Business: Handcrafted Cabinetry and Millwork
Location: 304 Stafford Forge Road, West Creek section of Eagleswood Township
Owner: Shawn DeRosa, 32, of Little Egg Harbor Township
Phone: 609-328-3447 or 609-891-0166
Handcrafted Cabinetry and Millwork offers two lines of cabinetry ... either manufactured and boxed kitchen cabinets that we come in and install; or higher-end, custom-made cabinets that we build and install.
They’re a much higher quality than you can purchase at a store. We offer both because we want to be competitive and help our customers get what they want and need.
Our commercial cabinets are the Yorktown brand, and they’re very high-quality for box-stock kitchen cabinets. The custom-made cabinets can be priced much higher depending on what the customer wants.
It’s all in the details. We’re about what people want and we don’t trap people into something because that’s what we do.
If you have a picture in a magazine and that’s what you want, we’ll do everything in our power to give you that kitchen or entertainment center of your dreams.
We also do fireplace mantels, bookcases, columns, wall panels and commercial work.
We even have a service where we do interior trim work. We’re trim mechanics and we offer trim packages for new construction or renovation.
The most popular jobs right now are the Yorktown cabinets, entertainment centers, and selling and installing molding.
People are really looking for what’s cheap when they call. They want something really good, but they want it at the cheapest possible price. We try to find ways to work within their budget.
Entry: I got into woodworking because of my uncle. I walked into his shop as a teenager and we started talking. He started showing and I started working, and soon I had a job and it grew from there.
I worked for my uncle and his friend for a few years, and then worked for a handmade-furniture company in West Creek.
It’s fun working with wood, taking nothing and with your hands turning it into something people use every day.
Keeping up with customers and their needs is a challenge, especially financially. I’m hoping that gets better as the economy improves.
The future: At some point I would like to take a general contractor’s course and be able to do everything in a renovation.