Russel Burland

Planning & Production

Having been exposed to the interior and furniture manufacturing industry for most of his life, Russel chose to follow a career in that field, achieving his diploma in Interior Design in 1992. After his studies, he worked in the high-end shopfitting and custom furniture manufacturing field in London for some time. He then returned to South Africa to run a successful custom furniture business both in Johannesburg and in Cape Town. After 10 years of working with J&B Woodworking, Russel, in partnership with Kimberley, took ownership of the furniture business to form JB Furniture Manufacturers.

Russel oversees the planning and production of each project. His keen eye for detail ensures that most possible manufacturing challenges are dealt with efficiently.

 


 

Kimberley Snook

Sales & Administration

After completing her Interior Design Diploma in Cape Town, Kimberley worked as a freelance Interior Designer. She joined J&B Woodworking in 2010 heading up design, as well as liaison with clients and key industry representatives in the area. After 3 years, Kimberley, in partnership with Russel, took ownership of the furniture business to form JB Furniture Manufacturers.

Kimberley oversees sales, business administration and customer relations.

 


 

Patrick Damons

Production Manager

After completing his apprenticeship in 1986 and qualifying as a cabinet maker, Patrick started his career as a tradesman in Cape Town where he worked for 10 years. Thereafter, he moved back to his hometown of Knysna and continued to work in the woodworking industry, joining the J&B Woodworking team in 1995. Now 19 years on, Patrick’s expertise is an integral part of the JB Furniture manufacturing business and the high level of skill and woodworking knowledge that he has passed on to his team is invaluable.

 


 

Willa Van Rooyen

Office Administrator

With years of experience in the field of office administration, Willa joined the team in 2011. Willa is the welcoming face at the front door, the pleasant voice at the end of the line, as well as the overseer of in-house communications, stock control and logistics.

 


 

Our Factory Staff

Ranging from skilled sanders through to qualified cabinet makers, spray painters and finishing department hands, our team consists of both men and women of all ages, skills, and levels of experience which each make up an important part of JB Furniture Manufacturers.

Product-specific skills training is done in-house under supervision of the production manager, thus ensuring that our high standard of woodworking knowledge required is passed down to the next generation of employees.