The production of items other than the linear cabinet boxes is completed in our custom manufacturing area by highly skilled craftspersons. In our custom manufacturing process we plan and hand craft each item individually, one-at-a-time.
Mike: A member of the Visions team since 2008, Mike is Visions’ Production Manager and also oversees Visions’ installation scheduling. Mike has spent virtually his entire working life in various woodworking related industries, including restoration & renovation services, millwork, commercial and residential furniture manufacturing and custom cabinetry production. Prior to being appointed Visions’ Production Manager, Mike served Visions in the capacity of Custom Cabinet Maker, drawing on his formal education in the cabinetmaking discipline.
Before the commencement of cabinet box cutting operations and prior to the commencement of the production of custom made components, Mike thoroughly reviews all CAD drawings prepared by our design team. These CAD drawings are then fine-tuned as necessary to facilitate the most effective production techniques and Mike will then ensure that all production materials are ordered to complete each job. When production demands require it, Mike can also be found utilizing his building skills by actively participating in Visions custom manufacturing area.
Mike enthusiastically follows evolving design trends as well as the most up-to-date manufacturing processes. Mike takes great pride in ensuring that every item that leaves our production facility is of the highest quality, and feels that every Visions-made product bears not only the Visions name but also his own.
Axel: Axel is Visions’ CNC specialist, and has been working with Visions for the past three years. Prior to the commencement of our cutting operations Axel is responsible for thoroughly reviewing the CAD drawings produced by our design team. After reviewing and sometimes attending to minor adjustments to the manufacturing drawings, Axel will typically order the required materials for the cabinet box production, organize the materials pre and post cutting and inspect each cut piece from a quality control perspective.
James: James is the cabinetmaker who leads Visions’ custom manufacturing operations. No matter how complex, ornate or unique a required item is, if it’s made of wood James will find a way to create it and bring it to life. With over 25 years of experience working with custom cabinetry, millwork, furniture and specialized architectural elements, James has a great passion for his craft, and his enthusiasm shines through when he is presented with a challenging project. Working in the custom manufacturing area, James is often as much of a creative artist as he is a skilled craftsman
Nermin: Nermin has worked for Visions for over 12 years and oversees all of our finishing processes and the operation of our paint booth. With a trained eye and a steady hand, Nermin will ensure that the stains, coatings and finishes that you have selected are applied to your work consistently and flawlessly. Whether you have chosen a standard colour scheme, a unique custom colour mix or would like us to match or reproduce colours and finishes that you have admired elsewhere, Nermin will ensure that your custom cabinetry and millwork is not just functional, but that it is also gorgeous and durable.
Brandi: Brandi, Visions’ finishing technician, assists Nermin in Visions’ finishing area. Prior to processing in our paint booth, all items requiring staining, coating or painting are meticulously smoothed using an extensive hand sanding process. Although this is a somewhat tedious procedure, it’s an extremely important step in the overall production process. Any small imperfections in our wood products will be preserved permanently if not attended to prior to processing in our paint booth. With over 6 years of experience in wood finishing and an eye for perfection, Brandi works closely with Nermin to ensure that your wood products are finished flawlessly.
Pat: With many years of experience in the furniture and cabinetry industries, Pat oversees Visions’ cabinet assembly operations and has been with Visions since 2010. Not all of our cabinets are linear boxes, and many uniquely shaped cabinets created in our custom manufacturing area require specialized assembly techniques to ensure their efficient functioning and aesthetic beauty. Pat is an expert in cabinet construction and assembly techniques and also with the wide array of specialized hardware components that are integrated into our cabinetry. Pat’s experience and his eye for detail ensures that all cabinets produced by Visions are picture-perfect.
Dave: With many years of previous experience in positions requiring an eye for detail and a strong aptitude for all things mechanical in nature, Dave’s roles at Visions are many and varied. Dave will likely be the individual who builds your dovetail drawers, who delivers your cabinets to your jobsite, who assists with the assembly of your cabinets, who assists with the installation of our products, and who attends to service calls for any warranty or other issues that require Visions’ attention. Dave counts amongst his abilities being able to build, by hand, customized wooden percussion drums.
Our manufacturing process can be characterized into two separate production streams. The first stream consists mainly of the manufacture of the basic cabinet boxes. These boxes are usually, but not always, of a straightforward linear design and when fully assembled they resemble large boxes with a “traditional” box-like shape. The second stream consists of all of the parts which are not of a traditional box shape. These non-box type items would typically include custom range hoods, decorative columns, fireplace mantles and hearths, oddly shaped cabinets, mirror frames, decorative backsplashes and back panels, as well as decorative mouldings.
The production of the linear cabinets involves the utilization of our CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) router. The use of this sophisticated cutting machine ensures that every piece that goes into our cabinet box assembly is pinpoint precise and completely straight and true. Additionally, the CNC router is able to drill many of the holes required for assembly and shelf adjustment and again these holes are drilled precisely where they need to be located to ensure an outstanding end product.