Main Category: Kitchen
Dollar Amount: $25,000 - $50,000
Sub Category: Best Overall
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
We are a second generation, family owned and operated custom cabinetry manufacturer. Our featured product line is European style cabinetry, however, we also are well versed in American face frame product, providing all our products in a variety of materials and finishes. We are full service, and our clientele ranges from Commercial General Contractors and the Residential Building Industry to the Architecture and Design communities, as well as individual homeowners. We possess a staff trained in vast areas of expertise, along with having both professionally trained engineering and design professionals, enabling us to provide services customarily outside the scope of many of our competitors.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
Unfinished paintgrade wood species
Unfinished European beech wood species
Clear coated natural Sapele buffet top
Plywood box construction
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
Unfinished paintgrade wood species
European plywood box construction
Large scale mantle style hood with corbels and PO spice racks
Base PO spice racks
PO shelves at working height in every pantry cabinet for individual appliance work centers and storage
Decorative wood island detailing and posts
Suspended European beech buffet with a natural clear coated Sapele solid wood top
PO trash receptacles
Cabinets to 11’ ceiling height with glass door display uppers
Ornate decorative feature crown moulding
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
The sheer magnitude of the space, much larger than the pictures can adequately reflect! The amount of detail and strategically placed elements to achieve just the look the customer was seeking, along with very specific and defined storage requirements. The suspended buffet island with the rich, natural clear coated solid wood Sapele top is a statement piece in itself.
This truly is a dream kitchen that any cook or chef could easily be at home in and work comfortably featuring a large scale island, farm sink, (2) dishwashers, gas cooktop, pot filler, double ovens with warming drawer, secondary sink, PO spice racks and tray storage, more than sufficient pantry w/ PO shelves in each unit to provide individual appliance work centers and storage and side-by-side refrigerator and freezer units. The mantle style hood is a featured focal point along with the cabinetry to 11’H with upper glass display cabinetry topped off with ornate decorative feature crown moulding.
How has being a member of the CMA benefited you and/or your business?
I would, without a doubt, say the single, most important benefit I derive from being a member of the CMA is that of having a network of professionals, like me, knowledgable and experienced in virtually any area I may encounter. The eagerness to share hard earned expertise and assist fellow cabinet makers among the membership through forums and/or personal contact has proven itself invaluable time and time again. I have personally realized the savings of time, money, resources, failure and sometimes I have been provided the wisdom to “just simply say no” when I might not have otherwise reached that conclusion on my own. Everyone becomes a mentor in their own unique role – honestly, what business could not benefit from that type of relationship?
The second real benefit I derive is credibility. Being a member of a national and well respected organization provides me with a competitive edge, alleviating the “fly by night” persona sometimes associated with this industry. The marketing benefits including additional presence, both online and in print, along with the Wood Diamond Awards, have enabled me to capitalized upon my successes, and work to not only enhance, but forward my own individual marketing efforts by setting me apart from other shops in my area. I expect those benefits will only increase as the efforts of the organization increases.
List any items that were outsourced.
Ornate Feature Crown Moulding
Decorative wood corbels and detail elements
Trash Dwr PO