Here at Z&Z Millwork, our goals are to:
Since 1990, Z & Z's business has expanded across Western Canada.
We have extensive experience in commercial and institutional sectors,
food services, schools, hospitals, and government services.
retail and supermarket projects, including Nesters Market,
We also specialize in
Buy Low Foods, Super Store, and Choice Market.
From time to time our team is looking for skilled trade people such as CNC Operators, Cad Designers, Carpenters, Cabinetmakers, Cabinet Installers with attention to detail, & commitment to efficient production in the shop, who have an open-minded attitude towards people & learning.
Z & Z Architectural Millwork is a custom mill work design & build company equipped with diverse operations, providing a full range of mill work services, including design, estimate, management, mill work finishing work and upholstery.
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Z&Z is committed to building long-term partnerships with quality general contractors, architects, and interior design professionals. The relationship process allows us to better focus on the procedures and expectations of specific clients. No matter how big or small the project size is we are committed to maintaining our partnerships.
Z&Z is a hybrid relative to most of our traditional competition. We are foremost construction project focused, capable of combining the artisan skill of a ‘traditional’ millwork shop with the new technology of a high production facility that allows us to meet the project schedule of large commercial projects with quality products. Based on our assessment of the commercial woodwork industry, we define ourselves as a Non-traditional millwork contractor. We combine the best practices of a construction contractor with the manufacturing demands of a woodwork fabricator. Quality and management are the hallmark of our business.
In the plant and in the field, safety is our number one priority, for us and those around us. Our managers hold regular safety meetings and ongoing safety checks in the plant. Our field superintendents hold regular field safety meetings and are constantly looking for unsafe practices not only by our employees but also other trades. We have a documented safety plan that is provided to the general contractor prior to mobilization.
Z&Z has a zero tolerance drug policy and we do perform random drug testing for all employees on a regular basis.
All our staff is professionally licensed and are insured by Work Safe BC. The Z&Z Millwork Team is certified to operate heavy machinery such as Scissor Lifts and Fork Lists, and they have sufficient knowledge of safety standard & training.
All our project millworkers meet the Work BC operation requirement by obtaining the Emergency First Aid license. Z&Z takes great step to ensure everyone works in a safe environment.
We recognize the key to all successful projects is the pre-construction phase. Our motto here is ‘leave no stone unturned’. We have a very stringent SOP for our pre-construction process that provides checks and balances for all aspects of our scope. We believe that complete, accurate, and organized information is the key to success. It is our goal and responsibility to find out everything the customer expects our product to be including all finish selections, any impact other trades have on us delivering this product as expected and per the schedule, identify and work through ‘red flag’ issues before manufacturing, and provide detailed engineering for production and installation.
With our shop drawing submittals, we also require approved physical samples for transparent and opaque finishes, plastic laminate and/or composite selections, veneer samples, and solid surface/stone selections. We do not make assumptions and any conflicts between drawings and actuality are addressed promptly through the appropriate channels. Our impact goal is to minimize the job-site schedule by proactively eliminating any installation or product issues. All of our production drawings are reviewed by three management teams prior to being released for manufacturing. All employees are periodically given written tests on our pre-construction SOP.
High production was the cornerstone for the formation of our company. We knew there were many of millwork companies out there, all capable of manufacturing nice millwork. However, there is only a few custom, commercial millwork operations capable of producing, installing, and managing a high volume of high quality products. In our industry, high volume normally means low quality, pre-fabricated casework that never meets industry standards and has very limited (if any) custom capabilities.
We started Z&Z to fill that absence. Our equipment capacities, plant layout, engineering/manufacturing software, project management SOP, and employment requirements are all strategically designed to provide that service above expectations.
Currently, we can produce up-to 40 completed commercial cabinets daily without effecting our architectural manufacturing output requirements. In addition, we are capable of providing the field management and required labor to install large quantities of millwork and casework.
We have 1 million dollars’ worth of the latest computerized machineries and systems for design, construction, and millwork production. With a shop over 18,000 sqft large and a team of experience carpenters, we are fit and for any size of production. Our architectural millwork designers’ work closely with our shop and our production flexibility can easily meet our clients' schedules. Millwork Assemble, store furniture setup, and store fixtures & equipment installation are also the services we offer to our clients who need professional assistance.
Our procurement team research in the local markets as well as working with the international suppliers, to acquire the finest material the most innovative products with the-best value. We ensure our clients have the best quality of product with effective pricing that - their specific needs
We believe our project management is the most comprehensive in our industry. In conjunction with our pre-construction, our job-site management team starts early in the project by monitoring the work of the framer, contractors and evaluating their potential impact on our work. In addition to identifying potential problems we begin coordinating and building relationships with other impact trades as part of the team-build philosophy. We focus heavily on meeting or exceeding our scheduled installation obligations and have successfully managed the logistics of million dollar millwork contracts without effecting the job-site or schedule.
All projects have an assigned project superintendent who monitors and enforces climate control issues, safety regulations, material logistics, installation quality standards, and TEAM coordination with other trades.