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Designs by Gouldman opens for business in Montross

Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 10:07 am

The Cabinet Works of the Northern Neck features custom cabinets and counter tops.

Pete and Kathy Gouldman owners of The Cabinet Works of the Northern Neck have joined forces with sister Sarah Gouldman owner of Gouldman Designs to bring customers more options for kitchen, bath, home or office remodels.
The Cabinet Works of the Northern Neck has been serving the Northern Neck for 25 years applying the most innovative and cutting edge designs in today’s home remodeling market, out of their Leedstown location.
In the early days, Sarah Jane (Janie) Gouldman partnered a small store on the corner in the Shops at Lerty called Pandora’s for many years. However Sarah was presented with an opportunity for a good job in DC, so she got out of the business for a while. When her brother decided to rent the store in Montross he encouraged her to join together with him and his wife.
After a year of remodeling the new store located at 17503 Kings Hwy in Montross the family teamed up together.
However their teamwork also extends to the community by working with local artists and craftsman.
Sarah said, “I’m really excited about it, we’ve incorporated a lot of local artists featuring consignment pieces. I want to promote the local arts and help out where I can. I have wood workers, potters and forgers. We try to have a little bit of uniqueness, bring some new things to Montross.”
Sarah has been doing design work as long as she can remember. “I’ve been loving it all my life, my mother and I used to refinish furniture when I was young.” After retiring from her DC job, she started taking design jobs through word of mouth or from orders over the internet. She is happy to have a showroom where she can show her work and that of others.
Sarah and Kathy said Pete is the brains of the operation. “He’s the glue that pulled it all together.”
Pete oversees everything, helps Sarah with her refurbishing, designs the cabinets, draws up the plans, installs the cabinets and counter tops, makes custom laminate tops and custom furniture as well.
Kathy said, when Pete performs a job he coordinates the other contractors needed such as plumbers and electricians. Overseeing the work to ensure it is done properly and to ease that worry for the customers.
“A lot of the local builders use his work because they trust him. The cabinets are only as good as their instillation.”
Sarah can be reached at 804-450-0733. Kathy and Pete by calling 804-493-8102 or stop in and see them all in their new showroom in Montross.

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