MILLARD BAUTISTA DESIGNS

Re-defining Quality, Craftsmanship, and Service

Designer

ABOUT US

We are a family owned business and have over 20 years of experience in the industry. We specialize in kitchens, custom cabinetry, solid wood furniture, and custom interior woodwork. Our entire team is firstly committed to meeting the needs of our clients, and as a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. We have the knowledge and experience to take any of your projects from a conceptual form to a finished product. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best design, craftsmanship and service in the industry.

ABOUT MIKE MILLARD, OWNER

Mike Millard was born and raised in Whitefish Montana. Although he attended Helena Vo-Tech for Auto Mechanics, he knew deep down that creating things was his true passion. In 2000 he made the decision to follow his passion for building and joined Lee Building Company. In the years spent working at Lee Building Company he had the opportunity to learn the design and building processes of building custom homes from Greg Lee. Greg is a true inspiration in the building industry, an excellent teacher, and dear friend. Some of the work Mike did while working with Lee Building Company has been featured in “Rustic Elegance” and the 2013 Buyer’s Guide “Country’s Best Cabins”. He learned early on that his interests lay in the details of the home, such as the trim, the cabinetry and the fine woodwork. In the winter of 2010-2011 Mike went to work with Jim Routzahn, a fine furniture maker and graduate of “The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship” in Maine. During the six months Mike spent with Jim, he learned many of the skills necessary to design and build high quality custom cabinetry and furniture. In the summer of 2011 Mike moved to Toronto and started Millard Carpentry & Woodworks with Venecia Bautista, which in January of 2014 became Millard Bautista Designs.


Venecia Bautista was born in the Dominican Republic and raised there until she moved to Canada during her teen years. Venecia studied Business Management at Humber College and Spanish Translation at U of T. In the summer of 2007 she decided to leave her job to learn the home building trade. Venecia continued to expand her building knowledge over the years that followed by working part-time on renovation projects, while still pursuing other career interests. In 2011 she started Millard Carpentry & Woodworks with Mike Millard, which in January of 2014 became Millard Bautista Designs.

TESTIMONIALS

Relationship: Client

The Millard Bautista team is amazing. When we first talked to them about installing a window in our home office in a 150 year old house, they immediately had some bang-on design suggestions about reworking our cabinets and desk. We followed their advice and have ended up with something that exceeded anything we could have imagined. There were a number of other small design decisions they helped us make as the project unfolded. They are professional with estimating, communication, material sourcing, and cleanup, and always friendly. Incredible attention to detail. We're super happy with their work!Read More

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We had a couple of small projects, which needed to be done quickly. Mike and Venecia were extremely helpful in getting the projects done one time. Mike's work is amazing, precise, imaculate and he makes it all look so easy. Both Venecia and Mike are extremely professional and. Also down to earth and friendly. It was a great experience.!Read More

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Mike, Venecia and their team were incredible! They completed our entire kitchen and laundry room while we were on vacation and took into consideration every one of our weird requests. It's like we have a brand new house thanks to their team and we LOVE it! Couldn't have asked for a more professional, respectful, hard working team. Would definitely recommend them for any job!Read More

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My favourite carpenters! You can trust them with literally any wood working project you have in mind. Their work is beautiful!!Read More

Relationship: Client

Mike and Venecia worked as an awesome team when they stepped in to help with an early phase in the building of our commercial kitchen. They were above and beyond reliable for working within a scheduled time frame. The project required a lot of care at the beginning to square the foundation, and their conscientious work ensured that the rest of the framing, the trusses, the metal roof, and the doors and windows happened incredibly quickly. They also worked extremely well with my dad, who was overseeing the whole project, by taking leadership of the work at hand without excluding his overall project knowledge. I couldn't have imagined a better team, and I will recommend them 100% to everyone I know who needs carpentry work done.Read More

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We completed a substantial renovation earlier this year, and we hired Millard Bautista Designs to do the majority of our millwork including bathroom vanity, banquette seating, walk-in closet, window benches with built-in drawers, and a complex “wood cube” (eg. floor to ceiling wooden doors and wall paneling configuration in our hallway and kitchen). We are thrilled with everything they did for us. The craftsmanship is excellent, the product quality is great, and every piece looks beautiful! Importantly, not only did the final pieces exceed our expectations, but Mike and Venecia were also an absolute pleasure to deal with; hands downs, they were the easiest people we worked with during our extensive project. They worked closely with us to figure out exactly what we wanted and truly cared about delivering finished products that would meet our high expectations. They were fairly priced, delivered on time, and were highly flexible and extremely responsive to our requests. I cannot say enough about them; we absolutely plan to use Mike and Venecia again for future work and would highly recommend them to others.Read More

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We found the team at Millard Bautista Designs very easy and pleasant to work with. Not only did Mike and Venecia capture what we had wanted and imagined for our 2015 Interior Design Show display booth, but they also responded promptly to our communications and demonstrated their professionalism and helpfulness. They assisted us with custom designing a backing consisting of wooden shelves, which are removable, and mounting components to showcase our architectural product samples. They also constructed a cabinet for the front and center part of our display booth. We are very impressed and happy with the overall display, and we will definitely not hesitate to recommend others to utilize their services.Read More

