On April 22nd, several California high school students participated in the 2017 SkillsUSA Cabinetmaking & Introductory Woodworking Championship at the Town & Country Resort, San Diego, CA. Many of the volunteers and judges were from the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS). A total of 19 Students from 10 different schools competed to represent California at the SkillsUSA National Championship.
Decore-ative Specialties proudly sponsors this event each year by donating sample doors, drawer fronts, and promotional products. In addition, several other woodworking suppliers provided tools, supplies, and giveaways for the participants. Students had nine hours over the two-day competition to complete their project. The winners advance to the National competition in July. SkillsUSA is a national career and technical organization focused on job readiness for skilled trades. For more information about this event, please visit the following website.
A key figure in the success of Decore-ative Specialties has been the leadership of Jack Lansford, Jr. in the expansion of its products and capabilities, which in turn has influenced the custom cabinet market.
Celebrating Milestones: Ruben Sanchez Retires after 43 Years!
On Friday, March 3, 2023, Decore-ative Specialties celebrated the retirement of Ruben Sanchez. Ruben started working for Decore-ative Specialties in 1980 at our El Monte, CA facility and continued his tenure at our Irwindale, CA facility, working in the Plywood Department.
Celebrating Milestones: Jose A. Reyes Retiring After 19 Years!
On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Decore-ative Specialties celebrated the retirement of Jose A. Reyes! Serving as a team member in the Specialty Wood Shop and producing the most custom components ordered, Jose began his employment in 2001 at our Irwindale, CA facility. He completed his tenure at the same location.
New Catalog and Pricing Guide!
We recently released our newest wood catalog and pricing guide! Combined with artistic photography and industrial design, our wood catalog provides over 200 pages of the most comprehensive product offering in the custom cabinet components industry.
WMIA 2016 Innovator of the Year
Decore-ative Specialties’ use of a custom CNC shaper sander has significantly increased capacity and improved production in its cabinet door making process.