About Us

Oberholtzer Custom Cabinetry has been serving the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania since it was founded by Cyrus Oberholtzer upon returning from World War II in 1945.  He began by making cabinets for grandfather clocks out of the shop in his home in Coopersburg.  This quickly evolved into other cabinets and full kitchens.  Through the years the company passed from Cyrus to his son Roscoe and eventually his grandson Dennis.  As master woodworkers, the Oberholtzer family expertise quickly built the company’s reputation for quality craftsmanship, fine cabinetry, and superior customer service.

In 1991 the company moved its headquarters to Historic Bethlehem where Mark Richardson, his son Gordon, and son-in-law Shawn Daignault continue to operate with a strong commitment to the same traditional values of hard work, integrity, attention to detail, and customer service that has come to be synonymous with the Oberholtzer name.  Our business has grown through word of mouth as satisfied customers recommend us to their friends and families.

Oberholtzer’s philosophy is grounded in a collaborative approach; working to help our customers realize their vision for their home.  Our relationships with our customers are built on trust as they know that they can count on Oberholtzer.  Furthermore, we partner with exceptional local tradesmen who share our commitment to integrity, honesty, and quality.

We serve homeowners, interior designers, architects, custom builders and contractors throughout Eastern Pennsylvania including the Lehigh Valley, the Pocono Mountain Region, Bucks County, the Greater Philadelphia Area, and the Main Line. We have also worked on homes in other areas such as New York City, the New Jersey Shore, Delaware, and Maryland. In fact, our designs can be found as far away as Martha’s Vineyard, Kiawah Island, South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee and the Cayman Islands.

Our Process

The Process


Visit Our Showroom

We at Oberholtzer strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by going above and beyond to meet the needs of our customers. The process begins in the initial interview and “wish list” review with the customer. We encourage you to bring the inspiration for your project to this visit. Magazine clippings, photos of a friend’s kitchen or your favorite piece of art can all help our designers to better understand your vision.

Site Visit

During a visit to your home, we will gather measurements, take photos of the spaces, inspect the mechanical processes of your home and get a feel for your lifestyle and décor preferences. We will then begin to put together design options and budgeting.

Preliminary Design and Budgeting

We pride ourselves on blending an “old school” approach with current cutting edge technology. Today’s digital age allows us to collaborate in the virtual world with our customers.  Often more is done online and via email over the course of a few days than used to be accomplished in hours of meetings over the course of weeks.  You will be presented with computer generated floor plans, elevations, as well as three dimensional perspective drawings to help you visualize your project as well as a detailed line-item budget plan.

Revision and Refinement

Our designers will continue to work with the customer to refine the preliminary plans and make final selections for as long as in necessary. We use a “team” approach to design where every member of the organization collaborates in our work. This approach allows us to see the project from many angles, results in innovative designs, helps projects progress smoothly and ensures that attention is paid to every detail.


You will meet with your designer to sign a formal contract. It will be reviewed in detail and any questions will be addressed before signing. The signing of the contract and receipt of down payment authorizes Oberholtzer to order your cabinetry.

Implementation and Support

We offer exceptional support services from the time of project conception throughout design, into job site supervision, during installation and beyond. Depending on job scope, the process can be accomplished fairly quickly or can take months from conception to completion.  Call or drop by our Showroom to make an appointment and get started.