Kitchen made by the Jacksonville, Fla., company for a new housing development.
Antique & Modern sees a stronger second quarter after a weak first quarter.
were having before we bought it. The front
Looking at costs
end labeling option is also a great feature
that eliminates human error and labor.”
Antique & Modern’s 25 employees
work in a 40,000-square-foot shop in
Jacksonville. Finishing, both stain and
paint, is also offered there.
Patterson says the company survived
the economic downturn by looking at
costs all over the plant. “We did other
upgrades, like lighting that is more energy efficient,” he says.
Patterson says that business was
looking good a few months earlier, then
slowed down. He expects a slow 2012
first quarter, but is seeing tenant buildouts
and jobs being bid that would suggest
a stronger second quarter. Finance and
medical are still looking strong for later
this year, and the company is picking up
some business from private firms building
out. “Right now, we want keep our prices
competitive and get more efficient to
hang around until the economy turns,”
he says. ❮