Maintaining the integrity of an architectural concept while transforming it into an actual space requires many skills and disciplines. When a design calls for the crafting of woods, the matching of veneers and fitting of joints or the expertise in finishes, lacquers, enamels and oils, is when architects, designers and planners entrust their projects to Bernhard Woodwork, Ltd.

At Bernhard, architectural woodwork goes far beyond "manufacturing". Rather, it's a time-honored craft, practiced by craftsmen, with its roots in Europe. In 1965, Bernhard Woodwork, Ltd. Transplanted the tradition of European cabinetmaking to Chicago. Since then, that tradition has been preserved and enhanced by our people. At Bernhard, we selectively recruit employees who love woodwork, take pride in a quality finished product and train them in a European style apprenticeship program. The resulting "esprit de corps" is reflected in the longevity of our workforce. On average, employees have been with us for 12 years - many for decades longer. When it comes to the highest levels of craftsmanship, there is simply no substitute for experience.

While we're family rooted in tradition, we're hardly fixed on the past. Over the years, we have embraced a variety of high technologies to deliver ever higher quality to our customers, faster than ever. That's why many of the country's foremost architects, designers and planners entrust their projects to us. We would be pleased to give form and substance to your ideas as well.


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