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Meet Our Team

Working with our extraordinarily talented team, we create a plan that will bring life to your newly crafted construction and/ or interior design dreams. Combining our expert and professional building methods with the highest quality materials and decades of experience we are committed to providing our clients with superior results and assured satisfaction.

Sal Torres

Founder/Master Craftsman

Salvador Torres has been crafting custom cabinetry and furniture since founding Finished By Design in 1992. His commitment to creating heirloom-quality furniture and cabinetry knows no bounds, and his love for his craft knows no measure.

A graduate of Los Angeles Trade Tech College, Sal spent the better part of his young adult life cutting his teeth with the leaders in the field; artisans who taught him how to marry mathematics, drafting, building and artistry with technique and craftsmanship to create divinely inspired pieces for your home.

Sal’s journey included holding positions at two of Los Angeles’ premiere office furniture manufacturers, Executive Office Concepts and PCI Tandem Corp., both of whom instilled in him a dedication to getting it right the first time, so that every creation could turn out as dramatically beautiful as it was imagined.

James Cambas

General Contractor

James is a diligent, hard-working, motivated and focused contractor with a host of skills in all trades. He has an expertise and a proven ability for trouble-shooting any issues that might arise.

Possessing over 18 years of experienced craftsmanship with a highly successful custom furniture shop and 10 years experience as a facilities manager for multiple properties, James is a one-stop shop that will fulfill all of your contractor needs. He works well with others and has great tact when working toward a common goal.

Accustomed to handling jobs that have sophisticated time-sensitive time-tables, James is not only willing to take direction, but can also direct and supervise a team in order to see to a speedy and cost-efficient completion that will surpass the expectations of his clients.

Alex Cambas

Master Framer/Foreman

Finished By Design’s Master Framer and Foreman Alex Cambas is the youngest of Sal’s children. After obtaining his Bachelor of The Arts in Sociology from San Diego State University, Alex returned to his passion with woodworking and took to the mountain resorts in Southwest Colorado where he spent time framing homes while aggressively engaging in his favorite hobby: Ice Hockey (Alex had played on the college team in San Diego and his heart is still married to the sport).

Having learned the art and techniques of woodworking from his father, it was only a matter of time before he came home to roost and took his place amongst the pantheon of artisans at Finished By Design – much to the overwhelming joy of our customers who welcomed Alex back with open arms. His warm smile, sunny disposition, and attention to detail make him a pleasure to work with, and one can always feel the pride of ownership he feels when completing a job well done.

Spend any time at all with Alex and you, too, will come to view him and a member of your own family and an invaluable member of the team.

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Call or email us to discuss your design ideas further. Finished By Design works with designers, architects and homeowners alike!

T: (818) 727-7214

8419 Canoga Ave. Canoga Park, CA 91304