History

1964 THE BEGINNING

David Mansfield starts making custom cabinets in his cellar at 250 Reed Street in Hansen, Massachusetts.

1965

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.

1967 innovation

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.

1984 growth

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.

1996

New ownership group acquires Imperia, changes the name to Imperia Corporation, running the business 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.

2003 purekitchen

Industrial designer Sergei Hasegawa launches purekitchen, an environmentally- oriented kitchen cabinetry studio, based in Brooklyn, NY.

2011

Private investors, led by Sergei Hasegawa, acquire the assets of the Imperia Corporation.

2012 integration

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.

2017 today

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.

Our Team

Sergei Hasegawa
President, Designer, Operations Manager and Outside Sales

Sergei Hasegawa is an industrial designer, cabinetmaker, architectural draftsman, and business owner. With over two decades of experience representing the best in high quality, custom kitchen cabinetry design, Sergei has dedicated his career in pursuit of innovative designs for clients seeking the most beautiful and environmentally sustainable solutions within a residential setting.
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in industrial design, Sergei’s passion for fabrication and exploring the potential of various materials has guided an esteemed career, beginning in 1996 when he co-founded San Francisco custom cabinet and furniture studio, Semolina Design. Sergei went on to launch purekitchen in New York City in 2003, a kitchen design and sales company represented by its acclaimed catalog of modern, functional, and LEED-eligible kitchen solutions represented by a portfolio of over 750 single and multi-family kitchens across Brooklyn and Manhattan since 2004. Most recently, under the umbrella of Cory Manufacturing, Sergei has helped revive Imperia Cabinet Company, a Massachusetts cabinetry brand renowned for their heritage design and quality serving the New England market.
When not working as President and Designer at purekitchen and Imperia, Sergei enjoys time restoring bicycles and motorcycles, and spotting birds of prey across his neighborhood of North Brooklyn with his family.

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PRODUCTION

Steve Leblanc

Production Manager

Mario DiMaggio

Lead Machine Operator

Tony Eannarino

CNC Operator

Leo Dauksevicz

Finishing

Joseph Ksepka

Production and Specials

Mark Pilalas

Production and Banding Machine Operator

Administrative | Office | Sales

Mike Endreny

Strategy Officer and Commercial Sales

David Schneider

Dealer Customer Service and Inside Sales