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Serge St-Laurent

Serge St-Laurent

Serge St-Laurent holds a teaching license in applied arts and taught in St-Jerome and then in Terrebonne before making the move to the wine cellar field in the 1970s, thanks to France/Quebec exchanges.

A number of trips to France confirmed that he could very well make a career out of his fascination for everything wine related. He was able to connect with the “wine culture” (a community living in perfect harmony with its vines) when he spent a year in the Champagne and Macon regions, taking part in the grape harvest and in wine making. A whole world opened up for him then.

In 1978, he carried out his first paid wine cellar contract for an art gallery owner. That was 30 years ago, and his services have been in constant demand since. Serge St-Laurent has built close to 800 wine cellars since he first started out.

Marcel Bédard

Marcel Bédard

Marcel Bédard's career in the field of designing spaces for wine storage began in the late 1990s. After he’d built his career in residential and commercial remodeling for about a dozen years, one of his clients asked for a really special project.

During the course of a home improvement contract, he was asked if he knew how to build a wine cellar, to which he replied in the negative. Despite his rather rudimentary knowledge of this type of project, the client trusted Mr. Bédard’s expertise and instincts, which allowed him to build his very first wine cellar. Although this was his first experience, Mr. Bédard’s work met his client’s expectations. This first taste was enough to ignite a new passion and allowed him to fully engage in the business of custom wine cellars.

More than a hundred wine cellar projects later, both for commercial and residential customers, the close contact with this industry has enabled Mr. Bédard to polish his skills as a custom wine cellar manufacturer. Over the years, customers who are passionate about wine helped him to delve into this fascinating world and enrich his knowledge in this realm. This is what lets him translate the best of his knowledge into each of his projects.

Cavavin can now count on Mr. Bédard’s expertise to provide optimal service to all customers and make Cavavin the undisputed leader in the field of custom wine cellars.