In the growing town of Durham, North Carolina, you can find the beautiful showroom for The Kitchen Specialist – a custom cabinetry and design company that has been established for the last 25 years. The creative artists at The Kitchen Specialist strive to incorporate beauty, efficiency, and livability into each space they design, and they do so by custom-tailoring each project to fit their client’s everyday needs. Their design services include custom bathroom vanities, kitchen cabinets, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, customized cabinets, custom walk-in closets – just to name a few.
The Kitchen Specialist has made in impact in their hometown and surrounding areas for the last 25 years. As a long-standing design shop, they are experts on the local market – and they have created some of the must charming and enduring designs in the nearby vicinity. In fact, their work can be found on most of the historic streets of Chapel Hill and Durham – a testament to their legacy of expertise and creativity. The team at The Kitchen Specialist takes pride in their unrivaled service and reputation.
Business owners Mehul and Leigh Patel purchased the business in February 2017. They were in the market to buy a business in Durham, and both of them had an interest in interior design companies. When it came to financing, Leigh says, “We realize pretty early on that we were going to need some help.” They were put in touch with Michael Byers at First National Bank Small Business Finance, who assisted them with the successful acquisition of this business.
Here’s what Leigh had to say about working with Michael:
Michael and his team walked us through every step of the loan process. The checklists that he provided were very helpful in guiding us. Even though the process was challenging at times, it actually enabled us to think more about how we would run our business and better prepared us for business ownership. We would definitely recommend Michael Byers and First National Bank to anyone that is looking to take the plunge and buy a small business – we had a really good experience!
Since acquiring The Kitchen Specialist in 2017, Leigh has assumed the day-to-day operations of the business. We are so excited to see the continued growth and success of this great business!
3407 University Drive
Durham, NC 27707
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