What is now LV Wood was founded by master antique & millwork refinisher, Jim Caroll. Mr. Caroll built a thriving business restoring the finishes of priceless antiques, millwork, and wood flooring in the Gilded Age mansions that line the Olmstead-designed Parkways of Buffalo NY.
He developed a true “reverence for wood” - a term he used often and named his first company after, paying homage to one of the greatest books ever written on wood, its uses, and its ability to warm the body and the soul.
In 1985, Mr. Caroll opened Buffalo Hardwood in a modest storefront on Hertel Avenue in the predominantly Italian neighborhood of North Buffalo. With his wife and business partner Carolyn Caroll at his side, Pops and CC, as they were affectionately called, worked hard to place the company atop the wood flooring industry in Western NY, winning multiple prestigious awards from the National Wood Flooring Association for their uniquely high-end work, year after year.