About Island Kitchens - Fernandina Beach, FL
Owner Don Taylor understands better than anyone in the business the importance of listening to the homeowner and helping them put their ideas and dreams to work. Don is always at his customers’ side from the beginning of the design process, through the installation, to toasting the completed project with a glass of wine. Then, as the years go by, homeowners know they can count on Don to take care of any problems that may arise.
Having worked in all aspects of the custom cabinetry business since 1974, Don’s experience is unmatched. Shortly after graduating from the University of Georgia, Don went to work for Kitchens of Atlanta managing installations, and then went on to study design with the National Kitchen and Bath Association and attending manufacturers’ design classes.
Island Kitchens has a longstanding working relationship with two of the very best custom cabinetmakers: Plato Woodwork and Decor Cabinets. Plato is a family-owned business and has been building fine cabinetry for over 125 years in the small town of Plato, Minnesota. The company prides itself on excellence in craftsmanship and attention to detail. Plato specializes in framed and frameless cabinetry with inset or overlay door styles crafted on-site from hand-selected woods.
At Decor Cabinets, the focus is on European-style frameless cabinetry with custom door styling and cabinets constructed from hardwoods, exotic veneers and laminate materials, in styles ranging from transitional to sleek contemporary. Based in Morden, Manitoba, Decor is committed to a program called “Opportunity International,” building and donating parts for furniture that is shipped to Africa to support small businesses there.
Our marketing is based on the best kind of advertisement of all: word-of-mouth recommendations. We purposefully keep our business small, local, and personal, with the goal of providing the very best in customer service, from start to finish.
Island Kitchens’ showroom is housed in an historic storefront built in 1930. Customers and visitors are greeted at the door by a little black cat, known as “Office Kitty,” or “O.K.” for short. O.K. was abandoned when she was just a kitten herself, took shelter under the building, and there gave birth to a litter of kittens. Our good neighbors, Cats Angels, came to the rescue, found homes for the kittens, and Office Kitty found her home at Island Kitchens, where she is always ready to make new friends.