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.”...

Polwood Cabinets

No fear: Bold action sustains a man, his family and a business Stan Szeremeta, owner and founder of Polwood Cabinets in Kitchener, Ont., has made...

Mastering mass customization

Every kitchen is the same — and different — so how does a cabinet maker profitably satisfy fickle, trend-loving consumers? Easy — through mastering mass...

Kraemer Woodcraft, St. Jacobs, Ont.

Built on Trust and Change If you enter “Canada’s heritage” into Google, you will get back over seven million “hits,” or results. None of them...

Success comes cold-calling

There’s a line in a song by the legendary Maritimes singer/songwriter, Stan Rogers, about an Alberta rodeo-star-turned-rancher-being-cattle-rustled that goes, “Forty-four’s no age to start...

Old World meets new

The greeting couldn’t be warmer this sunny summer day. A bearded bear of a Russian welcomes me to the showroom of Barlow Cabinetworks in...

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...

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...

Colclo Custom Woodworking, Markham, Ont.

Seeing history through a window   Every once in a while Brent Colclough gets sentimental, and, when he looks down at the shop floor through the...

Mission, vision and principles

The executive office is at the back of the showroom of Clareville Distinctive Kitchens and Baths, in Brampton, Ont. The door is wide open,...