About Us


Herrick & White has over 100 craftsmen and professionals, who create some of the world’s finest cabinetry, architectural woodwork, custom heirloom furniture, and quality millwork. In collaboration with their clients, the reputable architectural woodworkers craft spaces that are designed to be true to the homeowners’ style and stand the test of time.

Start Small    
In 1977, Herrick & White Architectural Woodworkers started as a two-man woodworking shop in a small garage. For over 35 years, the company has crafted custom architectural millwork for exclusive residences, historic renovations. and commercial projects.

Grow Smart    
Herrick & White has grown through a successful, complete turnkey operation from conceptual drawings to the final installation of finished custom designs.  Today the company occupies a fifty five thousand square foot manufacturing facility and utilizes state of the art technology. Employment has grown from two to one hundred plus, and the company has become one of the finest architectural millwork shops in America.

Give Back
Herrick & White believes in being a significant pillar of they communities in which they serve.  They believe they have a responsibility to give back and help those who are less fortunate.   To them, that means supporting residents, businesses and the younger generation of these communities through building homes and workplaces, in addition to shaping lives.  

Aim High
Herrick & White chose to become an AWI (Architectural Woodwork Institute) Certified Manufacturer. Their affiliation with AWI helps to ensure customers of a well managed and executed millwork project, that meets the highest of quality standards widely accepted in the industry. As an AWI certified company, Herrick & White has produced work for customers throughout the United States and as far away as London and Tokyo.

Remain Humble    
Herrick & White is proud of their award-winning workmanship, and their ability to maintain a satisfied customer base. They attribute their success to the architects, builders and designers with whom they collaborate to create spaces that are designed to be true to style and stand the test of time.

The experts of Herrick & White work closely with architects and builders in the design fields of residential, retail, commercial, institutional and hospitality. They strive to build long-term relationships with our customers through honesty, integrity, and quality products. Learn more at herrick-white.com.

 

Meet the Partners


Photo by Dorothy Greco

Photo by Dorothy Greco

Ken Bertram, President, C.E.O. 1985 was hired as a cabinetmaker, and through drive and determination rose through engineering to Project Management to become the Vice President of Project Management for many years. Now Ken leads H&W as our President. Ken holds a BA Industrial Arts and Education from Rhode Island College, and has taken several courses at Bryant University and Brown University.

Steve Brannigan, CMA, Executive Vice President Finance, CFO. As a student in the co-op program at The Woonsocket Vocational School in 1983, Steve began working at H&W as an apprentice Cabinetmaker.  Steve transitioned into Materials Management and Purchasing for several years. From there, he was the Project Manager for our largest client.  Steve completed his undergraduate degree at Bryant University before taking on the role of Controller. Steve holds a BSBA in Finance from Bryant University and the designation of Certified Management Accountant from The Institute of Management Accounting.

Gary Rousseau, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. In 1978 while attending the Woonsocket Area Vocational Technical High School Gary accepted a part time position at Herrick & White through the school co-op program. He became the second employee hired by Steve Herrick & Ken White in their young business. Upon graduating Gary accepted a full time position. Throughout his career at H&W, Gary has held numerous positions in manufacturing, installation and purchasing. Gary currently leads the Sales and Marketing team. 
Gary has completed management courses at Bryant University. He and his wife Lynn are the directors of St. Patrick’s Food Closet in Harrisville, RI.