Makers of Award-winning Fine and Rustic Furniture

About Norseman: Testimonials

Over the past 20 years, we at Norseman Designs West have developed a reputation based on high quality furniture making and client-focused relationships. Below, read a sampling of customer testimonials from those who have worked with our artists to design custom pieces and have received deliveries.

Gallis works with interior designers, architects and contractors. He attracts business through word-of-mouth and a limited amount of advertising. His work usually ends up in large ranches, guest resorts, and with people who want to acquire one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture. Gallis receives the most enjoyment when he is able to work with the end user.

"You kind of develop a friendship. We exchange Christmas cards and it's just a real nice extended family. And then people come back and say, 'I got the desk and now I need a chair.' It's a real investment ..." Woodshop News

I just got delivery of the desk, chair, cabinet, etc. I would like to thank you very much. ALL are wonderful pieces. I am very glad I ordered them. George Houndas, Athens, Greece

Pat and I wish that we could be at the ranch to thank you in person for all your fine work in helping to make our house a home. The result has been wonderful!

We have truly enjoyed our association with you and "the boys". It has been a sincere pleasure to work with you all in the design and production of the works of art that some might call furniture. I can't really think of the proper word to describe it.

Your work will be a lasting memory for us. We will think of you, Tim and Mike every time we lay eyes on your works of art. Hopefully, we can find another project for you to work on. It would be fun! Thanks again. Paul Shirley, Two Feather Ranch, Darby, Mont.

John, attached is a photo of your wonderful cabinet. We are really enjoying it and love showing it off. Chuck Walker, Cody, Wyo.

I had your pieces delivered to my clients' home in Windham yesterday and I have to tell you I am beyond impressed with your work. The craftsmanship of your furniture is so beautiful and more than I ever expected. Thank you again for providing me with these works of art; my clients are very happy. I need a shelving cabinet in my own powder room and I will email you dimensions and a picture of the room next week. I would love for you to create something special for this piece as it is in a very beautiful space. Gregory Gonzales, G.G. Interiors, Inc., New York

We all LOVE the pieces that you created. The ladies at Guest Services were also raving about your work. The buffet is exquisite, perfect, gorgeous, and so is the love seat!! Thank you soooo much. Anna Zakroff, Jackson Hole, Wyo.

After living with my gorgeous fly tying desk now for several years, I thought it was about time to formally thank you for the piece. As I stand gazing at its features and the wonderful wood, I remember all of the "napkin" drawings that you sent me during the design process. It took a while for us to collaborate on just what I needed in the desk, but as your awards prove, you absolutely nailed it. With all of those gorgeous spalted maple drawers, the cedar lining in the large drawers, the roll top, the solid walnut desk top and on and on, you created a piece of art, NOT merely a desk. Everyone who sees it is in awe of the craftsmanship! And your attention to detail in using these three types of wood is true genius. One can stand for a long time appreciating all of nature's gifts and your use of them, and I do!

What people can't see is the friendship that spawned out of this collaboration. To say nothing of the fact that I've had you build four other pieces for our home. Thanks again to you and your staff and congratulations on your new facility. We hope to come to Cody for a visit in the near future. Best wishes to you, Tim, Mike, Ian, and of course Eric. Warmest Regards, Jim Stone, Bozeman, Mont.

This is to thank you for the wonderful pieces of furniture you built for us. Please use our name and number if we can help promote your artistry and unique creations.

Ours was a difficult project, but you were able to work in several mediums to create pieces of beauty, meaning and significance; specifically, metal sculpture, barn wood from our 150 year old Heritage Farm, leather, American black walnut, cedar and juniper. Your association with Sam Maloof sealed the deal for us. You are able to accept input, which is not always easy for an artist, and work towards a very satisfying solution for all.

Again, our sincere appreciation for creating these beautiful pieces for us. Our paths will cross again. Sincerely, Shirley and Craig Paugh

Hey John! I was going through some pictures and thought I'd send some your way. Everything you did just came out so wonderful. We are very happy and grateful that you had a part in creating our home. And we are also fortunate to have you as our friend also. Thank you. Lance and Jacki Miner

The furniture was delivered today. The pieces are outstanding and worth the wait. Thank you again for all the beautiful work. Battina, Incline Village, Nev.

Thank you for the work you put into my tables. They far surpassed my expectations. You did an excellent job. Roger Wait, Ill.

We received the chair yesterday afternoon. We really like the overall look and feel of the chair. The wood is really pretty and the leather is soft. The colors go really well with our room. We're very happy with our chair. It's been a pleasure to work with you and will let all our friends know about your wonderful craftsmanship and efficient business style. Thank you so very much. Janice Campbell

I had the opportunity to visit your shop on my recent trip to Cody. Your son Ian showed me around and I was more than impressed with the work you and your crew produce. I would also like to thank your son for taking time out of his day to show me around. I will hopefully be able to take your chair class this fall. I would also like to thank you for your encouragement for my own furniture. Thanks again, Jeremy Conklin

Everything came out perfect! Your work and service are outstanding. I am the proud owner of several pieces of fine art that will double as furniture. The computer fit fine. I am up and running. David A. Weintraub, P.A., Plantation, Fla.

Hi John. The table was just delivered & it is safely ensconced in my garage until my husband gets home to help move it inside. Thanks for doing such a great packing job–it was in pristine condition. And thanks for making such an amazingly gorgeous table & so quickly! It is truly beautiful & I know that our entire family will enjoy it for years to come. You are an artist. It was wonderful working with you. Kimberly Gomelsky

The pieces are beautiful! I especially appreciate that you were done timely and kept me informed on the progress without me having to ask. You definitely have the advantage on your competition. If you ever need a reference let me know. I'm happy to provide rave review from all aspects of the experience. Scott Maybee

Just got home yesterday. Table is over the top. All ranch hands are talking about it. Well worth the wait. Will be in my family for generations to come. Thanks! John R. Alm

I walked into the house Thursday evening upon my return and went straight to the new mantle. It is fantastic. It was all I had hoped for and more. My family and others close to me got pictures of the mantle, lights on, some lights on and various angles. I am very very pleased and the mantle does indeed draw your complete attention when you enter the room. The mantle with the art print above and only the three cans that light both in the darkness is very cool, very special. Wonderful. Thanks very much. Next stop is the bannister. The two pieces together each in a different room, will be a great tie and statement to the entire western side of the house. Brian Monteith, Cody, Wyo.