Yusuf Esmail and Salim Kanji: A classic family business success story

Yusuf Esmail and Salim Kanji: A classic family business success storySource: Calgary Economic Development, By Nelda Schulte

Founded in 1985, in Calgary by Yusuf Esmail and Salim Kanji, and now headed by their sons, Nadeem Esmail and Sameer Kanji, Classic Kitchens and Cabinets, is a classic family manufacturing business success story.

How Yusuf and Salim ended up in the cabinet business after immigrating to Calgary from East Africa is another classic immigrant success story: Soon after landing in Calgary, they secured employment with a cabinet company. From there, Yusuf worked his way up from the shop floor to sales while Salim worked in increasingly senior production roles. Entrepreneurs at heart, Yusuf and Salim realized they could create better quality, lower priced cabinets while offering superior service and founded Classic Kitchens and Cabinets.

Situated in a 38,000 square foot facility in NE Calgary, with over 100 employees, and sales revenue in excess of 18 million dollars…

Read more – Dated: Jan 19, 2016

 

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