Testimonials

"The bed is fantastic!. I really appreciate the attention to detail; everything that I specified has come out exactly like I had envisioned. A job very well done!!!" - Jim

"Thank you for the magnificent work you did for us with the desk and then the kitchen cabinets. We are very pleased with the outcome, staying on budget, and on schedule as promised. Your attention to detail shows and your clean up was first class. We would gladly recommend you to anyone requiring a real craftsman." - Richard & Lorna

"We came to Alfons looking for help with a fine project which was extremely important to our hearts. Although we had some visions of what we wanted we could only primitively convey our wishes. We were so impressed with the kindness and tenderness that he displayed listening to our ideas. What was even more rewarding was how perfectly Alfons was able to take what was in our minds eyes, and combine it with his own creativeness to come up with a tangible design which was perfectly what we had dreamed about. Alfons work was tireless and seamless, and so very beautifully well made. It was our sincere pleasure working on this project with him, and will certainly be coming to him again in future with other special projects." - Jim & Ann-Marie

"We discovered Alfons Custom Furniture & Woodwork while surfing the internet for a qualified craftsperson to build a cabinet for our studio we recently had built. Alfons' website does not do justice to the quality of work that he produces and the friendly and professional way that he works with his clients. We found that Alfons listened to our ideas and our budget, made us think outside of the box, and the end product we received was a unique quality cabinet, professionally done and one that fits in beautifully with our studio. My husband and I would not hesitate to recommend Alfons for your custom woodwork needs!" - Bob & Tina

"We liked what we saw on Alfons' website, but were even more impressed with his ability to transform our ideas about function into a beautiful piece of furniture, and some amazing cabinets that look as if they have always been a part of our home. Not only do our cabinets do what we had hoped, but the finishing is flawless, the design unobtrusive, and functionality exceptional. Given the quality of his work and the product, the price was fair, and schedule more than reasonable. Alfons was a pleasure to work with -- he was professional, friendly, punctual, clean, and treated our family, and our house, with respect. We will be sure to have him back to work on other rooms in the house, which is the best recommendation I can give." - Sherry & Steve

"Alfons was recommended by a very good friend of ours as an extremely skilled and meticulous craftsman. Our project was to custom build a two sided, 9' Butler's pantry leading to our dining room. Alfons listened carefully to our needs and expectations, made thoughtful suggestions and presented us with a detailed draft of his proposal. His quote for the project was well within those of 2 other cabinet companies. Throughout the entire project, his attention to all details, including matching trim profiles, shade of the stain for the finished wood and including a demanding curve in the profile of the lower cabinets was outstanding. A second task included in the project was to fashion French doors to the pantry from an open passageway. This too required creative workmanship and a custom and intricate build. In the end, we have exactly what we envisioned, the cabinetry is of the highest quality and the pantry is a major focus on the ground floor of our home. We are thrilled and recommend his workmanship and skills to anyone wanting a finished product of the highest quality." - Bob & Sue

"Alfons is a gifted woodworker who guided me through renovating my small condo. He did the work in stages and was always courteous and patient and willing to change if I suddenly got another idea. His advice about the details was invaluable. He took great care to choose lovely pieces of wood and match the wood grain. He did reliable, fast installation and his quotes were honored. The result is a delight. I now have cabinets, book shelves, a fireplace and mantel and pieces of furniture that are both functional and beautiful to look at. I highly recommend Alfons. He is a master craftsman." - Margaret

"We discovered Alfons when having dinner at a friend's home. They raved about him and the quality of his work was obvious from the wonderful cabinets he had built for them. We decided to contract him for cabinets in our new kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom and could not be more pleased with the results. Alfons is a true artisan with amazing skills, a fine eye, and a remarkable understanding of wood. Every suggestion that he made was so right for our project and the results are outstanding. In addition to his excellent work, Alfons was a joy to work with. Although he has his preferences which he clearly stated, he listened and incorporated what we wanted into each part of the project. One thing I learned was that if Alfons has a suggestion, go with it, as he really knows what he is talking about and his sense of proportions and aesthetics are amazing!" - Geri

"We are absolutely delighted with our new sideboard. I had looked all over Victoria and Vancouver for a piece that would fit into our small condo and couldn't find anything so decided that it would have to be built to order. I gave Alfons a fairly vague idea of what I wanted and he made many good suggestions, including the design and choice of wood. The finished piece is beyond our expectations and is truly something to pass on to the next generation, unlike most of the ready-made stuff on the market. The sideboard was finished promptly and Alfons was so pleasant to work with; I recommend him for anyone wanting excellent craftsmanship and supurb quality!" - Pat & Al

