Builders Cabinet – Proudly serving Chicago and
suburbs for over 25 years
Builders Cabinet was started by Charles Benner, a Metra Rail engineer and his childhood friend, a Chicago Firefighter in the Spring of 1986. They had a common goal, construct quality cabinetry, serve Chicago families, and build a business that could be passed on to a new generation. After many late nights and a lot of sweat, the company grew. As time went on, their children joined the team and began working their way through college on the shop floor. Eventually, Charles bought out his partner and moved the business to Chicago.
As the company grew, it became apparent that Charles’ engineer job was slowing down growth. He needed help. So in the Spring of 1996, Brian Benner joined once again, and the father-son duo set their sights on helping families around Chicago build their dream kitchens and bathrooms.
The business has served Chicago builders and developers with premium cabinetry constructed right here in our Chicago factory on Western Avenue.
In 2002, a key decision was made that would forever change the Chicago kitchen cabinet and bathroom vanity market. Charles and Brian decided it was time to take out the middleman and sell their premium cabinetry directly to customers – saving them up to 40% versus retail cabinetry. The decision paid off. By 2008, we had grown to building over 2,000 kitchens a year and employed over 85 people, helping support 100s of Chicago’s very own builders and developers.
Today, we continue to proudly serve the entire Chicago land market. Our kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities are in over 50,000 homes. Families are raising their kids and creating beautiful memories while our products serve them well. And here at Builders Cabinet, the next generation is eagerly awaiting their turn to continue our proud tradition.
We encourage you to stop by a showroom and meet our staff. Take a factory tour. Learn about what makes us different from our competition. We look forward to meeting you and helping you turn your dreams into realities.