A long time ago (well 1987 seems like a long time ago) in an old metal warehouse, located in Phoenix, Arizona, our company began by creating hand-made custom shutters. We were originally known as Southwest Shutters. Kevin Jones, the original owner, established a wonderful foundation for Ron and Deanna Wheeler when they purchased the business in 1999. Ron continued to develop the business with the shutters and then made the decision to expand.
In 2002, we were honored to become a Merillat Cabinetry dealer. We had the desire to expand and grow the business to encompass additional interior design solutions. Capitalizing on Ron’s prior cabinet installation history (and his attention to detail (a.k.a. “pickiness”) – the business continued to expand. Thus, the name change to “Southwest Shutters and Kitchen Design”.
Fast forward to July 2007. We were thrilled and very fortunate to bring two incredible talents into the business as partners: Tony Rohlik and Lenny Rohlik (located in our Tucson branches). The addition of these gentlemen brought an immense wealth of design industry knowledge and experience. We went from a great little company to becoming a very affordable, full-service organization with awesome talents to assist our customers on multiple aspects of remodeling or home building.
In 2015 we expanded our presence in Arizona and opened two new stores. One in Scottsdale and one in Sun City, doubling our capability to service our Arizona customers.
Still moving forward to 2017, our partner Ron Wheeler decided to move on in pursuit of other ventures out of state and with his leaving we were lucky enough to find a very qualified replacement in Ann Lyons to manage our Sun City and Scottsdale stores. Ann has over 20 years experience in the industry and is doing a wonderful job as our Phoenix area operations manager.
Even though we have a great history, a great company, and great products to assist you with all of your cabinetry & kitchen design needs… More importantly, we have great people and we’re excited about our future! Please contact us if we can help with your design needs.
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