Sea Cliff, New York
John and Rae Packard, CKD, along with their professional staff of other Certified Kitchen Designers, have been known for their creative designs and classic cabinetry execution. Their team has come to be recognized for their ability to create exquisite living spaces, while blending practical efficiency using quality products.
Our recently renovated historic Sea Cliff Showroom has multiple displays of cabinetry styles and colors, counter tops, hardware, state of the art appliances, and a myriad of products and surfaces for all discriminating tastes.
We are privileged to have become a regional premier cabinet dealer for Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry. Rutt allows us to offer our clients architecturally-styled cabinetry and furniture quality construction, taking Packard Cabinetry to a new level of excellence. Rutt has set a new standard for custom cabinetry, and has carved out a unique position as the leading manufacturer of luxury cabinetry.
In New York we have also partnered with another nationally recognized manufacturer, Mouser Custom Cabinetry, to provide additional options for our discerning clients.
We are also proud to be dealers of The Galley Workstation. Stop by our showroom to see our beautiful Galley Workstation.
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National Brand Partners -When John C. Packard founded his cabinet shop in Sea Cliff, NY, over four decades ago, it didn’t take long for his wife Rae to join him, and together they formed Packard Associates. Since then, the Packards have maintained a reputation for the finest cabinetry in and around Long Island, New York City, and the surrounding areas of Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
In addition to Packard Cabinetry’s full, custom- and semi-custom line of private-labeled cabinetry, we have partnered with some of the highest quality, nationally recognized brands. We believe they share the same commitment to quality, design, and detail as we have. We’re proud of our relationships, and together we provide homeowners from Manhattan to Sea Cliff, NY, a way to make their kitchen and bath dreams a reality.
John and Rae Packard head up our NY Team of professionals. John Packard’s love of cabinet making and restoration was born during a trip abroad as a young man. Inspired by the craftsmen whose shops he had seen in Florence, Italy, Packard took a job working in Greece on a wooden yacht as an opportunity to gain hands-on experience. He maintains a passion for wooden boat restoration to this day.
When Packard returned to the States, he sought an accomplished cabinetmaker to learn the fundamental skills of the craft. In Sea Cliff, New York, Packard found such a craftsman. As a young apprentice, he developed and mastered the skills and design ability which have sustained his passion and enthusiasm for 40 years. The variety of projects undertaken fueled Packard’s imagination, and his ability to create furnishings of all styles.
Packard seized the opportunity to expand his repertoire of products into the kitchen when the market grew to demand fitted furniture in place of mere boxes of wood for kitchen cabinetry to his metro New York clientele. Over the subsequent years, many strategic alliances with vendors in parallel industries became deeply rooted, enabling an opportunity to take Packard’s design talent to a broader base clientele. Packard wed his knowledge of fine design with quality craftsmanship modifications to provide a more affordable product. In 2010, Packard expanded and duplicated the New York model in North Carolina. The showroom is located in Hendersonville, NC, and services the western North Carolina area, with a focus on the Asheville, NC – Greenville, SC, corridor.
Rae Packard joined the staff in 1989 as a kitchen planner. She combined her education in architectural history with a talent for design at Packard Cabinetry as their lead Certified Kitchen Designer. Packard has a natural ability to draw from the clients their functional needs and aesthetic wants, and in a way that involves them in the process from the very start.
She uses her artistic skills and experience to incorporate the client’s vision and functionality requirements into a beautiful kitchen, bath, or living space design with great attention to detail. These skills, combined with an understanding of complete project development, allow Rae to work with teams of professionals at every stage of the project, from the architect to the contractor.
Rae’s professional certification from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) has provided the opportunity for continued learning, along with the academic training and ability to infuse the rest of the design team at Packard Cabinetry with the same knowledge.
Packard’s work is featured in national and regional publications, such as Traditional Home™, Long Island’s magazine of premier design, architecture and lifestyle House, Better Homes, and Houzz, the largest collection of interior design and decorating ideas on the internet for kitchens and baths. In addition, she received recognition in 100 Best Designers in the United States.
Toni Cinquemani graduated from Pratt institute in 2006 and continued her education receiving her Masters from Stonybrook University studying art and design. Toni has worked as a kitchen designer for the last 10+ years. She has designed and managed hundreds of residential kitchen design projects.
She has designed residential kitchens for homeowners with cabinetry from major manufactures such as Rutt Handcrafted cabinetry, Draper DBS and Mouser cabinetry. Her design skills range from clean contemporary to classic paneled traditional spaces. Toni believes that a kitchen should be a seamless continuation of the design style of the home, while still catering to the clients’ functional needs and design aspirations.
Toni has had the opportunity to work with many architects and designers over the years and has a great ability to keep communication clear and open. Toni is noted for refined esthetic, attention to detail, and commitment to ensuring the clients enchantment with the completed project.
Felipe Iniguez is the lead installer for Packard Cabinetry.
His technical expertise and oversight on the jobsite allow us to maintain our own high standards and to exceed our customers’ expectations.
When not working, Felipe enjoys time with his two sons and likes to visit museums in Manhattan.
Karen has been a designer for the last fourteen years. Prior to working for Packard Cabinetry, she worked for a full-service interior design firm for seven years. During that time, she found herself becoming more interested and excited about her kitchen projects. That lead her to pursue a career solely designing kitchens and baths, which she has been doing for the last seven years.
Kitchen and bath design presents a challenging balance of working to achieve a functional, unique and beautiful space, to fit the client’s lifestyle, personality, and budget. It is extremely enjoyable and rewarding to be a part of what is such an important space in their home.
Kevin White joined the Packard Cabinetry team in March 2019, was raised on the North Shore of Long Island and graduated from Glen Cove High School. After achieving his Associate’s degree from Nassau Community College, Kevin was given the opportunity to move to NYC into a martial arts school for Aikido, where he spent many years training and contemplating his future.
While working a part-time job at The New School University in NYC, he decided it was time to go back to school, and applied for acceptance into CW Post University, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 2003.
Now, with almost two decades of experience in accounting, he brings his discipline and experience to Packard Cabinetry, managing bookkeeping for North Carolina’s as well as New York’s showrooms.
Currently living in Bayville, enjoying his beach cottage, he is an avid runner, having completed numerous ultra-marathon races, loves to cook vegan dishes, and maintains a healthy lifestyle.
Katina Kremelberg earned her Bachelor’s of Architecture degree in 2009 from the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury. As a Long Island local, she continued her career as an architectural designer and project manager in New York City and Long Island. She has been working in corporate architecture full-service firms for the past ten years. Katina worked on high-end corporate interior workplace design, new NYC facades, roof decks, residential interiors, new construction, schools, and banks. She values thoughtful design and communication while working with the client to create their design dreams.
Katina is very grateful to have found a place with Packard Cabinetry as a drafting consultant. She is dedicated to hard work and creating space to enjoy hiking, volunteering, traveling, and the outdoors on her time off.