ABOUT US SECTION
HOW WE STARTED
August Oak Woodworks was started by me, (Nathan Rench) in response to the growing number of people asking for custom cabinetry in their homes here in Temecula, Ca.
I started woodworking when I was 15 years old and fell in love with it from the beginning. For years I learned furniture construction by refinishing old tables and cabinets and whatever else people would give me as well as reading anything I could get my hands on about woodworking. Eventually, after I had several building projects of my own under my belt, people that I knew well began hiring me to build things for them rather than just refinish their pieces. I was hooked. The work of building new was way better than the work of refinishing old in my opinion.
All the while, working as the foreman at Temecula Stoneworks I was building cabinets on the side. Occasionally I would get a larger job that would pull me away from granite but mainly I was cabinetmaking only part-time. Eventually, the demand for cabinets exceeded the time I had to do both, so I got my cabinet contractor’s license, left working with stone, and turned all my attention to working with wood. Since then there has been no turning back. The business has been growing and customers have been happy.
WHY CALL ME?
Well, as a small company I offer you something that larger companies just can’t. I offer you a direct connection to the owner. You won’t be talking to a salesman or dealing with an installation crew who you’ve never met before, you’ll be dealing directly with me. Whether I’ve had a hand in every step of the job or had an employee work on part of it, I know that ultimately it’s my name that goes out on every piece and it needs to meet my high standards and expectations. This means that I won’t allow something to be built or installed into someone else’s home that I wouldn’t be happy within my own.