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About Us


Welcome to our website.

Founded in 1997, we pride ourselves in quality, creativity, collaboration, and dependability. Our team’s goal is to create your one-of-a-kind piece and/or multi-quantity production pieces to meet your expectations for aesthetics, quality, features, and timing. Our expert team consistently strides to provide superior service resulting in the successful completion of your project(s).

The Crea Woodworking team engages clients with a personalized experience through design collaboration, defining business requirements and finally manufacturing the desired product. This approach provides a professional level of service and dependability that is key to client’s expectations. So, if you have a project or vision that you would like to bring to life, we would love to help you achieve it.

“Our team is proud of each custom-made piece. We pride ourselves with the Crea tradition of longstanding quality, business relationships and collaborative work with top designers, architects, design firms, and interior decorators
to create fine original furniture.” – Scott Crea, President.

Thank you for taking the time to get to learn about our company.

Our Story

Crea Woodworking, LLC. Is owned and operated by Scott Crea and Rich Sowa. Together, we combine creative and quality manufacturing skills along with fostering professional and collaborative business relationships.

Scott Crea found his own passion for millwork and fine woodworking as he apprenticed for his grandfather, Frank Crea. Frank enjoyed success in Chicago where his fine woodwork shop became recognized for its finely crafted grandfather clocks.  To perfect his craft, Scott studied interior design at Columbia College in Chicago.  From there, he went on to work as a designer for a prestigious firm. All along, he yearned for an outlet for his creative expression.  This led him to open Crea Woodworking in 1997. Scott has shared his expertise with clients for over 25 years.

Rich Sowa’s background is in marketing and business operations. Rich received a B.S. in Marketing and Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His experience provided solutions to B-to-B and B-to-C customers. Working for companies like OfficeMax, Boise Office Solutions, Nandorf, Inc and Savers, he has supported small, medium and Fortune 500 companies. To pursue his entrepreneurial drive, he started Marketing of Things, LLC. providing product marketing solutions to clients. Scott hired Marketing of Things to create and execute Crea Woodworking’s marketing strategy. After working well together and achieving milestones, Scott asked Rich to join Crea Woodworking.