Lyle J. Gascho began his woodworking career in a small furniture shop in northern Indiana. There he worked with Amish and Mennonite craftsmen and learned the techniques and methods of furniture making.
After learning the furniture making trade, Lyle returned to the family farm where he remodeled the farm shed and chicken house to be used for producing furniture.
In addition to his facilities on the farm, Lyle is also networked with other small, independently owned shops, primarily Amish and Mennonite, located in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and his home state of Michigan. Each shop specializes in handcrafting a particular furniture item, which together make up the entire Gascho Furniture product line. All these products from the sub-shops are then brought back to Lyle’s shop to be finished.
Strong commitments to faith and family remain very important in maintaining the foundational values that have gone into the Gascho product line. It is the mission of the L.J. Gascho Furniture Company to continue to produce high quality furniture that will become heirlooms to be passed on from generation to generation.