Xanadu Homes Ltd.

Our Story

The story of Xanadu

Background

We are very excited to announce that Xanadu's fine cabinetry & interior showroom is OPEN!  Located at 6488 Wellington Road 7 in Elora, ON we showcase custom cabinetry, interior design and renovation services for the home.  From kitchens, to wine cellars, to mudroom storage as well as interior fixtures, finishes and décor – we will be your one-stop-shop to make your home something special!  Xanadu is able to provide both interior design and project management services on both small and large scale residential projects.  We pride ourselves on having the ability to not only provide custom cabinets but a whole custom design tailored to your life & style.  

Xanadu differentiates from its competition by having a strong commitment to its customers, backed by over 30 years of experience in the industry. We constantly strive to maintain a level of quality that exceeds customers’ expectations and provides a level of personalized service that surpasses that of our competitors. Being small allows Xanadu to remain efficient and focused on each job from start to finish and ensuring the utmost attention to detail on each job we perform.

 

Partners

Bill Van de Ven

Bill has been involved in the cabinet industry for over 30 years.  He started as an installer with a local cabinet shop in Guelph and after 12 years decided to start his own cabinet company along with two partners.  Working as president over the next 16 years, the company grew from a staff of three to a workforce of over one hundred and twenty and international sales of 14M annually.  Throughout the growth process, Bill consistently managed to stay extremely involved in all aspects of the business process.  From selecting and running the most intricate machines on the floor, to the layout and flow of the shop, to building an international presence, Bill has been an advocate of innovation and growth.  Bill is extremely excited to introduce this new venture; Xanadu Homes Ltd.  and feels Centre Wellington is long overdue for such a high quality product & renovation service.

Tara Schuett

Tara completed her degree in Architecture – Project & Facility Management in 2007.  For the next 3 ½ years Tara worked with a Kitchener based architectural firm that designed and managed the construction of numerous commercial and residential buildings throughout the tri-cities.  Tara worked specifically as a Project Manager, managing projects ranging from $5M to $90M, acting as liaison between Client and Contractor to ensure all goals and standards were met, while maintaining schedule, budget, and exceptional building practices.  Following that she worked as the Caribbean Project Manager for a Guelph-based cabinet company, where she was responsible for the development and expansion of the division.  

Tara’s role within Xanadu will be to manage the Elora showroom, act as project manager on mid to large scale renovation projects and generate construction budgets for each project; procuring and scheduling trades and acting as the point of contact for clientele.  Tara is thrilled to be back in Centre Wellington and is looking forward to re-connecting with the community!