Vitaly Vasyliychuk moved to Canada
in 1992 to seek a better life for his family.
However, because of the language barrier, he struggled with establishing a business. Yet, he persisted and partnered with others, eventually joining a small company where he was able to learn and improve his cabinetmaking and finishing skills. Eventually, he started his own business, and had his son, Oleg Vasyliychuk, start helping him at age 14.
Like his ancestors before him, Oleg enjoyed working in the shop and learning new techniques. First he worked as general helper, then as sander finisher, and eventually helped with cabinet assembly. Working at the shop every summer helped him save money for his first car, first stereo, games, and vacations. At age 15, he was even able to purchase his own ticket to visit his grandparents in Ukraine for three weeks.
It was these early lessons of hard work and persistence that inspired Oleg to continue his education by teaching himself photography, photoshop, and interior design. Slowly but surely, he started to learn and explore new software for kitchen design and very quickly started designing kitchens for the company. When the business grew and projects became more complicated, Oleg took classes and learned AutoCad, which helped to prepare more detailed shop drawings.