The Gonzalez family legacy begins in the Dominican Republic,
where for generations, the Gonzalez family honed their craft as master carvers and sculpters incorporating beautifully intricate designs into the most ordinary of items making them truly one of a kind masterpieces.
Since childhood, Antonio has held the finest quality woods in his hands and from his teen years has been learning to craft those woods into works of art.
At his father's side, Antonio learned the art of fine sculpture and carving work. Antonio's father, Arturo Gonzalez, was truly a master carver and sculptor...his masterpieces have adorned the Presidential Palace of the Dominican Republic as well as many of the finest homes and estates in that country. Gonzalez Woodworks, is the life work of Antonio Gonzalez.
Since moving to the United States over 20 years ago, Antonio has continued the family tradition of master craftsmanship. He lived and worked in New York City. Antonio made one of a kind, hand carved frames for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and private collectors. In essence, he created masterpieces to frame other masterpieces. His workmanship has framed many of the finest recognized pieces of art as they hung in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Since settling in to Fayetteville, North Carolina over 15 years ago, he has worked along side Bill Zimmerman... one of Fayetteville's best known craftsman... and expanded his repetoire to include cabinet making and joinery, as well as exquisite custom and reproduction millwork and artistic commercial applications.
In the footsteps of his father, Antonio's work can be seen in some of the finest homes in Fayetteville and Raleigh. His historical restoration work can be seen throughout Fayetteville's historic homes and businesses.