I reached out to Jim along with 3 other cabinetmakers to inquire about designing a dual workstation built-in and a standalone desk. The choice was easy.
Jim was the most engaged, best listener, and most thorough of the bids. (He was also the most expensive, but unlike many contracting experiences, it was very clear to me were that premium was going)
A few things made this experience noteworthy:
- Jim is the owner, designer, and principal. He was my point of contact throughout and he made me feel like his only client. This wasn’t an operation where I was being passed from sales to design to install.
- I found the design work to be exceptional. It was thorough and it was 100% clear to me exactly what I was getting. By seeing the details, it allowed me to form questions I didn’t know I had to make sure that I received what I wanted.
- Everything I mentioned in conversation was captured. If I said in passing that we were going to have a center console with a printer, a pencil sharpener, and an Alexa, then the design noted a space for a printer, pencil sharpener, and Alexa with the accompany electrical feeds. Most designers do a pretty good job listening to the client. Jim did a great job.
- I expected and got top quality craftsmanship for the cabinetry. What surprised me was the attention to detail on the ancillary work. Jim’s team had to do some tear out and discovered missing flooring – not his area of expertise. He brought in a 3rd party to add flooring to a foot well - an area largely out of sight. I was hoping for a decent match. I got a perfect match. His install team noted a couple of minor issues with shoe mold and some wall paint touch ups on their first visit that I had not noticed. They asked if they could wait until they came back out a month later when the desk was complete to address. Did they forget about this trivial matter? Of course not.
I am thrilled with the end product and I’d whole-heartedly endorse Jim and his team.
Jim Farris Cabinets is great to work with. Jim came to my house to see what I wanted and then with his talented craftsmen designed and built two 7 foot bookcases to match a large hutch in my living room--a stunning focal point for the main room in my house. They are great to work with and produce beautiful custom furniture. Highly recommended.
Great company to work with. Jim and his team are top notch. They listen to you, see your vision and then they build it. So nice when someone so talented can jump right into this head of mine!!!
Jim did a great job listening to what we envisioned for our cabinets including a unique finish requirement and met our expectations perfectly. We get nothing but compliments when visitors first see our cabinets!
We moved into a new home about a year ago. Unsatisfied with our existing dining room buffet and unable to find a satisfactory one to purchase, we began investigating custom solutions. After researching local cabinet makers, we decided to email Jim Farris Cabinets. Within a day or two, Jim called and we discussed our needs. Jim came to the house, saw the space we were working with, listened to our conceptual ideas (our taste is modern/contemporary), and began proposing designs. This is where Jim’s artistic background and decades of experience shines through. After settling on a conceptual design, Jim proceeded to complete the detailed design, emailed it and a cost estimate to us for approval, then began work. After a few weeks, John and Jose installed the completed buffet and wall mounted shelf units, doing attentive, meticulous work. We couldn’t have been happier with the end product. Beautiful, high-quality buffet. A few months later, we again turned to Jim for a TV console/feature wall. Holy Cow! Jim had outdone himself! Unbelievable artistry and quality! 100% satisfied! For those considering using Jim and reading these testimonials, I will say this: Almost all the reviews are outstanding. They are legitimate. They are not hyperbole. We based our decision to use Jim in part on these testimonials, and things could not have worked out better. Highly recommended!!!