Aaron Cunningham

Owner, Designer, Woodworker, Welder, Maker

My name is Aaron Cunningham. I was born in Anchorage Alaska but grew up in Port Orchard, WA. Growing up I played sports and did stupid things. When I was younger baseball was my passion. I continued to pursue my love of baseball after high school. I went to play ball at a community college just outside of Seattle, WA. Busted my butt and ended up getting drafted in the 6th round by the Chicago White Sox in the 2005 MLB players draft. From there I ended up playing for 7 teams and was able to live out a dream of playing baseball for 10 years professionally. One of the best things that happened in my career was meeting my wife Samantha while playing for the Cleveland Indians in 2012. Samantha was a Cavs girl at the time so I was a bit smitten by her 😉 . Long story short, she ended up being my soulmate and now we live back in Cleveland where she grew up. After baseball I had no clue what to do with my life. I ended up going through some tough mental battles. Mental illness took over and put me in a place where life honestly meant nothing to me. Thankfully I had a solid support system behind me to help me get out of my own head and push me to get off my ass and make something happen. So I started trying to find meaning again in my life. I needed to find something to be passionate about. I have always followed passion. Baseball was my life. When that was gone, I then no longer knew who I was. I started messing around with remodel projects at our home. I had never built anything in my life. I really started to enjoy making things look better. That all grew in to me being more ambitious where I started making things for our home. I then started to feel mentally clear because I began to feel passionate about something again. I am so thankful to say that within 3 years, I have been able to turn my tough times with my mental illness and doubt into a business that I am so damn proud of. I am more me today than I was when I was playing baseball. Through the ups and downs of life, I found myself. The main reason I was able to find myself is because of you guys. You all gave me confirmation that I was on the right path. Thank you all for your continued support. You have saved my life.