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Martin Valadez

Finishing Foreman

Mr. Valadez was born in Guadalajara, Mexico but grew up in San Diego, working for his dad’s business. His father came from a family of Finisher Artisans when they did furniture finishing by hand – stain, lacquer and all.

After learning his father’s trade, Martin became a woodworker and never looked back. He currently resides in the city of Escondido and has for the past 30 years. In his free time, Martin enjoys spending time with his wife and his pets in the outdoors and is known for joking around quite a bit…only when appropriate of course.

He also enjoys listening to music, dancing, and dining out with his family. His favorite place to be is by the sea, pier fishing. His favorite food is a toss-up between Mexican and Asian food, and he enjoys sour flavors more than most others.

Kindness and compassion are two values Martin lives by. To Martin, it just makes sense to be kind to others and to be genuine. He gives his best effort at his workplace 100% of the time and he’s very passionate about the work that he does. As if it hasn’t sounded like Martin is the nicest guy on earth already, one of his hobbies is rescuing abused and forgotten dogs. He has 3 rescued dogs and 2 more puppies at home.