Frank Pollaro will speak in a fireside chat to EO New Jersey members at 3 p.m. April 7 (add to calendar) at Pollaro Homemade Furniture (1100 Lousons Road, Union, NJ). Pollaro is a master furniture maker whose company (a small business of about 40 people) is in Union, N.J. He has built his company from the ground up (with no formal woodworking education) to be one of the world’s best.
His clients include the rich and famous, such as David Geffen, Brad Pitt, Tiffany and Co., Terry Semel (CEO of Yahoo), Larry Ellison and Steinway and Sons. He is creating a custom $2 million piano for Steinway to celebrate the creation of their 600,000th piano, and it will tour the world when completed. He has also formed a furniture company with Brad Pitt called Pitt & Pollaro.
His passion and story are quite compelling. He has offered to open his shop for a tour and discussion of his business (and challenges) and journey from unknown to be among, if not the best furniture makers, in the world.
Unlike those interested in building companies to sell, Pollaro is interested in continuing his journey to create world class furniture while finding ways to leverage his unique skills, talents and rare wood inventory to grow his business.
Frank is a down-to-earth guy with great passion for his craft that is inspiring to say the least. Seeing his furniture and hearing his stories is an unusual treat–especially since his client list is a who’s who of Hollywood and business.