ABOUT WAITED COLLECTIVE
Waited Collective is a design/build and product company based in Bushkill, Pennsylvania, dedicated to good craftsmanship and sustainability- we strive to create beautiful objects and minimize waste.
On-site carpentry services, personalized delivery, and installation offered to NY-NJ-PA and more. Ship our handmade housewares anywhere in the USA.
Though we have a collection of products in production, we specialize in custom work at all scales- from a single mug for that special someone, to a whole restaurant of tables and chairs. Every object is handmade at our studio/woodshop in the Pocono Mountains. Browse our galleries to view our past work, and contact us to discuss your ideas and discover what we can build for you!
Founded by Zackary Waite in 2012, Waited Collective began as a two-man team, building custom furniture and displays for retail and special events. By 2016, the company grew to a tight-knit crew building roof decks and corporate offices all over the Greater New York City Area. In 2017, Zackary's partner, Emily Repp, joined the company to expand into product design, launching the online marketplace of handmade woodwork and ceramic wares.
Zackary and Emily both grew up in Ohio, and were influenced to become makers at an early age. Zackary's grandfather, a contractor, had Zack working on construction sites doing woodwork as long as he can remember. Zackary studied Industrial Design and Environmental Studies at The New School at Parsons School of Design in New York City.
Emily grew up attending art classes with her grandmother, a painter, and went on to study Art Education and Ceramics at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She worked at Brazee Street Studios and School of Glass in Cincinnati, Ohio, for five years, developing children's programs in kilnformed and flameworked glass. Emily moved to New York in 2016 and began working at Jono Pandolfi Designs, creating handmade ceramic dinnerware, and occasionally teaching classes at Urban Glass in Brooklyn.
The two met in Union City, New Jersey in 2016 and decided to join forces. In 2018, they moved to the Delaware Water Gap to re-focus and spend more time outdoors, while continuing to build relationships with clients in the greater New York Metropolitan Area.