Awards & Recognition
We do not do our work solely for recognition, but if public acknowledgement is a by-product of our satisfied customers, we are happy to embrace it! It has been an absolute honour to receive accolades from the following companies and organizations.
William Standen Co. 79th fastest-growing company in Canada
4th fastest in consumer services & construction
Cassandra – W100, Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs
Cassandra – Best Green Design, North American wide design competition
Cassandra – Best Green Design, Ontario wide design competition
Cassandra – Honorable Mention – Large Bathroom Design, Ontario wide design competition
Cassandra – HGTV, NKBA U.S & Canada , White/Grey Kitchen Trend People’s Choice winner
Cassandra – Best Green Design, NKBA Ontario wide design competition.
Cassandra – People’s Choice Award Best Kitchen, NKBA Ontario wide design competition.
Cassandra, Business Leadership, Outstanding Business Achievement Award, Sarnia Chamber of Commerce
Best of Houzz
Cassandra – 1st Place Green Kitchen Design, NKBA Ontario wide design competition.
Cassandra – Top 30 under 30, National Kitchen & Bath Association.
Best of Houzz
William Standen Co.
Profit Hot 50
Cassandra – Business Leadership, Outstanding Business Achievement Award, Sarnia Chamber of Commerce.
William Standen Co. Customer Service – Outstanding Business Achievement Award, Sarnia Chamber of Commerce.
William Standen Co. Environmental – Outstanding Business Achievement Award, Sarnia Chamber of Commerce.
Cassandra – Young Entrepreneur, Outstanding Business Achievement Award, Sarnia Chamber of Commerce.
Whole Home Design & Renovation
2016 Best Kitchens & Baths
in North America (page 64 & 65)
(Page 46) Best Green Project in North America
HGTV Canada, I Wrecked My House
Reno & Decor Magazine, best green kitchen design (page 29)
Reno & Decor Magazine, 1st place kitchen design (page 85)
October 2013, Featured in London Free Press as Profit Hot 50 company.
Featured in First Monday magazine: Business Leadership (Cassandra – OBA award)
Featured in Our Homes Magazine
Featured in Sarnia Observer – Your Business: Upscale Kitchens & Baths
Featured in Sarnia This Week – Local company focuses on green cabinetry
Featured in First Monday magazine: Women who mean business
Featured in The Sarnia Observer – Your Business: Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry with a Difference
Featured in First Monday magazine – Trend is towards less upper cabinets
When getting started on a new project, the great minds on our team think alike: Let’s give them something to talk about! Have you heard what our past and current clients are saying about William Standen Co.?
Bathroom Design & Renovation
This is the 2nd project we have entrusted to the William Standen team. In 2015, they transformed our outdated kitchen into a kitchen oasis that I enjoy each and every day. We had an open dialogue though the transformation and they exceeded our expectations in ever aspect of the project. And they did it, while we were enjoying a sunny winter in the south. We were so pleased that we contracted them to renovate our bathroom in 2016 and the results were amazing. They listen to your wants and needs and then they deliver on time and within budget. You will not be disappointed. Thank you to the whole team!
Baker, Corunna Ontario
Main Floor Design & Remodel
Breath of services is exemplary and the quality and workmanship are unsurpassed. We love the uniqueness of the design. The team members working in our home regularly exceeded all expectations. They were respectful of our space and it was apparent that they love what they do. Start to finish, an extremely positive experience.
Scott, Camlachie Ontario
New Home Design, Cabinetry & Countertops
Cassandra, Patrick and staff at William Standen Co., exude professionalism, dedication to their clients, and incredible talent. From design initiation, to finished installation, we are so completely impressed with their attention to detail and meticulous workmanship. Their enthusiasm and elevated work ethic is something rarely found in today's world. It is amazing to see individuals not only work well as a team, but to create what can only be described as a piece of art. The products they offer are not only Eco-friendly but span a range to the highest quality available on the market. Regardless of your budget, the choices are beautiful! Live Beautifully is their slogan and it reflects the essence this company's heart. I can only assume that this is just the beginning of a much greater things for William Standen. I highly recommend them. I love my kitchen, pantry, Master ensuite and children's jack'n jill ensuite. We couldn't be happier with the results!!!!
