In the 1970’s, Sheldon Myeroff founded Direct Recruiters, Inc., a highly successful executive search company in Cleveland, Ohio. However, at the end of a hard workday, his attention turned to his real passion – furniture making. At first, his biggest fans and clients were his family, who asked for special wood projects on a regular basis. Sheldon obliged, of course. Then friends got into the act. To accommodate the workload and produce high quality wood furniture products, Sheldon built a full woodworking shop in the basement of his Chagrin Falls, Ohio home. He also he received formal training in furniture making and worked alongside a highly respected woodworking mentor.

The original CVCF workshop based in Sheldon Myeroff’s home, which existed until 2017

In 2013, he decided that when he retired from his recruiting business in five years, he would start making furniture on a regular basis. But word got around about Sheldon’s special talent for making truly unique pieces of furniture that were made to order for each customer’s likes and space.

His workshop grew. He had to recruit skilled woodworkers to help with his projects. And he dubbed his new endeavor, “Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture”, after the beautiful wooded area in which Sheldon lives. When he retired in 2018, Sheldon didn’t slow down. Instead, he put his foot on the pedal and the business took off. He wasn’t just getting custom furniture requests from his friends, family, and neighbors, he was getting inquiries from as far away as Barrow, Alaska!

The business quickly outgrew the basement workshop and Sheldon purchased space in an industrial park in Warrensville, Heights, Ohio. He set up a state-of-the-art woodworking shop with every piece of equipment imaginable and a safe spray room. He also built a showroom and design studio in the front of the building, so that interested customers could view the woodworking process firsthand and even take part in the process.

Zach Schulte, VP of Operations and shop foreman for CVCF.

Today, Sheldon keeps a staff of about six veteran woodworkers. In 2018, he summoned one of his former craftsmen, Zach Schulte, to come back from Oregon where he was doing home restoration and carpentry. Zach is now Shop Foreman and VP Operations at CVCF. In 2019, as more orders started pouring in from restaurants and other hospitality industry firms in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, CVCF expanded it’s product offering to include restaurant and bar furniture as well as any other commercial contract furniture.

We are continuing to write more chapters into the Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture company history books. If you  are interested in custom built wood and metal furniture design and manufacturing services give us a call. Our solid wood custom built furniture is proudly handmade in the USA.

In just one year’s time, Sheldon went from President of Direct Recruiters to Founder, President and CFM (Chief Furniture Maker) of one of the country’s premier custom furniture companies. He loves what he does, and it shows in every piece of furniture he makes!

How to Get Started

You can submit your custom furniture design and get a price for fabrication and assemblyIf you’re interested in learning more about CVCF, or to order or purchase unique custom furniture, here’s how to get started: