About us.

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Who we are.

About Your Kitchen Cabinet Partners.


We’ve been building cabinetry for over 25 years and while we’ve grown to a team of 35, we remain a small business that is family-owned and operated in Bolton, CT. Being experts in the cabinetry industry allows us to provide our customers with the best value cabinets and guide them seamlessly through the process. We care about our customers and community and our team is dedicated to make sure every project is completed to our customers’ satisfaction. We want you to love your space for years to come!

Our mission is to be an innovative and astonishingly great kitchen cabinet partner.

Our Commitment to Our Clients.

Your Partners from Start to Finish.


Please keep in mind that we at Dean Cabinetry are more than happy to come out to do maintenance, adjustments, or touch-ups for you.  It is in our best interest to keep your kitchen looking great for years to come, so please do not hesitate to give us a call for adjustments.

Our Team.

Meet Your Kitchen Cabinet Partners.

At Dean Cabinetry, we take a personalized approach to your home renovation project. Asking in-depth questions about everything from who does the cooking to how often you entertain guests, we help guide you through every step of the process for a truly customized experience. By taking the time to get to know our customers on a personal level, we’re able to build elegant cabinetry solutions that suit your lifestyle and personal preferences. With our wide variety of brands, materials, and styles, we’ll work with you to bring your vision to life and meet the specific needs for your kitchen space.

Our team provides step-by-step guidance for a personalized design experience that is truly start-to-finish. From material selection and measurements to design and construction, our team makes certain that every aspect of your home remodeling project is enjoyable, stress-free, and 100% satisfactory.

Discovery Team

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Leah Dean
“My name is Leah Dean and I love being a part of the Dean Cabinetry team. I am a member of our Discovery and Follow Up Teams, so I would be one of the first and last people you might speak with. I also do marketing, both on the road and from the shop. John and I have four children ages 19-24, who we love to spend time with. I enjoy gardening, cooking, and skiing during the winter months, with our family. I look forward to meeting you!”

Oakley Dean
“Woof! My name is Oakley and I am the official greeter here at Dean Cabinetry. If I am here, I will happily meet you at the door. I love to say hello and get a few pets, and then I will leave you to your designer and return to my cozy bed. In my spare time, I love to do tricks, get treats, run, and do the zoomies. My most favorite activity is following John Dean around, wherever he goes!”

Jennifer Docherty
“Hi, my name is Jenn and I am part of the Discovery Team, focused on Marketing, Customer Experience and Follow up.  In my free time, I am typically active and on the go, working out at the gym, enjoying an outdoor walk, yoga or biking the rail trails.  My middle schooler also keeps me on my toes. We enjoy many adventures at the beach, paddleboarding, but more often than not, end up on a golf course for a round of 9 holes.”

Budget & Design Team

John Dean
“Hi I’m John Dean on our Budget and Design Teams at Dean Cabinetry. A few years in the world of public accounting is what drove me into a life of cabinet design. In 1992, I left the grind of a CPA and started building cabinets in the basement of our home. It’s a really great feeling to see a space be transformed for an excited homeowner. After hours, I love the time I spend with my family. Particularly when we are all skiing together. Mad River Glen! Ski it if you can!”

Paul Kowal
“My name is Paul. I have been with Dean Cabinetry for 10 years. I was an installer for 5 years and have been part of the Budget and Design Team since. When I am not at work, I am usually working around the house or hanging out with family and friends.”

Erica Dean

“My name is Erica Dean. I enjoy working as the company bookkeeper. The most fun part of my job is making sure no detail is overlooked! Outside of work, I love to garden, cook, run, and bike. I also love driving my Mini Cooper on warm, sunny days.”

Michael Grigoriou

“My name is Michael and I am part of the Design team. I have a passion for design which has led me through many fields of study and given me a broad knowledge of design theory and trends. When I’m not working, you can find me on my motorcycle, in my garden, or enjoying a good book.”

Brooke Nero | Kitchen Designer | Dean Cabinetry

Brooke Nero
“Hi my name is Brooke.  I am a part of the design team.  Design has been a passion of mine for many years, I even have a Bachelor’s degree in design from Paier College of Art.  I love creating beautiful kitchens for our clients.  When I am not at work I enjoy spending my time with my growing family”

Anna Montague

“Hi, I’m Anna.  I am a part of the design team.  I love all things related to art and design, which is what led me to pursue a degree in architecture.  Some of my favorite things to do outside of work are photography, hiking, and pampering my pets.”

Nathan Sanders

“Hi, my name is Nathan and I am a member of the Design Team. I am drawn to providing the highest level of service I can, to ensure the experience of planning a home transformation is as rewarding as the finished project. Originally from MA, when I am not spending time with my wife and daughters, you can usually find me at my espresso bar, riding my motorcycle, camping, or thrifting.”

Loraine LaLone
“Hi, my name is Loraine, and I am a member of the design team here at Dean Cabinetry. I have a keen eye for detail and I enjoy transforming a kitchen into a functional and beautiful space that reflects the client’s personality and lifestyle. When I am not at work I find solace through yoga, capture life’s moments with photography, and constantly seek new opportunities for learning.”

Cara Mihaliak

“Hi my name is Cara and I am part of the design team at Dean Cabinetry. I am passionate about creating spaces that are as functional as they are beautiful. When I am not working, I can be found antiquing, hiking or at the beach with my husband and our Blue Heeler, Ollie.”

Jack Antonowicz

“Hi my name is Jack and I am a member of the design team here at Dean Cabinetry. I love the process of turning a blank canvas into a beautiful and functional space. In my free time you can find me making furniture, snowboarding, and spending time with my family.”

Ordering Team

Lauren McGill | Kitchen Designer | Dean Cabinetry

Lauren McGill
“My name is Lauren McGill and I am a part of the Ordering Team.  The best part of my job is creating beautiful kitchens that our clients can enjoy with their friends and family for years to come.  I enjoy working on projects around my house and spending time with my friends and family.”

Frank Palacios
“My name is Frank and I work as part of the Ordering Team here at Dean Cabinetry. My job consists of the detailing and engineering of our custom kitchens. I also handle the procurement and ordering of materials for our shop. In my spare time I enjoy working on my cars, playing video games and spending as much time as I can with my family and friends.”

Chris Pinckney 

“Hi, my name is Chris.  I am part of the finishing team.  I enjoy camping, hiking, drawing, and building things with my hands.”

Jason Dean

“Hi, my name is Jason Dean and I do miscellaneous work around the shop. I punch in after school, help build cabinets, cut glass, fix things up around the office, and assist on deliveries. If anyone needs something fixed, I’m the guy they call! I’m happy to be a part of the Dean family and the business. I also like turtles.”

Noel Guilmette

 Hi, my name is Noel. I assist in the warehouse, finishing and assembly. I’m married with four children. My favorite time of the year is winter. My favorite things to do are snowmobiling, target shooting and spending time with my family and my two Labrador retrievers, Jasper and Diesel.

Eric Brierley

“Hi, my name is Eric Brierley and I am a part of the ordering team.  I enjoy woodworking and spending time with my wife and kids.  I also love to garden and spend time sawing wood with my sawmill.”

Dylan Bonanno

“Hi, my name is Dylan and I assist on Dean Cabinetry deliveries. I love being part of a team that brings beautiful cabinets to your home. In my free time, I enjoy being outside and staying active.”

Devonte McIntosh

“Hi I’m Devonte. I work in assembly. In my free time I like to hang out with my friends and watch movies.”

Matt Forzano

“Hey, my name is Matt, I’m a student at Cheney Technical High School practicing carpentry. I’m a part of the finishing team, looking to expand my skills and expertise within the department and the trade. In my free time, I enjoy restoring and one day driving my 1967 Impala. And I enjoy working with my friends.”

Anthony Radicioni

“Hi, my name is Anthony Radicioni. I was born and raised here in CT. I am part of the finishing team here at Dean Cabinetry. I spend most of my free time hiking and gardening with my wife, and playing tabletop games with my friends and family.”

Nethaniel Gonzalez
“Hi, my name is Nate.  I work primarily in the finishing department at Dean Cabinetry, and I plan on learning more in other departments.  In my free time I like to hang out with friends and play video games.”

Nick Angelo
“Hi, my name is Nick.  I am an apprentice here at Dean Cabinetry. I assist in the whole process from start to finish. I work in cabinet finishing, deliveries and more. I enjoy custom work and the artistry behind building cabinets.”

Benton Damiano
“Hi, my name is Benton.  I’m part of the finishing team. I’m 26 years old and a very easy going person. I enjoy cooking at home, playing sports and working with my hands.  I play video games and I’m a lover of technology and anything new and exciting.”

Joshua Kerr
“Hi, my name is Josh.  I’m part of the finishing team. I like to ride quads and tractors. I also work on a farm.”

Install Team

Kevin Dean
“My name is Kevin Dean and I love working here at Dean Cabinetry. I schedule our installation team. I also help with our lean processes and human resources. I love skiing and playing basketball. My hometown, Bolton, has been the best place I could possibly grow up. I hope to one day build a home here with a beautiful view. Thanks!”

Jay LaRocco 

“Hi, I’m Jay and I am on the installation team here at Dean Cabinetry. I take pride in my work and enjoy my job. I also enjoy spending time with my family.”

Keaton McGill
“Hi, my name is Keaton and I am a part of the Ordering and Install Team at Dean Cabinetry. I take pride in my craftsmanship so you end up with the quality kitchen you expect. In my free time I enjoy working on cars and trucks.”

Joe Luciano
“Hi, I’m Joe and I’m part of the installation team at Dean Cabinetry. When I’m not installing new cabinetry, I enjoy hunting, jet-skiing, and golf…pretty much anything outdoors. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family, and my dog.”

Jake Gibbs
“Hi, my name is Jake.  I am part of the install team.  I enjoy using my hands to build things.  In my free time I enjoy fishing, hiking, and camping.”

Todd Cody
“Hello my name is Todd and I work with the installation team.  In my free time I enjoy playing golf, skiing, traveling, concerts, and especially spending time with family.”

Cody Desilets

“Hi, my name is Cody, I’m the warehouse and delivery manager. In my free time I enjoy backpacking, mountain biking and anything to do with the outdoors especially if it includes mountains or the water.

Shawn Kershaw

“Hello, My name is Shawn Kershaw and I have been in the home remodeling industry for 35 years. Aside from my work, I am an avid outdoorsman. During the cold months I enjoy the bowling league with my family and competition billiards. I now have the pleasure of working with my son Zach and together, we enjoy our trade. We look forward to meeting you as your cabinet partners!”

Zachary Kershaw

“Hey, my name Zachary Kershaw and I work alongside Dean Cabinetry as an installer with my dad, who you can also find on this about page (Shawn Kershaw). In my free time I like to work on products for my etsy shop, as well as streaming on twitch with my girlfriend. Thank you for visiting my bio, and I hope to install your brand new dream kitchen!!!”

Nate Camp

“My name is Nate, I am a delivery driver with Dean Cabinetry. I am an Outdoorsman, Chef, and Father. Whenever possible I can be found exploring public lands and waters with my friends and family.”

Our Shop.

Where the cabinetry magic happens in Bolton, CT.

Our facility is designed so we can build cabinetry in the most cost-effective way. We strive to continuously reduce our expenses so that our customers can choose custom cabinetry over “box” cabinets, at a similar price. Our shop is open to customers, stop by and say hello!

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