Business of the Month

Jameson Woodworks

With a company motto of “quality and customer service above all,” Jameson Woodworks officially opened its doors in May 2009.

Under the watchful eye of owner and craftsman Gene Jameson, along with two part-time employees who help with packaging and labeling responsibilities,  Jameson Woodworks is always striving to find new ways to meet customers’ needs.

From 2009 until 2013 the business was located in a workshop at Jameson’s house on Blue Ridge Avenue .  With business booming, in 2012, he purchased the old work shop space in the former Blair Mills location at 114 Little Street in Belton.

Jameson Woodworks has a thriving online business in addition to the local services offered, including custom woodwork, laser engraving and CNC routing services.

The wooden toys that Jameson Woodworks manufactures, by far their best sellers, put smiles on the faces of children everywhere.

“We ship around 40,000 wooden toy pocket knives per year around the world,” said Jameson.

Some are under the JJ’s Knife Kit Brand, but they are also made for W. R. Case and Sons Cutlery based in Bradford, PA, and Spyderco Knives based in Boulder, CO.

There are five different versions of wooden toy pocket knives, several wooden puzzles, and an amazing spirodoodler for children to enjoy.   These are available on Jameson Woodworks website at

“But I also do custom woodwork commissions.  We offer laser engraving, custom plaques and awards.  I am proud to say that we even laser engrave the memorial bricks for the Belton Veterans Park,” he added.

Although Jameson graduated with a degree in Sports Science and Biomechanics, he looked for a more creative outlet to make his mark on the world.  He had always been interested in woodworking and turned his passion into his business.

“Through 11 years trial and error, I’ve learned a lot.  Even my biomechanics background has helped in terms of product design and the use of technology in the wood shop.”

When asked why he moved back to Belton to begin his business, he responded:  “I find the sense of community in Belton to be special and it is a great place to raise my children.  I also like the strides I am seeing from organizations like the Belton Alliance and City Officials.  I remember the city as a child and I recognize the challenges here now, given the absence of the industries that were here a generation ago.  However, I like to see the projects these organizations are completing, from the repurposing of the National Guard Amory into our new Community Center to the new walking trail connecting downtown to Leda Poore Park.  All of this proves we take pride in our city and want it to thrive.”

Call Jameson Woodworks, the Belton Alliance Business of the Quarter, today.

“I am quick to respond to inquiries and never miss a deadline for jobs.  Don’t hesitate to call me at 864-940-9632 to see if I can help you with your next project.”

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