Monday, December 8, 2014

Marc Vetri Chooses BlueStar Range And We Got a Taste

   
Son of Philadelphia and world renowned Chef Marc Vetri doesn’t take food lightly; nor should he.  Having been trained in Bergamo, Mr. Vetri oversees seven Delaware Valley restaurants that capture the essence of the country that taught the world to eat, Italy.

You can imagine the city’s collective excitement when news circulated that a demo kitchen within his flagship restaurant, Vetri was in the works.  The concept was simple.  Create an area for Mr. Vetri to experiment, a mad-scientist’s lab if you will, and make it friendly and inviting.  Naturally, the equipment used in the kitchen had to be of the highest standard, yet pleasing to the eye.  For Philadelphia’s native son, only a BlueStar Range  would do.

Made locally in Reading, BlueStar’s parent company, Prizer-Painter Stoveworks has over 100 years of experience in manufacturing cooking equipment.  Since 2002, the BlueStar line has been a symbol of local craftsmanship and top-level performance.  In conjunction with professional quality, BlueStar pays attention to style and offers 190 different color options and seven different texture options to create limitless possibilities with their appliances to match any kitchen design, large or small.

It’s no surprise that the centerpiece of Vetri’s demokitchen is BlueStar’s 60-inch gas range.  The powerful 23,000 BTU burners are perfect for searing and are certainly worthy of Vetri’s award winning pastas.  Not to be outdone are BlueStar’s ovens.  Two large convection ovens are built into the 60-inch range and both accommodate commercial size baking sheets and feature an infrared broiler that rivals broilers found in the finest steak houses. 

Here at Superior Woodcraft we were treated to an exclusive meal prepared on a BlueStar range by Marc Vetri himself in his newly opened demo kitchen.  A very special thank you to Kieffer’s Appliances and BlueStar for arranging the evening!

For more information on signing up for events held in Vetri’sdemo kitchen, visit their website here:  Vetri Ristorante

And for your appliance needs, check out Kieffer’s Appliances or contact:

Patrice Gelfant, Showroom by Appointment
patrice@kieffers.com
609-743-0730

Kieffer's Appliances
785 Sumneytown Pike
Lansdale, PA 19446
www.kieffers.com

Superior Woodcraft is a local custom cabinetmaker located in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa.

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Small Business Saturday - Doylestown, Bucks County

   

There are many promoted "days" in America, but there is only one Small Business Saturday.  Forget Black Friday and  Cyber Monday. Today, go out and invest in your own community by shopping at a local small business.  Discover the wonderful treasures in your own back yard and make a difference in your own community.

Small Business is America.  Facts about small business:


  1. There are 28 million small business in the U.S.
  2. Small Business Employs 57% of the American Workforce
  3. 77 million people are the workforce of small business
  4. Small Business creates 13x more patents than large companies
  5. 60-80% of all new jobs come from small business

Your participation will create a positive impact within your community, you'll be making an economic investment in your community.  Best of all the entire family can have fun at the same time.

When you're shopping at local businesses this weekend notice how many local businesses support their community - youth sport programs, local charities, 10k races, town parks/recreation areas and more. Without the support of these local businesses many of the amenities that you enjoy in your town wouldn't exist.

Shop Local Independent Companies, support your community and say thanks to the local business owners for all they do.

Superior Woodcraft salutes and thanks all of its fellow local independent business owners for growing our local economies and keeping America strong.

Find local independent businesses in your area - Local Business Search

Discover Doylestown, Bucks County:

Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce

Doylestown Shopping & Dinning 

Visit Bucks County 


Superior Woodcraft is a local custom cabinetmaker located in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving





At this time of gratitude, we give thanks for our families, friends, our Superior Woodcraft artisans & craftsmen and our clients. At Superior Woodcraft, we especially value our clients and appreciate your confidence in us. 

On behalf of the entire Superior Woodcraft team, we wish you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Superior Woodcraft is a local custom cabinetmaker located in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

A Superior Woodcraft Family Tradition

     
Today, Superior Woodcraft celebrated Thanksgiving with our team members and paid tribute to our founder, Karl Geiger.   The tradition started over 47 years ago and continues to this day.  This story starts a long time ago.   When Karl first immigrated to the United States he learned about the American tradition of Thanksgiving.  Enjoying food, family and tradition this new found holiday was perfect for Karl and he eagerly adopted this American holiday. 

At one of Karl’s first Thanksgivings his first employer in America gave each employee a turkey for Thanksgiving.  That gesture of generosity and giving made a strong impression on this young newcomer.  Karl told his wife, Sabine, how thoughtful it was that his boss wanted to make sure that each of his workers had a Thanksgiving Day turkey to enjoy.  Karl told Sabine, that one day he would like to do the same. 

