ABOUT CACTUS

From Concept to Completion

Matthew Tafoya, Cactus Inc. Owner.

Cactus owner Matt Tafoya

Cactus, Inc. designs, creates, and installs custom cabinetry, handcrafted furniture and made-to order windows and doors for clients all over Southern California. We are literally a one-stop-shop for high quality wood products for homes, offices and commercial spaces.

All of our products are made and finished on our premises, by Cactus employees. This allows us to focus on quality control and efficient production.

We produce full working drawings of every product we manufacture using both 3-D perspective viewpoints and 2-D line drawings. All drawings are discussed and fine-tuned with you and/or your client prior to manufacture so there are no surprises or disappointments.

In addition to expertise in woodworking, Cactus is also a license contractor with decades of experience installing our products. This “concept to completion” approach keeps overhead expenses low and assures a timely turnaround on every project.

Quality through Experience

We are in our fifth decade of serving clients in Southern California and our employees and management team have over 200 years combined experience. We emphasize quality and customer service in everything we do.

Cactus is licensed, bonded, and insured for your protection. (Links)

Green Initiatives Inside & Out

At Cactus, Inc. we are committed to helping conserve our planet. We are in a lifelong pursuit of eco-friendly products, materials, finishes and even equipment.

  • Our facility is run entirely on Solar Electricity and our systems generate 28 KW of electricity on-site.  This not only powers our machinery, lights and office equipment, but the excess electricity generated is fed back into the grid to help support the massive Cactus-Inc-15222-Grevillea-Ave-Lawndalepower demands of the South Bay.
  • We recycle all our wood chips and sawdust by transporting these former waste materials to a soils yard, where they get mixed into topsoil to be used in both residential and commercial building sites. This helps reduce the need for landfill while contributing to the natural ecological cycle.
  • Cactus is partnered with the most proactive materials suppliers in the industry. All of our panel products are CARB compliant per the July 2012 Phase 2 SCAQMD requirements.  Our suppliers tell us that there is less formaldehyde in their products than one gets from eating an apple!
  • We use only responsibly forested timber products, and we hand select these products to minimize waste.   We also use engineered lumbers, which make use of former waste materials by incorporating them into the door cores. Then a thin veneer is pressed onto these cores to make the finished product a thing of beauty.

In addition, Cactus uses only CARB compliant, Low-VOC finishes on all of our products.  VOC’s are Volatile Organic Compounds which pollute the air and are a health concern.  By using low VOC finishes and applying them in our state-of-the-art spray booth, Cactus minimizes the amount of VOC’s into the air.  We are well below the strict California regulations in this important category.

Contact us for a free consultation.