About Us

    Superb Woodworks is a Midwestern-based shop founded in 2007. We’ve created a boutique business to provide the time and attention our clients deserve. Located in Southeast Wisconsin, we create custom doors for commercial and residential customers in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. In addition, we offer restoration and reproductions of historical styles. And, because the owner is a master wood carver, we  offer architectural carving for doors and other woodwork. 

    Quality craftsmanship with 35+ years of experience

    Custom doors, restoration and historical reproductions

    Architectural carving by a master wood carver

    Other custom woodworking, including mantels, bookcases and other built-ins.

    Commercial and residential

    Our Story

    Our Wisconsin shop has its root in the South American country of Uruguay; a place where traditional woodworking is revered. 

    To know Superb Woodworks is to know its owner, master wood craftsman/carver Hugo Saavedra. Hugo was born and raised in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. Having attended and graduated from art school with a concentration in woodworking and sculpture, Hugo went on to study and apprentice in both Italy and Germany. With this additional training and experience, Hugo returned to Montevideo where he formed his original shop, Il Duomo, providing furniture restoration, wood sculpture, and design sculpture to commercial and private clients.

    Because of his skills, Hugo was invited to the United States to create intricate wood carvings and other woodwork for homes in exclusive Palm Beach, Florida, before moving to Wisconsin with his wife. It’s here Superb Woodworks was established, now focused on doors and architectural carving. Doors he’s created are opened every day in Madison, Milwaukee and other Wisconsin cities.

    Historic Perspective

    Prior to establishing his first company, Hugo was a furniture restorer of historical assets at Uruguay’s Ministry of Culture & Education, National Library before becoming Department Manager, Wooden Objects Restoration for the Ministry’s History, Artistic, and Cultural Heritage Committee. In this role he managed its historical wooden objects through restoration, prevention, and safeguarding of objects through proper storage, preservation, and use. 


    Superb Woodworks Mission

    To continue using old-world quality craftsmanship in the making of doors, restoration and architectural carvings so they last a lifetime. 

    Our Vision

    To bring warmth to buildings that welcome people in through the the design and construction of our doors.  

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    Also Visit Our Custom Furniture & Art Site

    Owner Hugo Saavedra is accomplished in the creation of custom wood furniture and art. You can learn more about this on his other website Hugo Saavedra Studio.   

    Contact us: (262) 237-8751  or  hello@superbwoodworks.com