The Hausmann Family History
“At Hausmann Millworks, founded by San Antonio locals, our goal is to provide a constructive, professional setting in which San Antonio artists and small businesses can thrive and succeed. ‘The Millworks’ (as we call it) is a group of creative people – painters, digital artists, sculptures, fibers and craft artists, photographers, performing artist groups, woodworkers and metal fabricators – who have created a community and sense of place in the heart of San Antonio, Texas.
Our history: in 1976 after graduating from Trinity University, Gene Hausmann opened a furniture design shop studio at The Southwest Craft Center (now South West School of Art). Subsequently, Gene and his wife Renee, worked together in manufacturing for over 30 years, growing the family business to a city block. In 2006, the Hausmann family, Gene, Renee, Rex, Erik and Dacia along with a few friends started re-purposing their buildings with 3 studios, Rex, Dave & Louie. Now “The Millworks” has grown into a complex of over 57 studios, schools and design/ craft shops encompassing a whole city block in Alta Vista.”