Our People / Our Process

Discovery

The first step of the process is getting to know your Custom Design Consultant and letting them get to know you. They ask all sorts of questions to get a full understanding of you and your needs. Who is this space for and how will it be used? What is your style? Do you have any sketches or clippings of designs you like?

Our Discovery Team helps you develop your ideas within the context of aesthetics, colors, current design trends, and space. This holistic approach ensures that the space is designed to perfectly fit your lifestyle.

Meet our discovery team
Tim Serrano
Tim Serrano

Tim has been with Precision Cabinets from the very beginning. He brings as much energy today as he did over 20 years ago when he joined our little startup cabinet shop in the owner’s garage. He builds strong relationships with his clients through side-by-side collaboration: outlining the project concept, sketching out rough plans, and helping to perfect the final design. Tim takes joy in helping people interpret their dreams into reality.

Tim enjoys spending time with his two daughters who can often be found riding their four horses: Hank, Penny, Diamond, and Destiny. He also likes attending concerts with good music, good drink, and good friends.

Steve Galligan
Steve Galligan

Steve has 36 years of diverse work experience in fields such as design, business development, sales, management, and operations. This wide breadth of experience enables him to help his clients fully explore their ideas and needs, developing innovative solutions to turn those ideas into reality.

Rounding out his approach with high energy and an incredible level of creativity, Steve has developed a long list of happy clients with whom he has developed lasting friendships.

In his spare time, Steve and his wife enjoy touring local wineries and spending time with their children.

Sean Young
Sean Young

With 29 years of design experience, Sean has designed thousands of custom spaces. Encouraging his clients to lay out their ideas, he then coaches them through the design process to bring those ideas to life in a way that fits their lifestyle and budget.

In the summer, Sean plays competitive soccer and attends his son’s water polo games and his two daughters’ dance competitions.

Nick Saman
Nick Saman

With 20 years of Quality Management experience, Nick came to Precision Cabinets knowing how to get things done right the first time. Nick’s design approach is to understand his client’s wants and needs, and then translate their expectations into actionable requirements. Understanding the sequencing and time-frames of the remodeling process is key to meeting budgets and schedules, so close communication with his contractor base is essential to delivering the expected product at the right time.  

Nick spends his weekends playing doubles tennis with a men’s group and spending time with his wife, Victoria, and their 3 dachshunds Gidget, Moondoggie, and Ziggy. 

Tammy Dunson
Tammy Dunson

Tammy’s design career began at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in San
Francisco where she was awarded a degree in Interior Design Architecture. She spent 10 years as an interior light designer and has since been with Precision Cabinets for over twenty years as a Custom Design Consultant. She loves working in the field, exploring the design space in a collaborative process with her clients.

Tammy enjoys spending time with her four rescue pups: Frank, Forest, Lola and Winston. When time allows, she loves to kick her feet up, pour a glass of wine, and unwind in the relaxing sunsets of Carmel. 

Drew Smutny
Drew Smutny
Drew Smutny
Drew Smutny

Educated at CSU Chico in Economic Geography Science, Drew acquired his general contractor’s license in 1998. Before joining Precision Cabinets, he operated his own construction firm in Danville, CA for 20 years where he offered cabinetry as part of his service. Drew’s construction experience enables him to speak in the languages of both the contractor and the homeowner, ensuring his custom designs meet the needs of all involved.

Drew’s weekends are often spent on his skis, either in the water or on the slopes. He is dedicated to spending time with his wife, two teenage daughters and six year old son.

Ed Bertlow
Ed Bertlow
Ed Bertlow

Ed’s career began when he was hired by a general contractor fresh out of high school. The next 34 years would provide extensive design experience in the kitchen and bath industry. He operated his own design firm for six years, developing the skills to create detailed layouts that are sound in design and true to his client’s vision. He brings to the table a seemingly endless supply of liveliness and innovation, an energy that truly stands out in the final product.

When he is not working his design magic, Ed is outdoors getting his Jeep dirty on roads less-traveled. During the summer he coaches his twin boys’ athletic teams and enjoys hikes with his teenage daughter.

Bob Scheid
Bob Scheid

After operating his own cabinet shop for 15 years and a stint in the Spec Housing industry, Bob came to meet Paul Taylor, Precision’s owner, and has now been with us for 20 years.

Bob’s level of cabinet and construction experience becomes vividly clear when he rolls up his sleeves at a job site to take detailed measurements and offer architectural advice relevant to cabinetry design. Contractors and homeowners alike would struggle to find a custom cabinetry expert as surgically detailed as Bob.

In his personal life, Bob can be found speeding through the trails of Carmel Valley on his dirt bike in the Summer and being a devoted husband and grandfather year-round.

Design

This is where the rubber meets the road. Our Design Team is a collection of the most innovative engineers in the cabinetry business. Their job is to translate your designs into detailed technical drawings using cutting-edge design software. Their talent and expertise enables them to navigate the technical quirks of construction projects to ensure there aren’t any snags when it comes time for installation.

Meet our design team

Build

Now the real work begins. Our cabinetmakers use the detailed technical drawings to shape our premium building material into your beautiful custom furniture. Your cabinetry will be handled by a series of specialized craftsmen, each a master of their trade with years of experience behind them. Our Build Team is a meticulous group of professionals who stand by the mantra “Details Matter”.

Meet our build team

Install

Unlike some crews who install cabinetry on the occasion, our Installation Team is specialized in no other task and functions like a well-oiled machine. Our professional installers operate in teams of 4 or 5, arriving on time to get the job done, ensuring the final product meets client expectations, and cleaning up the area to avoid delaying the next set of trades on your job site. They’re like ninjas: if it weren’t for the new custom cabinetry, you'd hardly know they had been there.

Meet our installation team

Love

The last stage is the most important. While the exact celebration details are up to you, we recommend you host a dinner party to showcase your new space for friends and family. They’ll try to act as though they aren’t envious.

… but you’ll know.

We take an incredible amount of pride in guiding our clients through the process of developing beautiful custom spaces for their family to enjoy for years and years. A huge thank you to those who took the time to share with us their experience:

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