Skagit Architectural Millwork, a LEED® cabinetry leader.
The Skagit River, running from northern Washington state and up into British Columbia,
is home to one of the largest wintering bald eagle populations in the continental
US, and is a rich spawning habitat for five native salmon species, two species of
trout, and hoards of snow geese. It is a rich and beautiful river, designated as
a national scenic asset. Just blocks away from its banks is a millworking company
that borrows its name and is known for exceptional commercial projects with a LEED
focus: Skagit Architectural Millwork.
For 27 years Craig and Alison Wells have been doing things that others can't; building
very complex shapes with certified green materials. From boutique hotels such as
Portland's Heathman Hotel to boardrooms for the likes of Expedia.com; this shop
knows how to deliver signature looks in the form of cabinetry, unique wall paneling
Their excellence comes from their experience, their commitment to quality, and their
investment in state-of-the-art machinery. "We're known for doing the projects that
require serious craftsmanship," says Craig Wells, "curved shapes: reception desks,
panels, hand rails… we simply make things to the best of our abilities using the
best materials, hardware, assembly and joinery. We do not cut corners. For example
we use 3/4" material where others use 5/8". We do it right." Using such
beautiful FSC-certified woods as ash, cherry, mahogany and sapele, one look at the
projects on their website and the difference is clear.
When choosing materials, of course sustainability and air quality have become issues
they consider. "Three or four years ago we started seeing specs from architects
that wanted formaldehyde-free materials, like PureBond® hardwood plywood. Then
it was FSC-certified wood products. Now it's just become commonplace to choose those
materials when working on our projects."
Their work is predominately commercial, and is becoming increasingly LEED focused
however that doesn't mean they won't build a kitchen for you! As Wells explains
"We believe that we are part of our local community and with that comes responsibility
to others. No job is too small for us. We love working with local individuals and
we find it important. We want people to know our door is always open."
Skagit Architectural Millwork is Quality Certified "Premium" - the highest grade
- by the Architectural Woodwork Institute.