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Building the Finest Woodwork Since 1998
De Vries Fine Woodworking is located in beautiful Alberni Valley, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. We are a high quality manufacturer of commercial, residential, and institutional custom cabinetry and architectural millwork.
Our experience and extensive knowledge of materials gives us a solid advantage in meeting your specifications. And because everything we produce is made to order, we’re able to accommodate any special requests.
Dream. Design. De Vries.
Who we are
This year, De Vries Fine Woodworking is thrilled to be celebrating 25-years in business – with the past five years on Vancouver Island.
Established in 1998
At De Vries Fine Woodworking Inc., we’re passionate about creating extraordinary cabinetry and architectural millwork projects that leave a lasting impression. We’re a family-run business located in the heart of beautiful Vancouver Island. The company continues to be a reputable partner in the mid-island, known for our commitment to exceptional quality and craftsmanship extending to every project we undertake.
What we do
We offer a full range of services from concept and design through to fabrication and installation. Whether you need a custom kitchen, bar station or wine cellar, a closet or a built-in, there’s nothing beyond the capabilities of our skilled team. From start to finish, we offer:
- Design and Build
- Woodwork Manufacturing
- Engineered Shop Drawings
- Consulting and Budgeting
- Project Management
- Custom Veneer Layups
- Paint and Lacquer Finishing
- Delivery and Installation
- Quality Control from Start to Finish
Dedicated to Your Vision
Why Choose Us
Through the innovative use of materials and a fully equipped shop, De Vries Fine Woodworking prides proficiency in designing, building, and installing any custom cabinetry and architectural woodwork project from start to finish. In addition, DFW has a vast vendor network which allows us to match the right vendors to each project for the best possible levels of product quality and schedule performance for the available budget.
All of this gives DFW the resources to reliably complete custom and complex scopes of work, resulting in many clients returning with additional projects.
Collaborative & Innovative
On Budget. On Time.
Your Satisfaction is Our #1 Goal!
The De Vries Experience
Our 8-Step Process
Your initial consultation is an opportunity to shape your vision and discuss your project, your inspirations, and your budget. We ask that you provide approximate measurements, a blueprint, or a free-hand sketch and allow us to gather the necessary information to understand your project fully.
We will collaborate to establish the right materials and hardware for your project. Using this criterion to guide the process, we will prepare a concept drawing and detailed pricing scenario for selected cabinet features, finishes and custom options.
2. Project Estimate
After collecting the necessary information and establishing a preliminary layout (completed by your architect, interior designer, or by us), we will provide an estimate of anticipated costs. Your project estimate will be accurately detailed and defined for review. Subject to any significant additions or changes, this estimate is expected to fall within 10% of the final contracted cost.
3. Retain Our Services
After a thorough review of your project estimate, we will work to answer any additional questions you may have in relation to overall design and cost. Once project parameters are finalized and you wish to officially retain our services, we will ask for a 10% retainer on the full value of your estimate. This is not an additional payment as the full retainer will be credited to your final project invoice.
4. Collaborative Design
At this stage we begin development of your project, finalizing major design plans and elevations, and connecting with project partners. Timing varies during this process and is dependent on project parameters and feedback from key decision-makers. During this stage, we are able to react to any time-sensitive needs while fully executing an efficient design process. From concept to completion, the design process can take 2-6 weeks to finalize. Within that time frame, we will visit your home or project site to confirm measurements and familiarize ourselves with your space.
5. Final Agreement & Deposit
Once you are completely satisfied with the design and all decisions are made regarding content and finishes, a final financial statement for the project will be created. Prior to production, the balance of the deposit is due, reflecting 50% of the total contract value.
6. Scheduling & Production
Production at our workshop takes approximately 10 weeks depending on the project specifications and current run of schedule. While this is our average lead time, we work hard to accommodate special requests and ensure a reasonable timeline. You will be provided with an estimated delivery date to serve as a guide in setting proper production timelines and delivery of your project.
Once production of your project is complete and awaiting delivery, the next installment becomes due. Upon receiving this payment, DFW will carefully load and transport your finished products to their final destination. We will work with you and your team to schedule your delivery and installation. All of our installations are performed by DFW employed artisans. Our team of experts ensures a quality client experience from start to finish.
Post installation, we will connect with you to finalize the project and present you with a warranty and care package for reference. Any open queries or additional needs will be discussed at this time. We will work to make sure you are 100% satisfied with the final product.