2016 Wood Diamond Award
Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, BC)
Main Category: Bar - Residential
Dollar Amount: $25,000 - $50,000
Sub Category: Best Overall
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
Our company was founded in 2008 and we provide High End Residential and Commercial cabinetry. We manufacture and install
•Kitchen & Bathroom
•Built-ins architectural millwork
•Free standing custom furniture
•Wall & Ceiling Treatment
•Unique custom orders upon client reques
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
Pre-finished birch plywood case construction
Maple shaker doors
Maple veneer paneling
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
Soft close BLUM drawers
Soft close BLUM hinges
3/4 pre-finished birch plywood case construction
Doors: we used combination of
Stained maple shaker doors (with maple veneer back panelling on the bar back ) and glass doors
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
It has been a complete joy and treat taking part in designing this ultimate man cave! This game room houses its own fully functional bar with a wine cellar behind forged iron doors, a media wall featuring a 10' projection screen, automated lighting and motorized shades.
How has being a member of the CMA benefited you and/or your business?
We have been proud CMA members since 2013. We turn to the membership forum for advice almost every time we are facing a dilemma; chances are there is always someone that has solved the same problem we are having and everyone is so friendly and eager to help.
We find the monthly networking events to be very useful and we try to attend whenever we can. There we can tour other plants and see how other companies do things, we visit showrooms where we can get ideas after which we grab a few drinks with our peers.
Also the yearly Benchmark Study helps us tremendously in planning our budget, our marketing strategy and in making good management decisions. We would recommend the CMA to anyone looking to save money, save "trial-and-error-time" and gain extensive industry knowledge.
List any items that were outsourced.
We make all slab doors and veneers in house and we outsource the wooden doors.
Finishing is currently still being outsourced until we find a good fiinsher. We recently invested in a fully enclosed spray booth and all Kremiln equipment and will hopefully be able to soon start in-house finishing.