by Karl D. Forth
Making a big splash
with frameless cabinets
Georgia company plans to be building
8,000 cabinets a week by summer.
Windsor Kitchen and Bath believes in the market for frameless kitchen and bath cabinets. And they’ve backed up that commitment with a large-scale manufacturing operation that is growing as quickly
as the market.
The Lawrenceville, Georgia, company
started 30 years ago as a store fixture
manufacturer, building out commer-
cial retail and convenience stores. The
Race Trac convenience store chain was
their very first customer, and today is still
their largest retail customer. Other proj-
ects include a millwork remodel of the
Daytona 500 speedway, Triple-A baseball
stadium suites and airport newsstands.
Windsor moved into the kitchen
and bath cabinet market a little over
three years ago, by supplying distributor Founders Kitchen and Bath Inc.
with cabinets for multi-family apart-
ment projects. Founders represented 90
percent of their K&B business for the
first two years, but Windsor has recently
expanded its sales network, and now sells
their product from Texas to Massachu-
setts. They currently have 135,000 square
feet of plant space dedicated to cabinet
manufacturing, while the store fixture
business occupies an additional 40,000
“Our cabinets are frameless, 100 per-
cent melamine, with full overlay doors,”
said Bill Healey, president. “All doors,
up until last year, were slab melamine,
European style. Starting this year, we’re
also offering a five-piece melamine
Shaker door style, using highly embossed
Windsor doesn’t sell cabinets direct.
They sell through distributors, who get
contracts from designers and architects.
“We’re 100 percent a manufacturer,”
Windsor is using Arauco Prism TFL panels. Windsor buys about 20 designs. For their five-piece door they are using Taction Oak which has a
new technology called EIR or embossed in register that’s designed to give a more realistic look to the laminate. Photos: Rob Roszell