A measure of Martin Goebel’s business success is the number of trees his company consumes.
“This year we’ll harvest about 50 trees,” he said. “Last year we harvested 10.”
The figures are key to Goebel, whose Goebel & Co. designs and builds beds, tables, chairs and other furniture of walnut, cherry and other locally sourced hardwoods.
Goebel, 31, has ambitions for his two-year-old firm. He is moving the company more toward design and production of commercial furniture and recently earned his biggest order: 40 knotty pine tables and benches to accommodate beer drinkers at the Urban Chestnut brewery under construction on Manchester Avenue.