“Building Custom Cabinets since 1978”
History of “The Shop”…
The shop was established by Dave Reisinger in 1978 and at that time was known as Reisinger Cabinets. It was a much smaller operation then, with the original shop size being only 20’ x 50’. In April of 1987, Bob and Joyce Stewart purchased the business and the name was changed to Stewart Cabinets. A major expansion was done in 1995 to accommodate the growing business and in May of 2006, Stewart Cabinets changed hands and came to be known as Westwind Woodworkers. Joe and Ann Harren grew the company’s reputation of delivering high-quality custom cabinets and service that couldn’t be beat. When it came time for them to retire, it only made sense to sell the business to longtime employees Barry and Emily Stewart. Barry and Emily Stewart purchased the business on January 1, 2023 and if you’ve been following along, you may recognize that last name… Barry is the son of previous owners, Bob and Joyce Stewart. It’s funny how things in life sometimes come full circle.
Barry, Emily and the entire crew at Westwind Woodworkers are committed to making your home aesthetically pleasing as well as functional to live in. You can expect quality craftsmanship at affordable prices from Westwind Woodworkers.
The Westwind Crew…
The staff of Westwind Woodworkers is comprised of experienced designers, woodworkers, finishers, and installers who take pride in everything they do. It’s because of their combined talents and commitment to excellence that you can be assured your final project will “Wow” for years to come.
The Westwind Crew Leaders
Barry’s love for cabinetry began as a child. His parents owned Stewart Cabinets and growing up he would often spend weeknights and weekends helping out in and around the shop. In 2009, Barry began working as a full-time installer at Westwind Woodworkers and in 2013 he transitioned into the role of Production Manager. In 2023, Barry and his wife, Emily, purchased the shop, bringing everything full-circle and back into “Stewart” ownership. Barry loves that he gets to see each and every project through to completion and ensures that function meets form when it comes to the layout of your cabinets. He loves the variety of projects he works with and the people he interacts with each day. In his free time, Barry can be found spending time with his family, golfing, or working on various projects in and around his home.
As the Office Manager, Emily oversees all of the day-to-day office operations and is responsible for maintaining accounts payable, receivables and billing. She is generally the first person you see when you walk through the door and the voice you hear when you call in on the phone. Outside of work, Emily enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, traveling, socializing with friends and reading a good book.
Wood Shop Foreman
Rog is a builder, through and through, so when he started at Westwind back in 1991 it was a perfect fit. Rog is responsible for overseeing the wood shop operations and monitoring the progress of each job to ensure that timelines are met and quality is of the highest standard. A foreman’s job is not easy, but Rog’s meticulous approach ensures excellence in each and every project. He enjoys the variety of the projects he works on and having fun with his coworkers. When he is not building cabinets, Roger will most likely be found hunting or fishing.
Stain Shop Foreman
Wayne has been with Westwind Woodworkers since 1996. As the Stain Shop Foreman he watches over every detail of the finishing process to be sure your cabinets are completely flawless before leaving the shop. Over the years, as trends have changed, Wayne has perfected the mixing of different stain and paint formulas so that your finish will be one that you truly love. In his free time, Wayne enjoys spending time with his grandkids, hunting and being outdoors.
Growing up with Dad as a builder, job sites are like home for Dan. It was his love for carpentry that brought him to Westwind Woodworkers in 2007 and he hasn’t looked back. As the Lead Installer, Dan is responsible for ensuring that when our crew leaves your home you will be completely satisfied with the finished product. His attention to detail and ability to visualize the big picture when on the job site are what sets him apart. The part of his job that he enjoys the most is working with great people and seeing all of the different homes and projects through to completion. Outside of work, Dan enjoys spending time with his family and friends, hunting, fishing and watching baseball.
Emily is the newest member of our team. She graduated from Alexandria Technical College with a degree in Interior Design and started with Westwind Woodworkers in May of 2022. While she may be new to us, she is definitely not new to design. Emily’s parents own a cabinet shop, so growing up she was always around some aspect of design; it has always fascinated her. Emily’s main focus is helping people plan their cabinets. She makes sure that all of your selections coordinate well and that the cabinets fit your needs and personality. Outside of work, Emily enjoys camping, reading and spending time with family.