“Everyone loves our kitchen, but none more than my husband and I love it. We love cooking in the kitchen, everyone does, but we also just like looking at it, the warmth of the colors and the wonderment of well made cabinetry and woodwork.
Wesley Ellen Design and Millwork (WEDM) designed and built the cabinetry for our kitchen. The cabinetry is exquisite, well constructed, beautifully detailed and meticulously measured to ensure a perfect, seamless, fit with the appliances and counters. We used two different woods, douglas fir and beechwood that was stained perfectly to our specifications. We used a local high-end trim shop to install the cabinetry. They have done hundreds of kitchen installs and yet they said to me “ you got your money’s worth as these are the best built cabinets we have ever installed”.
I had looked at several showrooms for cabinetry but something was just off with the cabinets. They did not seem well made, but factory made even though they were described as ‘custom’ and with ‘custom’ prices. With WEDM my contractor and I dealt with the owner, Ron Issak, not a poorly trained salesman. Perhaps that is why there were no issues on the install, no mismeasurements, no missed items, which led no delays on the install. He even delivered the cabinets himself. And, the price I paid for the cabinets was less than the ‘custom’ showroom cabinets.
We have no custom cabinet makers in Annapolis, and most contractors have their preferred re-sellers. I was lucky to find WEDM through HOUZZ – I loved the work, he quality and end result. If you want great value and beautiful craftmanship, I highly recommend WEDM.”
Alisoun Moore, Annapolis, Maryland
My husband’s family gave us those vintage 1950’s table and recently refurbished chairs that we cherish, and we wanted to match them with a new designed kitchen that would go with the space.
We looked around for a while and chose Wesley Ellen Design & Millwork because what we saw on their website at the time and what we experienced during our first interview with them convinced us that they had the skills and the tools to make what we dreamt of within the limits of our budget.
Our kitchen, as our house, is simple but it fulfills our needs. Both Ron and Marilyn were very helpful in advising us, supporting our ideas, perfecting our plans as well as answering our questions and solving little issues afterwards. They could also supply the stove and fridge that I never thought even existed. These appliances reminded me of the ones we had where I grew up in Montreal. Nothing is totally perfect in our world we live in but our kitchen is for us a little haven of peace where we can cook, eat and spend time socializing with family and friends in an authentic handmade décor with the smell of fresh wood when we open the doors and drawers of the cupboards. We are very grateful to Ron and Marilyn for that!
“We would highly recommend Wesley Ellen to anyone looking for cabinetry with sophistication and elegance.
The decision of which supplier to hire for kitchen cabinets and millwork is one of the most important in the building of a custom home.
The requirements are style, practicality, durability, and exceptional finish. All these were met with a very high standard and knowledge by Wesley Ellen.
Ron Isaak is an exceptional planner & designer. He is meticulous with details and makes every effort to exceed your standard.
Ron was very dedicated to our project and time-lines were always met. Any issue was dealt with in a calm and professional manner. Installers were polite & careful.”
K & C
Chilliwack, British Columbia
“…your work is phenomenal. I will most definitely keep you in mind for our future projects.” J.W.
” When we first started investigating the possibilities of overhauling a log home that was badly in need of renovating and updating my wife and I, mainly through her interest in the culinary arts, decided that the center point of the renovation would be to expand and renovate completely the kitchen. We sought out a log home specialist and he brought with him a designer who was skilled in planning and building log homes as well as renovating and adding to similar structures. Once the basic concept was in place the hard part started as to who would be best to create an acceptable design and finished product for the cabinetry not only for the kitchen but also the bathroom, powder room , wine fridge and wine rack and desk for the study. We initially looked via the Internet at various companies that were in the kitchen renovation business most of whom were your run of the mill design companies that were more than satisfactory but did not stand out. After a brief conversation with the log home designer he handed us a business card for Wesley Ellen and our fate was sealed. Our only contact with the company, who I believe is also the primary management, was Ron Isaak. We found him business like, professional and approachable with a keen eye for what was required and what appeared to be a superior product. Initially we thought the product, although worth the value, was a bit more than we wanted to spend as like everyone we did have a ball park budget. Fortunately our confidence in the value of the product was correct. There was no question that Ron Isaak’s product was superb. The detail and the workmanship could be as close to a work of art as one could apply to describing cabinetry. He was a stickler for detail and expertly resolved any issues that always crop up when dealing with home renovation of any sort. I cannot recommend Wesley Ellen and Ron Isaak highly enough and would defy anyone to find a better product on the market.”
Tom and So Lin Randall, Mission BC
“The wall unit you have created for us is stunning & I am so pleased with the details you have added. With such a linear & sleek design if the craftsmanship had not been of the high quality you have provided the finished product could have been very disappointing. Instead we have something that we can admire every time we are in our living room & can enjoy for many years to come. Thank you for adding to the beauty of our home.” – Desiree
“We had our kitchen cabinets designed and made by Ron Isaak’s Wesley Ellen Company. Our experience with Wesley Ellen from conceptualization to completion was exceptional. Ron went out of his way to ensure the design met our needs. He is extremely knowledgeable and collaborative in his approach. The craftsmanship is exceptional. We were so impressed with Ron’s professionalism and craftsmanship that he also designed and built a vanity for our main bathroom. This piece resembles a free standing piece of furniture and again is of high quality.
Friends that have seen the cabinets in the kitchen have been as impressed with the work as we have been. We would not hesitate to recommend Wesley Ellen and Ron Isaak, he brings exceptional skill and expertise to his work and the result for us are beautiful cabinets which are the centre piece of the kitchen and a vanity that makes you wish it wasn’t tucked away in a bathroom.” Janet C and Gary K
“Here’s the last cheque for the cabinets. Thanks so much for your hard work! We’re just thrilled with everything and tell anyone who asks about your company. We’ll be in touch when we’re ready for the rest of the kitchen. Thanks again.” K. M.
“I read on your website about your career. Great information that you shared. That is the part of design that I love. The care and craftsmanship that reflect the passion for what you do. You build not only custom cabinets but relationships.” M.C.
“Thankfully our contractor recommended Ron from Wesley Ellen when we recently renovated two bathrooms. Ron’s work was outstanding; we were impressed with both the quality of the product and workmanship and the timeliness of the installation – everything went smoothly and according to schedule.
We had an issue where our designer had made a mistake with regard to lighting; thankfully Ron noticed it and modified the cabinet accordingly. Where others would have just installed it as per the original drawings, Ron was quick to point things out and offer workable suggestions/solutions. The cosmetic pantry that he designed for me is amazing; and we have received numerous compliments on the quality and design.
We have had other dealings with another local cabinet company, and unfortunately it did not go as smoothly. I think where Ron really differs from most is that there is no middle-man, he is “the guy” and he deals with everything in a timely and efficient manner without passing the buck and pointing the finger at someone else.
In the words of my husband “Ron over delivered”; we are 110% happy to recommend him. We confidently passed on his name to friends who are in the building process and would without a doubt contact him again for our next project.” Elizabeth E. – Vancouver
“Wesley Ellen helped us out quite a few times at our previous project in West Vancouver. As a custom residential builder, quality is one of our top priorities. We were very pleased with Wesley Ellen’s quality, as well as their timeliness and creative problem solving. We found Wesley Ellen to have an “old-fashioned” professionalism that seems to be rapidly disappearing in our modern world.” Kia Rich – Bakken Construction
*Some of the testimonials above where written in the early years when our name was Retroline Cabinet Company. In these cases, we have taken the liberty to substitute our current name Wesley Ellen where clients had written ‘Retroline Cabinet Company’.