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Community Highlights: Meet Tim Fraim and Kelsea Cadwell of Crafted Cabinetry and Millwork

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tim Fraima and Kelsea Cadwell. 

Hi Tim and Kelsea, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
We are Tim Fraim and Kelsea Cadwell and we own Crafted Cabinetry and Millwork. Our doors officially opened this year in Grandview and have spent our time assembling some of the best on our team. We want to change the cabinetry game here in Kansas City and level up the expectations of overall quality in cabinetry.

We are a unique duo that brings very difference things to the table. Tim has a strong construction background and brings all his expertise and knowledge when it comes to high-quality custom cabinets both on the production side and in the details. While Kelsea brings her expertise on managing the day-to-day organization of the business, the structures, and employees. 

We both come from humble beginnings on this journey of entrepreneurship, which is no easy task. Every day you wake up not knowing what the workday will hold, but we firmly believe in investing in our team and focusing on our vision as a company and culture that we are creating. 

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I don’t think any small business owner would tell you their journey was absent of obstacles and challenges. 

Every day there are new challenges and days where you question if you are in over your head. I think that is why it is so important to choose your team wisely. We firmly believe in our team here and leaning on our partnership as owners. It’s all how you tackle those obstacles. You have two choices; let them consume you or lean into them. You can’t view a mistake or roadblock as simply that. View it as an opportunity to make you better, stronger, wiser both personally and professionally. 

Find yourself a strong community, surround yourself with people who support your vision. It took me a very long time to learn I no longer want to sit at tables where my value is not seen. 

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
We are a fully high-end custom cabinet shop. 

We are for the trade only- working directly with local contractors and interior designers here in Kansas City. We want to make it as easy as possible to bring their ideas to life. We build exceptionally crafted cabinetry built to last. 

Our shop has a keen eye for details and communication. Construction gets tricky, you want to know who is in your home and there are so many ways for contractors and subs that cut corners on the job site in order to save money. We want to turn that upside down. We want you to be fully confident; knowing that with us you are getting the best both in quality of product and durability but also in the communication and service we offer you. 

Brand wise- We are beyond honored to work with some of the best people here in Kansas City. We have been in homes all over the KC metro area and hope to continue this! 

Is there anyone you’d like to thank or give credit to?
Our families, our friends, and our teams! Truly we couldn’t do what we do without them. And honestly, we do it all for them anyways. 

For our children to watch us build something incredible, to have them watch us work hard each day with perseverance and grit to build something through the struggles. To our spouses who walk alongside us and offer advice and support. To our friends who offer an ear or helpful advice and help us celebrate both big and small wins along the way. 

Contact Info:

  • Email: kelsea@craftedcabinetrykc.com
  • Instagram: Crafted.Cabinetry

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