Our Story


Tom Julian

Tom Julian

Julian and Sons is a small family business specializing in fine custom woodworking. Our firm is nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in North Central Arkansas. In 1985, Tom Julian transitioned from general contracting to pursuing his lifelong love of fine cabinetry and woodworking.

Tom followed his father’s footsteps as a builder; after watching and learning from their father, Tom’s own sons (Joe and Jacob) have followed his footsteps as well, joining him as master cabinetmakers. Tom’s background as a general contractor and his artistic vision, enriched by extensive travel, has enabled Julian and Sons to take our work beyond just cabinet making. We design and build complete environments, from custom furniture grade cabinetry to finished architectural milling and woodwork. We then personally deliver the work, install it, and finish it with hand-rubbed, Danish oils. Our projects have taken us throughout the continental United States, Puerto Rico, the Hawaiian Islands, and Africa. Several magazine articles have been published about Julian and Sons, including articles in “Sporting Classics,” “Safari Magazine,” and “The Wall Street Journal.” Our specialized attention to detail has brought international acclaim to Julian and Sons and makes us truly unique in today’s production-oriented society.

Joe, Tom, & Jacob Julian

Joe, Tom, & Jacob Julian

Located in Heber Springs, Arkansas

Located in Heber Springs, Arkansas

Our goal at Julian and Sons is to produce an architectural product that more than satisfies our clients’ aesthetic and functional requirements, utilizing the same time honored skills utilized by “old world” craftsmen. The hallmark of Julian and Sons is uncompromising excellence accomplished through traditional cabinet-making skills, precision woodworking technology, and only the highest quality woods. These woods include: American Black Walnut, Bubinga, Padauk, Wenge, and many other exotic hardwoods that come from Africa and throughout the world. While Julian and Sons’ services include design and consultation, we are also “team players,” eager to work with architectural and design firms.

Tom says, “What we really do is help people tell their stories. We create a place where they can display the things they love: art, taxidermy, firearms, artifacts, or books. The spaces immediately feel intimate, like they are an extension of the homeowner. That’s because we work so closely with our clients and their team of professionals to make sure every detail is just right. For me, probably the most rewarding aspect is seeing people respond to the space when it is complete.”


the shop

Please refer to our portfolio 
to view photos of completed projects.