(Originally posted in the Calgary Sun -
Classic Additions Add Elegance
Moulding your decor
A Calgary-based company has created an innovative way to mould your home decorating fantasies into reality.
Vispol Projects Ltd. is the only company in Calgary manufacturing gypsum mouldings, into everything from intricate lighting fixture medallions to ornate indoor and outdoor columns.
"Crown mouldings and fireplace surrounds are the most popular," says Robert Kulikowski, part-owner of the company.
Older home renovation projects have been the bulk of Vispol's clientele, although builders and the newer-home market are beginning to show interest in adding historic-looking trimmings to their walls and ceilings, says Kulikowski.
After specializing in gypsum mouldings for the last two years, Vispol Projects Ltd. is also acquiring a collection of satisfied customers.
"People are very happy with the work we've done," says Kulikowski.
Mouldings cost $10 to $20 per linear ft., including supplies, installation and professional painting.
Affordable prices that can set to any budget and requirements make gypsum mouldings increasingly popular for those looking for a distinctive yet classic way to decorate their home.
"Gypsum mouldings are cheaper than wood ones," says Kulikowski.
Similarly, gypsum is a naturally mined material available worldwide.
The plaster is non-combustible, non-toxic, environmentally friendly and is easy to maintain.
Interested customers can browse through the company's catalog or look through their showroom for items suitable for their environment.
After choosing the type and size of moulding, the plaster is mixed and moulded on site and installed into the job site.
For items available at their showroom, the whole process can be done in about one week, says Kulikowski.
Products not found in-house can be created and installed in a short period of time, since all manufacturing and painting is done on site.
BUSINESS: Vispol Projects Ltd.
LOCATION: 6, 4220 23 St. N.E.
HOURS: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. , but it is best to call and make an appointment first. Saturdays by appointment only.
Originally published 2001-04-08