Craftsmen and makers, we design, build and install custom cabinetry and furniture.

We source quality local materials, ensuring the kitchens and bathrooms we create are beautiful, functional and built to last.

Apart from the showroom, machinery and workbenches, our workshop (The Hive) houses an arsenal of home renovation expertise. And like busy bees, we work together to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible. Being under one roof means we can offer this complete service without the premium, making home renovation as simple, affordable and exciting as it should be.

The kitchen is the epicentre of the home, it should be built to endure everything that life throws at it — our kids certainly put ours through its paces.

Welcome to Hive & Bench, come inside.

The Hive & Bench Difference

Looking After You

From your first meetings with our designers through the manufacturing process to the final installation at your home, we want you to feel the same comfort and security during construction as your family and friends will experience long afterward. We’ll guide you through the process, agree realistic expectations with you and keep you up-to-speed throughout.

Under One Roof

From design, to millwork, to build – we take care of it all – even getting all necessary building permits sorted. Thanks to the swarm of experts in the “Hive”, we can create solutions that fit your needs, tastes and budget – without all the unnecessary run-around.

A Superior Product

As designer-builders of fine kitchens and bathrooms, we love working with the finest products. Made from high-quality, and wherever possible, locally-sourced materials, we handcraft custom cabinetry and furniture to complement your aesthetic and fit your space perfectly.

Affordable Quality

We offer custom, high-quality cabinetry and furniture at a decent price – providing a much-sought (and in our opinion much-needed) alternative to the big retail outlets and the expensive, custom cabinet-makers.

Our Values

We are family folk and homeowners. We build spaces and homes that can handle the rigors of today’s family life. We believe things should be built to last, and should be crafted with a measured consideration for how they will be used.

We aim to put our clients at ease – your home is in the hands of professionals who care. We believe in transparency, and strive to keep the process as simple as possible. That way you know exactly what to expect and can feel confident your home renovation is running as smoothly as possible.

How It All Began: Wood is Good

Simon Mitchell

Simon founded Hive & Bench after honing his art in woodcraft for over fifteen years. Traditionally trained in the UK in boatbuilding and cabinetry, he was hugely inspired by his father, who was a master carpenter working at some of England’s finest castles and stately homes. Raised in and around workshops, it wasn’t long before Simon fell in love with the craft.

Having built a successful general contracting business here in Vancouver, he noticed a distinct gap in the market for affordable, custom cabinetry and furniture, and the idea behind Hive & Bench was born.

Added Expertise

Allison Evans

Allison Evans grew up with developers as parents and since childhood has always been an extremely spatial and creative person.

She studied real estate at UBC and later completed her Bachelors of Interior Design at Ryerson University. She has designed many new developments: multi-family residential, mid and high-rise buildings, custom homes, and home and office renovations throughout Vancouver and Los Angeles.

Allison specializes in space planning, millwork design, kitchens, bathrooms, material selection and reflected ceiling plans.

Keith Spivak

Keith Spivak is an Emily Carr graduate and has been designing and producing custom furniture & cabinetry for over 25 years.   From Vancouver, Keith also worked for many years in Los Angeles and has showcased his designs at major furniture events in the USA.

Who We Work With

The majority of our clients are homeowners – most often residing in their homes.
We also work closely alongside: Interior Designers, Realtors, Contractors and Developers.

What Our Clients Deserve

Our clients expect to get the quality they pay for and they expect the renovation to happen as outlined at the beginning. Timelines and budgets need to be met with precision.

What Our Clients Want

Our clients want a home that they love—one that enriches their life. They want things to be easier: they want the renovation to be over, so they can get back to enjoying their home.

What We Deliver

We want our clients to be happy, not only with the finished product but also with the experience of going through the renovation process, which at times can be fairly daunting. Decision-making is important and we feel that our client’s benefit from our well-thought-out design ideas and solutions, ultimately making their homes even better. Hive & Bench is committed to producing products that stand up to modern life and developing good relationships with our clients who in-turn become our friends.

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