A Performance Kitchen

Kitchen Experts Since 1974

Brian Forman began his wood working career as a carpenter. He built a chain saw mill which supplied various woodworkers with hardwood slabs from locally sourced trees. These slabs were selected and cut to complement the work of creative cabinetry and furniture makers; the most famous of which was George Nakashima, internationally recognized as one of the finest craftsmen of modern times. Nakashima taught him how to read wood grain and select trees with the character he desired. This transference of information was cherished and possessed by very few craftsmen.

Brian’s cabinet making apprentiship was with George Brauntrager, a German craftsmen and naturalist, who also ran a remodeling companying specializing in jobs involving complicated built-ins and cabinetry.

With a degree in Biology and a minor in Business Law, and years in the construction and woodworking trade, it wasn’t long before Brian recognized the need for coordinating the many elements of difficult remodeling projects.

He pooled his knowledge and further studied lighting and architectural design. Forty plus years of affiliation with the best tradesmen and craftsmen in the industry, and over 2,000 kitchen and addition projects later, one of the accomplishments he is most proud of is the design and execution of what has come to be known as the Performance Kitchen. According to Brian, a Performance Kitchen must show the best usage of space, using timeless and cost efficient materials and products. A Performance Kitchen will be thought out so its execution is seamless and completion beautiful and functional. 

He personally trains each employee as to the specifics necessary in communication of good design to the client, suppliers, and installers so each job is a unique and beautiful execution.