Our History

From Humble Beginnings to Timeless Craftsmanship: The History of Heinz Custom Woodworking

The story of Heinz Custom Woodworking’s evolution plays an important role in why we are trusted and respected to provide the best quality craftsmanship for our cabinetry. The Heinz Advantage, and a deep desire to keep quality in the forefront of everything we make, ensures that our customers are not only satisfied with the results over the past 40+ years, but that they keep coming back for other projects in their home.

  • Busines Startup

    May 24, 1971

    Heinz Reuhlicke a local fine cabinet maker starts Heinz Custom Woodworking on Colby Drive in Waterloo, Ontario.

  • Brian Wideman

    June 15, 1982

    Straight out of school, Brian Wideman begins his tenure and learns the art of quality craftsmanship under Heinz’s tutelage.

  • New Ownership


    March 1, 1998

    In 1998, Brian and Brenda Wideman purchased Heinz Custom Woodworking and Heinz retires.

  • New Location and Showroom

    January 1, 2005

    In September 2005, Heinz Custom Woodworking moves its plant and showroom to Elmira, Ontario.

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