Brook Cabinetry exquisite custom kitchens for discerning clients

About Brook Cabinetry


About Brook

Brook Cabinetry has been designing beautiful, functional kitchens and crafting artisan quality cabinetry for over 30 years.

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We specialize in creating kitchens that fit our clients like the proverbial glove; well-designed spaces that reflect their aesthetic preferences, facilitate their busy lifestyles and provide a welcoming atmosphere they want to come home to.

Craftsman’s Studio

Brook’s two custom cabinetry lines, Classic Series and Regency Series, along with several semi-custom lines are handmade and/or assembled in our Craftsman’s Studio adjacent to our showroom.  The Craftsman’s Studio maintains a strict quality control and enables our clients to see, firsthand, our manufacturing operation, construction of cabinetry, wood species and finishes available to them.

This provides us with strict quality control, and enables our clients to see firsthand the quality of our manufacturing operation and the range of cabinetry, woods, finishes and colors that are available to them. manufacturing operation and the range of cabinetry, woods, finishes and colors that are available to them.

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Designer Profiles

Anthony Albanese

Anthony started out as an apprentice cabinetmaker at the tender age of 17, and has spent his career refining the art of cabinetmaking and kitchen design.  As Brook Cabinetry’s President & CEO, Anthony has led the company to a position of prominence in the kitchen design industry through his ability to communicate with his clients and ascertain their needs.  Over the years, Anthony has created an extremely loyal, referral-based clientele by designing spaces within the clients’

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specified time frames and budgets that not only fits but enhances their lifestyles.

Anthony’s desire to educate clients in order to facilitate their design choices has recently expanded to an audience beyond his own clientele. He has written articles on a variety of kitchen design topics for national consumer publications, such as Kasmar Kitchens, and has written for and been featured in several trade magazines, including Wood and Wood Products and Builder Architect. Anthony and his work also have been profiled in Design NJ, a popular consumer interior design magazine.

For three consecutive years, Anthony has been awarded “Best Display of Product” at the National Builders Conference in Atlantic City, NJ, and has been a guest designer at Domain, a high end furniture store with locations throughout the mid-Atlantic states. He also served for three years on the Advisory Board for Ovation Cabinetry.

Anthony is currently at work on a DVD set for national distribution and is developing a cable television show.

Paul Horvath

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Paul started in the kitchen design business in 1963.  In 1971, he became a Certified Kitchen Designer; a designation bestowed by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), the industry’s most prestigious organization.  Prior to joining Brook Cabinetry, Paul worked for 20 years in a custom design and manufacturing shop where he oversaw projects from its architectural inception through construction.  Paul ran his own company, The Design Center for 10 years. 

He won several awards from the NKBA and was honored by the New Jersey Builders Association as “Best in Class.”  Paul served as Vice President of the NKBA Central NJ Chapter and also served as a member of its Design Selection Award Counsel.

Charlie Walker

Charlie has over 25 years of design experience. Before joining Brook Cabinetry in 2002, he spent 15 years running his own cabinet design shop, and prior to that, five years working for Guild Guitars crafting musical instruments. Through the years,  Charlie has attended National Kitchen and Bath Association professional development courses to further refine his design skills. 

Recently, one of his kitchen designs graced the

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cover of the MinWax trade magazine and was used on a national TV ad promoting the MinWax products as well.

Our Process

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Renovating a kitchen – or designing one from scratch – is a costly investment. At Brook Cabinetry, we believe it is important to educate our clients, enabling them to make the best possible choices.  At the same time, we ask our clients to educate us about their lifestyles and design preferences so we can incorporate their specific needs into the design. 

Based upon that initial consultation, one of Brook’s designers will create a preliminary plan that becomes the project’s starting point.  Subsequent meetings with clients include thorough review and further refinement of the plan and then… the fun part; the clients choose materials, appliances and design elements. 

At this stage, they will be sufficiently versed in the vast array of design and material options.  Their private seminar successfully completed and decisions made with confidence.  Ultimately, our goal is to ensure our clients go home to a kitchen they can enjoy.