Main Category: Kitchen
Dollar Amount: Under $25,000
Sub Category: Creative Solution
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?
Paintgrade wood species
UV clear coated plywood box construction
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
Shaker style paintgrade cabinetry
UV clear coated European plywood box construction
ML Campbell lacquer finish
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
Getting the most bang for the buck in this small, but extremely functional kitchen, eating and utility space
Barn door pantry w/ chalkboard with inset adjacent drawers on the open coffee bar for clearance
Bench seating serves as home office workspace, children’s homework area, as well as dining space
Wine and stemware bar display cabinet
Brilliant punch of blue color coordinated as accents throughout the balance of the residence to add a vibrant flair to the 1950’s house update
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.
Metal pantry PO
Trash Dwr PO
Grass DynaPro 3D