Sutter Fine Woodwork



"I worked with Allen Sutter on a multi-home, log home project at Eagle Ranch, where he was retained to manufacture and install the cabinets and manufacture the interior doors and trim.  This was a challenging project that required Allen to create a product that met the demands of a very exacting architectural and interior design team and also met the budget and timeline parameters of the owner.

Allen was patient throughout the process, (which included many design meetings and specification changes) and his knowledge really helped us to make sound decisions that helped our budget, but did not compromise the quality and beauty of the final product.

He creates cabinets in his local shop and as a customer, I always felt welcome to drop in and check on the progress.  Allen's workmanship is unparalleled; he is a true craftsman and he is meticulous in all details.  (This includes plan creation through to the final installation.)

The cabinets and interior doors in these homes are truly a work of art and if I was building my own home, I would most assuredly choose Allen to design and manufacture my cabinets."

Laurie Klassen                                           Windermere, BC

"Allen is a talented and imaginative designer and a meticulous craftsman.  His work is superb and without equal."  

Fred Vermeulen,                                                          Canmore, AB        


" In late 2006 my wife and I decided to do a total renovation to our house that was built in 1995.  This included tearing out all existing kitchen cupboards and bathroom vanities.  We had heard of Sutter Fine Woodwork from neighbours who had hired Allen and had been extremely pleased with his work.  We were fortunate to be able to hire Allen to to design and build our kitchen cupboards and bathroom vanities as part of our renovation.  His work is incredible.  We were so pleased, we had him build a sleigh bed, numerous end tables, a display case, bathroom vanity stool, bedroom dressers and a stereo/ TV unit.  Anyone looking for an exceptional craftsman who does incredible work should look no farther than Sutter Fine Woodwork.  They won't be disappointed and they'll have the pleasure of looking at beautifully crafted woodwork everyday.   Did I mention that Allen is a great person to have in your home as well."

R.H. Peterson,                                                         Canmore, AB

"We have the pleasure of viewing Allen's craftsmanship each day in our home in Canmore.  We struggled with quite how to achieve what we wanted and to find the expertise we were seeking and we were delighted to be introduced to Sutter Fine Woodwork , as Allen delivered a quality solution in our cabinetry and dining table."

Bruce Libin,                                                                 Canmore, AB

" I can't think of anyone I want to praise more than Allen Sutter.  Instead of a 'trifecta', Allen has the quad-fecta of Best Tradesman: perfection in his craftsmanship, timelessness, reasonable pricing and great customer relations.  Allen's work ethic is impeccable, his products are at the height of aesthetics, his price is fair and he works together with you every step of the way, taking care to give you exactly what you want.  You will feel that your ideas and feelings will be respected throughout the process.  In the end, your cabinetry will be a sight to behold.  I wholeheartedly recommend Sutter Fine Woodwork be placed as Number One on your list!!!   By the way, our home received 1 Gold and 2 Silvers from the Canadian Builder's Association, and Allen's fine cabinetry was an integral part of that commendation."

Mary Ann Rombach, Ph. D.                                     Lake Windermere, BC

"Allen has done several projects for us including two custom kitchens, king bed frame with decorative headboard, custom bar, bathroom cabinets and TV storage wall.  Allen is a magician with wood and creates works of art that are unique and timeless.  His craftsmanship and precision are impeccable.  We felt we got very good value for the quality of work and would very highly recommend him.  We will continue to use Allen on future projects."

Gerald and Kim Costigan                                        Canmore , AB

"Allen has collaborated with us on a number of wood working projects for our commercial property.  His sensitivity to materials, costs, aesthetics and sometimes short timelines has made working with him very easy.  Most of all, his beautiful craftsmanship will mean that our guests will be able to appreciate his handiwork for generations to come."

Bruce Millar                                                             Lake O'Hara Lodge, BC

"Over the years Allen has made a number of pieces of furniture for us.  His craftsmanship is flawless and is in the tradition of the old school tradesman.  No detail is too small to get his total attention from the first conceptual design, to the choice of material, to the construction details, to the finish to the final product.  His knowledge of and talent with wood is limitless.

We will continue to use Allen whenever we require any furniture or cabinetry and will not hesitate to recommend him."

Gloria and Marvin Phillips                                       Canmore, Alberta

"Allen Sutter of Sutter Fine Woodwork has worked on three projects in our home.  They include ensuite cabinetry, office cabinetry and desk, as well as a complete kitchen renovation.  We have found Allen easy to work with.  During the planning stages of our projects, we found him most patient as he took his time to answer all the questions we had.  As well, Allen provided advice when needed.  His fine eye for detail enables him to offer ideas that only help improve a client's vision of the project.

 The fit and finish on Allen's work is second to none.  Allen is a true craftsman/ wood artisan - meticulous would be an understatement.  The words "that's good enough" are not in his vocabulary.  This shows as well in a tidy work site, which was very important to us as we were living in our home during the renovations. 

Allen Sutter is prompt and efficient and came in on budget.  Whatever your needs are, Allen of Sutter Fine Woodwork will create for you something that is functional, pleasing to the eye and adds warmth to the home.  You only have to work with Allen once to know that you could leave him your keys, take a vacation and, upon return, find everything the way you envisioned."

Jim & Eleonora  Pecora                                                  Golden, BC