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Welcome To Refined Elements

Refined Elements is a Texas based LLC which specializes in inspired natural design, live edge furniture, solid hardwood furniture and specialty lumber sales.  We are one of the very few business in the U.S. that is actively focused on all aspects of our materials from the “tree to your home”.  Our heirloom pieces are known to command immediate attention and focused conversation.  Our designs are treated as works of art, yet, we engineer them to be functional with an elegant blend of classical joinery and contemporary appeal.  Every piece we produce for our clients is truly one of a kind, crafted to embrace the natural beauty of a tree and intended to be passed down to future generations.  We have one of the largest slab inventories in Texas and in 2017 will be opening the largest thin-kerf urban sawmill in the southern U.S.   This helps use to ensure unsurpassed quality standards from rough lumber to finished furniture and we can guarantee the sustainability and environmental mindfulness of our products.   We believe strongly in urban forest re-use and support its community education and awareness.

Who is Refined Elements?

In order to succeed in building and maintaining a nationally recognized brand, we treat each customer as our first customer. Our unwavering attention to our customers, products and forestry re-use parallels our commitment to uncompromising service.
Although we have yet to reach it, we constantly strive for perfection. Our business is focused on family values.   We focus on personal accountability, integrity and customer centricity. We develop and produce every product with the attitude that it will become a high value museum piece.
Everything we design for our clients is handcrafted and receives our utmost attention regardless of the price point. No detail is too small and your voice is extremely important to us. If you are not happy with our work, we will be relentless in reaching your full satisfaction.
Refined Elements operates a lean business model which means we have decided against a costly retail location or fancy showroom. We offer showings by appointment only and our business locations offer no frills. Why?  We do this so we can focus exclusively on our clients, novel design, and production of the finest live edge furniture. We can worry less about paying our bills and more on our work & our clients.

Our Crazy Skills

  • 100% Genuine American Handmade Furniture
  • Exotic metal fabrication, Electroplating, Castings, Ironwork
  • Sustainable Forestry, Sawmilling & Kiln Drying
  • Design Services, CAD drawings & 3D Modeling
  • Proprietary oil finishes, 100% Natural Non-Toxic Finishes

Our Management Team

Devin Ginther
Devin GintherCo-founder & Owner
Devin conceived Refined Elements to pursue his lifelong passion for woodworking, urban forest re-use, furniture design, and social entrepreneurship. He has a long career designing, developing and commercializing well over $1B in medical devices across 28 different countries. His diverse background in engineering, product and industrial design, manufacturing, quality systems, brand management, and product marketing is being leveraged to innovate aspects of the furniture industry & offer better products to consumers. He holds 7 patents, has a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M, has a Master’s in Business and is a globally certified Project Manager Professional (PMP). He is married with a lovely girl and two boys.
Aaron Mitchamore
Aaron MitchamoreCo-founder & Owner
Aaron brings a diverse wealth of knowledge in woodworking, real estate investing, home renovations and business management. He takes immense pride in customer service excellence and voice of the customer product design. We are very proud to say that he is a veteran and served 7 years of active military service. With the highest attention to detail and honoring traditional woodworking techniques, he creates timeless, one-of-a-kind functional forms built with imagination, curiosity, and a deep respect for sustainable materials. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Edwards University and is married with 2 wonderful boys.
Sarah Ginther
Sarah GintherAccountant
Sarah Ginther is focused on accounting and back-office operations. Prior to being a mother of 3 kids (not including Devin), Sarah was collegiate scholarship athlete, professional indoor and outdoor volleyball player. After her retirement from beach volleyball, she spent many years as an accountant. Sarah has a Bachelor’s of Marketing from Ferris State University and is a certified physical therapy assistant.
Brent Garrison
Brent GarrisonProduction Manager
Brent has been creating custom woodworking and restoring furniture 10 years. He is the 2nd military veteran to join Refined Elements with 9 years of US Army military service. His military career was unfortunately cut short due to a combat injury. Brent has 9 years of pharmaceutical sales experience. He attended the West Point Military Academy from 1998-2002 and has a Bachelor’s in Science from Excelsior College. Brent actively volunteers and support donation programs for the Honor Flight Austin as the Assistant Director of Operations.
Scott Wilson
Scott WilsonChief Finance Officer, Co-Owner
Scott developed his business experiences from a broad perspective as a senior auditor of small and global companies. After becoming a Certified Public Accountant, he transitioned into the burgeoning field of Information Technology, he helped expand the Information Risk Mgmt corporate practices across a host of companies. At Toyota Motor Sales, Scott served in the Financial, Operational and IT arena as an internal consultant as well as product leading an organization-wide ERP software implementation. Scott has held titles as the VP of Professional Services, Director of U.S. Operations, and Manager of Sales. Over the past 10 years, Scott has co-owned and managed a number of small businesses in the beauty and food industries. Presently, outside of growing Refined Elements, Scott is an active real estate investor. Scott loves spending simple time with his wife and four children of 2 to 9 years old as well as relaxing (and eating) with good friends.
Ray Hudson
Ray HudsonLead Craftsman
Ray Hudson is our youngest team member and is responsible for managing the production of our custom furniture. Ray is married and has an associates degree in business entrepreneurship from Texas State University. We are blessed to have Ray who has a huge appetite for learning woodworking as a professional trade, and he has an immense focus on quality.