Canadian Bavarian first opened its doors in 1982 when Georg Wörnle and his family moved to Saltspring Island from Germany. After a year in a 700-square-foot shop, Georg and his father built the millwork shop and office with its Bavarian style facade in Duncan. Upon his father’s retirement, Georg took over the business. After experiencing steady growth throughout the years it became evident that there was a need for a larger facility. In 2004 Canadian Bavarian moved to its current location on a 5 acre site in Chemainus with approximately 20,000 square feet of production space and 10,000 square feet of dry storage.
Since Canadian Bavarian was established, it has steadily expanded its customer base, a reflection of the team’s continued commitment to providing top quality products and services. Today, the business has more than 20 highly-trained and dedicated employees. The custom cabinet and remanufacturing shops have a full range of equipment to manage any project. The company strives to stay current and open to technological advancements, streamlining operations with cutting-edge computerized equipment. Despite its growth, the company remains true to its values as an environmentally conscious, community-minded operation dedicated to providing exceptional quality and service.