Vouriot, Petrolia Ontario
Bathroom Make Over
We love our new modern bathroom. William Standen listened to our ideas and their design surpassed our expectations. If you are in the market for a new kitchen or bath , do yourself a favour and consider William Standen for your renovation.
Acton, Sarnia Ontario
Kitchen Design & Renovation
We had a kitchen renovation done. The workers were all professional. The design was excellent and made use of all areas. Quality is a major factor in the end product. Both the workmanship and product were top quality. The designer was always available for us and her team were ready to answer any question. I would recommend them to anyone. Attention to detail is their forte.
Edwards, Brights Grove Ontario
Kitchen & Bath Design & Remodel
Amazing work! Very professional. Pushed the envelope in little things that I would not have chosen but it worked out famously! Worried that we lost storage space but it ended up being the perfect amount, more than before actually. Ridiculously beautiful! Very high end, nothing cheaply done by any means. So very satisfied. They were willing to answer all of my after-install questions (and there have been many).
Coleman, Sarnia Ontario
We worked with WS for our recent kitchen remodelling and absolutely love the final result! Not only does our kitchen look amazing, the layout is such that is very functional and perfectly suited for our family. Cassandra clearly thought of all the details when creating this design for us. We love the quality of the cabinets, especially the soft close doors and all the extra storage space that we now have. Another big bonus of working with WS, is that the team addressed everything in that area, from the demolition to the finishing touches of a beautiful back splash. Thank You to the WS crew!
Dennis, Brights Grove Ontario
Redesign & Renovations of Kitchen and Two Bathrooms
“Love where you live” is a saying we hear often. Thanks to your talents and excellent taste for quality, we are so very proud of this. How fortunate we are to have this very combination in our own backyard. William Standen Co. is the perfect scenario. The design team working harmoniously with the construction team. It truly could not have been any better. Be proud of what you do – you are simply the best. Thank you, it has been a pleasure.
Jackson, Plympton-Wyoming, Ontario
Kitchen Redesign & Renovation
When we started to think about renovating our home, we quickly became overwhelmed with the amount of work to be done and the choices that needed to be made. The other kitchen companies we contacted could only provide limited help. That left us to source a lot of products and work ourselves. When we learned about the services at William Standen Co. we were relieved we could leave all the work with one company. William Standen is truly a one-stop shop for home renovation without sacrificing any quality.
Patrick was always on top of everything going on and the fact that Cassandra rejected product that was not up to their standards (before we even saw it) was reassuring for us. We really felt that they cared about our project. The end result was a top quality product. Our friends have commented that the result is just like a magazine show kitchen. We love the new design; it is very functional. While the renovation did take some time, the work was done within the time frame specified by William Standen Co. We had very few stressors while the work was being done.
Moloney, Brights Grove, Ontario
Kitchen & Great Room Redesign & Renovation
The design process went very well. The installation and management of the demolition & construction activities was outstanding!! Patrick did an incredible job addressing any and all issues. Most of the time the issues were addressed before we were aware there was one. We love the area that has been created by removing the wall between the kitchen and family room. All members of the team were very professional and helpful. Their experience was evident. Patrick directed the work as if it was his own home. Every decision was based on what would ensure we would be happy. The cabinets are great, the design is wonderful, but the construction activity and direction provided was incredible. Although the experience of being without a kitchen for eight weeks was painful, dealing with William Standen Co. was not!!! I cannot say enough about the level of service. Thanks for everything.
Allen, Sarnia, Ontario
Kitchen Redesign & Renovation and Powder Room
Everything looks awesome. The design of my new kitchen looks great and is easy to work in. It looks larger now and seems to have more space to move around in. From the very beginning to the end of the kitchen and bathroom renovation, Cassandra and Patrick were very professional and confident in the handling of the day-to-day happenings. Any concerns we had were handled immediately. All tradesmen were very professional and experienced. The overall project went very smooth and everyone worked well together to get the job done in a friendly and professional, organized manner. All our expectations were met. It appears that the William Standen Co. team work together as one big family to get the job done. We would recommend them to anyone looking for a high quality renovation planned and completed professionally.
