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The Best Cabinet Companies in Wilmington DE Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire

Providers of cabinets in Wilmington Delaware bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are those cabinet contractors or dealers verified by our independent research to have exceeded the minimum county standard. They are those that have met the TOP 10 requirements for reliability and value, carry liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who use only employees legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them for new cabinets in Wilmington DE, including cabinet installers, cabinet makers custom cabinets, kitchen cabinets, cabinet refacing, and more.

Updated March 10, 2017

 The TOP 10 Cabinet Companies in Wilmington DE

B&C Cabinet Refacing
(302) 792-1259
402 Harvey Rd
Claymont, DE 19703

Areas Served: Wilmington Delaware,New Castle DE,Middletown DE,Brookside DE,Brandywine DE,Bear DE
Services: cabinet refacing,new cabinet doors,cabinet refinishing

Crk Custom Cabinetry
(302) 798-7377
2205 Philadelphia Pike
Claymont, DE 19703

Areas Served: Brandywine DE,New Castle County,Hockessin DE,New Castle DE,Pike Creek,Wilmington DE
Services: local cabinet company for new cabinet sales & new cabinet design,new kitchen cabinets

Ed Turulski Custom Woodworking
(302) 658-2221
1020 Liberty Rd
Wilmington, DE 19804

Areas Served: Wilmington Delaware,New Castle County,Lower Christiana DE,New Castle DE,Brandywine
Services: cabinet makers doing new cabinet design, cabinet sales, cabinet installation

Just Cabinets
(302) 633-1688
4423 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE 19808

Areas Served: New Castle County,Lower Christiana DE,Glasgow DE,Wilmington DE,Brandywine,New Castle
Services: cabinet makers incl. new cabinets, cabinet refacing, new kitchen cabinets

American Cabinetry LLC
(302) 655-5916
307 Commercial Dr
Wilmington, DE 19805

Areas Served: Wilmington DE,New Castle County,Upper Christiana DE,Brandywine DE,Glasgow DE,Bear DE
Services: new cabinet design & cabinet sales, installation of new cabinets, kitchen cabinet

Cabinet Factory
(302) 529-1590
3460 Naamans Rd
Wilmington, DE 19810

Areas Served: New Castle County,Piedmont DE,Brandywine DE,Lower Christiana DE,Wilmington Delaware
Services: new cabinets & kitchen cabinet sales, new cabinet design & cabinetmakers

The Best Cabinet Companies in Wilmington DE Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 

Delaware requires only that cabinet installers in Wilmington DE have a standard business license for revenue purposes so there is no state standard for competency. Wilmington does require a county license of cabinet installers but there is no exam or proof of insurance required, making it more of a mere registration.

This makes it all the more significant that all providers of cabinets in Wilmington DE who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified worker's comp and liability insurance, only employees legal to work in the U.S., best business practices, and more.



Questions To Ask Cabinet Dealers or Installers in Wilmington DE 

When it comes to new cabinets in Wilmington DE, ask these questions about the experience, credentials, and abilities of the cabinet installers or retailers:

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

• How many cabinets have the cabinet companies completed in Wilmington DE?

• Do the cabinet makers or cabinet stores specialize in the type of work you've described? If so, will they show you examples of similar cabinetry design or cabinet installation.

• Can the cabinet contractor give you names and numbers of past customers who had the same kind of cabinets done who you can call as references? (All cabinet installers or cabinet makers bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• 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 that is completely itemized, including the amount of material being quoted, the type of fixtures such as the hinges and rails, product brand names and item numbers? (This is important because cheap cabinet installers in Wilmington often only seem cheap because they are using lower quality material that will cost you more in repairs and premature replacement.)

• Do they see an obvious change you could make to your specifications that would significantly lower the cost of the estimate, and if so, what would you be giving up in performance? Similarly, do they see a big gain in performance or visual appeal that can be gained for just a little bit more money?

• Does the cabinet contractor have a showroom where you can see different samples of materials and finishes? If not, will the cabinet contractor accompany you to a cabinet showroom to do that, or bring multiple samples to your home?

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

• Does the cabinet installer give a written guarantee on their labor, aside from any manufacturer's warranty. If so, what does it cover and for what time period?

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

• Can the cabinet contractor vouch that all employees sent to your property are legal to work in the U.S.? (All cabinet contractors in Wilmington DE bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

Will they show you proof of liability insurance and workers' comp? (All cabinet contractors in Wilmington DE bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Does the cabinet retailer use only their own employees for the installation, or do they hire subcontractors, and if so, what are the names of those companies so you can research them?

When you've chosen the best cabinet contractors in Wilmington DE for you, make sure they are registered with the state of Delaware if the cabinets are being installed in a residential setting, since that's required by law. (All cabinet contractors in Wilmington DE bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their Delaware state registration verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)




Tips About Cabinets in Wilmington DE 

Choose the Best Cabinet Contractor in Wilmington DE For Your Specific Needs.

You don't have to hire the first cabinet maker you can reach. Woodworkers and cabinet contractors have different styles and abilities, and you want be sure the cabinet maker is capable of fulfilling your design preferences for kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets and storage cabinets. 

Know What You Want from the Cabinet Makers and Installers.
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 choice of cabinet maker in Wilmington 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.


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.

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 Wilmington DE 

Associations & Licensing for Cabinetmakers and Cabinet Companies in Wilmington DE

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
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 in Wilmington DE

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

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

19720, 19899, 19736, 19808, 19707, 19850, 19801, 19938, 19731, 19805, 19702, 19714, 19711, 19715, 19802, 19730, 19713, 19701, 19733, 19706, 19977, 19708, 19803, 19718, 19734, 19809, 19810, 19703, 19804, 19806, 19895, 19710, 19709 and 19807

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Cabinets in Wilmington DE within the following cities:

Lower Christiana, Glasgow, Wilmington Manor, Wilmington, Pike Creek Valley, Upper Christiana, Townsend, Brandywine, Newark, Greenville, Hockessin, Claymont, Brookside, Bear, Elsmere, Piedmont, Red Lion, Edgemoor, New Castle, Middletown, Pike Creek-Central Kirkwood, Pike Creek and North Star