October 13, 2018
M.L. Jenkins, general manager of Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry, announces Wendy Kozak is its new cabinetry sales/designer. In her new role, Kozak will work closely with customers, including homeowners, builders, and architects, in the design and construction phases of kitchen remodels and new construction.
Written by Louise Weston
Designing an aesthetically beautiful waterfront home starts with considering the house’s placement relative to the water. Having buildings or facilities near the water (like a dock) make the house more convenient for water activities and generally raises its value. On the other hand, having infrastructure that maintains a certain distance from the water means less vulnerability to flooding and saltwater-related wear-and-tear. It’s just a matter of personal preference.
Almost any architectural style will work for waterfront homes. What’s important is how the design of a home takes advantage of the fact that it’s on a picturesque waterfront. In other words: great views are a must. If you don’t have plenty of windows or at least a balcony that’s overlooking the water, what do you need a waterfront home for? There’s nothing like waking up in the morning and peacefully having your morning cup of tea or coffee while seated on a balcony that’s pointed at the coast.
Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry, a family-owned small business in Lewes, opened its doors 25 years ago in the fall of 1991. Owners Mark Woodruff and Richard Reed envisioned starting a company to be Delmarva’s premier building supplier, specializing in windows, doors, cabinetry, decking, millwork and more. At the time, Mark had limited prior experience in owning a business and Richard growing up on a Sussex County farm had none. However, both men were passionate about their dream and filled with entrepreneurial spirit. Today the company is one of Delmarva’s top building suppliers and boasts a show room in Lewes with 20 employees, a state of the art website, and pages on all major social media accounts.
Starting the company in 1991 was a huge risk for Mark and Richard. At that time they were working for the same business and were the company’s top two salesmen. Starting their own business meant quitting their jobs and giving up a steady income when both were starting families; a risk most people would never consider. But Mark and Richard had a dream and faith that with hard work and determination they could make it a reality.