At Canyon Creek, we are committed to being a good corporate citizen (and we know that just saying it isn’t enough). The certificates and awards that we receive from outside agencies verify that the plans and programs we put into place have a positive impact on our community and the environment.


KCMA Certification
Cabinet manufacturers that choose to participate in the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association Certification program must undergo rigorous testing procedures to assure the end-user of quality products. Visit the KCMA website to learn more about the Certification Program, or view the certificate PDF.
KCMA's Environmental Program (ESP)
Companies that are certified in this voluntary program are going above and beyond to develop environmentally preferable products that contribute to the well-being of the environment. Visit the KCMA website to learn more about this  five-part program. View the current ESP certificate.
Master Builders Association
Built Green Program

The Master Builders Association of King & Snohomish Counties’ Built Green program is designed to help consumers find homes and communities that are affordable and environmentally friendly. The program focuses on reducing energy use, protecting local habitat, controlling the use of resources and improving indoor air quality. Learn more about the program at

T-REX Award

The MBA Trades Remodeling Excellence (T-REX) Award recognizes building-industry trades and suppliers for their significant contributions to the success of Remodelers Excellence (REX) Award winning projects. Canyon Creek is proud to have been nominated by Chermak Construction, a long-time customer of ours, and REX winner for a master bath remodel that featured CC cabinets.

EPA's Evergreen Award
The Evergreen Award, for environmental excellence and leadership in pollution prevention, is presented by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Canyon Creek was recognized for its state-of-the-art finishing system and for reductions in solid waste, water discharge and energy use.
Seattle Business Magazine Awards


Seattle Business magazine has recognized Canyon Creek’s efforts in manufacturing and environmental stewardship with the following awards:

  • 2016 Building Trades Business of the Year
  • 2015 Community Impact Award for Sustainability in Business Operations
  • 2013 Silver Award in the Manufacturer of the Year category

The magazine’s Green 50 list recognized pronounced leadership in areas of sustainability, green practices, commitment to our environment and the future of our natural resources. Canyon Creek was recognized twice for outstanding achievements in the category of manufacturing.

WA DOE Environmental Results Award
The Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) presented Canyon Creek with their Award of Excellence in the following areas: hazardous waste, reduction of toxins and the integration of environmental factors into a lean implementation plan. The pilot project involved Canyon Creek’s partnership with the State Department of Ecology and Washington Manufacturing Services to evaluate the benefits and synergies of waste reduction, pollution prevention and lean practices.
Washington State Governor's Award
Receiving the WA State Governor’s Award for Sustainable Practices was based upon our comprehensive efforts to incorporate sustainable practices throughout our operations and our years of commitment to the reduction of waste and toxic chemicals. Canyon Creek had previously won the Governor’s Award in 1999. A panel of pollution-prevention experts and representatives from business, labor, governmental groups and academia made the award selection from a group of 31 contenders.
Association of Washington Business

The Association of Washington Business (AWB) was formed in 1904, and serves as both the state¹s chamber of commerce and the manufacturing and technology association. Canyon Creek received AWB’s 2017 Operational Excellence award, for “outstanding contributions to innovation, environmental excellence and operational improvements that lead to healthy, rewarding and successful workplaces.”

Over the years Canyon Creek has received a number of other awards from the AWB:

  • Manufacturer of the Year, recognizing our overall manufacturing excellence and our contribution to the state’s economy in areas of operational excellence, innovation and commitment to green manufacturing
  • Leading Environmental Practices, recognizing companies for their initiative, innovation and outstanding achievements in environmental compliance, protection and conservation
  • Community Service Award for ongoing efforts in helping youth organizations
  • The AWB Green Manufacturing Award honored Canyon Creek as an “innovator in green manufacturing” for ongoing improvements to our solvent recovery and recycling system as well as our compliance with Phase 1 of the California Air Resources Board¹s strict standards for formaldehyde emissions.
  • Better Workplace Award in the category of Safety (two-time recipient)
  • Manufacturer of the Year (Honorable Mention)
  • Continuous Improvement in Resource Conservation (in conjunction with the NW Environmental Business Council)
  • Certificate of Merit for ongoing Community Service initiatives
Patriot Certificate
Canyon Creek Cabinet Company received a “Patriot” Certificate of Appreciation from the Office of the Secretary of Defense for its support as an employer of the U.S. defense forces. The employee that nominated Canyon Creek greatly appreciated the continuing support and encouragement his family received during his deployment.
PNPPRC 'Gotcha' Award
The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PNPPRC) has also recognized Canyon Creek for its lean and environmental implementation plan with its Gotcha! Caught in the P2 Act! award for notable pollution prevention achievement. The pollution prevention (P2) involves the reduction or elimination of waste at the source by the modification of production processes, and the use of non- or less-toxic substances and resource conservation.
Monroe, WA Chamber of Commerce
As one of the largest employers in the city of Monroe, Canyon Creek has a long association with the Monroe Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, Canyon Creek has been recognized with the Chamber’s Business Excellence Award and the Employer of the Year Award.
Additional Awards & Recognition
  • WA State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment ­ Large Employer of the Year
  • Recognized by Snohomish County PUD for Energy Efficiency Improvement and Reduction of Greenhouse Gases
  • CERT (Community Emergency Response Training) certificate presented by the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management and the City of Monroe

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