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The A+B Story

est. 2009

CALIFORNIA GROWN.

Able & Baker has provided fine custom cabinetry and woodwork to hundreds of California homes and commercial spaces.  Established in 2009 in Berkeley, CA, we now proudly call Ventura, and a woodshop-by -the-sea our home. 

Founded by husband and wife team Josh and Jen Ganzhorn, Able & Baker continues to be a family owned and operated business known for their artful designs and heirloom quality fabrications.  With them more than twenty-five years of experience in the woodworking industry, Josh and Jen not only bring with them a tradition of excellence, but a fresh new vision for the world of cabinetry.  

Our work has been featured in reputable publications such as Interior Design, California Home + Design, Atomic Ranch, The Los Angeles Times, Freshome, Apartment Therapy, and 805 Magazine.


 
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Why Choose Us?

Among the many reasons...

 

  • Real Wood.  Our cabinets are built from real Maple (unless requested otherwise).   Real wood plywood means our cabinets are more durable and less susceptible to water damage.

  • Quality Ingredients, Great Value.  We use the highest quality drawer slides and soft-close hardware. 

  • Superior Joinery Techniques.  Dovetail Joints and blind dado construction of boxes mean sturdy, beautiful drawer boxes and cabinet boxes built solid and strong.  Many of our competitors do not build boxes with blind dado construction.

  • Built to Last.  Our cabinets are built to last for the long haul.  Quality materials and craftsmanship means we are a strong investment in your home and your future.

  • Direct Investment in your Community.  We value your patronage and hope that you feel proud in knowing that your new custom cabinetry is not only an investment for your home, but also a direct investment in the livelihoods of more than six local families.    Your cabinets are built by people who truly enjoy their craft. 

  • Straight From the Source.  We are the designer, builder, seller, installer, and support team of the custom cabinetry or furniture you are purchasing.   We are not a dealer who simply marks up cabinets we order elsewhere.  We maintain a tremendous interest in the quality of our products and services, and the overall value we provide.  We know the in's and outs of what we build, because we build it.  Every dollar you spend with us directly contributes to our ability to deliver exceptional products and services.

  • Service with a Smile.  We're easy to reach by phone or email and we're here when you need us.   Building is our passion and our friendly office staff is ready to help make your experience with us a great one.  Nothing makes us happier than seeing your cabinetry come to life, and then hearing YOU tell us just how much you LOVE YOUR CABINETS!

  • You're Cool, We're Cool, Let's Work Together!  Let's build something awesome, we might even have some fun along the way...


 
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The A+B Team

Designers, Artists, Woodworkers

 

JOSH GANZHORN,  FOUNDER + DESIGNER

With more than twenty-five years of experience as a General Contractor and Finish Carpenter, Josh brings with him a wealth of knowledge and a passion for building.   Josh's designs and craftsmanship have been featured in a variety of notable publications including Interior DesignAtomic RanchCalifornia Home + Design, and L.A. Times. 

Fun facts: Josh is an avid record collector, an awesome dad of twin baby boys, and he once rode his bicycle from Central California through the Western United States and up through Western Canada.

www.ableandbakerdesign.com

JEN GANZHORN, CO-FOUNDER

In addition to being Josh's creative partner at Able and Baker, Jen works to make your experience with us a great one. Jen is the sugar to Josh's spice, and together they work really hard to make everything nice.

Fun facts:  Jen is graduate of UC Berkeley and a Fine Art Photographer with a love for roadside relics and mid-century design and type.  Her photographs can be found in galleries including San Francisco's SFMOMA Artist's Gallery and Wallspace Gallery in L.A.  Jen is also Founder and Creative Director of Mix-it Modern, your new source for custom made luxury doors for IKEA and custom cabinets.

www.jenzahigian.com / www.mixitmodern.com

HECTOR CARDENAS,  PRODUCTION LEAD

Hector is a Production Lead in our woodshop, and a rock star woodworker who tackles the challenges of building custom cabinetry and furniture with a humble disposition and can-do attitude.  

Fun facts:  As a child, Hector was inspired to become a woodworker after seeing his Grandfather transform scraps of wood into toy cars and houses, which he'd give to Hector and other children in the family.  Hector enjoys making his own tools, and in his off-work hours he can often be found designing and building accessories and fixtures for his work station.