Community Spotlight: Pennville Custom Cabinetry

Pennville Custom Cabinetry is a family-owned and operated business that invested more in equipment last year than at any other time in its 68 year history.   

The Pennville legacy began in 1917 when Nathan C. Goldman started, what was to become Ohio’s largest electrical distributor, on his bicycle. In 1971, his son Stanford, armed with a Harvard MBA, purchased Pennville Custom Cabinetry from Edgar Mertz and grew its capabilities. Following in his footsteps, his son, Mark Goldman took over as President at 24. Today, Pennville Custom Cabinetry stands as a leader in ultra-custom cabinetry, blending traditional craftsmanship with modern technology in their 60,000-square-foot facility. While competitors may opt for cost-effective solutions, Pennville still prioritizes artistry— handcrafting each piece to perfection. Dedication to making the world’s best cabinets; starting with rough sawn top-quality hardwoods; making kitchens that are incredible places to cook, and discussing kitchens while cooking with customers in Pennville’s experiential design center are all things that set them apart. 

Their shop serves approximately 150 customers each year, with 40-50 of those being large jobs requiring specialized attention. Mark and his wife Michele manage the business together, supported by a gifted team of 30-35 cabinetmakers, engineers, and finish experts, including many who have been with Pennville for 20 to 50 years. Alongside their professional endeavors, Mark and Michele are proud parents to two daughters, aged 6 and 11, who often ask, “what does it take to become President of Pennville Custom Cabinetry?”

Pennville Custom Cabinetry thrives on enduring principles developed over almost 70 years:

1) Uphold top-tier materials and techniques, educating stakeholders on woodworking excellence.

2) Merge small-town warmth with professional, innovative, and quality-driven service.

3) Provide customers peace of mind through meticulous engineering by skilled, compassionate professionals.

4) Ensure customer satisfaction with easy-to-order, durable, and uniquely functional cabinetry.

5) Prioritize sustainability by minimizing environmental impact while using natural renewable resources for a brighter future.

Through these community spotlights we hope to provide you with more information on small business, updates on events, and activities throughout Delaware, Grant, Blackford, and Jay County. If you are a business, non-profit, or having an event and you would like us to feature you or your business in a community spotlight, please contact Michelle Badders at [email protected]. Stay tuned for more community spotlights!