Well, in November of 1967 Karl had his chance.  Karl was married, his youngest of three children was nine months old and Karl’s fledgling company, Superior Woodcraft, was even younger.  Karl reflected back on his earlier experience of receiving that Thanksgiving Day turkey.    Now was the time that Karl would be the one giving the turkeys to the team members of his very own company.  From that day forward every team member at Superior Woodcraft has enjoyed a turkey from Karl.

Remember the nine month old baby in November of 1967?  That was Michelle Geiger Kennedy.  These days Michelle sits in her father’s seat at Superior Woodcraft.  Today we distributed  Karl’s turkeys to Superior Woodcraft’s artisans; so, the tradition continues.  This year and for the past several years Karl and Sabine’s grandchildren were on hand to participate.  Now the third generation of family is actively involved in this Superior Woodcraft tradition.  We remember and thank Karl for starting this Superior Woodcraft tradition of giving.


We especially thank the many artisans and clients who have been part of the Superior Woodcraft family for the past 47 years.  Without all of you this longstanding tradition wouldn't be possible.  We wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving and thank you for being part of the Superior Woodcraft family!

Superior Woodcraft is a local custom cabinetmaker located in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Superior Woodcraft Receives Award for Design

    
Houzz awarded Superior Woodcraft with its  2014 Best of Houzz Design award.   Superior Woodcraft is thrilled to receive this honor from Houzz.  This is the second time this year that Houzz bestowed honors onto Superior Woodcraft.  Earlier in 2014 Superior Woodcraft received recognition from Houzz for outstanding client service.  It is an honor to receive these high levels of recognition.

We thank the designers and craftsmen at Superior Woodcraft whose hard work and dedication made these achievements possible. We also thank all of our clients for their support and dedication for over 47 years.

Superior Woodcraft’s projects are some of the most viewed projects on Houzz.  To see more of Superior Woodcraft’s work on Houzz visit www.superiorwoodcraft.biz

Superior Woodcraft is a local custom cabinetmaker located in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Top Five Trending Photos On Houzz

      
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Excellence in Design Seminar and Tour


Superior Woodcraft is proud to sponsor the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce's Excellence in Design Seminar and Tour - Oscar Martin Today - Building on the Past.

Superior Woodcraft is not only delighted to sponsor this event, but we also have the good fortune and unique opportunity to be able to work work in a home designed by Oscar Martin.

Previously, Superior Woodcraft had the opportunity to work in homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright  and other similar artisans from the past.  When working in homes that were designed or built by the talented artisans of the past it always creates a special feeling of being inspired by and being connected to these talented craftsmen, history and our past.  We only hope that the work that we create today honors the work of such individuals.  

JOIN SUPERIOR WOODCRAFT FOR THE EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN SEMINAR AND TOUR FEATURING OSCAR MARTIN - CONNECT WITH THE PAST AS YOU MINGLE WITH THE PRESENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY



Excellence in Design Seminar & Reception
Wednesday, September 242014
5 - 7 p.m.
Learn how these 19th Century Homes have been updated, retro fitted and have become more energy efficient. See what buildings will be on the tour and many others.

Host: The Standard Club & The Oscar Martin Room
127 E. State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Excellence in Design Tour
Sunday, September 28, 2014
1 - 4 p.m.
On this amazing walking tour, docents will point out additional sites along the 2-hour tour that contribute to Martin's large body of residential and commercial work and the characteristics that make his designs distinctive today. Builds on the Oscar Martin-themed seminar on September 24th. 
 Superior Woodcraft brings utility, beauty and harmony into our client's homes and lives. 

Superior Woodcraft is a local custom cabinetmaker located in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa. 

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A. Oscar Martin- ARCHITECT

BORN: September 28, 1873, Doylestown, PA
DIED: February 4, 1942, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA


Born in Dublin, Bucks County, A. Oscar Martin moved to Doylestown at a young age where he then attended high school.

He apprenticed as a carpenter under his father, Jonas Martin, and soon became interested in architectural drawing. In 1892, Martin enrolled at Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia, where he studied architecture and engineering.

After graduating, Marten spent a few years working at architectural firms in New York City, Buffalo, and Philadelphia before opening his own firm in Doylestown in 1896. 

As a registered architect and engineer in Bucks County, Martin designed numerous buildings in the Doylestown area. While he is better known for his domestic designs, his catalogue also includes designs for schools, factories, churches, bridges, and garages.

Martin was heralded for his style and sensibility, particularly during a time where construction began using more modern materials. The various styles which Martin used range from Queen Anne to shingle to Tudor, from Colonial Revival to Craftsman bungalows. His projects ranged from original designs to commercial work to alterations and additions.