Keating is a fifth-generation furniture maker. His grandfathers built churches and monasteries throughout the southwestern United States. His own road to becoming a specialized craftsman was circuitous. He worked as a roofer in Texas and a mechanic for a professional racing team before attaining graduate degrees in theology from Yale and Notre Dame. Meanwhile, the work of his ancestors held a singular interest, and so it was that he found a home with wood. His grandfathers’ 18th - century values of craftsmanship guide the care and consideration he invests in each piece. He strives to make work like theirs – as beautiful as it is useful.