What Sets Us Apart

Our designs are made in America! We refuse to manufacture abroad to cut costs.

Each piece is meticulously crafted, using a mix of old world craftsmanship and modern technology.

Unique custom tailoring to seamlessly harmonize with the personal needs of individual owners.

We plant at least ten trees for every one we’re responsible for cutting down to make our products.

Our team has a combined 125+ years metal work experience and 100+ years woodworking experience!

We seek out supplies and parts that are made in America, like steel and hardware.

Our quality is second to none. We build industrial grade furniture, a step above commercial, a leap above residential!

Steel scraps and sawdust are recycled or reused avoiding the landfill.
Our Master Craftsman train Apprentices in the old world ways.

Greg Bio

 

 

Greg Hankerson, Co-Owner

Greg is a Phoenix native. He had a seemingly normal childhood where he grew up working in the family investment banking business. At the age of 19 though, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor which was growing slowly and causing seizures. At 22, he had it removed. The operation was successful, but paralyzed one of his legs. Fortunately through physical therapy, he learned how to walk again. This experience gave him a zest for life and left him searching for the meaning of it all.

In his mid 30s, he quit the family business, even though he was slated to take it over. Money had little meaning in his life, it was more about finding a purpose. He started his own internet business, but it wasn’t until his wife Sim needed a patio table, did his purpose take form. The couple went from a backyard hobby to 20,000 square feet of warehouse in 2 years. Then on to 65,000 square feet currently with 20+ employees.

His purpose became clear:

To take care of employees / customers and treat them with the highest respect

To build the highest quality vintage industrial style furniture

To connect and build deep relationships with employees

To make a positive impact on the earth

To set design trends

To inspire

Sim Bio

 

 

Sim Hankerson, Co-Owner

Sim was born in Laos during the tail end of the Vietnam war. For fear of their life, her family fled the country into Thailand, spent some time in a refuge camp, and later immigrated to Minnesota. She started life in the US very poor, but was able to save enough money to attend the Aveda Institute. She prospered and became an apprentice for one of the top hair stylists in the world, Antoinette Beenders. She went on her own and styled hair in NYC and London for some of the top fashion brands and models in the world.

She developed carpal tunnel and quit doing hair. While visiting her sister in Phoenix, she met Greg, and they fell in love.  When their new business began to take off, she took charge and organized it, and soon nurtured it like a mother. She used to work as a recruiter and understood company culture and peoples feelings on an intuitive level. Sim made Vintage not only a highly desirable place to work where you are appreciated, she molded Greg’s design into what they are today. She’s not just a Co-Owner, she’s the CEO, CFO and Creative Director. But she’s not one for fancy titles.

This company started in the garage as a passionate hobby and soon bloomed into something much more. We’ve had our fair share of struggles but have prevailed and now know our path. Build furniture that we love with a design and materials that can last centuries so it can be passed down from one generation to the next. Run the company with a conscience, like a nurturing family, and treat employees and clients like we want to be treated. Be ambitious, do things very differently than corporate America, it’s not about getting rich. It’s about waking up everyday, doing something you are passionate about, and improving yourself and the world a little. Don’t follow the trends, set them.

You can read more about us on our Blog and Press sections, or give us a call and we can chat.

125
Years Of Metal Work Experience
100
Years Of Wood Working Experience
65000
Square Foot Shop
25
Passionate Employees