Candlelight, 27 years and counting
A Brief History
John Yakich and Robert Sanderson saw a niche in the market that demanded a high quality semi-custom product that could be mass-produced to keep prices competitive. So in 1990, Robert Sanderson and John Yakich established Candlelight Cabinetry.
Candlelight Cabinetry can therefore be classified as a semi-custom to custom line that sells at below custom prices. Candlelight accomplishes this by using innovative production techniques to marry industriousness with high-quality craftsmanship.
Committed to building the local economy, Candlelight proudly manufactures in the Niagara region of upstate New York.
“Candlelight produces about 200 cabinets a day and we compete with companies producing 12,000 to 18,000 cabinets a day.” John Yakich
Tree Planting Program
Our immense respect for the environment is expressed in our commitment to reforestation. As a purchaser of Candlelight Cabinetry you will have a choice between receiving a complimentary tree for your yard or ten trees for one of our national forests. Since 1990, Candlelight has planted over 25,000 trees through our “Tree Planting Program.” While this program exceeds reforestation policies, Candlelight Cabinetry — and our customers — would expect nothing less.
Manufacturers must demonstrate compliance with stringent criteria to be awarded ESP certification.
These criteria include, but are not limited to:
- 100% of particleboard, plywood and MDF used in the cabinets must be certified to meet lowest formaldehyde emission standards
- 80% of particleboard and MDF used in the cabinets must contain 100% recycled or recovered fiber content
- Hardwoods must be certified through an independent and credible sustainable forestry program
- A documented energy conservation program must be in place
- A written Environmental Management System must be available and enforced
- An active recycling program for process wastes must be in place
- All federal, state and local environmental requirements must be observed
- The manufacturer must demonstrate community involvement and leadership through service or charitable organizations.
It is a rigorous process that helps guarantee that everyone is doing their part to provide you with sustainable cabinetry products.