Millwork is the fun part. It’s the first impression when someone walks through your door.
You’ve got enough on your plate—let us do the heavy lifting and ensure you have the easiest, least stressful millwork project. We always deliver on time, on budget and with quality, long-lasting cabinetry that makes an impression. We believe in open lines of communication and delivering beyond expectations, so you can rest easy knowing the progress of your project is in good hands. Over the past 30 years, we’ve learned what works (and doesn’t) in our prairie climate, and we make sure to put the right products to work for you.
While most of our customers are in Saskatchewan, we do out of province projects. Call us to see if we’re right for your project.
We Work With:
- Project Managers
- General Contractors
- Facility Managers
- Business Owners
We bid in-scope—you’ll never see added costs for “missed” items. Quotes are backed with material and labour costs, so you can see what you’re investing in. Ranco will never nickel and dime you. We work with you to get the job done, so if you need a filler panel to finish an install, consider it done!
The Right Products
Our vast experience has taught us what works (and what doesn’t!) in our harsh prairie climate. We suggest products based on your requirements, objectives and timelines. Ranco’s experienced team works through site challenges to find solutions, making it effortless for you. When issues arise, we’ll sort them out before product is on site and stay true to your schedule. You’ll end up with the best product possible!
Dates always change, but we’ll never be the ones holding up the project. We pre-build wherever possible, ensuring your product is ready when you are. We communicate with the project manager and site supers to stay abreast of progress. Along the way we’ll let you know of anything that will hold things up, and make suggestions to ensure you meet your deadline.
We believe in headache free projects
That’s why we service what we sell — during and after install. You can guarantee we’ll be done on time and on budget, and then you can rest easy knowing you can rely on our two-year standard warranty — above industry standard of one-year. We sort out any issues or faulty materials and take care of it without bothering you. We take care of all the details and communication on-site and behind the scenes.
Project Life-Cycle Overview
Many of our jobs are through a tender process using projects listed on SaskBuilds. We send our quote to the general contractor(s) listed on the project, then we’re notified if we’re the successful bidder. We also work directly with general contractors, facility managers and business owners, where we provide a quote based on information provided to us for their project.
Once you have reviewed the quote, we need your approval via email, a purchase order, letter of intent or full contract, whatever works!
We’ll do up shop drawings, detailing the materials, measurements and components of what’s being built. Then we send them to you (or the design professional) for your approval. These ensure all the little details are ironed out before material is cut. Sometimes this takes some back and forth, but doing this part right can save you a lot of money.
We order all the materials for the project, and when delivered, materials are placed in our climate-controlled holding area. Some specialty material comes from the US and as far away as Italy, so it can take weeks to arrive, but we do all the scheduling, so you don’t have to worry.
Actually, very little dust is created in this process due to our dust-collection system. Sheet goods like MCP, particle board and MDF are cut on our Schelling FH4 computer controlled beam saw. The accuracy of this machine ensures pieces are cut precisely and optimize material usage, all saving you money.
As pieces are cut, they’re labelled with the project details and placed on a job cart. The job carts ensure all the pieces for a job stay together and are easily found.
Exposed edges on gables and shelves are edged with PVC, ABS, laminate or hardwood. Edging is all done by our Holt-zer Sprint Edgebander. This machine reduces chipping by pre-milling the edges, providing you a great looking product.
After edging, millwork components are moved to the CNC machining centre. The CNC makes holes for hinges, shelf pins, assembly dowels and locks. This machine is super accurate, ensuring all the pieces go together smoothly and to the correct measurements. Custom millwork like receptions and teller lines are cut out using this machine, as it can handle cutting curves and complex angles.
All the cabinet pieces are all put together using dowels and glue, clamped and screwed. Cabinet carcasses are put together with the specified hardware, then they’re clamped. Door fronts are then added and drawers are assembled and added to the cabinets.
Custom items are anything that doesn’t resemble a box, requiring a different manufacturing process, This includes things like receptions, window sills, door frames, display units, boardroom tables, countertops, wall paneling / features and carts. These items go to a special area where they’re assembled by our journeyman cabinet maker, a custom specialist.
Once an item is built, we clean it so it’s ready for you to use. We inspect each item using the AWMAC Standards for Compliance – even when not specified – ensuring you get the best possible product. We:
- review for any scratches or chips
- test for flushness of edging—don’t want anything catching on edges!
- check that the hardware is working properly—drawer slides, hinges and locks
- ensure gaps between doors are equal and within tolerances
- ensure flushness of joinery
- check for overall aesthetics—are the grain and colours matching properly?
We then wrap up each item for shipping to you.
We deliver or crate depending upon the end location. A comprehensive shipping list is included, ensuring all pieces are shipped, like end-filler panels. Every cabinet is wrapped separately reducing any potential damage in transit and countertops are cleated to protect the edges and any seams.
Once your millwork is shipped, we send out the invoice. We gladly accept cheques, EFT or cash.
Our millwork has a two-year guarantee against defects in workmanship and materials — above industry standards of one year. And remember, if there’s a product issue, we’ll sort it out!
As an AWMAC member, if specified, we supply the certificate and warranty of the AWMAC quality assurance Guarantee and Inspection Service (GIS) program. This is where your project is inspected by an AWMAC certified inspector for adherence to AWMAC standards.
Our products are built to last. With proper cleaning and care, they’ll last for years. We have an in-depth document showing how to clean and care for all the components of your millwork, which you can see here.