Mark Hall Cabinetry – Columbia

(Where are they now?)

  • Published: Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

We wrote about Mark Hall Cabinetry in 2013. Owned by husband and wife Mark and Stephanie Hall, the firm has created thousands of custom cabinets, entertainment centers, office pieces, bookcases, bars and furniture pieces since 1995.

The Halls recently purchased a new building; secured a large loan, as celebrated in this Columbia Business Times ad; increased annual sales to nearly $1.4 million and added employees, bringing the total to 21.

Says Hall: “Yes, we are doing well. It’s because I listen to Paul, is why.”

The Halls knew cabinetry and woodworking very well. They didn’t know financials quite as well. Paul Bateson, BDP business counselor and technology commercialization specialist, analyzed three years of financial records and recommended a broad range of strategies from reworking existing debt to a 15 percent price increase.

Said Mark Hall then: “Without his [Bateson’s] assistance, we would not be in business now. It’s really that simple. He’s unbelievable.”