Brendan Wilkes serves as the head of the Cabinet Depot family. Never one to shy away from a challenge, he truly enjoys helping customers that come in with unusual requests and difficult problems. If your kitchen, bathroom or storage area quandaries have left you scratching your head, bring it in to Brendan at Cabinet Depot!
Name: Brendan Wilkes
Title at Cabinet Depot: “Owner, General Manager, Designer”
Years in the business: “I’ve been working in the cabinet industry since 1998”
Past jobs: “I’ve had quite a few jobs over the years, including fish fillet-er, tire changer, pizza dude and waiter. I also worked as a home inspector, so I am very familiar with construction techniques and know the right way to tackle complicated remodeling projects.”
Where do you live? “I currently live with my wife and kids in Pace, but I am originally from Perry, FL. I moved to the Pensacola area in 1987.”
What’s your favorite thing about working at Cabinet Depot? “Solving difficult design problems. I love finding the perfect solution for an unusual space, working in all the needed functions and making it look great.”
How do your co-workers describe you? “OCD, ADD, ADHD… Really, I’m just super dedicated, detail oriented, and willing to help wherever I can.”
What’s are your favorite current trends in cabinet design? “European cabinets with a transitional look, accented with an island that looks like it was in a fire… The contrast of fine workmanship with a distressed finish is just fantastic. I also really enjoy the recent trend towards stacked cabinetry that takes advantage of higher modern ceilings. We’ve had quite a few customers ask us to incorporate repurposed wood and antique furniture into our designs lately as well.”
What’s the most unusual job you’ve been asked to design? “Custom cabinets for an Airstream RV. It was a real challenge fitting everything they needed into that tight space.”
What’s your favorite food? “Sushi and Hibachi.”
Favorite color? “Hunter Green”
What’s your favorite local charity? “Gulf Coast Kids House. They do a lot of great work for our community.”
What hobbies do you enjoy in your off time? “What is this ‘off time’ you speak of?”
We hope that you will stop in to our showroom at 4109 N. Davis Highway in Pensacola and say hello to Brendan and the whole Cabinet Depot team.