Last week, Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C-Batavia) visited Orleans Millworks (OM) to tour their facilities and meet with owner Karl Driesel. Orleans Millworks was founded in Kendall, New York, in 2016 and has three full-time and three part-time employees. The company uses industry-leading and cutting-edge manufacturing equipment to take on numerous projects throughout the region. These projects include the iconic East Garden Pergola at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, interior moldings at the Orleans County Courthouse and renovations to the Student Union at SUNY Geneseo.
OM's warehouse has stocked over 120,000 feet of lumber and has supplied over 2.5 million feet of trim since 2019. The company has experienced excellent growth over the last few years and has expanded its operations, including a new warehouse expansion in 2020. Owner Karl Driesel is a 2005 Graduate of Kendall High School and a 2009 graduate of Morrisville State College. Karl lives in Kent with his wife, Rachel, and sons Joseph and Luke.
“I was excited to visit Orleans Millworks, an unbelievably successful and innovative business that has done so much to make our community a better place to live,” said Hawley. “The owner, Karl Driesel, is a “homegrown boy” and is a great example of someone who is living out the entrepreneurial spirit and the American dream. I want to congratulate Karl and the entire team at Orleans Millworks for their success and impact on the region.”