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How to Find the Best Cabinet Companies in Ventura County

Beautiful cabinetry can be the difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary. Handcrafted cabinetry by cabinet makers in Ventura County can add that special touch. There are several custom cabinet companies in Oxnard, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Ventura CA who can create wholly original designs from scratch, with quality woodwork and cabinet design.

The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best cabinet contractors in Ventura County and issues related to hiring them.

Updated April 2, 2016

 The TOP 10 Cabinet Companies in Ventura County CA

Vintage Woodwork
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(805) 921-0700
2536 Cameron St
Ventura, CA 93001
State Contractor's License #880796
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10

Areas Served: Ventura County incl. Ventura CA, Camarillo, Casa Conejo, Channel Islands Beach, El ...
Services: new cabinets, custom cabinets, cabinet refacing, entertainment centers, mantles & ...
Key Brands: Bosch

Lou Becker & Son's Construction
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(805) 304-8582
3092 Mineral Wells Dr.
Simi Valley, CA 93063
State Contractor's License #467375 (B)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10

Areas Served: Ventura County incl. Simi Valley CA,Camarillo, Casa Conejo, Channel Islands Beach, ...
Services: new cabinets, cabinet installers
Key Brands: Kohler, Marvin (Marvin Windows & Doors), Milgard Windows & Doors

WL Rubottom Co
(805) 648-6943
320 W Lewis St
Ventura, CA 93001

Areas Served: Simi Valley CA, Thousand Oaks CA, Oxnard CA, Ventura CA, Camarillo CA, Moorpark CA

Creative Woodworks
(805) 523-0189
621 Fitch Ave
Moorpark, CA 93021

Areas Served: Ventura County, Thousand Oaks CA, Oxnard CA, Ventura CA, Simi Valley CA, Ojai CA

Sekerka Cabinets
(805) 981-8886
601 Del Norte Blvd
Oxnard, CA 93030

Areas Served: Simi Valley CA, Thousand Oaks CA, Oxnard CA, Ventura CA, Ventura County CA

Ertel Cabinets & Millwork Inc
(805) 483-1041
1300 Stellar Dr
Oxnard, CA 93033

Areas Served: Ventura CA, Thousand Oaks CA, Oxnard CA, Simi Valley CA, Ojai CA, Camarillo CA

California Woodworking
(805) 982-9090
1726 Ives Ave
Oxnard, CA 93033

Areas Served: Oxnard CA, Ventura CA, Thousand Oaks CA, Camarillo CA, Simi Valley CA, Ojai CA

Pacific Woodworks
(805) 531-9238
11991 Challenger Ct # A
Moorpark, CA 93021

Areas Served: Moorpark CA, Thousand Oaks CA, Oxnard CA, Ventura CA, Simi Valley CA, Camarillo CA

How to Find the Best Cabinet Companies in Ventura County 

New cabinets improve the appearance and resale value of a home. If you're making updates to your kitchen, those old cabinets, even if functional, are not going to match up to the rest of the design. Or getting only new cabinets can make an old kitchen suddenly look new even when you haven't changed anything else, since they're the main focal point for the room and take up a lot of real estate.

When it comes to new cabinets, know that licensed cabinet contractors in Ventura County are those with a C-6 license from the state of California to do new cabinet installation, including kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, or cabinets for offices or retail properties.  If the cabinets are only one part of a larger project, then the contractor still needs a license, but it needn't  be the C-6 license for cabinet contractors.  Additionally, custom cabinet makers in Ventura County need not have any contractor's license as long as they are not doing the installing, and are only cabinet builders or cabinet dealers.

If the cabinet contractors have employees, they're required to have workers' compensation insurance for your protection. If a worker is injured on your property and the contractor doesn't have this insurance, you could be liable to pay for their injuries and your homeowner's insurance may not cover those costs. 

Cabinet contractors in Ventura County are not legally required to have liability insurance; however, all cabinet contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 designation have general liability insurance coverage which reimburses their customers in the event of any damages, in addition to passing all other requirements for certification as Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 such as survey calls to customers, hiring only documented workers, verified license and workers' comp insurance, clean complaint record, and more.

