Joining the family business in the fall of 1972 and gaining ownership in 1992, Madison Yarbrough III takes full pride in the capabilities and reproductions ofY and J Furniture. He started at the bottom as a painter for the restrooms and worked his way up the ladder as he became more versed, even gaining a degree in Industrial Engineering: Furniture Manufacturing.Now, 47 years after joining the ranks of Y and J, Matt continues to represent his company by interacting with the company's community. He still acts as salesman as well as owner, assisting by visiting customers and evaluating their furniture with the team, and communicating with customers to ensure their satisfaction!
In childhood, Jared had a keen appreciation of the woods and trees that developed into a passion to understand them. As he got older and learned to produce tangible pieces, he learned that the trees he appreciates can also make beautiful works of art. The different species of wood, the grain and the strength, determine which pieces can be made. The joints of furniture need only mortise and tenon, no screws or nails.Jared chose to be a part of Y and J Furniture because of this fascination; he can now take his passion and use it to make others' furniture functional and beautiful. To him, Y and J does some of the most amazing work; he has not only a respect for the craftsmen that create and repair furniture, but he also has a respect for the origin of the piece!