Tuer, Corunna, Ontario
Bathroom Design & Renovation
From start to finish we received excellent service. The quality of the product and the workmanship is outstanding. Everyone was very professional and great to deal with. Patrick was outstanding and always quick to answer any questions and concerns. It was an excellent project experience. Though we had strangers in and out of our house all were most courteous and not as strange as I thought it might be. I felt things went along quickly and it was great to watch the changes at the end of each week. We never felt like we had been forgotten.
Hewitt, Plympton-Wyoming, Ontario
Bathroom Redesign and Renovation
Cabinetry is of excellent quality. Installation of the custom cabinetry and flooring was perfect. We are retired and wanted something to take us into our golden years safely. The walk-in shower and brushed gold fixtures complete the look. All of the team members did their job very well. It wasn’t a quick process but was worth it. We appreciate the fact that there were constant communication updates. Many thanks to all.
Fielder, Sarnia, Ontario
Custom Bathroom Design, Cabinetry & Renovation
The workmanship was professional with no work left undone. The products used were all top quality. Everyone was professional. We are happy with the extra storage. Our custom shower is a treat and we really enjoy the heated floors during winter months. Cassandra was able to provide insight on what would look great in the space with keeping in mind the functionality. Patrick gave good input on how to make the installation run smoothly and gave recommendations on how to improve the "bones" of the bathroom to ensure our investment lasted for years to come. Joanna was always helpful and answered questions we had, in short time. Overall the project went very well.
MacDonald, Brights Grove, Ontario
William Standen Co. is great to work with and does an excellent job. Very happy they were able to accommodate me with what I wanted, I really appreciate this very much and love it. Overall we had a positive experience with everyone which makes the project easy. Nice people!
Moore, Oil Springs, Ontario
Custom Kitchen Design, Cabinetry & Renovation
Very pleased with everything. The space utilization is good and we realize how much better the design is compared to what we had. Really like the greater work surface and useable island. Cabinet and countertop quality is excellent. The sinks are a delight. The team was very professional and it was a good experience.
Murray, Brights Grove, Ontario
Custom Kitchen Design, Cabinetry & Renovation
The new design ended up being great! We have a lot more cupboard space. The quality of the products is excellent. We really like the Cambria quartz countertop, soft close doors and drawers. Overall the project went well. The schedule was nearly bang on. Everyone was professional to work with, courteous and worked well together. We received regular updates on the progress of the site work. In the end we got something that we really like, so overall we're happy.
MacRobbie, Petrolia, Ontario
Custom Bathroom Design, Cabinetry & Renovation
Much improved over what we had. The room feels bigger even though it isn't and it was nice that we were able to fit in a larger tub in the space. The vanity and countertop are beautiful. Cassandra, we think you are an excellent designer. We definitely enjoyed working with you.
Grunte, Corunna, Ontario
Custom Kitchen Design, Cabinetry & Renovation
I love my new kitchen. I especially like the Cambria quartz countertop as well as the cast iron sink. Cassandra did an excellent job designing everything. The quality is of the highest standards that I have seen. The whole kitchen displays the very best of quality. Everyone was professional, friendly and seemed happy at their job.
Poole, Corunna, Ontario
Custom Bathroom Design, Cabinetry & Renovation x 2
Very pleased with the overall bathroom designs. All spaces are now very functional and efficient. Especially considering the limited space and constraints that were available to work with. Vanities and linen tower are all exceptional quality. All other equipment and fixtures have worked well. Colours etc., chosen were excellent. Project generally went very well. Very impressed with everyone involved and designers provided good direction. Great craftsmanship and excellent overall project co-ordination. Final project turned out as we had hoped. Good job.
Cram, Port Lambton, Ontario
Custom Kitchen & Bathroom Design & Cabinetry
Cassandra was very mindful of function and usability and fashioned the space in such a way to look amazing. In the space, form meets function. The products are of high quality to ensure they are long lasting. I have a high degree of respect for the organization and had a great experience. On site and in the showroom there is a high level of professionalism. It is my opinion that William Standen Co. is leading the way and in front by a mile. Habitat for Humanity is very grateful for the effort.
Jon, Site Supervisor, Habitat for Humanity Sarnia-Lambton
Custom Kitchen and Renovation
I love it! I'm very happy with the completed project and the result was just what I was looking for. A fresh new up-to-date look. I was pleased with the way the project started and how it finished.
