Clearly I have been very pleased with the level of your craftsmanship because I have recommended you to a goodly number of people. I have always found you conscientious and responsive, with an attention to detail that respect your talent and my home.
I have rarely had a problem, but you have always stood behind your work, without my having to deal with a service call. Your installers are polite and proud of the work they do, and they do not leave the job until they are satisfied that the work is done properly. In addition to the cabinets that you have made in several rooms of my house, you have also made furniture that is beautiful and that functions perfectly.
It has always been a pleasure to have you in my home, and your work is beyond compare. I am happy to recommend you to anyone who needs high-quality cabinet work.


    My husband and I scoured magazines for just the right look that would address our cabinet needs. We met with several companies before making a final decision. What impressed us about Jim Shuffler was his patience, his vision and his broad knowledge of what could be achieved. He listened to our ideas and added many of his own. Phone calls were returned promptly, always. Once we were on board, Jim spent countless hours tweaking and finalizing. At one point, we were unable to decide the depth of our breakfront. Jim came over with a piece of cardboard, asked us to stand at the kitchen sink and showed us how much of our southern view we'd be losing. Impressive, to say the least!!!  .

We can't say enough about the quality of the work.  Jim and his team of craftsmen and installers bring the client's vision to reality with superb artistry. They research problems and challenge themselves. Jim is persistent at "getting it right". The result...... cabinets that exceeded our expectations!!!  Jim's talent and attention to detail created for us beautiful and functional cabinetry throughout. One of the most wonderful things about collaborating with Jim is that we gained 4 Shufflers as cherished friends!!!

Kay and Barry Kesser 

Jim's reputation as the best in the business is well known. We wanted superior workmanship and someone who could meet our architect's unique and demanding specifications. Jim surpassed our expectations, not only delivering his usual quality on time and on budget, but by also offering design ideas that resulted in greater efficiency and styling. His work is not only beautiful but also precise and well engineered. He is as much an artist as tradesman and we recommend him highly to anyone seeking true quality, beauty and dependability.

Bob and Sharon Feldman

About a year ago now, Exquisite Cabinets installed a bar, a wall mounted liquor cabinet and a set of bookcases in my home. They put my dream onto paper and even gave me some fresh ideas. I was given a huge range of options for pieces, designs, colors, etc. The full sized floor model that was brought in before the final plans were made was essential in ensuring I had the right size bar.
I've been very happy with the construction and the materials used. All solid wood, no particle board! I've had them for over a year without a single complaint, and many compliments.
All of the staff I had dealings with were friendly and professional. They were very accommodating with my busy schedule and had no problems working around the construction for the addition to my home. They answered all of my questions, offered ideas where necessary and made the whole thing a very pleasant experience. I would highly recommend them!


Dear Jim,
It is obvious you have a passion for your craft. Your commitment to produce quality custom cabinetry and case pieces, and your attention to service, is outstanding. I appreciate your attention to details and professionalism. Plus, your installation team is courteous, careful and tidy. It is truly a joy working with Exquisite. I look forward to the next opportunity.

Monique Libby Rizzo, CID
Design Director, JMLR Associates Inc.

It has been my pleasure to work with Jim Shuffler, the owner of Exquisite Custom Cabinets in Norfolk Virginia for the past twenty years. I’m a third generation, Class A general contractor in Virginia. Exquisite Cabinets built all the cabinets and furniture for a Prairie-style home that I built for myself in Suffolk Virginia. William “Bill” Mims, formerly CEO of Taliesin Associated Architects, Frank Lloyd Wright’s surviving architectural practice, designed the home. Because of the style, all bedroom furniture was built-in. Jim also designed and built the dining room table, two coffee tables, silver and china cabinets, all the kitchen cabinets, seven desks, and a library table for this home – all are exquisite works of art.

This year I built an unusual organic home in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, also for myself. Mr. Mims and two other Taliesin Associates also designed this home. Bill and I both new that only Jim Shuffler and Exquisite Cabinets could provide the extremely high level of quality that the design required. He did not disappoint. I would be remiss if I neglected to tell you that Jim is also a talented designer. Because he is first an artist, he helped me work, through the design details of our projects unlike any other cabinetmaker I have ever known. Jim is great at finding a use for every square inch of a cabinet and can solve the most complex design problems.

Exquisite Cabinets uses only the finest materials, woods and hardware in the construction of their cabinets and furniture. All drawers are dovetailed. The finish on all product s is applied in a tightly controlled environment and will last a lifetime. There is no cabinet that Jim and his crew can’t build.

Finally, let me speak to the integrity of Jim Shuffler. He is one of a kind. Besides being the most talented cabinet builder in the mid-Atlantic region, he is also a person of integrity and honesty. You can absolutely count on him. He is a pleasure to work with. I’m sure you would never consider using anyone else for your cabinetry, if he does a job for you.

Allen Perrel
October 2010