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For 73 years, Nucraft has worked with customers to create inspiring conference rooms, private offices, and training spaces. Every day, Nucraft serves customers with imaginative solutions that integrate technology and furniture in new and inventive ways.

Founded in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1944 by George W. Schad, Nucraft's early days were built upon an idea to craft solid walnut Chippendale office accessories, such as coat racks, letter trays, and wastepaper baskets. These served as a complement to elegant office desks from manufacturers such as Stow Davis.

1944

In the 1960s and 1970s George's son, George Jr., led the company and expanded into occasional tables, bookcases and desks. The company's growth rates were consistent, driven largely by US government clients.

1960

Tim Schad joined his father, George Jr., in business in 1979 and made the strategic decision to expand aggressively into a complete set of products that could completely furnish the rapidly growing category of conference rooms, combined with a strong capability of producing custom solutions. This resulted in strong growth and business success.

1979

During the 21st century, Bob Bockheim set into motion a new path of design excellence. Recognizing that interior designers and contract dealers were driving more of the decisions, Bob engaged top industrial design talent to help expand the product line and incorporate advanced technology solutions. Included in that was a decision to create premium casegoods and private office solutions.

2000

In 2014, the Schad brothers of Matt and Brandon assumed leadership roles in the company. Recognizing a need to build upon the exceptional foundation of those before them, they are driving Nucraft to remain a leader in meeting space furniture and private office solutions.

2014 - Present