Elliott, Shetland, Ontario
Custom Kitchen & Bathrooms
The layout of our new kitchen is functional. The large drawers and loads of cupboard space are practical. We really think the cupboards are of the highest standard and we love the quality and the uniqueness of our kitchen. It is one of a kind.
The choices available were overwhelming but Cassandra really walked us through all of our decisions, we love all the decisions we made. We were pleased with the installer and Cassandra's expertise. Everything went smoothly. I would recommend William Standen Co. to my family and friends.
Hayes, Blue Point, Ontario
It took us a long time to commit to the project, but in the end we definitely feel we made the right decision! We are pleased with our kitchen cabinets and dishwasher! The installer did an amazing job in an older home. Cassandra gave us clear timelines. We knew what to expect and everything went smoothly and within the projected timeframe. Our overall thoughts on the project are excellent. Our tiny U-shaped kitchen became an open, functional space. Everyone communicated well and was available to reply to questions and concerns. Thank you for coming through with us.
Volpini, Sarnia, Ontario
Kitchen Renovation, Cabinetry & Countertop
You are available to answer any questions and all work was completed in a timely manner. The quality of the cabinetry is outstanding. We had been warned that the process of a kitchen renovation would be long and frustrating. Our experience was completely the opposite. We were very happy with the whole process and the completion time. Now we can both work in the kitchen at the same time without bumping into each other; there's loads of storage space. It's very bright and most of all it's extremely functional. The team was courteous, friendly and considerate. The installer was meticulous and did an amazing job. We couldn't be happier and we look forward to working with you again!
G & P Waugh, Plympton- Wyoming, Ontario
Kitchen Renovation, Cabinetry & Countertops
Overall we are very pleased with the kitchen. The team considered us in providing as little disruption as possible. They were all very polite and on time. Paul worked extremely hard and never wasted a moment of his day. We are very pleased to have more cabinet space and the large island has added effectiveness to the kitchen. The pantry and its shelving have been extremely beneficial and the garbage/ compost recycling drawer has been superbly fashioned. We were kept well informed regarding the renovation process, which was planned effectively.
Baxter, Sarnia, Ontario
Custom Kitchen & Bathrooms
Designer was available when needed and helpful. We were very happy with the services provided. Team members were professional and courteous. Everyone who sees the finished product is very impressed. We are glad we chose William Standen Co.
Sidorko, Brights Grove, Ontario
Universal Design Bathroom & Custom Cabinetry
Quality of the product is great. We really like it. Installer was good. Overall designer did a great job!
Ryan, Camlachie, Ontario
Kitchen Cabinetry & Renovation
We are very pleased with our kitchen design & renovation. We worked very closely with Cassandra to develop a design that would work with the space and the home. We appreciate the quality and functions of the William Standen Co. cabinetry. Contracting William Standen Co. allowed for consistent communication between all parties involved. This resulted in a successful renovation project.
Holmes, Sarnia, ON
Bathroom Renovation & Custom Cabinetry
Our bathroom renovation looks amazing!
We were very pleased with the way our bathroom turned out. Cassandra is an expert designer and listens to her clients' needs. Everything was carefully planned out and there wasn’t a detail forgotten. Cassandra was able to create a gorgeous new bathroom within the current small space.
The vanity is excellent quality! The superiority of this vanity is something you don’t see in any regular Home Improvements store. It is like a fine piece of furniture. We all love how the draws fully open and the quiet automatic shut is a nice feature. The fixtures fit the feel of the room perfectly.
I appreciate how Cassandra and I were able to work together in the creation of this room. It was fun to choose all the different items that made the project come together.
Our bathroom is just pure luxury! Thank you Cassandra!
Tebbens, Sarnia, Ontario
Custom Bathroom Cabinetry
We couldn't be more satisfied with our bathroom. Your team was wonderful. We appreciate all the time & professional directions you gave us. You will do well in this business and make a great team. Thanks again, it looks great!
W & S Nienhuis, Point Edward, Ontario
Custom Wet Bar
Our overall experience with William Standen Co. was "excellent," no other word describes it better.
The quality of WSC cabinetry, in our opinion, is second to none in the industry. We have previous experience with another custom cabinetry company and we think WSC is the very best custom cabinetry and installation that we have experienced.
Cassandra and her team were so professional in each and every aspect of our project. As well, everyone was so polite and courteous, going the extra mile on everything and anything that arose. That being said, we feel our job went so smoothly and any delays experienced were not a result of Cassandra and her team.
