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My name is Jordy. I am a professional cabinet maker with thirty years experience. I have lived in the sunny Sarasota Florida area for most of my lifetime. My first job, in a cabinet manufacturing facility, was for a company that had over one hundred employees. The mainstay of the company was production work for condominiums that were being built mostly near the waters edge. At that time, there were massive amounts of revenue that were being generated from the construction boom which was happening in the Longboat Key area. We just happened to fabricate custom cabinetry for a company know as Arvida. To give you an idea of their size, eventually they merged with the Walt Disney Corporation. It was during the next six years that I learned from some of the very best craftsmen in our area. Just to name a few of the tasks, I learned how to work with plastic laminate (Formica), cut cabinetry parts on a sliding table saw, layout angled kitchens & bathrooms, work with the 32 millimeter system and also the proper way to make cabinet areas functional. My main position eventually became mill man. I was responsible for cutting all of the final cabinet parts that three assemblers would then put together. Sometimes we had to meet a demanding schedule that required over 140 boxes a day to be sent down the conveyor line.
When I left the company, I went to work for a smaller manufacture. It was here that I eventually mastered the business well enough to launch out on my own. Mom always said that I would never get anywhere in life working for someone else. Little did I know that for the first few years there would be many long nights and weekends that I would have to work to keep the business afloat. For the next seventeen years I owned that business until I decided to make a change.
It was during the eight year, of being self-employed in the cabinet industry that I decided to scale things down. I then begin to focus on repairs and alterations to existing cabinets. This landed me several accounts with insurance contractors who would hire me to fix water or fire damaged cabinetry. I also got my foot in the door of the Sarasota Doctors Hospital. For several years following, I repaired and altered many cabinets and nurses work stations throughout the hospital. Here is a list of some of the changes that I have made to existing cabinet areas over the past several years. These alterations occurred in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, offices and any areas where people had need of my services.
- Cut out water damaged areas of cabinets and reconstructed them while they remained in place.
- Altered hood cabinets to accommodate over the stove micro wave ovens.
- Torn out water damaged toe kick plates in entire kitchens and reconstructed them while the cabinets and counters remained in place.
- Altered counter tops, on site, to allow for larger ovens & refrigerators or sometimes added a radius to square a corner.
- Resurfaced cabinets and counters with Formica (or, “plastic laminate”) while they remained in place.
- Repaired drawers and doors that were not operable.
The list could go on for several pages if I were to itemize all of the alterations and repairs that I have made over the past nine years to cabinets and counter tops. Since I have had so much experience in the area of repairs to cabinetry, I thought that this would be a good niche to start a web blog about. Thus, “Fix My Cabinet” is being started today.
I hope you find the answers too many of your questions about how to fix your cabinets here.
All the best,