Ray Stewart is a recognized Master Cabinet Maker who continues that skill by hand crafting Purrfectrends™ Cat Furniture which has been shipped to Felines and their Humans all across the USA.
As a 16 year old apprentice in the late 60’s with a growing custom cabinet shop in Northwest Arkansas that continued through college, he completed many projects assigned him with high compliments! Working with wood was in his blood. His Grandfather Stewart had been the manager of a lumber yard for many years before retirement.
Realizing a future in either furniture making or cabinetry he majored in Industrial Arts at the University of Arkansas. At graduation he was hired as an industrial Arts teacher at Springdale Arkansas High School. After 6 years he saw an opportunity in the custom home building market along with large custom projects in both residential and commercial applications over the next 25 years. With the growth in population due to corporate headquarters of Walmart in Bentonville to the north, J. B. Hunt Transport and Beaver Lake to the East, Tyson’s in Springdale, U of A just South and XNA (regional airport) to the West presented major cabinetry clients throughout the area.
"Hi Dan, I’ve had my PurrfecTrends Tree for 2 years (since 2013.) My cats Herimone and Hagrid love it . . . (my daughter is a Harry Potter fan) Thank you! It is very well made and attractive. Hagrid hides in the Beddy Box when he has misbehaved. It looks as good as the day I received it & was very easy to put together! Well worth the money!" - Nancy R. in Brooklyn, NY