Oak Unlimited partners with Canadian furniture brands to support local businesses and improve product availability.
Oak Unlimited, a recognized furniture retailer in Durham, the GTA, and the Kawarthas region since 1995, has now transitioned to 100% Canadian-made furniture crafted by Mennonites, including Handstone Furniture, Cardinal Woodcraft and local independent craftsmen based out of St. Jacobs. Customers can now access top-quality, Canadian-made wooden furniture for their dining room, living room, home office, and more. The company made the decision in an effort to ensure better quality control, increase product availability of customer favourites, and to support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Transitioning to 100% Canadian brands was a difficult decision to make due to our long-standing relationship with Amish furniture makers working out of Ohio,” said Mark Brown, owner of Oak Unlimited. “But as the pandemic progressed, we decided that our way of showing support for local businesses would be to offer 100% Canadian brands. The reaction from our customers has been overwhelmingly positive as they appreciate knowing that their furniture was made here in Ontario.”
Oak Unlimited has also seen a strong show of support from the Canadian manufacturers that they continue to support.
“We are more than thrilled to witness the growth and commitment of Oak Unlimited, who has always supported our products,” said Tim Bauman, Owner of Handstone Furniture, a Canadian manufacturer of custom-built solid wood furniture.
“We’re a proud partner of Oak Unlimited and are grateful for their continued support,” said Luke Martin Owner of Cardinal Woodcraft, Inc. a custom furniture manufacturer that originated in Ontario’s Waterloo region.
Oak Unlimited believes this initiative will improve every aspect of the customer experience by reducing logistical costs and delays they had experienced at the border due to COVID-19. They also plan to use this opportunity to improve overall quality control when it comes to sourcing new products and adding new manufacturer’s to their product catalogue.
Oak Unlimited recently replaced one-third of the store’s floor models with new products in modern, traditional, and contemporary styles and showcasing a variety of wood stains and finishes. The company is currently seeing customers by appointment-only to ensure the safety of both customers and employees.
About Oak Unlimited
Oak Unlimited is an award-winning furniture provider based in Historic Downtown Bowmanville, Ontario. Since 1995, the company has partnered with Canadian brands like Brentwood, Campio Group and Mennonite furniture makers across Canada to provide customers with high-quality handcrafted wooden furniture that’s designed to last for generations.
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