporary furniture designer and sculptor Paul Evans had trained at Cranbrook Academy of Art and Rochester Institute of Technology.  Keith studied engineering at Lehigh University for two years only to find that he enjoyed the experimental side of engineering more than the traditional side.  During summers Keith worked in the factory with his father and in the early 1980’s the two combined their design and engineering talents to produce “James Bond” style: electro-mechanical furniture and wall units. 

The original pieces had doors that “zoomed” back into hidden pockets, tops that opened “like a B-52 bomber” to expose lighting components, cabinets that dropped down from the ceiling, televisions that glided in and out.  Nothing was beyond the scope of their combined imaginations, and theirs was among the first electronic furniture. 

The doors to Zoom Manufacturing Corporation were opened in Canonsburg in 1993.  Keith is a designer who has been greatly influenced by the mid-century design of Paul Evans.  Keith prefers the straight, elegant lines of contemporary design but customers looking for the quality of custom made furniture come from all venues and he has designed cabinetry from sleek contemporary laminates to old world ornate, hand carved wood with 12 coats of lacquered finish.

Zoom Corporation also works closely with many local designers/decorators who are looking for that one of a kind piece of furniture, fireplace surround, newel post or an entire kitchen or bath.

When Zoom Corporation says that Keith takes the product from beginning to end – they mean it.  Keith designs (or collaborates with a designer/Decorator), engineers, builds (with the help of a shop foreman), installs and services the product.  He is religiously on the job site, even if he is using a subcontractor – he is there to oversee them.  It is his name on the product and he wants to make sure that the customer is getting the best product and service possible.

Jason

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Jason Shirey Is A 2009 Graduate Of The Center For Turning And Furniture Design At Indiana University Of Pennsylvania With A Bachelor Of Fine Arts, Studio Art Degree With An Emphasis On Woodworking And Furniture Design.

His Work Has Been Featured In Numerous Shows.  Jason Received A Best In Show At Emerging Visions In York, PA And An Honorable Mention From “The Green In Design” In Indiana, PA.  He Has Also Participated In An Object In Motion, Sewickley, PA; Regeneration: Fine Woodworkers Under 30 At The Center For Furniture Craftmanship In Rockport, MN.  Jason’s Work Has Been Displayed At Grade A, Fe Gallery In Pittsburgh And The Adirondack Chair III; Transformation – Reinvention At Society For Contemporary Craft In Pittsburgh. 

Working Professionally Since Graduation Jason Is The Shop Foreman At Zoom Corporation.   He Manages The Jobs In The Shop And Makes Sure That All Products Going Out The Door Are Completed To Our High Standards. He Will Also Be Seen On The Job Installing The Product That He Has Built.

Jason’s Astute Attention To Detail Make Him An Asset To Zoom Corporation.  He Approaches A Project With A Fearlessness That Enables Him To Complete Each Job Above And Beyond The Customer’s Expectations.

As An Accomplished “Sketch-Up/Cad” Designer, Jason Brings Zoom Corporation Into The 20th Century.