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.
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!!!
Jim came highly recommended by a builder we had worked with previously. We presented Jim with a very challenging project. We wanted a custom rolling, folding office table with a large, hinged table drop-leaf that can be placed within our cabinet or pulled out and expanded for meetings. The trick was that we wanted the table to look seamless when the leaf is dropped and seamless when the leaf was raised. Jim's solution was to build a rounded hinge out of the tabletop’s solid walnut. He also solved the counterbalance issue of having a heavy drop leaf by integrating an elegant steel plate into the bottom frame. This was truly a unique project. Our table is one-of-a-kind. Jim's craftsmanship and eye for detail are bar-none. More importantly, I'm convinced he can make any idea happen. He thought through our list of wants and customized a piece of furniture that become a work of art. We cannot recommend Jim Farris enough.
My experience with Jim was amazing! Coming from a design background, I knew precisely what I wanted. Jim made my dream kitchen design a reality. He not only listens and delivers what his clients want, he makes suggestions that enhance the functionality of the space. Everything from his working drawings, construction & finishes and installation, down to the smallest detail, is ABSOLUTE PERFECTION! I look forward to working with Jim again. I wouldn’t even consider using someone else for my cabinets. He is truly an ARTIST!
The journey to a custom cabinetry project can be fraught with peril (cost overruns, delays, poor communication, less-than-expected quality) but we can honestly say that our experience with Jim Farris and his team of skilled artisans was just the opposite: we could not be more pleased with the exceptional quality of our cabinets and custom master bedroom frame and nightstands, and the highly collaborative process of designing and fabricating them. On a scale of 1 to 10, we rate Jim Farris Cabinets a clear 10!
From the start, we appreciated Jim's ability to listen to what our goals were, and then translate those into extremely detailed shop drawings for review by us and our team of architects and builder. Jim walked us through each drawing in great detail to ensure that we fully understood them, frequently offering us the benefit of his accumulated wisdom and experience. He is highly collaborative, identifying and fixing potential problems as they arose while also offering creative solutions to thorny issues. We were impressed, too, with Jose and John, who fabricated and installed the cabinets and custom woodwork. They were unfailingly focused on mounting the cabinets with the same high caliber of quality as they were crafted with, as well as ensuring that we were fully satisfied with the look and operation of the installed product.
We might have found someone to do the cabinetry for less, we would not have had the great experience and wonderful outcome that we had with Jim and his team. They combined artistry with exceptional craft to produce stunningly beautiful and functional cabinets for us, and for that we are grateful. As such, we would recommend Jim Farris Cabinets without reservation for anyone looking for the best for their new home or remodel project.