Excellence in Craftsmanship

Riverwood Stair Company ~ Natural Beauty ~ Exceptional Craftsmanship

About The Company

Riverwood Stair Company is owned and operated by Tom and Gail Rowley.  Tom and Gail live in the Ozark hills of southern Missouri.

Tom is a Master Craftsman.  He has been a carpenter and woodworker since 1978, and has specialized in fine staircases since 1990.  He has worked in many homes in Missouri and other states. He has worked hard to be at the top of his trade. Gail manages the office and the details of running the business.  She is also the photographer for our projects.​

​What Makes Us Unique?

There really is a difference in quality when you get a Riverwood Stair: 


  • We use a blend of old time joinery and modern techniques, state-of-the-art glues and fasteners, and fine solid wood.  A Riverwood stair is not made of separate parts nailed to a rough frame.  A Riverwood Stair is assembled to act as a single unit.  It starts with treads and risers that are drawn tight with hardwood wedges from underneath.  They’re glued and screwed together with hidden fasteners.  We use the right parts in the right places.  Our parts become interlocked for strength and durability.

  • We make many of our parts right here in our Ozark shop.  
  • We match and align wood colors and grains, using solid wood and no finger joints.  We choose our wood carefully, always with the final appearance in mind.  
  • We’re small enough to be able to give you our full attention, yet big enough to do just about any project that comes our way.


We listen to YOU.  We build to suit YOU.  Always with safety in mind.


​We have been in business as Riverwood Stair since the fall of 1997.  Riverwood specializes in designing, manufacturing and installing fine staircases for both new and existing homes.  We also design and handcraft unique custom wood products such as wood turnings, furniture, baby gates for stairs, mantels and one-of-a-kind cabinetry.  We provide historical restoration services such as matching old handrail, newel posts, balusters, columns and moldings. 

We understand and work in a wide range of architectural styles -- Traditional, Contemporary, Arts & Crafts/Craftsman, Victorian, Colonial, Rustic, Shaker and more.


Members of the Southern Missouri Home Builders Association

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