What has now evolved into Cabinet-Mart began in October of 1986 when Kevin Sloss purchased a national franchise called “Facelifters.”
Being somewhat ahead of the times and this being a new concept, especially in southwest MO, it was a struggling business.
Turning the Tables
He figured to survive by adding in the more customary kitchen and bath offerings. Custom cupboards, individual cupboards, and moldings permitted him to contend in a lot more exclusive territory. With these extra items, Kevin chose a name change that would better mirror his items, so in 1989 we became Cabinet-Mart.
Improving Our Business
By 1995 things had greatly improved and many competing business contacts had been made. At this point, we began to view them as potential customers rather than competitors. We began offering services to “job out” certain cabinets and moldings, stained and finished to match their products.
Building Customer Base
Within a relatively short time, we evolved from what you might call a “retail” cabinet shop to “wholesale only.” Word of mouth between these customers, contacts, and our marketing efforts has built our customer base to today’s level. Quick turnaround, being on time, and striving for quality and price satisfaction have been our most important success factors.
Our business had grown to a level requiring a more sophisticated business classification, so we incorporated it in 2000. It is a wholly-owned corporation.