What is A Ward Design?
A wood working business specializing in all wood custom cabinetry & casework
Where are you located?
Winter Haven, Florida….what use to be the Cypress Gardens Ski Factory
How long have you been in business?
We started building cabinetry in 2001, but we have been in the custom residential and light commercial building business for over 20 years.
Where do you get your kitchen cabinets?
We build everything here at our facility. The doors and dovetail drawer boxes are outsourced.
Why don’t you just buy cabinets in a box and install them?
Our customers want the very best quality for the most reasonable price. You can’t get the grade of cabinet that we make from very many places. If you do find them, the price will overwhelm you. We sell direct at a whole sale price, so you’re not paying suppliers mark ups. Our cabinets can also be built to ANY size.
It’s hard for me to believe you can make a cabinet as nice as the ones that come from a big factory with millions of dollars in equipment.
We have invested heavily in technology. In fact we have the very same computer controlled machines the big guys have. Our shop is automated, everyone is shocked when they come in and see our facility.
What about door styles and colors?
We have access to an unlimited door selections, and colors. We can color match anything!
OK, but you can’t possibly have the same durable finish as the big factories, do you?
Actually our finish is superior to theirs. We use the same catalyzed finish, and every part is hand sanded before it goes through our automatic brush sander to make sure it’s perfect. We also add an additional coat to give our products the furniture quality our clients are looking for.
What else do you build?
We can make anything out of wood, but we do mostly kitchen & bath cabinets, entertainment centers, office built ins, mantels for fireplaces, commercial case work, things like that. But because of the machinery we have, we are also able to make closet systems, and garage storage units, arch moldings, and custom carvings with our CNC machine.
Is there anything else you would like people to know?
Yes! We have been featured in many magazines. We are the cover story in WoodShop News April 08, in Sept issue of Wood & Wood Products we got #44 out of the top 100 woodworking companies in the country in 08′ followed by #24 in 09′. We built all of the cabinetry in the 2009 Southern Living Cottage of the year. Check out the magazine articles for a full listing.