Who We Are
Atelier Desjardins has since 1990 provided a specialist woodworking service based on a combination of quality craftsmanship and traditional business values.
Atelier Desjardins is a family business run by Maxime and Nida Desjardins, who are both closely involved in every stage of a project, ensuring that their lifetime passion for wood is translated into a result that consistently meets and exceeds the client’s expectation.
Utilising decades of technical expertise gained in the finest European traditions of woodworking and joinery, as well as an in-depth knowledge of local conditions, Maxime Desjardins has built a reputation for delivering exceptional results.
Atelier Desjardins has an exemplary track record in the restoration and creation of woodwork in national monuments, heritage buildings, corporate premises and residential homes.
Fields of expertise:
– National Monuments
– Heritage Buildings
– Corporate Premises
– Residential Homes
Areas of expertise:
– Restoration of existing woodwork: windows, floors and staircases etc
– Preservation and ongoing maintenance – interior and exterior – sealing & painting
– Creation of custom-designed products through a specialist joinery section
– Restoration of wooden furniture
– Intensive consultation that extends beyond the product or immediate project
– Technical research and application of best woodworking practices
– Innovative problem solving
– Cost-effective and durable solutions
– The full commitment of a passionate and dedicated team of skilled craftsmen
Meet the team
Maxime Desjardins – Utilising decades of technical expertise gained in the finest European traditions of wood working and joinery, as well as an in-depth knowledge of local conditions, Maxime has built a reputation for delivering exceptional results.
Nida Desjardins – is the first person you will meet at Atelier. Her knowledge and flair for wood is reflected in her thorough consultation of the client’s requirements. She is able to visualise the end product and guide the client to that end. Nida is a colour/stain specialist, a skill she has developed over the last 20 years.
Driver & Flooring Technician
Kenny has been with the company for almost 15 years – he is extremely reliable and customers love his smiley face.
Boikie Verwey (Team Leader)
Repair and Technical Expert.
Boikie has been with the company for 8 years. He is extremely capabable ,valued for his tooling and technical skills and for his ability to manage sites.
Tebs has been with the company for over 10 years. His skill with sealing and polishing wood is essential to a successful outcome.
Flooring Technician & Finishing
Sibo – the youngest member of the team has spent 8 years learning to be a versatile and invaluable worker across all divisions of the company. His gentle and polite manner is how customers perceive him.