August 2021 As anybody looking to do any kind of new construction or remodeling project knows—cost, quality and lead times are the most important factors, especially when people are having to choose between cost and quality in order to complete a project in a reasonable time frame. One locally owned and operation company, American Cabinets and Closets, doesn’t want you to have to choose between those factors anymore—they offer quality, competitive costs and reasonable lead times compared to their competitors. Experience Is Key American Cabinets and Closets owners Melissa & John Adams have a family history in building and decades of professional experience in process improvement for companies. Adams and his team are experts in “blending the best of the old and the new.” American Cabinets and Closets uses quality materials and high-end wood products—locally sourced—to build custom kitchen cabinets and organizational spaces. Adams and his team apply old-fashioned craftsmanship along with an incomparable work ethic and a high prioritization on customer service and satisfaction on every single job. He and his team also incorporate modern technology and specialized software that allow them to be more efficient, cost-effective and to cut down on lead times. They also specialize in refacing existing cabinets for those looking to update their “look” rather than to completely remodel their living/workspaces. “Because we own our own shop, we’re able to do any necessary adjustments in real time,” Adams shared. “As many people know, when you have custom work done in your home, things may fit exactly as planned or an item might get dinged or scratched in the installation process. A business that sells prefabricated cabinets will have to wait while a replacement is made and shipped—which could run a six to eight-week lead time. We can make the adjustments or a new door in our shop and delay the project only a day or two. That is one of the biggest advantages that we can provide designers, contractors or remodelers.” Open to the Public American Cabinets and Closets sells to the general public as well as to professional designers and contractors. Its showroom is open to the public as well, but appointments are strongly encouraged to ensure exceptional customer service. “In the showroom, customers will see samples of the different types of cabinets that we make, learn about how they’re constructed, as well as see a variety of samples of our high-end cabinet refacing options,” Adams stated. “They will see the difference between some of the franchised brands that do refacing and our refacing work. Additionally, customers can view doors styles, stain samples and color options right here in our showroom." Adams added, “We carry five or six different lines of hardware for them to look at as well. We are more than happy to show people our workshop and walk them through our design/build/finish processes. We have customers who come in while we’re actually building their cabinets, and they love to walk through and see their cabinets, etc., being built.” A Community-Minded Company In addition to making everything locally, American Cabinets and Closets sources everything locally—either in state or from within the U.S. and Canada. “Our hardwood supplier, our trim and millwork supplier are local to Indiana,” Adams explained. “We use domestic plywood, and our finishing company is headquartered here locally. When somebody is buying from us, they’re doing business with other local businesses as well. There are tons of ‘local’ cabinet shops, but they’re just dealers for mass-produced brands that may be produced in the U.S. or Mexico or China, whereas we make everything and use locally sourced materials and supplies as much as possible.” American Cabinets and Closets also prides itself on being a member of its Hoosier community in addition to being a reputable member of the local business community. Adams and his team support Magical Meadows, a therapeutic horseback riding center to help children and adults with physical and mental challenges, as well as sponsor Freedom Week. Freedom Week is an annual event for veterans and first responders. Each year over the 9/11 commemoration, Adams and his fellow hosts take a group of veterans and first responders on an all-expenses-paid fishing trip in Minnesota. “We take our boats up to Minnesota and take a group of guys out fishing every day on the lakes,” Adams shared. “It’s a chance to decompress and relax. Last year, we had 17 guys on the trip with us. To see their reactions and what it means to these guys is unbelievable. It becomes addictive and makes you want to do it more and make it bigger every year. We’re looking for more guys with boats so we can take more up.” So, if you’re looking to work with industry experts on your next cabinet, closet, wet bar, garage storage or custom built-ins project and would like to support a local business with a passion for customer satisfaction as well as for giving back to the community, please contact John or Melissa Adams at American Cabinets and Closets to schedule your visit to his showroom. Be sure to follow them on Instagram at american_cabinetry and call (317) 875-7453 or visit americancabinetsandclosets.com for location, hours of operation and to schedule your appointment!