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Mike and Venecia rebuilt our deck to our complete satisfaction. We had our share of renovation projects since we moved into our house since almost 15 years ago, and it was hard to recommend any of the crews that contributed to different aspects, without always having to warn about some considerable shortcomings. Not until now. We would recommend this team to anyone who's interested in high quality work from what appears to us the best in the trade, with an emphasis on detail and proper, in-time execution. Not only did they overcome some important challenges during the design phase, but they also fulfil all commitments without rushing or delaying the delivery. The price was right, and the interaction with them was not only very professional, but it was just a pleasure to deal with 2 of the best people to work on any project. Venecia's charm and proficiency in planning, managing subcontractors and tracking the progress combined with Mike's brilliant skills and refinement in design and execution are a unique combination for this wonderful team. We're committed to hire them again for a kitchen renovation planned in the near future.Read More

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Millard Bautista Designs was hired to build a custom pantry for my kitchen. The kitchen had been renovated before I moved in, but needed a finishing touch. The pantry exceeded our expectations and matched the existing cupboards perfectly! Millard Bautista Designs was courteous and professional with exceptional attention to detail.Read More

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I hired Millard Bautista to re-purpose an old, carved, four poster bed. I wanted to have a bench made for dining room seating and wanted to use the 4 posts and the head board from the family heirloom bed that we weren't using anymore. This design team immediately said yes to designing a bench from the bed pieces, they were very responsive on the phone and by e-mail and even came and picked up the bed pieces from me. They were as excited about the project as we were. They delivered the custom built bench on time, and we are thrilled with the bench they created. They retained all of the beautiful carved pieces of the bed and created a piece of furniture that is a modern homage to the heirloom piece. Mike Millard even researched chair arm styles of the same period as the bed and custom carved the arms to complement the original pieces. If you need any custom wood work done, this is the team to hire!Read More

Relationship: Client

Mike and Venecia were an absolute pleasure to work with. We had an idea of what we wanted for our trim and mouldings, but couldn't find quite what we were looking for in stores, or even a contractor who understood our ideas. As soon as we met Mike and Venecia, we connected with them, and just knew they got our vision. They have an eye for detail and design, combined with incredible skill. During our initial meetings and the time they were working at our house, they were friendly and enthusiastic, respectful and tidy. The final result - our custom trim work - looks fantastic and we've received so many compliments. It is just what we hoped for, and actually even better. There's no doubt we will call upon Millard Bautista Designs again for future carpentry projects.Read More

Relationship: Client

Thank you for helping me with my clients home design custom built ins and trim work and various other jobs ... only pictures can describe how beautifully finished the product is and well designed to scale with all its multi purpose to function to the fullest capacity , with Tv components , and book shelves to display library collections of books etc. I highly recommend the Millards for any project from small to big . Seamless and made to perfection . Thank you M&V ... sincerely Laura Avolio LA Designs .Read More

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I've been working with Millard Bautista Designs for 6 months now. They did for me 2 glass desks, 1 wine storage unit and 2 tailored wall units for my TVs and TV accessories. I must admit, they are the best. They are very professional, always respect their deadlines, follow up and keep me posted on anything. They are also attentive to details and understand my needs really well. The quality of their work is also just impeccably outstanding! I referred them to a few of my friends already and will continue to use them for new furniture and tailored wall units or closet organizers. I am really impressed!Read More

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We had just purchased a condo and we were looking to hire a professional, licensed and insured carpentry and woodworks company. Let me tell you did we ever find the right team! We had a vision and Mike and Venecia were just the right people to turn it into reality! They designed and built a gorgeous stone wall to house the TV and fireplace complete with floating end tables. Best of all, everything is hidden, no boxes, no wires! It was just the WOW factor we were looking for! As well they added a beautiful extension to the kitchen, matching the existing one to a tee! A closet was converted to a beautiful pantry to complete the kitchen of our dreams! What we've enjoyed the most of this hardworking team is their reliability and professionalism. We basically handed them the keys to our condo and left it in their care to come back to a beautifully renovated home exactly the way we had envisioned (including floors and trim). Their patience and attention to detail is incredible! We have nothing but positive things to say about this creative and extremely talented team! They are wonderful to work with and we would highly recommend them for any project, big or small!Read More

Relationship: Client

We could not be happier with our decision to work with Millard Carpentry and Woodworks in October 2012. The built-in bedroom shelves and drawers that they designed and built for us are of excellent quality. The whole process was great. Mike and Venecia presented us with a few design options at various prices, and worked with us to find the best design in our budget. Once we finalized a design, they took it away and built most of the unit in their workshop. The installation itself took less than a day, and did not inconvenience my family at all. Mike and Vanecia were a pleasure to work with and I would recommend them to anyone.Read More

Relationship: Client

Mike and Venecia are great people to work with. They gave us a couple different design options and price points for us to choose from. The end product was amazing! It looked even better than we were expecting. They pay close attention to detail and made sure everything was just right, which is really difficult to do in our old house which has crooked walls, ceilings and floors! Our shelves and drawers were installed 10 months ago and still seems brand new and work perfectly. I would highly recommend them to anyone.Read More

Relationship: Client

Millard Carpentry and Woodworks simply put is the Best! They are setting the standard to what craftsmenship, professionalism, reliability, and perfection really is. These characteristics don't come along everyday. They have done many projects in our home and we couldn't be happier with the results! They treat every job as if it was their own, and the attention to detail is just staggering! My wife and I are looking forward to future projects. Highly recommended! On a final note, I invite anyone to come to our home to view the spectacular results. Just email me for details. darwandoo@gmail.comRead More

AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS

Best of Houzz 2019 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2018 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2017 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2016 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2015 - Client Satisfaction
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