Located in the heart of the Peninsula in Belmont, CA, the Village Collection, Inc. has been providing the Bay Area with quality custom cabinetry and mantels for over 30 years. Each piece is designed and hand crafted to your exact specifications by dedicated team of designers, woodworkers, installers, and finishers in our facility. We work with you every step of the way to ensure that your project matches your personal vision and style and works to help make your house into a home.
1985 was a busy year for our founder, Marty Phelps. Inspired by his soon to be bride he starts building custom furniture for their home. Soon after Marty contracts with a local Art Gallery and Picture Frame shop manufacturing Custom Wood Frames. After moving his growing business from his basement to a small commercial shop Marty began an Apprenticeship with a local building contractor to learn the remodeling process, splitting his time between learning and growing his own business.
In 1987 Debbie Schwartz with a B.A. in Design was off to England for Graduate study in Architecture at the University of Bath after completing her undergraduate in Design. On her return she partners with Marty bringing her own unique design style to The Village Collection.
The same year Ralph Schwartz, joins the company as Production Manager developing the initial manufacturing process for the ever-growing business.
1988 brings the creation of The Village Collection's first partner company, Village Manufacturing, specializing in Custom Wood Fireplace Mantels. A continuing growth in business causes the Village Collection to move to its current location at 1303 Elmer Street in Belmont, CA.
By 2002 Articulate Finishing was the recommended finisher of choice of The Village Collection. This was in no small part due to the creativity and expertise of partner Chad Blakney. Articulate Finishing was purchased by the Village Collection in 2002, eventually adopting the name "Village Finishing" in 2005.