The Rockerman of Texas Story
Can a rocking chair change your life? In the case of Alex Smith, the answer is “yes.”
Alex was visiting Rough Creek Lodge and Resort in Glen Rose, TX eight years ago when he sank into one of the big, oversized rockers on the outdoor deck. He loved the rocker so much he asked where it came from, and discovered it was made in Cresson, Texas, by a company called Rockerman of Texas.
Alex wanted some of this great furniture for himself, so he paid a visit to the business and met the owners, Junior and Melanie Harris. They had been making the furniture since 1994.
Alex not only bought some rockers and benches – he eventually purchased the entire company. He loved the commitment to traditional craftsmanship and quality at Rockerman of Texas.
Alex understood that kind of commitment, having played professional baseball in the Texas Rangers organization. After his playing days, Alex transitioned to the Rangers front office and was the Assistant Farm Director for the Ranger's minor league organiztion. Following his baseabll career, Alex was a senior vice president at Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. in Fort Worth, TX.
Once he bought the company, Alex set out to learn every aspect of the business from Junior and Melanie. In addition to mastering the Rockerman of Texas craft, Alex has added new pieces to the line and has delivered to 23 states across the USA.
Today, he operates Rockerman of Texas in a two-story barn in Weatherford, TX.
We invite you to come see us in our shop and “test drive” the Rockerman of Texas collection. It might not change your life as much as it did for Alex, but we’re confident you’ll love the look and feel of our handcrafted furniture. There’s something really special about our pieces and the love, hard work and commitment that goes into each one. We pride ourselves on making a great product and providing our customers with a wonderful experience. We know that each piece is treasured, so we pour everything we have into ensuring our customers are happy for many years to come.