It’s been another busy year for Victoria’s construction sector, and it’s being felt in all areas of the industry, including by its fine craftspeople.
Look inside a luxury residential custom build in the area and chances are good you’ll find a kitchen by Jason Good Custom Cabinets.
Since starting his cabinetry business in his garage in 2005, Jason Good has expanded into a 6,000-square-foot workshop, which employs 17 people, including two designers.
To speed production, Good has introduced CNC machining.
“There’s so much construction, it’s hard to get skilled staff in the shop and skilled installers,” he says. “Some of the new software gives excellent results.”
He’s also focused part of his business on veneers, hiring an employee who specializes in laying up grain-matched custom veneers. The business has also acquired some new equipment.
“We’ve recently purchased new machines allowing us to do our own custom veneering,” he says, “It’s something we already have specialized in, but going in-house ultimately allows us to have more control over the end product.”
This article is from the June/July 2019 issue of Douglas.