In today's competitive market, these attributes are so hard to come by when working with other companies in the area and beyond. It is so comforting to know how well you will be treated when working with the WSC team.
Thank you for all your hard work Cassandra. Mike and I truly appreciate all your help and we LOVE our WSC custom bar.
We look forward to another opportunity to work with you again in the future.
Atkin, Petrolia, Ontario
Luxurious, White Contemporary Kitchen
We are very happy with our new kitchen. We will definitely recommend you to anyone that we can.
P.S. Love, love, love the white quartz!
McLean, Oil Springs, Ontario
Great looking products that were installed with care, resulted in our dream kitchen. We are 100% happy with the results!
Tom & Chris Yates, Sarnia, Ontario
Dining Room Custom Built Ins
We are very pleased with our experience. The consultation/ design phase was great and the scheduling of installation was very prompt. Throughout the process we were kept informed and timelines were met. The installation itself was completed professionally and with great care. Our follow up experience has also been positive. We look forward to the next phase of our renovation.
G & P Waugh, Camlachie, Ontario
Urban Country Kitchen
Working with William Standen Co. was a wonderful experience!! Their “down-to-earth” personalities made them easy to connect with and come up with a design plan that worked for our family.
Cassandra has the composure and confidence to get you through the decision making process with great precision and attention to detail.
The constant communication through the entire renovation is proof of their remarkable customer service skills, and love of the job.
With the renovation complete I am left with confidence in the product, and a team that stands behind it.
I would highly recommend William Standen Co. to anyone who is looking to start a renovation. With William Standen, you are getting a product that surpasses all others, and a team dedicated to making your renovation a success.
Belan, Oil Springs, Ontario
Ultra-Chic High Gloss Bathroom
We are so pleased with our high quality cabinets from William Standen Co. The sleek look, and custom design was the perfect fit for our bathroom renovation. The high gloss white cabinet works incredibly well in our bathroom upgrade and I am so excited to walk into our new space daily. The countertop gives our bathroom a clean airy feel and the installation is flawless. The design and install team was great to work with and stayed on schedule. The team communicated effectively and met all our needs.
I am so pleased with our bathroom and cannot believe the dramatic change.
Thanks again for all your hard work.
Cook, Sarnia, Ontario
We had obtained quotes from many different sources for our kitchen renovation, from big box stores to small local manufacturers. We couldn't believe the cost of the product we were sourcing, and the quality just didn't seem to match the investment these companies were asking us to make. We thought it would be simple to find a company interested in selling us a kitchen crafted of solid wood construction; although we found each company had some trade off we had to make...we could never quite have all of the quality construction and option combinations we were interested in having.
Discouraged with our options we nearly decided to forego the renovation entirely and make do with what existed, but decided to look into the possibility of working with William Standen Co. from afar.
We haven't looked back since discussing our desires with the designers at William Standen; in our first conversation we discovered we could have quality cabinetry crafted of wood and all the construction design features the other companies boasted about but with more options. What other companies considered to be special features (which just equaled higher costs) William Standen supplied as standard options. We could in fact have special features or options applied to some of the cabinets where it mattered most to us, and not all of our order. We also discovered that if we decided we wanted to upgrade cabinets where we didn't want certain features installed we could easily place an order with William Standen in the future to do so!
The door style and finish selection was amazing, I think we had more options at William Standen than all of the other companies combined! If we were curious about how the room would come together when choosing the finish or door style, the designers would forward us an example where the door or finish was used in a kitchen so we could better visualize it in a large scale application. We were provided with price options according to the design features we were interested in so we could easily decide what options best suited our budget. It was a joy working with William Standen, we were never left with the impression we were being too picky or taking up too much of their time like all of the other companies.
We were excited to be ordering what we knew to be an excellent quality product, but we didn't fully appreciate the quality of the product until it was installed. We are amazed with the construction quality and functionality William Standen's product possesses.
Through this entire project we never felt as though we were working with a company from out of town. We relied on them for every aspect of this project, from cabinets, countertop, to installation.
We can confidently say our kitchen far surpasses any other kitchen we were considering and we are thrilled we chose to work with William Standen...just when we were beginning to wonder if customer service existed any longer!