About Us

 

 

About Us

About us is how we began and why we started Smokey River Bows, LLC. We all have read stories of successful companies that started when a couple of buddies were having a beer or two and came up with this great idea for a business. Well, that didn’t happen with us. Or a couple of hunting buddies out in the wilderness around a campfire had a vision on a way to build a better bow. Well, that wasn’t what happened either.

Downsizing is what happened… Smokey River Bows was born after I lost my job due to downsizing. I started showing some of the bows around that I had made (as a hobby in the past), when I discovered that there was a market for bows.  I started making bows in 1970 in high school and have been making then ever since for teachers, family and friends. My first bow I made in high school still shoots as good as it did the day I completed it. For bows that were handmade and ‘one of a kind’

Smokey River Bows is a company dedicated to making a quality handmade customized product that is expected to last a lifetime and that exceeds every customer expectations. A bow made by hand here in the USA and not by some automated machine overseas that makes the same bows day after day.  A bow that is customized to each customer’s specifications and is made from the domestic and exotic hardwoods.  A bow is visually stunning, a true masterpiece to look at a bow.

 

 

Vivian McGraw

Co-Founder

Homemaker and Mother of Four

Vivian strengths lay in the ability to visualize projects in her head and then is able to communicate what she has seen in her mind.  An accomplished woodworker she is able to coordinate the use of different colored woods and assemble them into unique and elegant bows. Every bow is truly a functional work of art.

 

 

Greg McGraw

Co-Founder

Greg has been working with wood since he learned to walk almost. With his extensive woodworking background Greg and Vivian are a perfect match.  High School Sweethearts, Greg and Vivian have been married now for over 35 years and now they seem to know what each other is thinking about. Vivian comes up with the design and Greg has the know how to make it. Together they make masterpieces, they make Smokey River Bows.