Cy-Fair-based Modern Industrial Furniture produces custom pieces for worldwide markets

Garcia said the company will ship a custom-designed piece of furniture anywhere in the world, as long as the buyer will pay for shipping.

Garcia said the company will ship a custom-designed piece of furniture anywhere in the world, as long as the buyer will pay for shipping.

Image description
Modern Industrial Furniture
Image description
Modern Industrial Furniture

What started as a side project out of Jose Garcia’s Cypress garage just over five years ago has since turned into a business that ships custom-designed home, office and retail furniture pieces from Sugar Land to Singapore.


Garcia has built a custom cabinet for Netflix and a television stand that will be used on the set of yet-to-be-released action film, “Soul Drift.” He said he believes his business fills a need in the marketplace.


“[That] kind of says something about what we’re doing because that means that, through all the online shopping they’ve done, they can’t find it,” he said. “You can’t find this furniture anywhere else.”


Garcia, owner and founder of Modern Industrial Furniture, along with a small handful of shop workers, builds anything from media consoles and bar cabinets to headboards and desks out of a 5,000-square-foot warehouse on Jones Road. Moving forward, Garcia said he hopes to focus on residential customers.


Garcia said he defines “modern industrial” as industrial-style furniture for the modern world—a style reminiscent of something built 100 years ago, but constructed with modern features and capabilities. He said he made a few pieces per year from 2013-15 as a side business, putting them up for sale on platforms such as Craigslist.


He started hiring more workers at the beginning of 2015 as demand increased. Three years later, he left the technology industry to pursue Modern Industrial Furniture full-time.


“I finally came to the realization that this business needs more than just a little workshop at a house,” he said.


Garcia’s father—also named Jose—was a career welder and retired around the time the business began to gain traction. Jose Sr. now serves as a mentor and shop helper.


Garcia said he sees each piece as a learning experience. He said he gets a lot of satisfaction out of seeing a piece of furniture he made become the focal point of a house or retail space.


“I treat every piece that we make as if it’s for me,” he said. “For [a customer] to put faith in me to do something … that I never thought I’d be doing is a really nice reward.”






10684 Jones Road, Houston
713-909-0412
www.modernindustrialfurniture.com
Hours: by appointment only

By Colleen Ferguson
A native central New Yorker, Colleen Ferguson worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. Colleen graduated from Syracuse University in 2019, where she worked for the campus's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange, with a degree in Newspaper and Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a degree in Spanish language and culture. Colleen previously interned with The Journal News/lohud, where she covered the commute in the greater New York City area.


MOST RECENT

JD Sports will open a new store at The Woodlands Mall this August. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Businesses opening or coming soon in The Woodlands and more Houston-area news

Read the latest Houston-area business and community news.

The new location opened Aug. 10. (Courtesy Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union)
New Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union branch opens at Boardwalk at Towne Lake

Officials with Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union confirmed its newest branch opened for appointments beginning Aug. 10 at the Boardwalk at Towne Lake, 9915 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 160, Cypress.

Harris County continues to report more confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Cy-Fair area. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
110 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Cy-Fair on Aug. 10

Here's the latest from Harris County Public Health.

Roughly $44 million in capital and intersection improvement projects are under design in Harris County Precinct 3, which covers parts of the Cy-Fair area, Katy, and west Houston. (Courtesy Fotolia)
TRANSPORTATION UPDATES: $44 million in road projects under design in Harris County Precinct 3

Project timelines are to be determined in most cases, but officials said they expect most of these projects will be approved to move forward.

Attendees sample a wide variety of global wines and cuisine during Wine & Food Week. (Courtesy Food & Vine Time Productions)
Wine & Food Week returns to The Woodlands and more news from the Houston area

Read business and community news from the Houston area.

Construction will be underway at Alys Crossing through March 2021. (Rendering courtesy Willowick Residential)
Units begin opening at Alys Crossing off Fry Road in Cypress

The new development joins several other multifamily projects that have opened or will open in the Cy-Fair area this summer.

The number of deaths reported has been declining for the past three week, according to the Texas Medical Center. (Community Impact staff)
Texas Medical Center: COVID-19 hospitalizations down 10% since Aug. 3

The number of deaths reported has been declining for the past three week, according to the Texas Medical Center.

Several Cy-Fair ISD teachers spoke before the board about their concerns with reopening schools this fall at the board's Aug. 6 meeting. (Courtesy Cy-Fair AFT)
Cy-Fair ISD officials respond to teacher concerns at Aug. 6 board meeting

Teachers at last night's board expressed health concerns around schools reopening, saying if students have the choice to learn remotely, teachers should be able to opt to teach from home.

Harris County leaders discussed this week whether to raise or lower property taxes. (Courtesy Fotolia)
UPDATED: Harris Co. commissioners eyeing property tax rates

This article was updated Aug. 8 to clarify that an 8% tax rate increase is not considered to be on the table by commissioners.

A mother and daughter visit at Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care in Conroe earlier in the pandemic. (Courtesy Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care)
Texas allows limited visitations to nursing homes, long-term care facilities

Facilities that meet the requirements will allow limited visitations, but you still will not be able to hug or kiss your loved one.

HomeAid Houston partnered with Boys and Girls Country to open three cottages in Hockley. (Courtesy Boys and Girls Country)
Builders partner to serve homeless population through nonprofit HomeAid Houston

Since launching in 2003, the organization has helped provide 20,000 beds for homeless individuals in the Houston area.