The Kaswell Family Work Trip

Last month, my family traveled to Chicago and Wisconsin and our visits included Kaswell projects. Here are the highlights: Wood Paver Alley Renovated with our Black Locust Blocks in 2011, this wood-paved street looks great despite the snow, rain and winds of Chicago weather! Set in the Astor Street Historical Landmark District, the approx. 5,000 sq ft … Continued

Seward Park High School, NYC

While I was in NYC for business, I stopped by Seward Park High School. When Seward Park’s new building in lower Manhattan was built in 1929 they installed an end grain wood block floor for the school’s gymnasium area which was not so uncommon in those days for sports flooring. Last year, funds from the NY School … Continued

Amherst College, Amherst, MA

On July 21, I visited the Powerhouse Project on the campus of Amherst College, Amherst, MA. The project, designed by Bruner Cott, Architects in Boston, MA, is a conversion of a very old brick structure that once housed several generators for electrical services for the campus. The building is being converted  to a new student … Continued

Organic Avenue NYC

I had the pleasure of reviewing our flooring at the Organic Avenue (OA) stores with Chad or Architecture Outfit. OA has been using our micro line engineered fumed oak in several of their new store locations in NYC. I was very pleased with the performance and how nicely our material fits into the overall design … Continued

Room&Board Boston

We recently had a first glimpse of the new Room&Board showroom Boston. Our end grain fir strip block flooring is installed throughout most of the store. While visiting, both Norman and myself were able to watch some installing, sanding, and finishing of the end grain floors. I want to thank Mr. Steve Becht of The Becht Corp. for taking the time … Continued

Retail Store NYC

While in NYC for sales meetings I stopped into a new retail store installation on 5th Ave. Our engineered pre-finished oak end grain was installed throughout the store. The client chose an ebony WOCA oil finish for the retail flooring. After speaking with both the store manager and some customers it seems everyone is very taken with … Continued

World Trade Center

I was in NYC three weeks ago and the nice people at Lend Lease gave me a private tour of theWTC Memorial Pavilion. The museum area is off limits for any photography but I was able to get some pictures of our edge grain flooring installed in the pavilion both in a congregating theater room, lobby, … Continued

World Trade Center Museum, New York, NY

One small step at the World Trade Center Museum, One giant step for Kaswell Flooring Systems. We had known for several years, one of our products was to be installed at the WTC Pavilion. We had shipped the material not long ago, but it wasn’t until last week when I visited Ground Zero, that it became a reality … Continued


I recently returned from a trip to Normandy including Omaha Beach and Caen, France. Our end grain Iroko block flooring was chosen for a WWII Nazi Bunker project, and I was requested to assist with the installation. The CAEN Museum (, established in 1988 is regarded as the best World War II museum in France. … Continued