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What it means to be a “Family” Business

We are still owned and operated by the same family that started Ideal Cabinets 50 years ago.  Not many companies can say that any more.  Not many people, much less companies, know what it means to be a family. At Ideal Cabinets, we know how important family is, and we take that seriously in our business lives as well as in our personal lives.  We take care of our families, and if you allow us to, we will take good care of yours. Believe me, we also take care of business.  We know what is important. We have high standards. ...
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Commercial Cabinetry

Ideal Cabinets is a company that has been around for fifty years.  People in Christiansburg, Blacksburg, and the New River Valley associate the name Ideal Cabinets with quality residential cabinetry. But did you know that we also do commercial cabinetry as well ?  We have done commercial jobs at local institutions like firehouses, universities and hospitals.  Whatever the cabinetry need, we have a product that complete the job, and leave you as another satisfied Ideal Cabinets customer. Our commercial cabinetry is offered to the following clientele: General Contractors on a bid basis Designers and Architects on a design build basis...
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Meet Pat Rakes of Ideal Cabinets

If you ask an employee of Ideal Cabinets what it is like to work here, they will undoubtedly tell you that it is “the best place they have ever worked.” There is an atmosphere at Ideal that makes working here a joy and not a labor. (I’m not kidding – it’s true). A big part of that comes from the leadership of Ideal Cabinets, and the tone that is set by the leaders, especially Pat Rakes. Someone once said that “Leadership is about being of service to others, not being served by others. To be a leader is to be...
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Meet Virginia Rakes of Ideal Cabinets

The gold standard that has stood the test of time for Fifty Years of successful business at Ideal Cabinets is a reflection of Virginia (Jenny) Rakes; it is who she is from her elegant manners to her welcoming downhome charm. As Ralph Lauren once said, “A lot of hard work is hidden behind nice things.” The products offered by Ideal Cabinets and its specialty services to customers are definitely “nice”. Much of the daily hard work is still executed by Virginia Rakes. She defines this quote! While her talents are many, she has humbly taken care of any task at...
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50th Anniversary Kick Off Celebration

Ideal Cabinets held our 50th Anniversary kick off celebration on October 10th, 2019, at the Farmhouse Restaurant in Christiansburg, Virginia.  Our theme for the evening was “A Night at the Movies”. We surprised Ken and Virginia (Jenny) Rakes, our founders, with a walk down the red carpet, and a banquet room full of guests who cheered for them, and celebrated their accomplishment of 50 years in business.  We gave Ken a top hat and Jenny a feather boa to make them feel like movie stars as they entered the room.  It was only the beginning of a special night. As...
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