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Dwell Custom Cabinetry | Our Name

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The name Dwell Custom Cabinetry may be new to the world of custom cabinetry, but the origins of our company have roots that go back many years.

Dwell Custom Cabinetry, as we know it today, began in the fall of 2014. But the company that preceded it, J. Stineman, began in a garage back in the mid-1990s. The company’s founders, James and Dawn Stineman, came to Arizona from Pennsylvania to begin a new chapter in their lives. While Dawn worked primarily in the financial industry here, James cultivated his passion for woodworking. As the company grew, so did the demand for J. Stineman’s beautiful custom cabinetry. J. Stineman moved its operation to a larger building as their need for space grew, as well.  Dawn eventually joined her husband in the business, and things really took off for both of them until James’s passing in 2010. The business continued to thrive under Dawn’s direction.

Fast forward to October 2014. A real estate investor named Ted Fowler saw what a gem J. Stineman was. He also saw an opportunity to take the company to the next level. That is when Dwell Custom Cabinetry came into being.

Ted Fowler’s vision for Dwell Custom Cabinetry expands upon the foundation laid by James and Dawn Stineman. Ted and the team at Dwell have great ideas for being one of the premier custom cabinetry makers in the East Valley and beyond.

But Ted also has a dream for Dwell Custom Cabinetry that makes the company’s work accessible to anyone interested in a new look or design for their home or office. With an experienced team of designers at craftspeople at Dwell, anyone can have the look they want with the budget that they can afford.

So, if you have an upcoming remodeling job in mind, or if you are a builder in the planning stages of a new build, we’d love for you to consider Dwell Custom Cabinetry. We’re ready to make our name known in the custom cabinetry business.