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Richard P. Garmany

Fresh Start Academy

Richard P. Garmany Fresh Start Academy stands as a beacon of empowerment, providing a transformative experience for individuals seeking to rebuild their lives. This innovative academy not only manufactures top-quality furniture, but also serves as an educational hub where participants learn essential life skills, carpentry craftsmanship, and the art of teamwork. Rooted in an empathetic learning environment, the academy is a nurturing space that recognizes the unique journeys of its participants.

Learn. Graduate. Employment.

Small class sizes

Our small class sizes allow our experienced and caring instructors to offer each student the attention and guidance they need to excel in their craft. We believe that with the right tools and a bit of guidance, anyone can develop a passion for their craft and make a positive impact in their communities.


The curriculum is designed to accommodate all learning levels, from beginners to experienced individuals, and our staff is dedicated to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all. We believe that everyone deserves a chance to succeed in the workforce, regardless of their personal background or past experiences. 

Hands on training

Coursework is built around practical experience, which allows our students to learn trade techniques, build demo projects, and make lasting connections with industry professionals. This approach allows our students to not only improve their coursework but also gain valuable skills for their future careers.

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