Company History


Paul White founded Custom Stairs & Trim, Ltd. in 1985.

Originally from London, England, Paul learned his skills as an apprentice under two very renowned cabinet makers, who taught him to repair, restore, and even reproduce authenticated antiques. In 1978, Paul immigrated to the United States, settling in Pensacola, Florida. He found that several of the techniques needed to create circular stairs were similar to those required when working with priceless antiques.

Seven years later, Paul found his niche, building exquisite, customized circular stairs, which is still the forte of the company today.

In 1991, his sister, Becky Cordes, joined him as a partner in the company to handle marketing and operations; the company had grown considerably. In 1995, their brother, Ty Havard, came on board to handle the ever-increasing sales in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and now Texas.

Currently, there are over 10 employees, some of whom have been with Paul from the beginning, learning the skills which he brought with him from England. All of them are highly skilled and truly talented.

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