A hands-on approach; Father, son shape kitchens, bathrooms at Mountain Oak Cabinetry
Published 4:53 am Friday, October 30, 2015
At Mountain Oaks Cabinetry in Austin, Dick Weaver gets a chance to work side by side with his son John every day as the father-son duo helps provide cabinets for the surrounding area and beyond.
Dick, who opened the business 20 years ago, once had nine total employees at the store, but now its just Dick and John on the staff. Together, they provide kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, entertainment centers and counter tops.
John started working for Mountain Oaks Cabinetry in 2009.
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“We got along real good,” Dick said. “We haven’t had any real issues yet. Everything works out pretty good.”
Mountain Oaks Cabinetry provides mostly kitchen cabinets and it provides service in the Austin area.
But Dick said he has gone as far as Cambridge, Minnesota, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for jobs in the past.
“Our philosophy is if someone wants to pay us, we’ll go anywhere,” Dick said.
Styles of cabinets have changed over the years as Dick said that cathedral arches used to be big and now the mission shaker style is big.
When purchasing cabinets, It is important for customers to know what they want and sometimes a photo can be very helpful to to assist with the design.
“We see a lot of different things. If people are unsure what they want, we can help design something,” Dick said. “We try to use the highest quality of materials and hardware. We warranty everything that we do.”
Cabinet projects can sometimes be very expensive, but Dick feels his company has prices that compete with the big box stores. Mountain Oaks Cabinetry customers also have the advantage of working directly with the owner of the business, as Dick stays very busy on the job.
“I am the owner and I am hands on in every kitchen that we do,” Dick said. “I help build and I help install. I’m involved with all of it. It’s not like I just hire a guy to do the work.”
To learn more about Mountain Oaks Cabinetry in Austin, visit their website at www.austincabinetsservice.comor call them at 507-396-4987.