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 we founded the Texas Urban Sawmill.    It is the largest thin-kerf urban sawmill in Texas.   This helps us to ensure unsurpassed quality standards from rough lumber to finished furniture, and we can guarantee the sustainability and environmental mindfulness of our products.   Plus, it will allow us to be one of the very few makers producing genuine Texas furniture which start from salvaged native Texas trees!  We believe strongly in urban and rural tree re-use and support its community education and awareness.  Saving Trees!  Improving Lives!

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

  • USA Handmade Furniture & Texas Furniture

  • Exotic metal fabrication & Custom Furniture Bases

  • Tree Re-Use, Sawmilling & Kiln Drying

  • Furniture Design, CAD drawings & 3D Modeling

  • 100% Natural, VOC & HAPS Free Finishes

  • Habitat for Humanity Corporate Donor

Our Management Team

Devin Ginther
Devin GintherPresident & Chief Janitor
Devin conceived the Refined Elements and the Texas Urban Sawmill to pursue his lifelong passion for woodworking, urban forest re-use, urban 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.

Brent Garrison
Brent GarrisonInventory Manager, Craftsman & Chief Army Grunt
For over a decade, Brent has pursued woodworking, design, and re-use (or “upcycling”) projects. He is an Army Combat Engineer veteran (OIF 06-08), and is the second veteran to join the Refined Elements team. He has a Bachelor’s of Science from Excelsior College, and attended West Point as a football recruit. After sustaining a spinal injury in Iraq, he worked in pharmaceutical sales for 9 years. In 2016 he left his career, deciding that his happiness lay in furthering his passion for creating and helping others. He currently volunteers for Honor Flight Austin as their Assistant Director of Operations. He is married to Elle Klein Garrison. Brent’s main focus is table top production, inventory management and whatever else he can do to lend a productive hand!

Rajib Mahmud
Rajib MahmudFinance Manager & Chief Bean Counter
Rajib joined the team in 2020 to serve as the Finance Manager. He is married with 2 kids. Rajib has a Master’s in Business and a Bachelor’s Degree is Accounting. Over the last 10 years, he has served as the Finance and Accounting Manager for multiple international companies. Rajib works directly with Devin to help balance our cost structure and growth needs so we continue to operate for decades into the future!

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.