Brakur Custom Cabinetry Celebrates 50 Years Serving the Chicagoland Area!

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jan 14, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Chicagoland’s most successful and established Brakur_Celebrating_50_Yearscabinet manufacturer is having its golden anniversary!

Brakur Custom Cabinetry is 50 years old! 

Not many businesses, let alone cabinet companies can thrive as a business for 50 years. Brakur is a family owned and operated business that has been building high quality cabinetry since 1965. They have been fortunate to serve Joliet and surrounding Chicagoland area. Their success is a result of loyal customers, committed employees and quality products. They have maintained a competitive edge with their affordability and ability to customize any space. As times have changed so has Brakur. They have continued to provide service and cabinetry that meet the changing lifestyles of families throughout the years. The kitchens they build today are very different than those that were built 50 years ago. They are up to date on the latest technology and are constantly striving to improve and make their products better. They have been featured multiple times on “Kitchen Crashers” DIY Network. Many big box stores and cabinet companies have come and gone over the years, but not many have been as committed or successful as Brakur Custom Cabinetry.  

Brakur had its humble beginnings in a small garage in Joliet. It was founded by Ken Kurtz. Its history shows that they experienced success early on and relocated so they could better serve the people of Joliet and surrounding Chicagoland area.  Brakur has survived hardships when their business burned to the ground in 1993. Their commitment and dedication to customers continued and they were up and operating 10 days later.

Today Brakur is still family owned and operated by Chad Kurtz, Ken’s son. He remains committed to the same dedication, integrity, quality, and service that Brakur was founded upon.  "What really makes Brakur special is the dedication of our employees.  If it wasn't for their dedication to quality and service, our company would have never stood the test of time. Our customers remain loyal and I thank them for making all of this possible. We are going to keep bringing to market the best in product, innovation, and quality.  Our goal is simple.  Quality, service, and dependability for another 50 years!" -Chad Kurtz

There are many things that make Brakur Custom Cabinetry unique and successful. 

What Makes Brakur Unique

  • All materials are obtained locally helping the local economy and eliminating transportation emissions
  • They offer all wood construction standard with no additional charge.  The Drawer box is 5/8” solid wood with dovetailed joints.
  • Standard drawer slide is smooth and silent steel with under mount fully concealed
  • Plywood mitered toe kicks are attached so no need for toe skins after installation
  • Plywood floors and Plywood cabinet backs are standard
  • Custom openings for specified appliances so no need for unsightly fillers
  • Cabinets are delivered fully assembled and ready for installation
  • Unlimited door style and finish options available including the latest in finishing trends that the industry has to offer
  • Leads the industry in a multi-step finishing process that is durable and preserves the beauty of the wood for years to come
  • Large selection of hardware that is installed at the factory
  • Experienced kitchen designers

Brakur Custom Cabinetry looks forward to another successful 50 years ahead. If you live in the Chicagoland area and are considering remodeling or purchasing a new home you can contact us here.  We can help design and get you the cabinetry and countertops needed for your home.

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Topics: Chicagoland, Custom Cabinetry

Located in Shorewood, Il, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Inc. has been providing high quality locally manufactured cabinetry since 1965. Brakur is the largest manufacturer of custom cabinetry in Northern Illinois with a 100,000 plus square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and more than 80 employees.

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