WHAT WE DO
“Continuous learning is the
minimum requirement for success in any field.”
We are technology entrepreneurs, craftsmen, and workers. Combining the skills of traditional craftsmanship with the advancement of technology has made Hansen & Company Woodworks successful in becoming complete fabricators of raw materials in efficient and exceptional ways.
We were a startup that quickly became a leading competitor in the cabinet, caseworks, and millworks industry. We love our team, our clients, our products, our shop but most of all, we love continuing to learn to bring it all together and strive for stronger tomorrow.
A rogue of convention, our founder, Adam Hansen, continues to lead the company in unexpected but successful ways. We are leaders in building the most technologically advanced woodworks company in the Midwest, developing relationships and products just as strong and unique along the way.
We’ve grown in both who we are as well as what we do. Our team of over twenty innovators continues to encourage us to be our best.
“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.”
-John C. Maxwell
We are not only a cabinet shop, we are not only a millworks shop, we are not only a countertop shop, upholstery shop, or even a metal shop. But we are a woodworks organization, we start with wood products and pair those with any finish that complements or completes all works of wood.
From residential to commercial, our portfolio has grown from cabinets, millwork, and countertops to institutional caseworks and prefinishing services to, most recently, all finishes of metal, upholstery, and more that completes our wood products.
We strive to give our employees to best skills and resources, ensuring their success. Adam and the team are constantly learning about the most innovative technology in the industry and determining how it can provide the best working environment for our team while delivering the best product for our clients.
HOW WE STARTED
Adam Hansen founded the company in 2004 with little money, little space, but a lot of dedication. Known then as A-Cab Custom Woodworking, the company started with building fireplace mantles and custom residential cabinetry by traditional skilled trades Adam learned from his father’s own entrepreneurship.
With $1,500 to their name, Adam and his wife Missy were able to secure a small loan and moved forward with naming and starting the business. After a lot of thought and a lot of alternative names, they decided to move forward with the combination of Adam's first initial "A" and "Cab" for the cabinets the company would soon start producing.
Name in hand, they found their first location to rent in Waite Park for $750 per month and moved the equipment in they were able to purchase with the remainder of the loan. This included a table saw, drill press, line drilling machine, primitive hand-fed edgebander, and enough materials to start work.
After the first year, A-Cab Custom Woodworking moved to St. Joseph and has continued to grow in size, team, products, services, technology, operations, and business.