Main Street Cabinet Company can start at the tree and end in your kitchen

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l to r. Gary Oehlberg, wife, Ellen. Erin Spitzer- store manager and designer. Daughter Jennifer Forrester and son Mike Oehlberg

Main Street Cabinet Company, a full service cabinet company serving the Stateline area, hosted a "Business Highlight" open house on Wednesday, Sept. 15, for fellow members of elev815. The company, which recently relocated to Main Street at 5469 Pine Lane, offers luxury kitchen, bathroom and custom cabinetry, as well as innovative and creative designs and professional installation. Rumor has it they can claim 48 years of experience.

Owner Gary Oehlberg showed members of elev815 around the shop, which was quite clean. One of the first sights in the shop was a stack of slices from the trunk of a black walnut tree, with the bark still on them. Oehlberg says his team will turn them into tables. Native walnut is one of the main woods they use for custom cabinets, starting with sawmill work and kiln drying. 

A vacuum collection system keeps sawdust off the shop floor, but they hadn't yet installed air conditioning or heating. As in other cabinet shops, their six employees start work around 4:00 a.m. so they can finish before the heat of the day. But the store is cool and comfortable, an example of the company's elegant design work. And they have a pool table, as well as other employee and guest perks.

Main Street Cabinet Company serves builders, developers, remodeling contractors, architects, interior designers, and homeowners. Erin Spitzer is store manager and designer - she designed the store. She emphasized that when clients call the office, "You get me" - she doesn't hand them off to anyone else. Besides custom work, the company's products and services also include the full line of Wellborn Cabinets, a 60-year-old company out of Ashland, AL.

Like other elev815 Business Highlights, which are held monthly, the open house was a time to see what's happening inside a local business, but also a time for local businesses to help each other. Keith Wicklund, one of elev815's officers, quietly used those words when greeting a new business member: "How can we help you? After all, that's what we're here for." Minutes later, Keith had his phone out to show the member's website to another new member, who expressed interest in becoming a client. 

Ellen and Gary Oehlberg hosted the event along with their daughter Jennifer Forrester, son Mike Oehlberg, Erin Spitzer, and other staff/relatives. Wine was served, along with cheese, cheesecake, and other hors d'oeuvres.

For more information about Main Street Cabinet Shop, call 815-270-0551,  Monday-Friday 9:00 - 5:00 or by appointment.

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