About Sheldon Myeroff & Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture
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 his 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 received formal training in furniture making and worked alongside a highly respected woodworking mentor.
In 2013, he resolved that when he retired from his recruiting business in five years, he would start making furniture on a regular basis. In the meantime, 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, in 2015, he formed his new company, “Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture”, named after the beautiful wooded area in which he lives. When he retired in October 2017, Sheldon didn’t slow down. Instead, he put his foot on the pedal and the business took off.
The business quickly outgrew his 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, and invited customers to view the woodworking process firsthand and even take part in the process. He also built a showroom and design studio in the front of the building so that interested customers could see examples of his work and discuss their next project.
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 became Shop Foreman and VP Operations at CVCF. The company experienced over 110% that year, and when 2019 rolled in, Sheldon made some moves to accommodate the increased workload. He named Zach a Partner and promoted veteran furniture maker Ed Johnson to Company Administrator.
Today, Sheldon keeps a staff of about six veteran woodworkers. He specializes in rustic and live furniture that includes dining tables, coffee tables, rustic and modern barn doors, ergonomic standing/sitting desks, dressers, credenzas – whatever a customer wants…just the way they want it!