Cresent Manufacturing Company, based in Gallatin, Tennessee, has a rich history spanning over fifty years in the furniture business. Their roots lie in retail furniture - Cresent Furniture was founded by Charles R. Tomkins, Jr. in 1945 as a retail furniture store in Gallatin. After several years of searching for affordable, high quality solid wood furniture for his customers, he set out to manufacture just the kind of furniture that his customers deserved.
Tomkins hired a few local woodworkers and craftsmen and began producing a few solid cherry and maple designs. Steady growth ensued, as the Cresent name became synonymous with high-quality 18th Century reproductions at fair prices. As the business grew, solid mahogany designs were added to the collection. Over the last ten years, Cresent's line of furniture has grown to include Art Deco Contemporary, neo-classical modern, 18th Century traditional, Shaker and transitional designs. They have also added several collections using Cherry and Walnut veneers at more affordable price points.
Today, the Cresent tradition continues in the hands of the second and third generations of family ownership. Cresent has grown from a small shop with a few craftsmen into a multi-million dollar business with facilities in Gallatin, TN and throughout Asia. While the size and scope of the business has changed, one thing has not - their commitment to produce well made products at the best value in the furniture industry. The Cresent family strives every day to meet this commitment, and thinks that once you see their furniture, you will appreciate the results.