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Technology and Employee Expertise Are the Keys to Valet Quality

After sitting down with Valet Custom Cabinet & Closets owner Larry Fox and Operations Manager Scott Heeb, then touring the manufacturing facility, it was easy to see what sets Valet apart. In a word, it’s the people. While...

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Custom Cabinet & Closet Manufacturing in Silicon Valley

In 2015, Patrick Layne, Valet’s Vice President & General Manager, started on a quest to update two major pieces of equipment in the Valet production facility: our edgebander and our panel saw. Patrick traveled all over the...

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The 10th Annual Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets Holiday Safety Awards

When Patrick Layne (our VP & General Manager) came on board with Valet in 2005, the manufacturing and installation teams, unfortunately, did not have the best track record with safety. Patrick knew that the team could do...

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Ward Wildanger: Designing Home Organization Solutions for Over 30 Years

Ward Wildanger started out as an Engineering Geologist and got tired of all of the travelling after 10 years in the business. His parents owned a cabinet company called Eurodesign and Ward decided to make the change from...

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Robert Gudanets: Custom Furniture and Luxury Closet Specialist

For close to 15 years, Robert Gudanets worked for a custom furniture and closet company in San Carlos. When it went out of business, it was the perfect opportunity for Robert to check out Valet, which he had heard great...

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Karin Parodi: Better Together with Industry Professionals


Karin Parodi’s journey to her career with Valet was a bit circuitous like many of ours. After many years in corporate America, Karin reached burn out and “retired” to take stock and plan a next chapter. Dabbling in...

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Larry Fox: Owner, President, Designer at Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets

Larry Fox, Owner and President of Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets, spent the 18 years after he graduated from college working at his family’s metal recycling business. The family business was sold in 2000 and Larry chose to...

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Meet the Team: The Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets Showroom Coordinators

Any time you call or visit one of our locations, you will undoubtedly be greeted by one of our friendly showrooms coordinators. Our showroom coordinators work with our clients to discover their needs, introduce our products...

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Shari Krandel: Senior Designer and Top Shelf Award Winner

After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley, Shari Krandel had a career as an architectural designer. She worked in the fields of interior architecture, facilities planning, and commercial ...

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The Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets Production Crew

We recently highlighted our installation crew on our blog, and we often feature our various designers. Today, it’s time to talk about the part of our team who work diligently behind the scenes to bring our designer's...

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