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chiselsLocated in rural Elysburg, Pennsylvania, our company is family-owned and -operated. Ken Schetroma is the owner and general manager of Topnotch Woodworks.

Ken retired from active duty in 2004 with 20 years of honorable service in the USAF as a Carpenter / Mason.  Woodworking has been Ken's hobby since age 12.  While stationed at Kadena AB, in Okinawa, Japan in 1996  he renewed his skills and interests in woodworking and after making quite a few shadow boxes on the side he determined maybe this could be a business after retirement.


Wanting a professional name and a lot of trial and error trying to find it, he was actually writing a performance report for one of his troops at the time, and it ended with “Topnotch Airman”.  In a bolt from the blue…. the name Topnotch Woodworks was born in 1998.

Some folks laughed at the idea, some told him “it will never work” or “you’re crazy”! But his desire and dedication to his work was relentless. One to never give up and become the best at his craft, he has taken Topnotch Woodworks from its humble beginnings into an international business with 2020 making the 22th year in business.

His shadowboxes and coin racks are displayed in 1000’s of homes across the United States and the world. They have been in and on numerous military aircraft and ships. They have been to almost every military installation in the world, including war zones! Some have shown up in the White House, Congress, The Pentagon, the Surgeon Generals office, even a few had been on CNN / CBS news, and the Washington Post newspaper.

Thanks to the greatest men and women in our Armed Forces and Uniformed Services, Civilians, First Responders and past and present Veterans for helping Ken accomplish this dream!

We accept phone orders during the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern, six days a week. We also provide safe, reliable online shopping 24/7 throughout the U.S. and overseas. We strive to make our website your first choice for the best display cases and mounting services.

Before leaving our site please remember to bookmark it, as we will often add new products to our online store.

We are strongly committed to providing our customers with high-quality merchandise, reliable shipping, and top-notch service! We enjoy crafting our products for you, and hope you'll enjoy your case for many years to come.