The story of Black Creek Enterprises begins in July of 2004 when Kurtis Martin and his wife of 2 years purchased a little log house on 10 acres in Liberty, Pa bordered on the west side by Black’s Creek. Plans were to build a shop on the property and move their existing furniture manufacturing business from Lancaster County, Pa to the new location in Tioga County. After several years of planning and building, the new shop opened for business in July of 2006. The new name…..Black Creek Enterprises. But the sailing wasn’t all smooth for the young entrepreneurs; with the Great Recession descending on the nation, the demand for solid hardwood furniture plummeted. Kurtis and Jewel quickly realized that in order to survive the tough economy, they would have to diversify. After seeking direction from God and some close friends, they felt like the door was opening to diversify into the construction industry. Initially, a line of prebuilt sheds and gazebos was introduced. Soon after, Black Creek started building log sided hunting camps and cabins. As time progressed, the “rustic” hunting cabins evolved into fully finished homes. Currently, Black Creek offers a full line of storage sheds and gazebos and lawn furniture, and they custom build anything from rustic hunting cabins to energy efficient, full time residences. And, of course, they still build quality, hardwood furniture from all the native wood species, red oak, cherry, and maple.
We realize that “Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it” Psalm 127:1, and want to give all the glory to God for any success we experience. We also want to thank our dedicated team of employees for all the hard work they put into the business. Without their hard work and dedication, it would never be possible to be where we are today.
To our customers: our business goal is to “Exceed Your Expectations” in every way. We invite you to give us a call or stop by and we look forward to working with you. We are confident you will find out as many customers before you have; that doing business with Black Creek is a pleasure. Thank-you for visiting our site.
Kurtis and Jewel Martin