|Shadowhill has been putting the finishing touches on
homes and businesses in Dayton, Cincinnati and the
Miami Valley for 15 years. Driven by the craftsmanship
of Richard Wallis, an artisan with 23 years of
experience, with a tradition of woodworking that dates
to 1859 when his German ancestors settled in the
Miami Valley. The story of his great-great grandfather,
who walked from Maryland, an actual Journeyman, has
been passed from generation to generation. His
grandfather, who was a farmer and a semi-pro golfer,
once made a set of golf clubs and a display cabinet to
house them that was placed in the White House for
president Warren Harding.
Richard began accumulating experience after
completing six years of active service in the U.S.Navy.
He began working with wood,continuing an interest
that began as a hobby in the foothills outside of Santa
After moving back to Dayton in 1987, he worked for six
and a half years at Taylor Brothers Architectural
Antiques. Working under the direction of Glen Taylor
he gained an in depth knowledge of modern as well as
turn of the century woodworking techniques as
Dayton's renovation of historical districts reached it's
peak. Taylor Brothers, which soon became 3rd Street
Workshop, has also done a large amount of work in
some of the regions premiere homes including 4
Homearamas, Tara Falls West and some of the first, as
well as current, developments in the Springboro region.
Shadowhill was opened it's doors in 1996. Having
gone from practicing a craft in a spare room at home
we are now operating in a facility of 6,000 square feet in
the historic Linden-Davis building.
Continuing a family tradition, coupled with a
determination to do only the best work possible has
made Shadowhill one of the regions foremost custom
At Shadowhill, we have the expertise and flexibility to
do work that ranges from small, one of a kind pieces to
entire room systems. We are able to provide limited
production runs as well.