Hawley sees success at Orleans Millworks, a custom woodworking business in Kendall

Posted 19 July 2023 at 2:05 pm

Provided photo: Orleans Millworks owner Karl Driesel gives Assemblyman Steve Hawley a tour of the business in Kendall.

Press Release, Assemblyman Steve Hawley

KENDALL – Last week, Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C-Batavia) visited Orleans Millworks to tour the facilities and meet with owner Karl Driesel.

Orleans Millworks was founded in Kendall in 2016 and has three full-time and three part-time employees. The company uses industry-leading and cutting-edge manufacturing equipment to take on numerous projects throughout the region. These projects include the iconic East Garden Pergola at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, interior moldings at the Orleans County Courthouse and renovations to the Student Union at SUNY Geneseo.

“I was excited to visit Orleans Millworks, an unbelievably successful and innovative business that has done so much to make our community a better place to live,” Hawley said. “The owner, Karl Driesel, is a ‘homegrown boy’ and is a great example of someone who is living out the entrepreneurial spirit and the American dream. I want to congratulate Karl and the entire team at Orleans Millworks for their success and impact on the region.”

Orleans Millworks’ warehouse has stocked over 120,000 feet of lumber and has supplied over 2.5 million feet of trim since 2019. The company has experienced excellent growth over the last few years and has expanded its operations, including a new warehouse expansion in 2020.

Driesel is a 2005 graduate of Kendall High School and a 2009 graduate of Morrisville State College. He lives in Kent with his wife, Rachel, and sons, Joseph and Luke.