About Hesje Cabinets & Design
Founded in 1979, Hesje Cabinets & Design has become the home of the Unique Design Advantage.
We strongly believe in personalized kitchen designs and building kitchen cabinets to your specifications.
The founder, Doug Hesje, started in Birch Hills, SK. He began building small cabins for the Prince Albert National Park. These cabins had small floor areas and required special planning and designing to make the cabin functional. Bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms and kitchens had to be fit in a sixteen by twenty-four square foot cabin. Doug developed knowledge and skill in plumbing and electrical as there was a need to do this work as the cabin was built. Later in the cabinet business, knowledge of working in small areas became a big asset, especially in the kitchen remodeling where small areas are common.
The cabin business soon turned into a cabinet making venture. A forty foot by fifty foot building was converted into a cabinet shop in Rural Birch Hills. The business grew and later the old Palm Dairy Building in Prince Albert, SK was purchased and remodeled to accommodate the cabinet shop.
In 2008, Hesje Cabinets & Design won the Heritage Award for restoring the building and making it a functional space.
Later that same year, a new addition was constructed at the back of the original building to make more space for expansion. Today, Hesje Cabinets & Design employs eight to ten full-time employees. We take great pride in our ability to custom build uniquely designed kitchens while at the same time providing personal designing time with our customers.
The first record that appears in the Henderson’s Prince Albert Directory of the structure that is now our home, is from around 1956. However, some records suggest that it was likely constructed earlier, possibly in the 1940’s. The building’s initial use was for Palm Dairies, a major multi-branched milk operation that processed and distributed fresh and frozen dairy products.
We purchased the building to restore. The basic structure and shape of the building remains intact, with the exception of the new roof in the front, and an addition to the back to accommodate our business.
In 2008 we were the recipient of the Municipal Heritage Award, in the Adaptive Re-Use category, due to our restoration of this building.
Hesje Cabinets & Design employs eight to ten full-time employees. We take great pride in our ability to custom build uniquely designed kitchens while at the same time providing personal design time with our customers.