Millard Bautista Designs
Mike Millard was born and raised in Whitefish Montana. Although he attended Helena Vo-Tech for Auto Mechanics, he knew deep down that creating things was his true passion. In 2000 he made the decision to follow his passion for building and joined Lee Building Company. In the years spent working at Lee Building Company he had the opportunity to learn the design and building processes of building custom homes from Greg Lee. Greg is a true inspiration in the building industry, an excellent teacher, and dear friend. Some of the work Mike did while working with Lee Building Company has been featured in “Rustic Elegance” and the 2013 Buyer’s Guide “Country’s Best Cabins”. He learned early on that his interests lay in the details of the home, such as the trim, the cabinetry and the fine woodwork. In the winter of 2010-2011 Mike went to work with Jim Routzahn, a fine furniture maker and graduate of “The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship” in Maine. During the six months Mike spent with Jim, he learned many of the skills necessary to design and build high quality custom cabinetry and furniture. In the summer of 2011 Mike moved to Toronto and started Millard Carpentry & Woodworks with Venecia Bautista, which in January of 2014 became Millard Bautista Designs.
Venecia Bautista was born in the Dominican Republic and raised there until she moved to Canada during her teen years. Venecia studied Business Management at Humber College and Spanish Translation at U of T. In the summer of 2007 she decided to leave her job to learn the home building trade. Venecia continued to expand her building knowledge over the years that followed by working part-time on renovation projects, while still pursuing other career interests. In 2011 she started Millard Carpentry & Woodworks with Mike Millard, which in January of 2014 became Millard Bautista Designs.
Mike and Venecia worked well with our contractor-designer and made and installed what we needed even better than we knew what could be done. They made the kitchen cabinetry, our bar unit, the washer-d... Read More
The Millard Bautista team is amazing. When we first talked to them about installing a window in our home office in a 150 year old house, they immediately had some bang-on design suggestions about rew... Read More
We had a couple of small projects, which needed to be done quickly. Mike and Venecia were extremely helpful in getting the projects done one time. Mike's work is amazing, precise, imaculate and he m... Read More
Mike, Venecia and their team were incredible! They completed our entire kitchen and laundry room while we were on vacation and took into consideration every one of our weird requests. It's like we h... Read More
My favourite carpenters! You can trust them with literally any wood working project you have in mind. Their work is beautiful!! Read More
Mike and Venecia worked as an awesome team when they stepped in to help with an early phase in the building of our commercial kitchen. They were above and beyond reliable for working within a schedule... Read More
We completed a substantial renovation earlier this year, and we hired Millard Bautista Designs to do the majority of our millwork including bathroom vanity, banquette seating, walk-in closet, window b... Read More
We found the team at Millard Bautista Designs very easy and pleasant to work with. Not only did Mike and Venecia capture what we had wanted and imagined for our 2015 Interior Design Show display booth... Read More