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NKBA 30 Under 30: Shantelle Yablonski

Shantelle Yablonski, Senior Design Consultant with Superior Cabinets Saskatoon, has been selected as a 2022 Thirty Under 30 recipient, awarded by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). Yablonski was selected from hundreds of…

Opportunity knocked

When COVID-19 hit, Paradise Cabinets & Countertops responded by writing safety protocols for staff, installers, and clients. Like other companies, they faced reduced staff, and employees’ morale was low due to stress and uncertainty.…

Hungry Equipment 

Lev2 Millwork, based in Oshawa, Ontario, started as a labour of love three years ago by designer and owner Alexis Kofman. Her vision to offer exceptional design to everyone at multiple price points sparked a millwork business with 20 staff…

Kastella: Montreal-made

That was how small Kastella was when Burhop got started building custom furniture and selling from their retail space, and the company’s done nothing but grow since then. Now, they split their business down the middle - about 50% of their…

Unbuilding to Build Something New

The cost of materials - lumber in particular - has been staggering for the last year or so. While it looks like it’s finally starting to drop, this has negatively impacted many businesses. One business that it benefitted, however, was…

In cahoots with the competition

After the summer issue of Wood Industry magazine came out, Chris McKaskell of McKaskell Haindel Design Build reached out to me. He told me that my editor’s note on the importance of community in our industry spoke to him because of how…