The business, opened this past July at 198 Cartier Street in Granby, specializes in making kitchen and bathroom cabinets, storage units, and fireplace mantles, from the design to the installation.
Richard Crook, who boasts over 45 years’ experience in the sector, took advantage of the opportunity to buy equipment from and occupy the premises of his former employer, where he worked for 35 years. He wanted to have his own family business, and he convinced his spouse, Anny Goyette, to join him to start up their own workshop. Richard’s daughter and son-in-law, Vanessa and Mike, will join them. Upon completing her training, Vanessa will work in design, and Mike, installation.
Two other employees will join the team once the premises are fully set up. By October, customers will be able to see the business’s various products in their new showroom, which should inspire them for their new projects. Customers will also be able to visit their website, which will be online soon. One of the great competitive advantages of the promoters, in addition to offering turnkey service, is that they visit customers’ homes to assess their needs. As Richard says, “Our goal is to provide personalized, professional, and friendly service. The experience I’ve acquired over the years will be at customers’ disposal. Moreover, in this sector, what makes a business’s reputation is a job well done.” “And that will be our best advertising!” adds Anny.
To realize their dream, the promoters are happy to have been able to count on technical and financial support from the CAE. The financial assistance enabled them to buy the equipment required to launch Modul ART Granby.