Swiss Craftsmanship You Can Count On

For hundreds of years, Swiss craftsmanship has been synonymous with premier quality and beautiful design. Learn more about Alan Bodmer, his training in Switzerland, and his unique approach to craftsmanship and client service. 

Meet the Craftsman

Great craftsmen tend to want to focus on their craft, not themselves. However, knowing and trusting your craftsman is an important part of any renovation or custom build project. 

When you work with Alan, you’re getting more than a guy who knows his way around a workshop. You’re getting a true craftsman– an artist, a gentleman, and a man of integrity who is wholly devoted to providing exceptional service to his clients. 

Don’t leave the condition and functionality of your home up to chance. When quality, honesty, and intelligent design matter (and really, when do they not?), bring in Bodmer. 

The Making of a Craftsman


An Early Affinity for His Craft

Alan discovered his love for woodworking in elementary school while building wooden boats in shop class. He continued to nurture his love for woodworking throughout childhood, happily spending hours in workshops designing and bringing his visions to life.


4-Year Apprenticeship 

At the age of 15, Alan embarked on his first formal apprenticeship as a carpenter and cabinetmaker. He completed a four-year training program at a renowned facility in Switzerland, where he was taught the craft of cabinet-making and the importance of precision and reliability –values that he holds high to this day.


Woodworking Around the World

Graduating from his apprenticeship at 19, Alan took a year to travel the world and study craftsmanship across various cultures. He built shelves in Sri Lanka, tables and windows in Australia, and experimented with countless methods and materials. 


Discovering Swiss Craftsmanship

Upon his return to Switzerland, Alan worked with a family-owned high-end millworking shop for more than 10 years. During his time there, he accomplished a vast range of projects, from Built in closets and kitchens to custom furniture.


Master Carpentry School and Bachelor's in Arts

While working as a craftsman in Switzerland, Alan also attended college and received his Bachelor of Arts degree. He went on to attend a master carpentry school for 5 years, honing his business and teaching skills while actively working as a craftsman.


Relocation to the United States

In 2017, Alan joined a highly reputed Swiss firm specializing in interior design and ran their New York office for almost four years, gathering experience in the US market and working with local architects and contractors before setting up his own company.

I've worked with Alan and his team on several projects of various scales and complexities.

The quality and craftsmanship is stellar. I will continue to recommend his firm to my clients.

Anderson Kenny, AIA, Owner

Anderson Kenny Architecture

Greenwich, CT


Work is always precise, on time, and of the highest quality. 

I frequently work with Bodmer Architectural Millwork on our cabinetry and millwork projects. Their work is always precise, on time, and of the highest quality.  I appreciate having my phone calls returned immediately and that they show up when they say they will.  They are very experienced, knowledgeable, and do a fantastic job completing projects of any size on time and within our budget!”

Johannes Biele, Owner

OCBI, Contractor

Long Island City, NY


Reach Out About Your Project

If you’re interested in starting a project with Alan, reach out to get the conversation started. We will follow up within a few business days with questions and potential next steps. 

We want to hear from you and encourage you to reach out no matter where you are in your planning process!