Hired 16 times
26 years in business
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Outstanding!! Unbelievable, amazing, professional work. Sam installed 40 kitchen cabinets as well as other carpentry work. His attention to detail and high quality workmanship is unlike anything we could have imagined. There simply aren't enough stars to award Sam on this one!!Aug 26, 2016Verified
Trim or Molding Installation
Sam did an excellent job installing new crown molding in our kitchen. I would recommend his work to everyone and will use Sam again in the future if the need arises.Jun 26, 2015Verified
Railing Installation or Remodel
Sam cam in and took out my old railing and Newell post and replaced it with a new railing and Newell post. It is absolutely beautiful. Sam was a professional and easy to work with. He is an amazing wood worker and ended up designing and building my Newell post exactly the way I had envisioned it. He is very professional, very responsive and was a pleasure to work with. I will be keeping his name on file for future projects.Apr 21, 2015Verified
Trim or Molding Installation
Sam did an awesome job in our kitchen! He is very detail oriented and did an amazing job! Sam is very honest, resonable and great to work with. I definitly would recommend hiring Sam to do your workworking. He is as good as they get!Apr 2, 2015Verified
Sam did an amazing job on out butcher block countertops. Cutting and piecing together is no easy task. It was well worth it to higher out for the project, I just wish it would have gone by a bit faster. I would use Sam for my next project.Mar 22, 2015Verified
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I continue to learn by doing. I stay informed by trade journals and keep abreast of new tools and techniques. I have taught adult education woodworking classes in the past.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I got a lathe for Christmas on my 13th birthday and started make presents for my family. I found an outlet for my creativity. I studied Architecture at K-State but realized that I would not be as happy unless I could work with my hands. I decided to just get a job at a cabinet shop, take what pay they would give me, and learn by doing. I was fortunate to have a person like myself who had been a woodworker for about forty years who taught me an amazing amount of the basics. I then started working at a cabinet shop on a bid basis for a few years until the opportunity came to purchase the business operations. After that I started taking on jobs and have been doing bigger and more elaborate jobs as time went on. My approach was always to learn and develop the skills needed by experience and from other experts in the field.
- What types of customers have you worked with?I would say there are two types of jobs. Those jobs that involve an architect, designer, or contractor, and those that are direct with the client. The direct projects are usually much smaller with immediate needs such as hang some doors, or build an some cabinets. The larger jobs usually involve others to go between and coordinate and communicate the needs of the client. I have done complete houses with every bit of the woodwork...staircases, doors and elaborate trim details, to the kitchens cabinets that are many millions and take several years and multiple trades to complete. And I have done smaller projects like a basement remodel that still is very elaborate, but taking 8 months to complete. I have had builders call me for a staircase only, or to hang and case some doors, or to run crown molding in few rooms with some office waincot, or perhaps to trim a whole new house. There are also people who contact me individually to install some pre-fab cabinets, to build a stair railing, or to trim a basement they are finishing themselves.