BRAINERD, Minn. - More than 28 years after founding Wood Products Unlimited in Brainerd, Minnesota, owners Don Andres and Alan Andres have passed the ownership torch to two of their longtime employees.
 
Employees Ryan Aanes and Todd Pietila have purchased the company, which has tripled in size since its founding in 1992. Aanes and Pietila have worked at Wood Products as craftsmen since 2004 and 2000, respectively. 
 
"We’ve always been 100 percent custom,” said Pietila . "Everything we do is all custom and by hand. We start every project from scratch. From the design to the cutting to assembly to the finishing, all the way to the installation. An actual experienced craftsman handles your cabinets every step of the way. We’re not going to change that."
 
Wood Products says it plans to retain its current status quo for the near future, but has long-term adjustments planned. The company specializes in custom residential cabinetry. 
 
“We feel that true craftsmanship requires talented, patient people who really love working with their hands and appreciate the beauty of a solid, hand-made product,” said Aanes. “We’ll continue to carry that motto now and many years into the future.”
 
 

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