Rockwell man’s woodworking business takes flight

Peter St. Germain, Owner Of Rough Cut Wood Working, Makes Artisan Wood Crafts By Hand. He’s Been In The Carpentry Business His Whole Life. Submitted Photos

Milton Berle once said that if opportunity doesn’t knock, one simply needs to build a door, and that’s exactly what one Rockwell man did, literally.

“It started as just a side job,” said Peter St. Germain, owner of Rough Cut Woodworking, “but it took off quick and I really wasn’t expecting it to. So I quit my other jobs and took this on full time.”

St. Germain, a St. Paul native, has travelled far and wide, but has since settled in the Rockwell area for nearly two decades. What started as a seed of carpentry talent has blossomed into a full-scale business in a three-year whirlwind.

Rough Cut Woodworking began with just a handful of customers. Now, St. Germain serves over 1500 people in 13 different states.

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