In 1901 Amos William Allen and son Joe opened their doors, establishing a reputation throughout Nova Scotia as fine craftsman of quality custom millwork, cabinetry and special furniture for churches, institutional buildings and fine homes.
Today, our tradition of craftsmanship continues. Our firmly rooted origins in the millwork trade goes on, and quality homes we have constructed dot the landscape throughout the Annapolis Valley. Our region's need for a good selection of lumber and building materials influenced us to expand our retail store - Allen Home Building Centre. We're proud to continue our founder's values of craftsmanship, commitment to our customers and competitive pricing.
This website was designed to inform you about Allen Custom Millwork, Home Construction, and our many products and services. You will see that Allen's can provide you with a wide range of moulding profiles (as well as new custom profiles prepared to your specification), a variety of timber species (native hardwoods and softwoods, as well as exotic hardwoods) and flexibility in helping you meet the demands of your project.
Welcome to A.W. Allen. A Valley tradition for over 100 years...
What we offer?
Years ago you could drop by your local lumber dealer and get a peice of lumber cut to length or get an old wooden window repaired or replaced. These shops were referred to as "Custom Mill Shops" and for the most part have become a thing of the past.
Allen's Mill, as we refer to the Custom Millwork side of A.W. Allen & Son, still provides a wide range of milling services including both stock and custom products.
Highlights of what we do offer:
- Over 200 stock molding, flooring and siding patterns manufactured in softwood or hardwood
- Custom Kitchen's and vanities
- Casings and build-outs for shaped windows and doors
- Custom cut plastic laminate and laminated wood countertops
- Kiln Drying
- Large inventory of kiln dried hardwood and softwood specilaty lumber
- Custom milling services, includes thickness planing, sanding, etc...
If it's out of the ordinary and made of wood we'll do it!