October 23, 2014 John S
"Keith at Cabinets Etc recently designed and supplied cabinets for our kitchen remodel. I will tell you several things about Keith. First of all, you will not find someone more knowledgeable about cabinets anywhere. Besides knowing everything about designing cabinets for all the different brands that he has been supplying for many years, before that he used to install cabinets. Before that his family manufactured cabinets. If there is some difficult space creating major problems for the designer and installer, he will figure out all of the details. The second thing we discovered about working with Keith is that he really listens. Not only does he listen, but he is able to come up with creative ideas and implement them. We were working within a limited budget and told him that we did not want any custom or fancy features. Because of his extensive knowledge, he figured out how to supply us with cabinets way better than we expected, including many built-in improvements. Because of promotional discounts which he could arrange, we were able to upgrade with the brand, the material, and the quality of the construction. Although we only ordered stock cabinets, he incorporated various filler pieces into the whole which are invisible, giving the entire kitchen a custom look at a stock price. Another thing we appreciated was that Keith was there from start to finish. He didn't disappear once he got paid. He showed up after the delivery process and checked every box to make sure we received the correct materials. Then halfway into the kitchen remodel, he came to our house for a few hours to explain to our contractor exactly how to install the trim pieces that he designed. In addition, he was constantly on call for us. If a problem showed up with a particular cabinet, he immediately offered to replace it. It turned out that none of this was necessary because he knew a number of tricks regarding the installation. Towards the end of the project we were short one trim piece. He special ordered it from South Dakota and it was delivered directly to our house, on a Saturday, right before the project ended. I would also like to mention that Keith was a very enjoyable person to work with and he genuinely seemed to want us to be happy with our kitchen from start to finish."
March 2, 2014 William L
"I highly recommend checking out this place if you are planning on getting new cabinets. We were recommended to Brian Martinelli from the contractor we were thinking of working with. Brian went above and beyond to answer questions and came to our home to make measurements and is an overall nice man. We ended up going with another contractor but the information and service we received from Brian and the rest of the team was excellent. They are an established family business and I appreciate that they are knowledgeable and pleasant to work with."
November 2, 2012 Tam F
"When we purchased a short sale a few months back, we knew off the top we would have to gut the kitchen and install new cabinets (turned into a lot more but that is for another time) and both the contractor we used and this cabinet store came highly recommended by the incredibly lovely and sweet Linda M. whose taste and business sense I trust. We primarily worked with Keith, but since this is a family owned and run business, we talked to just about everyone at one time or another. This place has been in business for I think 50 years or so and we try to work with small businesses as much as possible. Keith was great, but it helped that Kevin and I have a very similar style so choosing the cabinets we wanted was pretty painless and with few compromises, we were able to have what we are going to be living with for years and years to come. We also purchased our new kitchen countertops (we went with quartz) and THEN we ended up getting bathroom vanities for all 3 bathrooms (and one sink) through Keith as well. We went with one manufacturer for the kitchen (higher end) and then a different one for the bathroom vanities (lower end). We also purchased our hardware(for all cabinets/vanities) seamlessly-and Keith was at our house for the measuring, the delivery, the install, etc. Keith has a wealth of knowledge-directed us to a place for bathroom countertops, a hood for the Viking range we "inherited", and quite a few other things. He was patient with all of my questions and even spent a good 1/2 hour with me on the phone while I was in Lowe's one day attempting to purchase the faucets for the bathrooms and I couldn't quite wrap my head around how they would work with the sink top/vanity scenarios. We are big fans of our kitchen and our bathrooms-and without Cabinets, Etc. (and Linda M's recommendations) not sure this would have all been possible!"
November 15, 2011 Laura M
"I am standing in my kitchen that we had done several years ago and even now, years later, I look back on my experience with Keith from Cabinets Etc. and am so very thankful for all that he did. He helped us through the entire process, from a complete redesign of our existing kitchen which involved adding an island, a second sink, a desk area, and moving walls and windows, to picking out the perfect cabinets to do the job. I came in with an idea, and he helped me make it a reality. He was happy and willing to make several modifications to the design, and seriously, I could not be more happy with the finished product. The fact that all that design work was just complimentary is quite remarkable to me. I am in love with my cabinets. They are high quality and clean beautifully. Keith was friendly, professional, and just wow. The customer service was outstanding. He also recommended a contractor that we have now used for several other projects. I feel bad that it took me years to get around to actually posting a review. This is my first Yelp review and I am starting an account because of great businesses like Cabinets Etc. deserve great reviews. If you need cabinets, run, don't walk, to Cabinets Etc."
July 24, 2011 Carol P
"After meeting with three other kitchen design shops we discovered Cabinets Ect. in Castro Valley. We met with Keith Martinelli, not only was the quality the best we had seen, but the price was was also the best by far. Keith made the whole project very easy, holding our hand every step of the way, always available to answer questions or help with venders. We are moved into our new kitchen, on time and on budget and very pleased with the results. I would highly recommend Cabinets Ect. and Keith to anyone considering a kitchen project."