Monday, September 18, 2023
Elias Woodwork is thrilled to celebrate 40th Anniversary. Forty years ago, Ron Elias and brothers John and Ralph Fehr purchased Elias Woodwork from Peters Elias who started the one-man cabinet shop in a small garage in his side yard.
Since that humble beginning, our people have produced superior quality products and services of exceptional value, timely delivered, at such a competitive price as to propel the business to double in manufacturing capacity and sales every 4 years. This is large in part to our fearless leader Ralph Fehr who has a background in Engineering and has a passion for technology and machinery.
“Even though Elias is now seen as one of the most automated wood processing factories in North America, each piece of equipment installed has resulted in more employment, never less. Our commitment to never cut costs close to the customer results in real live human beings answering the phone for customer orders and service, packaging that is SURE to get the product to your location in the condition it left our factory, with a fit and finish second to none. We have the name of our customer attached to every work piece going through our shop…and are fortunate to be located in a community where employees take pride in knowing the idiosyncrasies of individual customers and how they like their details handled… and the work ethic and pride in workmanship is attached to every finished piece leaving for our customer’s job site. It’s been a lot of hard work over these 40 years…but when you love what you’re doing, you don’t feel like you’ve had to work a day in your life.”
Growth of a Company…
Building E 9-22-04Elias Woodwork was incorporated in 1983 while working in a 2000 sq/ft building on Centennial Ave. in Winkler. In 1994, they raised the capital needed to start building the Rough mill/moulding shop and began painting in the South end of it using a small hand spray booth. Slowly it crossed through the perils of time and established business.
In 2020, Elias Woodwork began preparing another lot in Winkler for the future building once again. We recently finished this construction in 2022 and are now moving the AOS cabinet box manufacturing from the Morden plant. “We have been so blessed to be located in the Winkler/Morden area because of the hard working multi skilled populating the area.”