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About Havoly

A Small Business in the Fingerlakes region of Central New York.

Our Story

Havoly came to be mostly by chance.

If you surround yourself with forward-thinking people and put time and effort into something you enjoy, chances are good things will happen. The owner, Casey, has always been a maker at heart with a passion for designing and woodworking. As a member of The Ithaca Generator (a local makerspace in downtown Ithaca, NY) he was given access to a wide array of tools and machines. Just to name a few, there’s a welder, lathe, 3d printer, kiln, press, and much more. The one that captured Casey the most was the laser.

What makes a laser engraver so spectacular?

It’s the ability to take any design and engrave it into virtually any material with speed, precision, and very little effort. We want to make beautiful things for you using our laser engraver. We work with mostly wood but we can engrave most materials, even glass. A laser can cut through a quarter-inch piece of hardwood in a single pass. It also is repeatable; the same design can be duplicated over and over.

Why mainly wedding items? 

A friend of Casey’s wanted a custom drop top guest book for her wedding, so he made one for her. She loved how it turned out and so did her guests. One of her friends asked Casey if he could make one for her and he did. Someone suggested he put the items on Etsy, and things grew from there.

Havoly’s flagship items.

Havoly is mostly known for its unique wooden jigsaw puzzles. The bordered tree puzzle is the most popular puzzle style we offer. We also frequently design custom puzzle shapes for our customers, so if you have something in mind please reach out. The tree drop top guest books are another popular seller of ours. The idea is for each guest to sign a piece and drop it in the “shadow box” frame.

Havoly strives for growth. 

We have been in business since 2015, we have just reached our 5,000th order on Etsy. We have over 1000 nearly impeccable reviews. Havoly has a mix of part-time employees, independent contractors, and interns who have been a great asset to the team. Casey keeps the work environment friendly & easy going, doing his best to keep his employees happy and encouraged. This is what Havoly is all about.

Now that you know more about us, we hope you’ll explore what we make. We know that you’ll find at least one of our items irresistible and have to share it with your friends! In any case, we extend a warm welcome to you from the Havoly team.

Casey Griswold

Casey Griswold, Havoly’s Owner & Founder

Mission Statement

Havoly is devoted to designing and creating items people truly admire & appreciate. 

Quality is above all else; our standards are high. Our main aim is to please each customer, giving them something they will treasure and appreciate indefinitely.

The Havoly crew 2022