Enter a world of old wood (vieux bois), where woodworking meets new technologies, bringing matter to life by the dedication of our hearts and souls to its transformation.
Over 50 years after the company’s creation, our members are still full of the same passion and creativity. Our skillfull staff is specialized in highly demanding woodcrafting, from Crans-Montana to Verbier via Zermatt, in Switzerland.
« Pour vivre en montagne,
il faut faire acte de Présence.
Il ne faut pas seulement un corps,
il faut aussi une Ame. »
Maurice Chappaz (1916 - 2009)
The story of Fernand Cretton & Cie SA begins in 1956 in Orsières, when the Fernand Cretton workshop was created. In 1991, the second generation of Crettons took over, continuing the old family tradition, and the company’s name was changed to Fernand Cretton & Cie SA.
Some believe such durability can only be attributed to a well-guarded secret... Actually, our continued success is due to commitment, long-term vision and diligence.
From the construction of chalets to the manufacturing of solid wood furniture, our know-how covers all the aspects of top of the range woodwork and cabinetwork: sculptured beams, windows, doors, staircases, wainscots, ceilings, floors, kitchens, etc.
Our team works mainly the "vieux bois" and can count on a significant stock of old wood with natural surface, patiently acquired during long years, including original wainscots and ceilings from the 18th and 19th centuries.
But our craftsmen also work noble woods (oak, walnut) and particularly those of our region (fir tree, larch) under various forms, like vapo brushed or torn away, to bring an “alpine style” to the wainscots, the walls and the ceilings of your house.
Talent alone is not enough; each member of the team contributes with hard work, enthusiasm, boldness and conscientiousness; each member, regardless of his position, contributes to the best of his abilities.
These professional qualities are complemented by regular and well-costed investments aiming to modernise manufacturing (5-axis numerical CNC) tools and improve work spaces (more than 1200m2).
Free download of our Anniversary Book in PDF. It covers more than fifty years of family tradition and hardwork.
If you are interested, feel free to ask your paper copy and we will ship it by regular mail.
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Our company is also one of the three funding members of the Chalissima SA group.
This joint-venture builds your chalet wherever you want around the world, with Swiss know-how and modern techniques.
Route de Podemainge 41
CP 14 - CH-1937 Orsières
Tel +41 (0)27 783 14 45
Fax +41 (0)27 783 16 60