Cabinetmakers in Ventura County are Highly Skilled
Prefabricated discount cabinets at the chain home improvement stores seem to have a lower price but may not save you money.   Those prefab cabinets made from fiberboard, MDF and particleboard aren't as durable as real wood cabinets, so you'll have spend money again to replace them sooner.  And they may not save much money even at the outset when you consider the installers have to spend time trying to fit them in because they weren't custom made for your exact space, so they can take days longer to install than customers expect. Those unexpected installation costs on cheap cabinets from a home improvement store can add up to what it would cost to buy custom made cabinets in the first place.

Cabinet Contractors in Ventura County Offer a Variety of Materials and Design Styles
When it comes to custom cabinets, ask the cabinet contractor about the characteristics and performance of different wood choices. It can be difficult to know what to expect based on only a tiny wood sample. For example, cherry wood will often darken as it ages, and it can have spots that you can't take out. Maple may yellow with age. In both cases, these may still be great choices for you but the best cabinet contractors in Ventura County should tell you about these issues so your choice is an informed one and you're still happy with the new cabinets for years or even decades to come.

Cabinetmakers in Ventura County offer many materials and styles. They can work with hardwood, unfinished lumber, Formica, veneer sheets, or plywood. For more opulent tastes, cabinetmakers can even build with Granitex, marble, ceramic tile, granite, or laminate. Cabinet builders can also make wine rack lattices, vanities, valances, and even change the surface of your appliances to match the new cabinets. They can apply different decorative accents such as marble tops, wood wainscots, combination edges, simulated distressing, louvered doors, molding profiles, or fluted and beaded moldings.

If you prefer something more creative, cabinet makers can stylize kitchen cabinets and cabinet doors for more design intricacy. They can set slab & batten doors, perform center panel face routing, tile and face routing, or mount the doors with a regular overlay or a flushed inset. They can add certain finishing work such as with finger pulls, light bars, decorative pegs, miter cuts, mirrors, hinges, or dovetail drawer boxes.  Ask the cabinet contractors about all the decorative and design options available. Many custom cabinet makers in Ventura County can show you computer visualizations of the new cabinets so you can see how all the different options would look when they are finished and installed, to help make your decision easier.

Cabinet Refacing in Ventura County
There may be reasons to consider cabinet refacing as an alternative to new cabinets, but not all cabinet refacing companies in Ventura County are the same. Some use cheap looking peel-and-stick applications.  But there are some good cabinet refacing companies that use a thick veneer and miter the corners of the cabinets so the edges of that veneer are not exposed.  Or cabinet refurbishing may include replacing the cabinet doors and updating the moulding style for a new look.

Some Providers of Cabinets in Ventura County CA Are Much Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these companies for cabinets in Ventura County: Vintage Woodwork, Lou Becker & Son's Construction, WL Rubottom Co, Creative Woodworks, Pacific Woodworks, California Woodworking, Sekerka Cabinets, Ertel Cabinets & Millwork Inc, California Designers Choice. Other providers or installers of cabinets in Oxnard, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Ventura CA that might still be in business include: .



Working with Cabinetmakers and Cabinet Companies in Ventura County 

Step 1: Know What You Want When It Comes to Home Cabinetry
In order to explain what type of cabinetmaking work is involved, you must first explore your options and settle on a rough idea of your preferences. Research styles and materials that you can present to a potential cabinet contractor or cabinet showroom.

Step 2: Answer Questions & Take Notes When Talking With Cabinet Makers
Once you have presented a general idea of what you'll need, let the cabinetmaker or cabinetry store ask questions. Take note of what concerns each cabinetmaking contractor about your job. How detailed are the cabinetmaker's questions? How feasible does he think your ideas are? Does he seem prepared to stay true to your design preferences? Does the cabinet showroom staff understand what kind of bath cabinets or kitchen cabinets you are looking for? Do they have some in stock, or will they have to create custom cabinets?

Step 3: Ask Questions & Take Notes
Once you've laid out your basic design preferences, ask some questions to establish the Ventura County cabinet contractors' qualifications. Here are some examples to guide your interview.

• How long have the cabinet companies been in business or how long has the cabinet maker been making custom cabinetry?

• How many cabinets have the cabinet companies completed in Ventura County?

• Do the cabinet makers or cabinet stores specialize in the type of work you've described? If so, ask them to provide some examples of similar cabinetry design or cabinet installation.

