When Glenn Wolter took over the family cabinetry business from his father five years ago, he had big plans for growth. Today, as he adds staff and expands his Evansville, Illinois shop, his vision is forming into shape.
The idea for Wolter’s Custom Cabinets was initiated in the early 1970s when Wolter’s father, Richard, filled his evenings and weekends in his basement, building cabinetry for family and friends. In 1984, he turned his hobby into a vocation by launching the full-time business.
Now, with the same craftsmanship and design integrity, the younger Wolter is carrying on the tradition.
“The growth has been great to see,” he said. “Word of mouth is big for us. We do quality work and people spread the word.”
Wolter’s builds cabinetry for kitchens, baths, bars and entertainment centers and fireplace mantles in a variety of woods and stains. Located a little more than an hour’s drive northwest of Carbondale, the company is looking to expand its footprint into Southern Illinois. With a satisfied base of clients in the metro East, Wolter thinks the transition will be a natural one.
“We have done some work down in Carterville and Carbondale, but would love to do more,” he said.
Customers of Wolter’s enjoy a fully custom process that starts with the selection of face frame materials made from hard maple, red oak, white oak, hickory or cherry. From the cabinet bottoms and tops to the backs and shelving materials, Wolter’s means quality.
“We rely on only the best materials and construction methods,” Wolter said. “Some have been in the industry for years and some we have developed on our own.”
Customers also receive service from an invested owner working hard to make sure the family business thrives for generations to come. Wolter is fully engaged in the entire process of new cabinetry, from the home show floor to your dining room table. This involves the design, measurement, building and installation of every job.
“I like to install all of my cabinets,” Wolter said. “These are custom built for each individual home, so they have to go in a certain way. I could hire outside help, but would rather make sure it’s done right for the customer.”
Depending on the size of the job, Wolter will come to your home for a free consultation and bid. Check out the company’s online gallery at www.wolterscustomcabinets.com/gallery/gallery and become inspired for your next project.