The year was 1992. After 22 years in a Cabinetmaking business, Fred, and his son David Reid (10 years experience) decided to pursue their father and son cabinetmaking ideas together, and YVCM was born. (With lots of ‘good mornings’ Fred still plays a vital role @ YVCM, popping in to say “hello” regularly)
YVCM started in Kearney St Bayswater, humble beginnings.. from a father son to a three man show, with a new “mobile office” which just happened to be Fred’s caravan! New offices were built eventually and we remained in Kearney street until 1996, when we moved into our current premises in Kilsyth. We currently employ around 20 full-time employees, all living in our local area.
Fast forward to July 2009, former Yarra Valley Cabinets work experience student and apprentice Alex Gardner became a partner in YVCM. Alex first started at YVCM in 1994, riding his pushbike as a schoolboy to Bayswater, he learned his trade well, becoming a competent and talented cabinetmaker, leaving us for a stint in the Armed forces Alex returned to YVCM, to become an integral part of the YVCM family.
After 20+ years the company has grown into a respected and valued company in the cabinetmaking industry. With strong ties to the local community in our sponsorships. YVCM are proud to sponsor the Montrose Soccer Club, CFA – The Basin, CFA – Dixons Creek, The Lighthouse Foundation, Kilsyth Cobras Basketball, Montrose Tennis Club, Mt Dandenong Kindergarten and the Lilydale Swimming Club, we also sponsor many other local Schools, kindergartens, and sporting events in our local community. Since 2007, every May we hold a Morning Tea, for all our YVCM family and friends as part of the “Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea” titled “Cuppa in the Cupboards” we open the showroom doors, fill the benches with all homebaked treats, highlight of which is the amazing scones Noel (one of our valued tradies) whips up, we have some raffles, everyone is full on cakes and sweets and we usually raise in excess of $1,200! As well as donations to Peter Mac Ride to Conquer Cancer, Movember and various other great causes, we are proud to say… we think we do our bit.