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 with an experienced partner, Kevin Smith, in North Carolina. The showroom is located in Hendersonville, NC, and services the western North Carolina area, with a focus the Asheville – 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.