Against the Grain was founded on April 1st, 1996 by Yolanda Sandoval in Los Angeles, CA. ATG quickly made people notice, not just their innovative modern design for the home, but also for being one of very few female owned and operated carpentry shops in the country at the time. ATG quickly expanded to the commercial sector furnishing such high profile clients as Fred Segal, Paramount Pictures, Sony Entertainment, Giafranco Ferre and Lamborghini. 21 years later, through many ups and downs including economic turndowns and departing business partners Yolanda continued to strive forward and evolved. Stubbornly sticking to her MADE IN THE USA philosophy through thick and thin while many of her counterparts took their production overseas.