Bernhard Woodwork Customer Service Earns WOOD 100 Honors

By Karen Koenig | Posted: 09/15/2012 2:00PM


Bernhard Woodwork. Bernhard Woodwork Ltd., Northbrook, IL - The architectural woodwork firm combines project management skills, European craftsmanship with state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities — and customers have embraced it, says Mark Bernhard, president. The company says it “selectively recruits employees who love woodwork, take pride in a quality finished product and train them in a European style apprenticeship program.”

The attention to detail begins with the project development and extends through machining, assembly and installation. Bernhard Woodwork hand selects and lays up veneer in-house and offers a variety of production capabilities, including CNC machining, sanding, moulding, pressing, edgebanding and finishing.

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While it offers full-scale production runs, the company says it is the “personal service that is the hallmark of the Bernhard approach.”

To speed projects through and meet exacting client deadlines, Bernhard Woodwork has maintains an inventory of door blanks ready for veneering and finishing. Current projects include work on flagship stores for Macy's and Nieman Marcus.

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Karen M. Koenig

Karen M. Koenig has more than 25 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As Editor-in-Chief of Woodworking Network magazine (formerly Wood & Wood Products), Karen’s primary responsibilities include spearheading the writing, editing and coordinating of the editorial content of the publication, along with the Red Book resource guide and the Red Book online source and supply directory ( She is also a frequent contributor to other Woodworking Network online and print media. She can be reached at or Google+.

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