1964 THE BEGINNING
David Mansfield starts making custom cabinets in his cellar at 250 Reed Street in Hansen, Massachusetts.
Imperia Cabinet Corporation is founded in 1965 by David Mansfield and Kenneth Dahlstrom in a former cranberry warehouse across the street from Ocean Spray at 1000 Main Street in Hansen, MA.
Imperia introduces its first line of frameless cabinetry products, a design offering easier access with 10% more interior storage space – one of the first companies to offer the design in the United States.
1977 deck house / acorn builders
Imperia offers one of two kitchen manufacturer options for Deck House customers. A variety of custom proprietary doors were designed and offered only through Acorn Deck House.
Imperia dealer network continues to grow, extending from New Jersey to Maine, earning a reputation for their high quality New England cabinetmaking and kitchen casework supplemented with innovative features.
Ned Barton acquires Imperia, changes the name to Imperia Corporation, serving as owner until 2011. Factory is moved from Hansen to current location at 343 Manley Street, West Bridgewater, MA. This building was purpose built by Wood Hu kitchens in 1965.
Industrial designer Sergei Hasegawa launches purekitchen, an environmentally- oriented kitchen cabinetry studio, based in Brooklyn, NY.
Private investors, led by Sergei Hasegawa, acquire the assets of the Imperia Corporation.
The design and sales side of purekitchen is merged with the manufacturing and retail kitchen sales of the Imperia Kitchen Cabinets under the parent company, Cory Manufacturing Inc.
Cory Manufacturing Inc.’s 35,000 sq. ft. modern manufacturing facility continues to produce high quality kitchen cabinetry and casework, fulfilling orders for both Imperia and purekitchen, with both offering in-house finishing for custom colors, finishes, and low-VOC options for highly customized solutions.