(Left to Right) Andrew Lansford, Product Manager, 20 Year Employee; Fernando Morales, Maintenance Director, 11 Year Employee; Valerie Marquez, Office Assistant, 3 Year Employee; David Bernstein, Executive Director, 35 Year Employee; Luz Ramirez, Ancillary Director (Food and Facility Decor), 34 Year Employee
Each Thanksgiving Decore-ative Specialties offers every employee a turkey to celebrate a meal with their family and friends. For the past 7 years as part of this program, Andrew Lansford has donated turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner to Hope House, a local Southern California organization offering specialized care and housing for handicapped children and adults. Hope House has offered residential and mentoring services to those in need since 1963. Their Mission states “Hope House residential services exists to improve the lives of children and adults with special needs by providing a therapeutic living environment emphasizing learning and encouraging individual development, growth and socialization. In a world where being different used to mean isolation from society, we advocate for our residents to have a life full of personal, meaningful choices.” More information about Hope House can be found at their website: http://hopehouse.org.
Andrew, pictured on the far left, is the grandson of our company’s founder Jack Lansford Sr. and is Decore-ative Specialties' Product Manager. In the spirit of Thanksgiving he loves donating turkeys to this organization which helps so many families and individuals in need. He says “It’s so rewarding to see what a large impact such a small gesture can make. I am thankful to Hope House and thankful I work for Decore-ative Specialties, both so willing to give their support of people in great need.”
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.