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!