SAN MARCOS, Calif.  — Architectural Millwork Solutions, a custom woodworking and millwork shop in San Marcos, California, sustained an estimated $500,000 in damages after an early morning fire May 24. 
Ricardo Alcantra told local media he does a large number of projects in high rise construction, and had a significant amount of work in progress in the plant.
At around  2:00 a.m. the fire broke out with response teams from San Marcos, as well as the neighboring Carlsbad and Vista Fire Departments. No injuries were reported. 
With six fire trucks responding, crews contained the fire within 22 minutes - slicing open the metal doors with saws to gain access.
The fire’s cause is currently under investigation by the San Marcos Fire Department but it is not considered suspicious. Initial damage to the structure’s contents has been estimated at $400,000 with structural damage of $100,000 for total loss of approximately $500,000.
The City of San Marcos is working on temporary relocation possibilities and recovery options for the woodworking firm.
Alcantra established Architectural Millwork Solutions in 2004 after 18 years working in the millwork field. His company operates a CNC router among other equipment. "We specialize in architectural woodwork design, manufacturing and installation of our own products as well as other company’s products for the greater San Diego area," Alcantra says. Here's how he describes his firm:
We are experienced in all aspects of custom commercial and high-end residential millwork and casework. We communicate and coordinate with owners, interior designers, architects, developers, general contractors and subcontractors (e.g. solid surfaces, natural stone, metal and glass) to meet our customer’s goals. We use state of the art equipment and quality materials at competitive prices. We work diligently to constantly maintain good lines of communication with our clients, and more importantly by returning pricing very quickly and accurately. We have an impeccable record on completing projects in a timely manner. We have a small showroom with different material samples to assist our clients.
Our in-house craftsmen have been trained and certified to design and manufacture custom woodwork in accordance with The Woodwork Institute of California as well as The American Woodwork Institute. We are a one stop source to general contractors. We can use green materials and follow LEED specs.


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