Shipway Stairs

Shipway Stairs started in the 1980s as a one-man operation in a small countryside barn. Today, the Burlington, Ont., manufacturer of wooden stairs and...

Muskoka Surfboard Co.

When in doubt, diversify THERE WAS A TIME during the financial crisis when Richard Hatkoski’s company, which once employed 28 people, was down to one:...

Career profile: Alan Smart

BUILT ON TRUST   Canada’s secondary wood industry prior to the 1960s was strongly regionalized, with local distributors filling orders for regional manufacturers of newly...

Accuwrap: Adapt for long-term success

A burnt steak is what Enzo D’Alessandro uses as an analogy to explain his guiding philosophy of life and business. According to D’Alessandro, “When...

Viacraft Interiors

Sink? No Way. Honesty, perseverance and hard work allow family to swim — in good times and bad. Victor Aprea is as tough as they come,...

Swaine Street Woodworking

Fresh face in a traditional trade Rats motivated Jana Bookholt to take up cabinet making. As she describes it, “It’s not a pleasant story to...

Marshall’s Custom Cabinetry

Respect people and they’ll respect you — and your business “I just want to treat others the way I would want to be treated, too.”...

King Furniture

Let quality 
speak for itself King Furniture is located about an hour north of the Greater Toronto Area; just outside Orangeville, or it might be...

Blue Heron Woodworks

The wood industry: It's a life The rule of thumb says 90 percent of Canadians live within 90 miles of the U.S. border. However, the...

Hawthorne Kitchens, Winnipeg, Man.

An old, 1990s-vintage computer monitor sits on a desk in the corner of the administrative work area at Winnipeg, Manitoba’s Hawthorne Kitchens. Looking fat,...