The Mivis Story

Mivis Joinery is a joint venture between long-time friends turned business partners Michael Madden and Travis Carey. Having been close workmates for many years, they saw an opportunity to create a high-end cabinetmaking business that could service commercial clients and home owners looking for quality workmanship and exceptional customer service.

Humble beginnings

From its humble beginnings in a small 50sqm shed, Mivis Joinery now occupies a 1000sqm factory fitted out with the latest computer technology, state-of-the-art machinery and a full team of highly-skilled staff. Both Michael and Travis had an interest in cabinet making from a young age, having family members who were in the industry, and embarked on their cabinet making training straight from school.

Humble beginnings

From its humble beginnings in a small 50sqm shed, Mivis Joinery now occupies a 1000sqm factory fitted out with the latest computer technology, state-of-the-art machinery and a full team of highly-skilled staff. Both Michael and Travis had an interest in cabinet making from a young age, having family members who were in the industry, and embarked on their cabinet making training straight from school.

A working partnership

The partnership is a hugely successful venture with Michael using his talent for business and mentorship to oversee the front-of-house while Travis has the hands-on job of looking after the factory and production activities. The balance works well to engage with what each business partner is most passionate about. Michael loves nothing more than nurturing the business and the challenge of always coming up with ways to make it better while Travis’ passion is in the manufacturing and production processes, and building a great culture within the team.

A working partnership

The partnership is a hugely successful venture with Michael using his talent for business and mentorship to oversee the front-of-house while Travis has the hands-on job of looking after the factory and production activities. The balance works well to engage with what each business partner is most passionate about. Michael loves nothing more than nurturing the business and the challenge of always coming up with ways to make it better while Travis’ passion is in the manufacturing and production processes, and building a great culture within the team.

Ongoing investment

Because both Michael and Travis were apprentices, they understand the need to mentor more young people into the cabinet making trade and they have made a point of continuing to employ apprentices within Mivis Joinery. All Mivis apprentices benefit from the hands-on approach both Michael and Travis take to their education and onsite experience. As a business, Mivis Joinery benefits hugely from an investment in these young people, and being able to mould them and oversee their growth in skills and experience.

Michael and Travis also know the industry at large benefits from a continued investment in apprentices to ensure the longevity of the trade. Their approach to the team is to establish a positive culture right from the start and take a mentoring approach with a focus on communication that builds a safe environment where everyone can learn and grow within the business.

From the very start of Mivis Joinery, Michael and Travis knew they wanted to specialise in custom joinery. Although their background was in commercial, mass produced cabinetry, they both felt it was important to take control of as much of the manufacturing and installation process as possible. An early business goal was to move quickly to be able to cut their own board and provide additional services which then allowed them to scale up the business over the years.

Ongoing investment

Because both Michael and Travis were apprentices, they understand the need to mentor more young people into the cabinet making trade and they have made a point of continuing to employ apprentices within Mivis Joinery. All Mivis apprentices benefit from the hands-on approach both Michael and Travis take to their education and onsite experience. As a business, Mivis Joinery benefits hugely from an investment in these young people, and being able to mould them and oversee their growth in skills and experience.

Michael and Travis also know the industry at large benefits from a continued investment in apprentices to ensure the longevity of the trade. Their approach to the team is to establish a positive culture right from the start and take a mentoring approach with a focus on communication that builds a safe environment where everyone can learn and grow within the business.

From the very start of Mivis Joinery, Michael and Travis knew they wanted to specialise in custom joinery. Although their background was in commercial, mass produced cabinetry, they both felt it was important to take control of as much of the manufacturing and installation process as possible. An early business goal was to move quickly to be able to cut their own board and provide additional services which then allowed them to scale up the business over the years.

Mivis today

Today, Mivis Joinery focusses on technology and ensuring the software and equipment is up-to-date and reflects modern production processes. It has quickly become established as an industry leader when it comes to high-end, custom cabinetry for full-house fit outs and commercial  internal joinery. And now, with the addition of a new flatpack concept, builders and homeowners are able to access quality joinery that provides an upmarket, fully customisable solution for residential projects.

For Michael and Travis, service and quality of workmanship are at the forefront of the Mivis Joinery business. The business goal is, and has always been, to provide a professional service in a trustworthy manner that leads to a superior result.

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