Advance Wood Shop

Los Angeles, California | C.1947

Photo Credit: Pat McCoy

Advance Wood Shop is a third-generation family-owned business based in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Highland Park has a legacy of local businesses, some of which have been community staples for decades.

In 1947, Italian immigrant Mike Tenerelli established Advance Wood Shop, specializing in residential, commercial, and custom shelving and cabinetry. After running the business for roughly thirty years, Mike passed it on to his son Stan—who took over for thirty years himself. His son, Mike Tenerelli II, has been at the helm for the last decade. If tradition holds, Mike II has another twenty years before he passes it on to the next generation.

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