Designed to fit your lifestyle, your kitchen will look great and be functional

Every kitchen is different and your space should be a custom fit for you and your family. We start by listening to what you’ve been dreaming about, and what you don’t like about your current kitchen.

We design a kitchen that is exactly what you want, not something picked from a catalog. There’s no filler strips if your space isn’t standard.

We have a wide-range of the newest storage technology that allows us to maximize your space while making it more efficient for your lifestyle.

Here is a sampling of what we’ve done.



Customer satisfaction is a priority for The Cabinet Maker, LLC. Rather than tell you how well we meet that goal, we’ll let our customers tell you themselves.


I have beautifully crafted cabinets, which fit my space and my needs. John’s thoughtful suggestions and workmanship resulted in a personalized product not duplicated by wholesale items.

Jane Krueger, Milwaukee

My cabinets and drawer fronts in the kitchen were a throwback to the 1970's and they didn't go well with the rest of the updated house. Due to the layout of my kitchen, I could not really start over from scratch. John consulted with me and he knew exactly what I wanted to achieve. He crafted new doors and drawer fronts as well as rebuilt a smaller section to bring it all together. The outcome was even better than I could have hoped for. John's standards of quality, craftsmanship, precision and attention to detail made this a great experience and put new life into an otherwise dated kitchen. Finding a professional wood worker to be prompt, detailed and precise is not the rule; it's the exception. John exudes these qualities. I would suggest John to anyone who expects exceptional work with a marvelous outcome.

Chris Francis, Mequon

When my husband and I needed a kitchen upgrade, it was important that our new peninsula match the existing cabinetry, rather than look like an addition. Our friend had recently used John Phillips for a custom woodworking project. She recommended we give him a call. The work was completed ahead of schedule and I would gladly recommend his service to anyone looking for quality custom woodworking, as well as excellent customer service.

Tami Quinlin, Shorewood

We have a 1920's bungalow with original kitchen cabinets. We desperately wanted a dishwasher and we could only pull it off with a custom sink cabinet. We called on John, who designed a blueprint that matched our 1920's kitchen cabinets. From its hardware to its molding, the new addition matched perfectly. John even used a bamboo counter top, that not only looks great but is also eco-friendly. We've received so many compliments on our kitchen update – and we love the time saved with our new dishwasher!

Timothy and Jennifer Richter, Bay View

John took our poorly laid out, isolated kitchen -- with storage space so inadequate we couldn't even add a dishwasher without losing a third of our cabinets -- and turned it into a storage-laden centerpiece I know we're going to have a ton of fun in.  In addition, this kitchen is green conscious, FSC Certified materials were used, reclaimed wood, recycled wood and energy efficient LED under cabinet lighting. Green and gorgeous; what a great combination!

Jennifer & Michael Newmark, Milwaukee

We needed a custom match to cover shelves in our kitchen that had been sitting open and painted white for 7 years.  They had been built on the wall of the basement stairs but were never completed with doors.  It was a great storage area but my food and kitchen accessories were visible to all who came to our house.

John was recommended to us and he took on the challenge to match the doors of our kitchen. Even though we had a tight time frame, he installed the new doors before our open house during the holidays.  We have received many compliments.  I could not be happier with the result and how he finished our kitchen.

Barb and Bill Luebke, Oak Creek

We had been thinking about remodeling our kitchen for more than a few years. We finally decided to take the plunge; but where to begin? We were a bit intimidated by the task before us. We enlisted the services of an architect and he introduced us to John Phillips. That was our day of special blessings!

We were immediately impressed with John during our initial consultation. We were so comfortable with his manner; we called him that night to tell him he was our choice for the job. He made a personal commitment to us that he would use his best efforts and skill to give us the quality kitchen we wanted. AND HE DID!

John’s attention to detail is outstanding. Our home is older, and there were many challenges to be met with floors that were not level and walls that were not square. Those challenges were met to our great satisfaction. He scribed the end panel of our pantry that meets a masonry wall; it fits so perfectly, everyone takes special notice and comments on how skillfully the work was done. The superior effort he put into crafting our cabinets will ensure that we will enjoy their beauty far into the future.

If you are looking for a craftsman with integrity and outstanding skill, I would recommend John Phillips without hesitation!

A. Bluhm, Muskego

Remodeling a home can be an intimidating endeavor with a myriad of details to consider.  Remodeling a kitchen can be especially challenging and stressful due to the loss of use and high expense with all the demands this particular room requires. The one thing that we had full confidence in was trusting John in fabricating our kitchen cabinets.  He was incredibly thorough, always professional and is a very talented craftsman.

We were very pleased with the communication throughout the project, with his timeliness and ultimately with the end product itself.  Thanks John for making this piece of our kitchen remodel be worry free!

Katie LaLonde, Wauwatosa