"Making the commitment to redo our kitchen was by no means an easy task. A kitchen is not just cabinets and appliances, but rather is the end result of the skill and professionalism of multiple craftsmen. Clearly, we needed help and guidance throughout the entire journey. When we put our trust in Steve Materia and Empire Cabinets, we can unequivocally state that we found a true partner in our project. Steve's personal involvement in every aspect of the job, be it the cabinets themselves or the plumbing, electrical, demolition/construction, plastering, or whatever, significantly reduced our stress level. It was great knowing we had someone with his experience looking out for us. It goes without saying that the cabinets themselves are a vastly superior product to others we'd looked at. That's a given. However, what really closed the deal for us was Steve's management of the entire project. While he did all the cabinetry work and woodwork himself (and truly deserves the term "Master Craftsman"), he also inspected and followed up on every aspect of the job site as if it were his own. If he saw something he didn't like (even if we missed it), he made certain that it was immediately rectified, even insisting on a clean worksite daily. All of the craftsmen he recommended were of the highest quality, and we could not have found any better on our own. There was also a palpable atmosphere of mutual respect, cohesiveness, and professionalism among all of them and that goes a long way in making for a successful project.
In sum, working with Empire Cabinets was a remarkable experience, and one we'll long remember. Having them with you throughout your project, whatever that may be, will make all the difference in the world."
- Barbara & Dave J.
Palm Harbor, Fl.
"When we remodeled our kitchen we went to Empire for our cabinets for two reasons, the quality of the cabinets is excellent and Empire has the best customer service in the world. Steve is outstanding at what he does. He is extremely reliable, does top notch installation, and has an excellent eye for what will look good in your home. We were so impressed we immediately called Empire when we remodeled our bathrooms. Bottom line, these guys are good and their customer service is the best."
- Al & Ellen K.
Palm Harbor, Fl.
"Empire Cabinets did the cabinets & installation in our kitchen & two bathrooms. We couldn't be happier with the quality, workmanship, and professionalism on all three jobs. We highly recommend them to anyone needing high-quality custom cabinets. Do your homework and shop around. You'll see that they can't be beat on quality, price, and personality."
The Matthews family
"I have to admit when I read all the testimonials on the Empire Custom Cabinets website, I wondered if they were manufactured or for real. It is my honor to now testify they are above and beyond real, and I can relate to each and every one of them.
It was such a pleasure to do business with Empire Custom Cabinets and we felt very blessed to have found them.
A testimonial should come from the heart and if you are looking for and expect a quality product, quality workmanship, integrity, and incredible detail, then Steve, Neil, and their team are the guys for your renovation project. Starting with Neil, explaining the quality and design of the product with great knowledge and ending with Steve Materia, who brings his superb installation and management talent to the job, you will not be disappointed! They are the real deal and a true class act!
Another most outstanding quality is their caring and kindness. They will work with you on every level, be it finances or structure, but mostly they listened and cared about your needs and suggested options if they could make it better for you. It pays to be a listener also because our kitchen renovation is beautiful and turned out even better than we imagined due to their vision and expertise! Our decision to go with Empire Custom Cabinets turned out to be one of the single best and smartest decisions we have ever made! Everyone who sees our new kitchen marvel at how beautiful it is so there is no better testimonial their quality cabinets and work speaks volumes!"
- Donna and Stephen Smith
"We wanted to tell you about our wonderful experience with Empire Custom Cabinets.
We had been looking for cabinets for our kitchen on and off for over a year and were continuously disappointed when we were not able to find quality cabinets that were in our budget. We had almost given up on the search when I walked into the showroom at Empire Custom Cabinets.
We were greeted with a smile and a handshake. After a very informative conversation with Neil and looking over the showroom to get a better idea of the cabinets they had to offer, we were set up with an appointment to meet with Steve to have our kitchen measured.
When Steve came out to measure the kitchen, we sat down and discussed the current layout. Steve asked us what we liked and disliked about our current kitchen. Steve even showed us pictures of other kitchens that he had installed and gave us a list of telephone numbers of references that we could call. During our discussion, we had told Steve that we really would love to have more counter space and that we needed more storage than we currently had. In talking to Steve, he suggested that if we made some simple changes to our current kitchen layout that would be able to have both the counter space and storage that we desperately needed.
We meet with Steve for our follow up meeting. He brought us digital print outs of the designs for the kitchen, the first leaving everything as is and the second making the simple changes that he had recommended. It was amazing to see the kitchen our dreams in front of us. Not only had Steve given us everything we were looking for in our kitchen he also had included some small details that we hadn’t even thought of like replacing the outdated marble window seals with a wood that matched the cabinets and even adding crown molding and a light rail under the cabinets. When it came time for the estimate, we were afraid that we were going to be way over our budget. We were wrong. Even with all of the changes that Steve had suggested we had come in considerably lower than any of the other estimates that we had received, so Much lower, in fact, that we were also able to get a matching vanity for our guest bathroom.
When it came time for the demolition and installation of our kitchen, we were contacted by Neil to set up an install date. The whole process was seamless. Steve took care of coordinating with the plumber, the electrician, and the granite installers to make sure that there were no delays in the process. I also have to tell you how impressed we were that throughout the whole installation there was no mess. Steve was always cleaning up after himself as he went along. He even came back a week later when the granite, and fixtures were being installed to make sure everything went well and that we were happy with how it turned out.
That was over a year and a half ago now and we are still very happy with our kitchen and guest bath. We are always telling everyone about our experience with Empire Custom Cabinets, and will be using them in the future for all of our cabinetry needs."
Jess and Tyler Sternthal
"We have had Steve remodel two bathrooms for us in the past year and feel very fortunate to have found him. He does impeccable work, is reliable, conscientious, and he made sure that everything was done to our complete satisfaction. He also coordinated the scheduling of all the other craftsmen involved and made sure that their work met his and our standards. The quality of his cabinets is outstanding, exceeded only by his own workmanship. We highly recommend him."
- Paul & Diane Collins
Palm Harbor, Fl.
"We were very fortunate to be introduced to Steve at Empire Custom Cabinets for our kitchen remodel. Steve gave us guidance throughout the process and made it very painless. The cabinets he installed were of the best quality and his craftsmanship in the installation was amazing. Steve also recommended various other tradesmen to assist with the plumbing, electrical, granite, and appliances and coordinated everything to our satisfaction. He was mindful of the fact that we didn’t have kitchen facilities during the remodel and kept things moving as quickly as possible. We are so pleased with our new kitchen and would highly recommend Steve and Empire Custom Cabinets. Their integrity and professionalism gets an A+."
- Tom & Barbara Karac
"You can't go wrong with the best cabinet guys in the area. From good design to high-quality craftsmanship this is a dynamite team. We were extremely pleased with our cabinets and the molding trim was absolutely perfect. The angles in our kitchen were no problem for Steve as he took 2 cabinets and made them into one to fit around the angle, giving us maximum space. Steve was always on time, worked clean (which means he cleaned up his mess each day, yea!), and he's just the nicest guy. We love hearing the compliments on our kitchen!
Following our kitchen remodel, the guys did our master bath remodel with the same quality workmanship. We are so happy with the results. A big thanks to Empire Cabinets!"
- The Fritz's
Safety Harbor, FL.
Whether you're remodeling your kitchen or the cabinets in your bathroom are worn out, Empire Custom Cabinets can help. With a huge variety of styles and colors, we have the perfect cabinets to fit your home. We have been in Palm Harbor since 2007, providing high-quality kitchens and bathrooms. Browse our site to learn more about us.