HOUSTON - Cabinets & Designs announced the purchase of the company by Maria Frank , transitioning from a 40-year run by her father and Cabinets & Designs founder, David Steffan, Sr . Located slightly west of Highland Village, Cabinets & Designs has the #1 Wood-Mode Exclusive Lifestyle Design Showroom, with a reputation for quality products and superior customer service.

As one of seven children, during her childhood Frank relished one-on-one time with her father, who was perpetually on the go with a start-up business occupying most of his time. During the summer, Frank would travel with her father to call on small kitchen and bath dealers in quaint towns, one of which was Luling, Texas, where she would catch a glimpse of the annual Watermelon Thump Festival. During the school year, one of her fondest memories with her father is stamping company brochures in the office after school and on weekends.

When asked what it means to her to take the reigns of Cabinets & Designs, Frank responded, "I feel very proud that my father has the confidence in me to continue the business. To take care of something that he's spent his life on is incredible." According to Frank, the cabinet industry has grown exponentially in terms of the variety in styles and finishes available. Wood-Mode and Brookhaven's ever evolving collection of door styles, fine furniture-quality finishes and artistic custom design features allow for the flexibility and freedom to create a truly personalized kitchen.

Maria says we should expect to see some new products in the very near future, as well as technological advancements like 3D design, as she commences her new leadership role as head of Cabinets & Designs. In regard to Frank taking over his life-long business, Steffan says, "The primary goal is to keep it in the family. Maria promised to take good care of it and as far as I know she hasn't broken any promises yet!"


Cabinets & Designs is a Houston family-owned cabinetry showroom founded in 1972 and located inside the loop and to the west of Highland Village. Maria Frank became the owner in July of 2013 after working side-by-side with her father for years. Cabinets & Designs is home to one of the largest custom cabinetry showrooms in Texas and is Houston's #1 Wood-Mode Exclusive Lifestyle Design showroom. Custom cabinetry designs by Cabinets & Designs have been featured in notable local and national publications like Better Homes & Gardens, Houston House & Home and Texas Homes.

Source: Cabinets & Designs


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