March 17, 2017

Custom Cabinetry – Made in Minnesota

Sawhill Custom Kitchen and Design

Minnesota is home to many locally founded companies.  Red Wing Shoes, Duluth Trading Post, 3M, and Medtronic are just a few of the better-known companies but did you know that you can also ‘shop local’ when building or remodeling your kitchen or bath?


Sawhill Custom Kitchens & Design was founded in Minneapolis in 1971 as a furniture design company.  With a reputation for quality and craftsmanship,  Sawhill grew quickly and eventually expanded into the custom cabinetry business where team’s expertise in kitchen design proved a valuable asset to local designers and home builders. In 1985,  Sawhill centered its focus, opening a kitchen and cabinet showroom in International Market Square as one of the first anchor tenants.  This is where we still reside today, committed to providing quality custom cabinetry and kitchen/bath design, build and remodeling services.



With our roots firmly entrenched in Minnesota, Sawhill has always made it a priority to partner with other locally owned companies when sourcing project materials or services. One of these partners is Plato Woodwork. Based in Plato, Minnesota, we have been working with Plato Woodwork for over 35 years as our primary manufacturer of custom cabinetry.

Since 1893, Plato Woodwork has earned its reputation as one of America’s finest custom cabinetry manufacturers. The master craftsmen of the Pinske family have owned and actively managed their thriving company in the small Midwestern community of Plato, Minnesota for five generations. Just as importantly, Plato is committed to using domestic sources for their materials whenever possible. Though cheaper materials may be available, Plato feels that if you really want to say your product is “”Made in the USA”” there should be more to it than just assembling the product in America.



Sawhill’s commitment to our local workforce extends beyond cabinetry. Whether partnering with Cambria for countertop materials or with a local interior design firm (see our blog on this topic), we are proud to be part of a community of local Minnesota companies where craftsmanship, integrity, quality and unrelenting service are the guiding principles. Give us a call and see how exceptional ‘Made in Minnesota’ can be.

At Sawhill Custom Kitchens & Design, our job is to alleviate concerns, deliver beautiful and functional interiors using quality materials, and ensure your comfort during every stage of a project. We offer the flexibility to use our entire array of services and products, from design to project completion, delivering stunning results that help you live more comfortably, beautifully and efficiently.  Learn more at


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