Currently these seems to be four national hot spots for residential and commercial custom wine cellars. Our wine cellar builders seem to be enjoying boom times in Los Angeles California, Chicago Illinois, New York, New York and Miami Florida.
Our builders traditionally small business owners with varied skills, including refrigeration HVAC and finish carpentry have seen some lean times over the last few years. Many have tried several market niche’s, including deck building, basement remodeling, sun rooms and siding. All of these markets have been very difficult to sustain any level of activity within.
The building of custom wine cellars however seems to be on a growth curve with fewer competitors than is experienced when bidding for a replacement deck project for example. To quote one of our master wine cellar builders (Nancy Noga of Wine Cellar Specialists of Chicago) “home wine cellar conversions has become the home improvement project of choice over the last eighteen months, offering a unique design element to a house. Having both practical and aesthetic benefits home wine rooms are a very desirable feature. Wine cellar builders and refrigeration contractors who have learned to specialize in wine cellar cooling equipment and installation are seeing positive benefits from taking this market niche approach to growing their businesses.”
See these video examples of recent wine cellar projects in the Chicago Area.