It all began with João Teixeira’s passion for the art of working with wood. A family man with a knowledge of carpentry and joinery, enterprising with nature. He opened his first carpentry shop in 1977 in Vila Nova de Gaia, in a small office with very few resources. He started his business on a universal machine and within two years, he had a carpentry business on an industrial scale, yet still with a family dimension. His boldness and his business vision brought successive conquests. It gradually expanded and the market was reacting with receptiveness to the quality of work. The new generation of the family brought JJT the fresh air of the future, combining carpentry with engineering and architecture, design and art.