Your love of the craft is apparent . . . it’s obvious you have studied it as a lifelong pursuit. You have an appreciation of how the space will be lived in. It’s not just a set of boxes in yet another space to you. You take into account things the customer doesn’t even think about.

It was a pleasure to work with you!
— Lonnie Fortuna, Fortuna Construction, Redlands; general contractor, kitchen
I wish you could have been a little mouse hiding in our living room last night to hear all the oohs and aahs as our friends came in. One of them explained what you had to do to make it fit so perfectly around the fireplace—it was great. Larry kept running his hand over the mantel saying over and over, ‘This is just so cool.’ We can’t imagine our fireplace without it.

It’s beautiful! We love it!! Now I can brag to people, ‘I have a Dale Kuhn mantel!’
— Karen (and Larry) Shoemaker, Highland; mantel