Meet Our Crafters: Juanny Alvarado
Few can boast they were among the first to join the Fabuwood team. Juanny Alvarez has witnessed Fabuwood’s company-wide growth since its inception 14 years ago, along with the expansion and development of our Custom Shop where he is a specialist. Juanny’s finely honed natural woodworking talents shine with his thoughtfully handcrafted pieces for both customers and industry events.
A Love of the Industry
With the skills from his construction background and the industry knowledge he has gained with Fabuwood over the past decade and a half, Juanny continues to excel as the master woodworker he is today. He enjoys every part of his job, from conceptualizing and developing exquisite custom pieces to working with other departments in building prototypes such as our award-wining KBIS booth we had constructed for the industry show that was held in Las Vegas this year.
When asked about his favorite part of his job, Juanny said “I love using my creativity to deliver the perfect customizations for each customer. Whenever we get an order in, even if it seems very difficult, I enjoy tackling the challenge and coming up with imaginative ways to give the customers exactly what they want.”
The Creative Process
After receiving a custom order such as personalized cabinet sizing, cutouts, or modifications, Juanny works together with his team to map out the best possible way to undertake the project. With an arsenal of precise crafting tools at the ready, Juanny enjoys spearheading projects to build one-of-a-kind creations.
“I remember when we only had a table saw when I started out at Fabuwood years ago. Now, no job is too challenging with our top-of-the-line equipment.”
After each custom piece is created for a customer, the cabinets are then shipped out for the customer to enjoy. Then Juanny and the Custom Shop team begin again with a new order and a new opportunity for the team’s creativity and innovation to shine.