Custom Cabinet Making reviews in San Jose

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Unfortunately this company appears to be completely unreliable because they don't take customer satisfaction important before they are awarded a job. I called them in early June & then again in late
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to come out and give me a bid on work I want done in my kitchen. Both times
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scheduled a time to come out & see me & both times he was a no show without any call or any follow-up on his part -just totally blew me off. Even if there were an emergency (which I don't know if there was or not), a phone call from someone at some point in time would have been the professional thing to do. I am happy for the others that had an opportunity to rate this company with high
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based on the work, unfortunately, they didn't value me enough to give me that opportunity. Bummer.....
- Rhonda R.
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Company was very new when I used them in 2003. Took a
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after seeing the quality of work he had done on his own mother's kitchen,
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was just starting his own business with his father's training, but didn't have many kitchens under his belt yet. I was so glad I did, the cabinets turned out great!
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really paid attention to detail and was very easy to work with.
Now remodeling my two bathrooms in 2013:
I found a pre-made 4' vanity cabinet through Amazon, that was only $250.00 and that included shipping!! It was the exact Shaker style and layout I wanted but it was already stained and finished in a light wood and I needed dark stained, espresso. Another problem was the inside width of the actual drawers were much narrower than the front plate, so you lost almost 2 inches in width, in each. l also wanted some cabinet doors to have pull out drawers inside and a bottom pull out tray under the sink portion. That's the problem with 'standard' cabinets, they look nice but sometimes practical function is missing. Now I had to go custom instead.
I already had a general contractor lined up and needed to decide fairly quickly. My contractor quoted $900.00 for the 4' vanity and $1,200.00 to $1,400.00 for the master vanity, with all the features mentioned, built and stained from scratch. Installation was already in the remodel quote. That seemed reasonable but then I remembered
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Cabinets, which had done my kitchen in 2003.
Once I found
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's website online, it looked very high end and commercialized but since Shaker style is very plain and my vanities didn't have that much customization to them, I decided to get a second quote. After
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came to measure both bathrooms, and see the kitchen he did 10 years previously, I asked him to quote the 4' hall bathroom vanity and the matser 6' vanity, and told him if the quote was good I might want to add 2 small tower cabinets in the master. The quote came back quick by email, but at $8,500.00 dollars!! The quote further explained that this was just a start, and if it was in my 'ball park', we could make changes and work up from there. This was without the tower cabinets so it would be even more! Obviously, I decided not to go with them. I realized prices would be much more 10 years later, however, his quote was $1,000.00 over my entire kitchen cabinet cost! I know materials haven't gone exponential since then, and I felt being a previous, loyal customer, didn't seem to mean much either.
Sadly, I let them know there was no way I could afford it. I was very disappointed and decided to let my contractor make them instead.
- margo B.
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I am very pleased with the overall job. All of the
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employees were thorough, polite and committed to pleasing the customer (me). Clean-up was done after every visit and attention was given to keeping my home as stress free as possible.
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was the granite fabricator and did much of the install, his attention do detail was great.
Communication was important to
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and questions and concerns were answered immediately.
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, the Office Manager, would get answers and return calls promptly. The timeline was my only issue. The job took a few weeks longer than was originally stated but, this took place over the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years timeframe so I'm giving
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a pass.
- JOAN V.
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Everything went well at first. They removed the old countertops so the cabinets and drywall could be fixed. They took the cabinets to their shop to fix, and did a good job: they used A-A grade plywood to replace the water-damaged particle board the cabinets were originally made of. They fixed the wall and the floor. All seemed to be going well.
Then it was time to install the granite. First they broke one slab and then installed it anyway without telling me. They just patched it up with some epoxy and left. Over the next few days, the break pulled apart further and further, so it was clear it had to be redone. No problem, said
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, he wants his customers to be happy. They removed the broken slab, prepared a new one, and broke it again before it even made it into the house. The third slab finally went in without breaking.
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never reimbursed me for the two extra slabs I had to buy.

- Marco N.
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, his designer, were fantastic to work with.
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both met with us to walk through our home and understand the project we wanted to do.
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's bid was competitive, but the biggest reason we decided to hire him is because we could see how passionate he is about his work and we felt that
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's vision was a perfect match for the look and feel we were going for.
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was very helpful in the planning phase and helped design our kitchen layout and cabinets, as well as our master bathroom. She was also extremely helpful when it came time to start picking finishes. She totally understood our style and helped us narrow down design options. In addition, she was not afraid to let us know when she felt that we may be making choices that we could regret. We greatly valued her opinions and support!
We had bought an older home that needed a lot of updating and improvement, so the job was quite big. Luckily, we were not living in the home during the remodel. However, we stopped by to check the progress at least a couple of times per week and were always impressed that the workers cleaned up after themselves each day and stored their tools even though they knew we weren't living there. Whenever we did see the workers, they were always pleasant and courteous.
About mid-way through the project,
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's foreman leading up our project left the company. This caused some delays, but the new foreman,
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, was even better than the first and did everything he could to help make up for lost time. We had told
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from the beginning that he could take his time because we weren't in any hurry to move in (we were living at my father's house so that I could take care of him until he passed away from cancer). The project was completed about 2 months behind schedule, but we had added some work to the original scope and wanted
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to take his time to make sure everything was done exactly how we wanted it.
We have now lived in our home for about 3 months. After we moved in we began to notice certain issues and defects and kept a running list of items to be fixed.
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sent his crew back out about a month ago and fixed everything on our list with great attention to detail. We could not be any happier with our "new" (old) home!
We have worked with other contractors on smaller projects at our previous homes before and they always quoted us much lower, but the final bill was much higher and the quality of the work was lacking. We paid
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exactly what he originally quoted us and are very happy with the results. We would highly recommend
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for his professionalism, attention to detail, and passion for his work. He is an honest person and demands the same level of honesty and quality from his crew.


