AboutCKS Residential

CKS was established in 1988 and is located in historic Durham, North Carolina. We are a privately held company with a long-standing tradition of employee ownership. We draw on this area’s history of fine furniture making and have attracted skilled craftsmen and finish people from all over the country from London, New York City, and beyond.


Our skilled craftsmen and construction team is made up of professionals with the talent and expertise to handle every aspect of your custom cabinetry from conception, design, construction, management, and completion. With an average of eleven years employment, our truly dedicated staff is our strongest asset. Our family-like atmosphere has helped us grow not only in size but in quality and complexity of cabinetry as well.


We build all of our custom cabinetry in our Durham workshop to minimize disruption and ensure that every design plan is executed with absolute precision. Our production facilities are well-equipped to produce a wide range of custom products ranging from custom cabinetry, panels, hoods, islands, built-ins, furniture and more.