1984 – Woodwork+Pub was founded. At the time, it occupied 5,000 square feet and had four full-time employees.
2009 – Woodwork+Pub was purchased by Cory Brightwell, and the shop expanded to 6,000 square feet and six full-time employees. Maurice Peloquin joined management as part-owner and Production Director.
2011 – Woodwork+Pub acquired 10,000 additional square feet to further expand operations, and staff grew to 12 full-time employees. Brent Bell joined management as part-owner and Sales & Marketing Director.
2012 – Woodwork+Pub acquired fully automated processing equipment and opened an upholstery division. Staff grew to 19 full-time employees. We began manufacturing, shipping, and installing our work across Western Canada.
2013 – Woodwork+Pub opened the butcher block division and a full-time steel shop. We acquired 4,000 additional square feet with two mezzanine levels, increasing our overall manufacturing space to 20,000 square feet. We also successfully completed two large restaurants in Ontario and two in Winnipeg, and expanded our shipping range across Canada.
2014 – Woodwork+Pub is currently building a second mezzanine level for another full upholstery team. We recently installed a fully automated industrial radio-frequency glue production line to minimize butcher block production time and increase capacity. Our projects are now expanding into the United States.
While mass-produced products can break or wear down, our skilled artisans build products to last. We create custom millwork, furniture, upholstery, and solid surfacing. We also recently launched the Caribou line of butcher block products. All products are made in-house, allowing us to control the project from design to installation.
Using our advanced 3-D rendering software, our design team creates in-house shop drawings to match the customer’s vision. We then source the best materials, using in-house automation to improve accuracy, production, and volume. All final products meet and exceed Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers’ Association of Canada (AWMAC) standards.
Woodwork+Pub has a philosophy of continual improvement. That means keeping up with market practices, finding new techniques, figuring out what meets customers’ needs, and reinventing products to improve them wherever possible. This includes the development of our proprietary End+Edge Technology, a polyspray application that protects seams and grain against everyday damage.
Everyone from apprentices to master craftsmen is welcome at Woodwork+Pub. Our learning environment provides opportunities to improve, advance, and learn new skills. Many of our artisans are trained in a combination of wood, steel, glass, upholstery, or solid surface applications.
We’re always looking for skilled workers to add to our team. If you have a minimum of 10 years’ practical experience and a good work ethic, email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.