"Alfons did an amazing job on our house reno. Not only did he build our entire kitchen, he also built our fireplace cabinet, bathroom vanities and beautiful wood railings. We are constantly getting wonderful comments on his work. I would not hesitate to recommend Alfons to friends or family. He is a true craftsman who takes great pride in his work, and it shows!" - Al & Marilyn

"In the present construction and home renovation market it is not too often that one finds oneself sitting down with the cabinet maker to toast a terrific job well done. Alfons came to us recommended by friends. He listened, with great attention, to our dreams and needs. He was not afraid to contribute his own thoughts and to share his own ideas and experiences. He delivered all we hoped for, and more. He completed the job on time and on budget. We have learned to respect and value Alfons as a true master professional who takes great pride in his work and lives up to his company's motto of 'your ideas designed to your satisfaction'. What more can you ask for?" - Peter & Eileen

"We immediately felt comfortable with his kind considerate, professional approach. Alfons was realistic with scheduling, his pricing did not change and his workmanship was incredible. The attention to details as well as the input into design was very much what made this entire project a huge success for us. He took our ideas, enhanced them and made them real." - Garth & Gail

"We have ended up with fine pieces of rare furniture craftsmanship. He has invariably been a pleasure to work with. It has become hard to settle for anything less than his outstanding designs and his total commitment to quality." - Sue & Al

"Alfons was recommended to us -- his previous clients were extremely satisfied with his work and his professionalism. He spent considerable time getting an idea of what we wanted. It is simply beautiful. The craftsmanship and finishing are excellent - a 12 on a scale of 1 to 10. Equally as important was the exceptional level of professionalism we were treated to - he was punctual for all of our meetings, he was easy to work with, he stuck to his quote, completed the job in the time he said he would, and there was good clean up. We would highly recommend Alfons." - Erin & Peter

"I was immediately impressed by how organized and thoughtful he was. Alfons offered his knowledgeable design expertise and insight, and we have been extremely please with the outcome of our projects. Not only is Alfons a meticulous craftsman, he is a man of his word, with speaks volumes for his character. We would highly recommend Alfons!" - Morley & Todd

"Earlier this year, we moved into a 1920 home which was in need of major renovations. Alfons was recommended to us, and from the moment we met and visited his shop in February, to our moving in to our new home in June, dealing with Alfons was a real pleasure. He was always cheerful, approachable, ready with suggestions, and always professional. We collaborated on a total kitchen makeover, as well as two bathrooms and their cabinets. Alfons managed to do a great job on many levels, dealing with an old 1920 home with no square walls and ceilings. He worked very well with the many other trades working in our home at the same time. We can immediately and highly recommend him to work on your renovation or carpentry project. He is a true professional and gentleman who says what he does and does what he says. There were no surprises. In fact he solved some difficult problems in other aspects of our kitchen renovation, which helped keep the entire project on schedule and on budget. I know that our contractor is eager to work with Alfons again (it was his first time working with him). We now enjoy our stunning kitchen, finished with local western maple, all thanks to the magic created by Alfons!" - Wanda & Walter

"I came across Alfons's business card by chance. At that time, I was looking for a cabinet maker to add shelves, drawers and cabinets with a provision for wine-rack to my existing living room fireplace. In addition to Alfons I had two other quotes and all of them visited my place. As soon as I met Alfons, I had a feeling I would go with Alfons based on his sincerity, friendliness, warmth, creative ideas and eager to help me with my raw vision of what I wanted. Of course, prior to making final decision, I did visit his shop and his website both of which does not do justice to his high quality of work he eventually produces and the way he takes your wish-list and converts into a beautiful piece of art. It is rare to find a tradesperson that one is completely satisfied with in terms of professionalism, kindness, openness, being on budget/schedule, flexible, clean and friendly. Well, Alfons brought all these traits to me and my project. Alfons, a perfectionist who takes great pride in his work, created a self-effacing design with practical functionality and flawless finishing. In the end I feel I couldn't have asked for more and I liked how the workmanship looks on his website and seamlessly blends in my living room. All my guests comment that the add-on cabinets look as if they have always been there. It has been a pleasure working with Alfons and would not hesitate in recommending Alfons for your work" - Gopal

"Alfons designed and built our large curiosity cabinet to blend in style and wood with our other furniture. We had excellent back and forth consultations and decided on cherry with movable glass shelves. The truth is, there isn't a day goes by that we don't look at our cabinet and say 'Oh Wow!'"- Shelagh & Lloyd

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