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.