Many of the corporations that get press and recognition are long-established companies, and whereas we love the expertise and perception they convey to the business, we have been thrilled to see some new corporations being honored on the AWMAC Ontario awards this 12 months. Magnum Millwork, established in June 2019 within the GTA, gained two awards on the occasion. First, for their Glengown Residence challenge within the residential class, and second for his or her Ascend Cannabis challenge within the Export class.
I reached out to talk with Patricia Coelho, designer, concerning the firm and its work. They’ve had a formidable first couple of years within the enterprise.
“I used to be simply trying on the numbers for our 2020 fiscal 12 months. We did 120 jobs,” Coelho shared. “And we at present have about forty jobs on the go all at totally different phases: drawing, manufacturing, last measurements. We’re virtually on the level the place we have to cease taking new enterprise.”
These tasks embrace two YMCA services in Vaughn and Kingston, the Fairmont Hotel, and plenty of residential tasks across the GTA. This huge quantity of labor has meant the corporate has grown considerably since its begin a few quick years in the past.
“We’re as much as 30 staff,” stated Coelho. “And we have now a 13,000 square foot manufacturing facility in North York that’s packed to the max.”
This facility is fairly effectively all-inclusive. They do all the things in-house besides stone and metalwork. They deal with all the things from design to manufacturing and set up. The one-stop-shop nature of Magnum is a part of what has led them to be so profitable.
“Plenty of our purchasers are builders making 10-12 properties per 12 months,” defined Coelho. “They’re just about all referrals. Individuals see our work, prefer it, after which the enterprise involves us.”
These successes are much more important when contemplating that Magnum opened just a few quick months earlier than the pandemic started. They hardly had the prospect to hit their stride earlier than the world modified. I wished to speak about that, however, the reply wasn’t what I anticipated.
“Our largest problem was supplies, like everybody else,” defined Coelho. Being a brand new firm throughout COVID-19 wasn’t as massive a problem for them as I had anticipated. “Although our firm is comparatively younger, nearly all of our carpenters have been within the woodworking business from a really younger age, bringing years of expertise and experience to our crew.”
This expertise got here in useful, notably in a few of their high-end residential tasks, just like the award-winning Glengown residence.
“For lots of our tasks, our work goes far past the cupboards,” stated Coelho. “There’s lots of hidden millwork all through the home: behind the doorways and within the stairs. We did the kitchen, the bar, the toilet vanities. There’s lots of alternative for creativity once you’re doing the entire dwelling.”
The Glengown residence featured lots of walnuts all through the house, each in stable wooden and veneer. The cupboards have been half-inch shaker profiles, which Coelho described as “a lot sleeker than the standard two-inch fashion.”
Lots of the tasks Magnum works on are new residential builds, however, they do renovations and business work as effectively, equivalent to their different award-winning challenge, the Boston-based Ascend Hashish. The high-end hashish retailer options millwork with a mix of varied paint colors, laminate choice, wooden veneer, and stable wooden rift-cut white oak supplies together with metallic, lights, and IT materials offered by others.
“We made some lovely free-standing kiosks with provisions for laptop displays. Plus, backlit and front-lit inset shelving with glass shelving with doorways on pivot hinges for show and a wide range of small, giant, and L-shaped desks for the level of gross sales POS with stable wooden butcher block countertops,” stated Coelho. “All the things were customized with intricate detailing and high-quality consideration to finishes and high quality. The top product turned out wonderful, and the shopper is trying ahead to awarding us the millwork for the second section within the coming weeks.”
The standard and scope of labor Magnum have made to supply in two quick years has been spectacular, and we look ahead to seeing this firm develop and develop.