There are two different kinds of architectural millwork companies: those that do custom millwork and those that do commodity millwork. While technically doing the same work, there are differences to each that guide your decision.
To know which one to choose, it’s important to look into what each kind of manufacturer does and what your needs are. It’s only by weighing the pros and cons can you come to a conclusion regarding the right choice for you.
Mass Production Vs. Craftsmanship
Commodity millwork companies produce a lot, even producing thousands of lineal feet in a day. In a way, they are low-cost manufacturers since they can produce several copies of a single mold. This, however, means that your product is not unique; there are others like it.
While there is an advantage to having a universally available product, there are certain disadvantages as well. For instance, quality may very well suffer since products have to be pushed out in huge numbers. A product may bear similar looks but there’s bound to be a few produced from a certain batch that bears some defects.
Then again, mass producing leads to lower costs. This is very important if cost savings is on your list of factors to consider when it comes to choosing architectural millwork companies.
If the particular style of a product isn’t important to you, opting for commodity millwork is a good idea. There’s a good chance you’ll see a style repeated over and over again since this kind of millwork isn’t particularly interested in short runs.
On the other hand, custom millwork companies design products based on your specification. They take time to carry out the work and as such, you can rest assured of high-quality millwork.
A large aspect of custom millwork is building relationships with clients. There’s more interaction involved with this kind of work since ideas need to be taken into account. This collaboration between maker and idea generator results in a product that is tailored to a specific client.
Given the amount of effort that goes into custom millwork, it follows that cost will be much higher compared to commodity millwork. While you may balk at the prospect of paying more, consider the value that comes with custom millwork: it can speak for your brand.
The Importance of Branding
Branding is important for grocery stores since first impressions count. A grocery shop that mainly sells organic produce would be better off showing off their items in customized display shelves and containers rather than generic units found across most stores.
Small shops can also benefit from having custom millwork done. Working with a limited space often calls for customized display units that mesh well with the overall space and the brand of the shop itself.
When deciding on architectural millwork companies, consider more than just the cost. You also have to consider the message you’re trying to convey through your design. Custom millwork allows you to better express your brand but commodity millwork does allow you to save some on costs. Either way, contact Grocery Millwork today to discuss how we can help your business!
Grocery Millwork offers custom grocery store display fixtures to the following counties surrounding the city of Phoenix: Peoria, Glendale, Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Carefree, Sun City West, Surprise, Goodyear, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, and many more.