Mitchell woodworking company designs top kitchenPatzer Woodworking honored by Cabinet Makers Association.
By: Chris Mueller, The Daily Republic
A Mitchell woodworking company recently received national recognition for its work on a custom kitchen at a local home.
Patzer Woodworking won the secondplace Diamond Award in the “kitchen, over $25,000” category from the Cabinet Makers Association. The CMA, a national trade association, announced the awards in August at the International Woodworking Fair 2012 in Atlanta.
Patzer Woodworking received the award for its design and construction of a custom kitchen in a log home located north of Mitchell.
“It was really fun, and everybody around here deserves a pat on the back,” said Tom Patzer, owner of Patzer Woodworking. “Everybody from the front to the back was involved.”
Patzer didn’t attend the award ceremony but got a phone call shortly after it was held that informed him of the honor.
“We do a lot of neat things for our customers,” he said. “This just happened to be one of them.”
Patzer described the style of the awardwinning project as “extremely modern” and credited its design to one of his employees, Kerry Brosz. It was a unique design, Patzer said, because of its use of bamboo and three types of countertops.
“We had to tie into these logs and beams,” he said. “There’s nothing else like it around here.”
It’s the first time Patzer Woodworking has entered the CMA’s annual competition.
“We may do it again,” he said with a laugh.
In 1981, Patzer began building custom cabinetry in the garage of his Mitchell home. Today, his company has 22 employees and operates in a 32,000 square-foot facility located at 414 E. Juniper Ave.