• Can the cabinetmakers build custom cabinets, garage cabinets, wood cabinets, glass cabinets or wall cabinets? Do they have a speciality, or are they able to build all types of cabinets?

• What is the cabinet makers' estimated timeframe for completion of your cabinets?

• Will the cabinet makers and cabinet companies provide a detailed, written estimate for new kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets or cabinet storage?

• What materials will the cabinet builder use to create your custom cabinets?

• Does the new cabinets price include both parts and labor?

• What type of warranty do the cabinet makers and cabinet stores provide for their work?

• Will the cabinet companies and cabinet builders provide a written contract?

Step 4: Make a Preliminary Decision on Cabinet Builders and Cabinet Companies

After you've interviewed multiple cabinetmakers and cabinet companies, narrow down your options by reviewing your notes and gauging the best responses. Your new list should include only those cabinet builders who have most favorably answered (as well as questioned) you. Who seemed the most proficient? Who listened closely to your requests and strayed the least from your plan?

Step 5: Do a Background Check on the Cabinet Makers
After you've chosen the best candidate for your cabinetry job, do some final research. What credentials does the cabinetmaking contractor have? You can quickly verify licensing and certifications such as Diamond Certification and Better Business Bureau membership.

Step 6: Make the Final Decision on the Right Cabinet Builders
Now it's time to select and contract with your cabinetmaker. Call and ask any final questions. Ask for your cabinet company representative to provide a signed, written pricing, timing, quality and warranty agreement.



Tips About Cabinets in Ventura County 

Take Time Choosing Your Cabinetmaker and Cabinet Company.
Don't hire the first cabinetry maker you can reach. Woodworkers and cabinetry contractors have different styles and abilities, and you want be sure your Ventura County cabinetmaker is capable of fulfilling your design preferences for kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets and storage cabinets. Find your first-choice professional by interviewing several different cabinet companies in Ventura County.

Know What You Want from the Cabinet Builders.
Ultimately, you'll get the best cabinetry results from a well-communicated plan with your cabinet company. Prepare measurements of the area intended for the cabinets, including any appliances, outlets, etc. Knowing these considerations ahead of time means that you will be able to measure how well each prospective cabinetmaker is suited and ensures that each cabinet maker will be quoting the same project. You may then better judge which cabinet builder gives you the best responses to your consistent description.

Shop Around for the Best Kitchen Cabinets and Bathroom Cabinets.
You should familiarize yourself with several cabinet builders and cabinet makers before signing on to anything. But remember, price is not the only concern. When you get several estimates it will help you determine which cabinetmaker exhibits the best style and aptitude for the exact cabinetry design and custom cabinets you're looking for.

Document Everything When Agreeing to New Cabinetry.
Make sure that your first choice cabinet maker in Ventura County provides you with a written description of the work, pricing and timeframe for completion. Good cabinet companies will put all the details in writing so there are no unanswered questions. You can never be too thorough with your record keeping when it comes to putting in new custom cabinets in your home.

Make Sure Time Frames Match Before Installing New Cabinets.
Particularly with private cabinetmakers, the length of the project can vary at the cabinetmaker's convenience. So if you have a deadline (especially if it's a gift or you have appliance installations planned around your new cabinets), make sure your cabinet builder can deliver the work punctually.

Credential Your Potential Cabinet Builder and Cabinet Company.
Before you contract for any cabinetmaking job, be sure to check licensing, workers' compensation and liability insurances, as well as other relevant credentials. See The Prime Buyer's Report article "Key Resources for Cabinetmaking in Ventura County" for some useful resources to locate cabinet maker and cabinet company credentials.

Make Sure Your Cabinet Makers are Listening.
From the start, it should be clear that your cabinet maker is listening to the particulars you require. If your cabinet designer seems to discount your preferences at any point in the custom cabinet project, he's not the one for you. Ask when you have the slightest doubt about how a job will be handled. There may be decisions that you can make that will help the cabinetmaking job go more smoothly. In the end, the only way to get what you want is to make it clear to your cabinet maker and cabinet company.

Know Your Rights When It Comes to Custom Cabinets.
Consumers have some special rights that vary according to where they live. You're dealing with cabinetmaking contractors in Ventura County, so you can check out the consumer affairs Web site for the State of California.

