Rick West and Robert Reeves each grew up with a strong desire to own his own business. With a lot of hard work and dedication they both achieved that goal. Rick began working in cabinet shops as a teenager. He learned and perfected all of the skills necessary to become an excellent cabinet maker and trim carpenter. Robert graduated from college and took a job as a cabinet door shop manager trainee. It was there that he learned to manage a wood working products production company. It was also where he and Rick first met and became good friends.
In 1980 Rick went into business for himself and first started building cabinets under the name Cabinet Specialists. In 1985 Rick and Robert partnered to form the company’s current ownership team . In the early days they handled every aspect of the business themselves. They were the salesmen, cabinet builders, cabinet installers and book keepers. They built their reputation by developing relationships with their customers, by delivering a high quality product, by always keeping their word and by doing whatever it took to satisfy those customers.
Over the years, Rick and Robert have never been afraid of change. They have always been on top of the latest wood working and cabinet product trends. They grew the company by investing in computer technologies and high output product optimizing machinery. This has allowed them to expand their customer base. Now they supply custom unfinished cabinets for small, medium, and high volume home builders in the DFW Metroplex. A few years ago they launched a semi-custom factory finished cabinet line. They offer this product to home builders, multi-family projects, and cabinet dealers across Texas.
Even though the company is considerably bigger now, the owners emphasize personal relationships, with customers and employees. They have many loyal customers who have been buying cabinets from them for over 20 and 30 years. They have always treated their employees like family. There are a hand full of employees that have a 20 plus years tenure and a large portion of employees have over 10 years.
Rick West’s and Robert Reeves’ years of hard work and dedication to their customers’ satisfaction have allowed them to achieve the American dream. Now and in the future they will maintain the business principles and work ethic that allowed them to build one of the largest custom cabinet manufacturing companies in Texas.