Episode 76 Show Notes
The furniture industry is filled with family businesses. But what happens when one of our amazing colleagues passes? Evan Lagueruela and I are talking about the transition of his family business, Trinity Furniture.
Evan and I met at Spring Breakout. I was fascinated by the story of his family business and asked if he’d be willing to come on the podcast. Instead he recommended that his dad join me. We had a wonderful discovery call but before we could actually sit down and record for the show, Mr. Lagueruela passed away from cancer.
Rather than let their story go untold, Evan took to the mic to share his family’s story and let us know how Trinity Furniture is evolving with the changes.
Listen as Evan shares the direction of the company, how they’re making waves in the renewables space, and what they’re doing to combat their image as traditional furniture makers. I know I say it often, but this truly was a powerful conversation that you won’t want to miss.
In this episode:
[02:20] Welcome to the show, Evan!
[04:40] He shares his background and his role with Trinity Furniture today.
[05:34] He talks about when he came back to the family business.
[07:22] Listen as Evan shares a story about his father’s journey from Cuba to the United States.
[10:57] He discusses how his father got into the furniture business.
[12:36] With $1000 they started Trinity Furniture in 1984.
[14:08] Evan speaks about the first piece of furniture they made.
[17:19] He shares what he believes was the pivotal moment his father had that boosted Trinity Furniture to where they are today.
[19:45] He talks about the Facelift product and the success they’ve had with this renewable product.
[23:42] Listen as Evan discusses the steps that led to him taking over the family business.
[27:50] He shares where the company is going in the future.
[30:00] He speaks about the legacy collection that they are still producing.
[31:47] He talks about the vision he has for Trinity in the next 5 to 10 years.
[34:30] Trinity Furniture leads by example and remains made in America with all American parts.
[35:30] He gives us a glimpse into the new product development Trinity is working on.
[38:50] “There is so much to be said about the power of small businesses.”
[40:41] Thank you for being on the show!
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