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Residential | MERIT KITCHENS Leading with Ideas MERIT KITCHENS DOMINATES ITS MARKET BY BEING INNOVATIVE WITH ITS CABINETS. BY ALAN DORICH F Merit Kitchens Merit Kitchens manufactures collections of kitchen and bathroom cabinets. « plete and on time. “If you ship something that is or Merit Kitchens, the word “merit” is • Headquarters: Surrey, incomplete or late, it is just a bloody disaster out more than just a name – it is also a British Columbia in the field,” he says. reflection of the company’s business • Employees: Approximately 100 philosophy. “We pride ourselves on • Specialty: Kitchen and bathroom providing good quality at a fair price,” Legacy in Cabinets cabinet products President Frank W. Siekmann says. A longtime veteran of the cabinet business, Based in Surrey, British Columbia, Merit Siekmann’s family has a long legacy in the industry Kitchens manufactures multiple collections that exceeds 80 years. “My grandfather started his of kitchen and bathroom cabinets and sells own cabinet manufacturing business in 1929,” –Frank W. Siekmann, president them through independent dealers and two Siekmann explains, retail outlets. Siekmann says the company’s He notes that his family still operates his roots go back to 1974, when a group of craftsgrandfather’s cabinet business, SieMatic. “I grew men started the company in Burnaby, British Columbia. up in and around cabinets and manufacturing,” he adds. The group later sold the company, and Siekmann purchased Merit When Siekmann purchased Merit Kitchens, he was the owner of his Kitchens from its second owner, Vedco, in 2000. Today, Merit Kitchens own cabinet group in Philadelphia. “I purchased Merit as a strategic has a staff of nearly 100 workers that include tradespeople, craftspeople, investment initially and I became more involved,” he recalls, noting that technical specialists and customer service experts. he sold his interest in the other businesses. He adds that he is extremely Merit Kitchens’ products have been sold to clients in the United proud of the staff that he has assembled. States, Japan and China. Siekmann adds that the company has earned “Our entire sales and customer service staff are extremely dedicated a record in the past five years for delivering all of its products comand do a fine job for our customers,” Siekmann says, adding that success “We pride ourselves on providing good quality at a fair price.” 126 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM MARCH 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - March 2011

Construction Today - March 2011
Table of Contents
Social Media
Exploring BIM
Best Practices
Urban Construction
Building Growth
Bermúdez, Longo, Díaz-Massó (BLDM), S.E.
Wadman Corp.
Universal Builders Supply Inc.
Harold O’Shea Builders
Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Co. LLC
Hudspeth & Associates Inc.
Dana B. Kenyon Co. – Florida State College at Jacksonville
Kaback Enterprises
Hyder Construction
On Site Management Inc.
Retail Developers in Ontario
Morguard Investments Ltd. – Bramalea City Centre and Expansion
Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc.
Bayfield Realty Advisors Inc.
Rudolph and Sletten
Collavino Construction Co. Inc. – One World Trade Center
MW Builders – Fort Leonard Wood AIT Barracks, Phase 1
Thor Construction
Weir Welding Co.
JE Dunn Construction Co. – Woman’s Hospital
Manhattan Kraft Construction Co. – Sarasota Police Department Headquarters
P.J. Hoerr Inc. – Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
Poettker Construction – Watterson Towers Renovations
Merit Kitchens
BBL Builders – Columbia Parc at the Bayou District
Reliable Builders Inc.
Joe Hall Roofing
ECM International Inc.
Branch Highways Inc.
GCC America Inc.
HOK: NOAA Pacific Regional Center
Last Look

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