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Story by Louellen S. Coker. Photos courtesy of Kent Moore Cabinets, Ltd.

As a Texas A&M University Education major with his sights set on becoming a biology teacher and coach in 1971, Kent Moore decided to subsidize his college education by subcontracting to do cabinet and trim work in the Bryan-College Station area. Kent’s abilities, coupled with a vibrant growth period in the region, quickly turned his part-time employment into a flourishing full-time business: Kent Moore Cabinets, Ltd.

“In the early years,” explained Teresa Galliher, Vice President of Marketing and Human Resources, “Kent, along with two employees, would move equipment from job to job to build cabinets on-site. At that time, production capacity was limited to installations in two houses each week. Over the years, we’ve grown and streamlined the process in a way that allows us to build 700-1000 cabinets a day and install complete cabinets in approximately 125 homes a week.”

“We’ve always looked to provide the best quality and service in the custom homebuilding market,” Ms. Galliher said. “And in so doing, our commitment to craftsmanship, dependability, innovation and willingness to change has put us in the position to be pioneers in the custom cabinet industry. Our cabinets are all custom made, not modular and don’t contain any fillers. You’ll find them in custom homes throughout the state.”

Since they started building in-shop and shipping custom cabinets that are within 1/16th of an inch to specification, Kent Moore Cabinets has experienced consistent growth since 1976. Growth which spurred a move in 1989 to a larger location in Bryan which still houses the cabinet construction process.

In 2004, the addition of a 47,000-square-foot facility in the Brazos County Industrial Park and the company’s incorporation of technological advances, waste reduction, recycling, waterborne finishing materials along with the purchase of environmentally approved construction materials have allowed further expansion in terms of both capacity and the integration of a high-end furniture finish. Another 77,000 square feet were added in 2009.

Kent Moore Cabinets works primarily with home builders who construct homes in the $400,000-$1 million plus range throughout Central Texas as well as independent builders and homeowners in all markets.

Along with creating high-quality products in an environmentally responsible manner, Kent Moore Cabinets believes in supporting charitable endeavors within the communities it serves. In addition to providing specialized silent auction items for fundraising events, the company participates in projects such as Habitat for Humanity, Homes for Veterans and Project Playhouse that assist people in obtaining affordable or transitional housing.

“We are delighted to contribute to such important community projects,” enthused Ms. Galliher. “The pride our employees put into making our cabinets is increased by being able to help those in need when their need is greatest. We care deeply about our product, our community and our employees.”

Kent Moore Cabinets employs more than 500 workers in its two production facilities in the Bryan-College Station area and six design center showrooms located in Austin, Bryan-College Station, Clear Lake, Houston, San Antonio and Spring/The Woodlands. The business is the largest privately held custom cabinet manufacturer in Texas and was recently recognized by the Brazos County Better Business Bureau “for creating a culture of pride and teamwork and being honest and truthful.” Employees enjoy competitive wages, insurance, paid vacations and holidays, among other benefits. A listing of job opportunities, position requirements and application instructions are available on the company’s website, www.kentmoorecabinets.com.

Please visit their website or one of their showrooms to learn more about where innovation meets inspiration.

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