- Bianca P.
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The units turned out beautiful and it looks wonderful. My only problem I had with the company was with the designer. She did a great job but told me that I was being offered 30% only at that time if I paid for half of it now which I did. I was then told of a time line of when someone would come out and do a final measurement before everything is ordered. I waited for two to three weeks before calling the office. A message was left for the designer who promptly called me back. She hadn't put the order in thus I never received a phone call. I also had to retake measurements on the size of the computer tower which I then provided to her. I received a phone call a week later and the guy remeasured before the final order was placed. I waited a few more weeks before I received a phone call to have it installed. It was supposed to take two days but happily it took only one.
So from time of signature approximately the middle of April, the job was completed the end of June, beginning of
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. I can't remember the exact completion date.
The price is steep but it really came out nice and let's face it, It's not going to be removed anytime soon so it will remain in my house for a lifetime.
- Elizabeth F.
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Wonderful cabinets and a great crew. We spoke to a number of cabinet shops; but all paled when it came to our needs for custom measurements.
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prices were even better than the others.
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came to our home three times to measure and recommend layout options. He and his wife
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provided full-size wood door samples to take to the granite stores.
We did a full kitchen with adjoining family room using a common slab granite counter with red birch cabinets. We like the cabinets so much we did two bathrooms with matching cabinets plus had custom hallway linen cabinet frames and doors made. The kitchen cabinets came with matching crown moldings, toe kicks, custom cuts for our recessed
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lights, dovetail joints, heavy duty everything. The pull-out drawers are rated at 150 lbs and include automatic closures and the cabinet doors include soft-close hinges.
I should add that we also visited the shop to pick up various samples and to see our cabinets being made.
- Carolyn M.
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The team included a Cabinet designer and speciality craftsmen. Those on-site demonstrated quality worksmanship/installer, neatness courtesy and arrived day on time. The "contractor" and lead man were always available for questions. Importantly, the "family" all likedwhat they saw.
- Joe & Fran Z.
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They did a great job. They were friendly and professional. Due to material not in time (granite) and one cabinet, they over passed the time limit by two weeks.
- Jerome T.
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(Manager) offered us free in-home consultation, measurements, and emailed us 3-D/ 2-D diagrams of the new kitchen for us to review and change until we decided on a final design. She worked within our budget to come up with a great layout that turned our eyesore of a 1970's kitchen into a modern, functional, beautiful one.
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estimated that it would take at least 5 days to complete the job and A1 was even able to begin work on the weekend (Saturday) to help with our scheduling time off work. For our remodel A1 had a two person team show up. One person was the lead cabinet installer and the other one was an expert with the granite counter-tops. These two guys worked from morning until evening for 4 days straight! Make sure you have an area for them to do their work ( finishing carpentry, cutting/ polishing of the granite counter top, etc.) All of their messes were cleaned at the end of their shift each day. Their work ethic was amazing and because of this, the job was actually finished a day early! Yea! Remember that the days spent at home can be long while remodeling, but it is well worth it after seeing the end result.
- george R.
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All Cabinet Makers in San Jose, CA

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ALADDINS CUSTOM CABINETS

71 UTILITY CT
Rohnert Park, CA

ALBANY CABINETS & DESIGN

920 SAN PABLO AVE
Albany, CA

ALBUQUERQUE ENTERPRISES

1260 YARD CT
San Jose, CA

ALCAR MANUFACTURE

92 PULLMAN WAY
San Jose, CA

ALEXANDER WOODWORKING

863 Hurlingame Ave
Redwood City, CA

ALIEN WOOD SHOP

40 RICH ST
Greenbrae, CA

ALL CUSTOM CABINETRY & INSTLTN

2501 VINE LN
Antioch, CA

All Custom Woodworks

280 Sally Ride Dr.
Concord, CA

All interior trim works

po box 1208
Brentwood, CA

All Phases Electric

4203 Curlew St
Stockton, CA

Allen Austin

San Francisco, CA

ALLURE CONCEPT

2266 SHAFTER AVE
San Francisco, CA

Almeida & Son Painting & Construction Inc

741 Canterbury Ave
Livermore, CA

Alpine Cabinet Co

3110 Sunrise Blvd
Rancho Cordova, CA

ALPINE CLEANERS

3800 PARK BLVD
Oakland, CA

Alter Eagle Construction

1307 Ferguson Rd
Sebastopol, CA

ALTER ECO

PO BOX 1206
Sausalito, CA

Altera Design & Remodeling Inc

1079 Blvd Way
Walnut Creek, CA

ALTERECO INC

PO BOX 1206
Sausalito, CA

AMBERWOOD PRODUCTS INC

1555 S 7TH ST
San Jose, CA
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