Check the Cabinet Company's Work.
Before you install your new cabinets or otherwise accept your cabinetmaker's finished product, approve his work. Check for scratches or ill-fitting parts. Make sure all terms of the initial agreement have been met. In the end, you shouldn't have to settle for shoddy workmanship on new custom cabinets.



Resources About New Cabinets in Ventura County 

Associations & Licensing for Cabinetmakers and Cabinet Companies
AAW American Association of Woodturners (
ASFD American Society of Furniture Designers (
ASID American Society of Interior Designers (
BBB Better Business Bureau (
BIFMA Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer's Association (
CMA Cabinet Makers Association (
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs (
HPVA Hardwood, Plywood, and Veneer Association (
KCMA Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturer's Association (
NCA National Craft Association (
NKBA National Kitchen and Bath Association (
WMIA Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (

Media & Web Resources for Cabinetmakers and Cabinet Companies

American Woodworker Magazine
Cabinet Magazine
Cabinetmaker Magazine
Cabinet Maker and Retail Furnisher
Fine Woodworking
Machinists Workshop
Popular Woodworking
Woodworkers Journal

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Cabinets in Ventura County within the following zip codes:

93035, 93041, 93005, 93021, 93043, 93036, 93004, 93007, 93062, 93034, 91361, 91358, 93044, 93023, 93011, 93012, 93033, 93064, 93006, 93066, 93009, 93040, 93010, 91360, 91319, 93003, 93060, 93024, 93030, 93015, 93065, 93032, 93022, 93020, 93016, 91359, 93094, 93099, 91320, 93061, 91362, 93002, 93031, 93063, 93042 and 93001



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Carpenters Apprentice Moorpark CA 93021

Creative Woodworks Moorpark CA 93021

Pacific Woodworks Moorpark CA 93021






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ART Custom Woodworks Newbury Park CA 91320

J&J Cabinetry Newbury Park CA 91320

Maynard's Custom Woodwork Newbury Park CA 91320

Philip Haik Newbury Park CA 91320

Rottweiler Carpentry Cabinet Newbury Park CA 91320

Westlake Cabinets Newbury Park CA 91320

Windwor Woodworks Newbury Park CA 91320






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Primarily Wood Oak View CA 93022






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Cabinets Unlimited Ojai CA 93023

Logan Gould's Cabinetry Ojai CA 93023

Mahnken Cabinets Ojai CA 93023






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California Woodworking Oxnard CA 93033

Doopoco Enterprises Oxnard CA 93030

Ertel Cabinets & Millwork Inc Oxnard CA 93033

Julio's Fine Cabinetry Oxnard CA 93036

Mark Deneau Oxnard CA 93033

Sekerka Cabinets Oxnard CA 93030

Ventura Finish Carpentry Oxnard CA 93036

Woodwork Shop Oxnard CA 93036






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Cabinet Sense Inc Simi Valley CA 93065

Coastal Cabinet Simi Valley CA 93063

Coastal Cabinet Simi Valley CA 93065

Custom Woodcraft Simi Valley CA 93065

Harmony Woodworking & Custom Simi Valley CA 93063

Robles Custom Cabinets Simi Valley CA 93063






New Cabinets Somis CA

Creations in Wood Inc Somis CA 93066






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Artcraft Wood Ventura CA 93003

Bill Dzuro Custom Cabinetry Ventura CA 93003

Cabinet Parts Connection Ventura CA 93003

Cabinets Unlimited Ventura CA 93001

Chuck Bishop Cabinets Ventura CA 93003

European Case Works Ventura CA 93003

Fine Cabinetry Ventura CA 93003

Finnegan Rollout Drawer Ventura CA 93004

Kellerhouse Cabinets Ventura CA 93001

Marquis Fine Cabinetry Ventura CA 93003

Myron Baker Cabinets Ventura CA 93001

Paul Maun Cabinet Maker Ventura CA 93003

Quality Custom Cabinetry Ventura CA 93003

RD Custom Cabinets Ventura CA 93003

RD Custom Cabinets Ventura CA 93004

Santa Monica Mill Works Ventura CA 93003

Whyte Wood Works Ventura CA 93003

WL Rubottom Co Ventura CA 93001






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