Owensboro’s Cabinetmaker of 45 Years Closes its Retail Doors and Embarks on a New Adventure.
Phill’s Custom Cabinets was started in 1975 by Phill and Paula Crabtree. Phill was born a sharecropper’s son in Curdsville, Ky, and was one of ten children. Paula was born in St. Joe and was one of six children. Phill’s love of woodworking was always with him from a young age. In 1973, Phill and Paula bought a rental house that needed kitchen cabinets, and Crabtree thought, “I can do that!” That “take the hill” attitude was the reason for the birth of Phill’s Custom Cabinets, and its 45 years of success in Owensboro, Daviess County. The cabinet shop created opportunities for not only the Crabtrees but for hundreds of local craftsmen and women to hone their skills in the woodworking business. The couple’s youngest child, Phillip II, joined the operation in 2000. The company has been flourishing since its inception and has received multiple patents and two international awards for innovation and advancements in the woodworking arena. The company started to look differently at its processes and investigated other automated equipment available to improve their business. Phillip purchased the family business in 2010, and just like his father, his passion for woodworking, along with his exceptional employees, allowed for a fertile place for success. This success came in the form of an online business built by Crabtree that allows other cabinet shop owners, handymen or women, to benefit from the technology birthed right here in Owensboro, Ky. This business is now called Cabinotch.
With thousands of customers across North America, Crabtree had to make a decision to best guide his family and employees to future successes and has elected to close the retail division in Owensboro to focus on the web-driven portion of the business, Cabinotch.
From the bottom of my heart and my family’s hearts, we want to thank the thousands of amazing customers who have believed in us enough to trust us with their dream kitchens. Our company’s mission statement for the past 45 years has been, “work hard with your hands and lead a quiet life.” God has blessed our company and employees immensely for our commitment to this mission statement.
In the past 45 years, if you have purchased Phill’s Custom Cabinets, we would love to hear a good word about your experience with our family and our custom products.
Steve and Peggy Stemle
Back in the early years we thank you and may God continue to bless all !!!!