about us

history

What began as a side hobby, has grown to a full fledged company. Chris began woodworking in 2014 with the intent of making gifts for family and friends. One project led to another, and in 2015 he officially started “Areté Woodworking” as a nights and weekend part-time business.

In 2017 he decided to go all in, leaving behind a career in strength and conditioning to pursue the endeavor of owning and operating the business full time. Furniture was the main focus in the beginning, and as his portfolio grew so did the jobs! He added decorative concrete and custom cabinetry to the mix in 2020, upon which the company grew to “Areté Wood & Concrete”. In early 2021 he hired his first employee, and now the company continues to grow as we continue to add team members!

vision

Our vision is to capture the essence of Areté – we strive to pursue excellence in all aspects of what we do. In that pursuit, we are constantly learning and growing as craftsmen and business owners. Our goal at Areté is to be a company that does its best to take care of its employees, that is known for its honesty and integrity, and that supports our community, giving back when and where we can. We try to be respectful of our resources and operate in a way that is sustainable and kind to our environment.

who we are

Native Oregonians Chris and Rachel live in Corvallis, OR with their two young boys. They love playing with their kids, spending time with family and friends, a good cup of black coffee, the cold winter air, walks in downtown Corvallis, campfires, riding bikes, the Willamette River in the summer, fishing, and exercise!

meet the team

chris roth
mark andrews
drew