Kitchens represent much more than a place where food is prepared. The communal hub of the home is also the spot where friends and family gather, where relationships, and birthdays, and anniversaries often are celebrated. Memories are made in the kitchen.

Few things make these spaces–and more intimate places like bathrooms and walk in closets–more aesthetically-inviting and functionally-pleasing than the selection of furnishings such as custom cabinets that reflect the taste and style of the home, help provide storage solutions and become the framework for other elements that make these rooms special.

Straight to the Source: Quality Craftsmanship

Since 1984, Cabinet Designs of Central Florida has provided unparalleled local craftsmanship, design and product offerings for residential homes on the Space Coast.

“Once people see the difference in the quality of our products, the selection we offer and the workmanship we deliver, the value is clear. Since we build all of our cabinetry made-to-order clients can choose the styles, finishes, and woods they want and get the cabinets they dream of without having to go through dealers that basically represent large factory operations,” Scott Riley, general manager, said.

“Many of our customers report back to us that our pricing for custom cabinets was similar to ‘semi-custom’ cabinets from a ‘big box’ store or a kitchen showroom,” said Leslie Riley, Scott’s wife and business partner.

There is an assumption many people make that custom cabinets are simply too expensive for their budgets. However, the Riley’s have been able to combine high volume production, advanced software design tools, and state of the art manufacturing processes, with a factory-direct distribution model that eliminates all middlemen.

A Family Tradition of Craftsmanship

Scott and Leslie Riley Photography by Jason Hook

Scott and Leslie met in the seventh grade and have been together ever since, he said. Their partnership further developed into a burgeoning business where Scott serves as the company’s general manager and Leslie its principal designer.

For Leslie, the cabinet business is in her genes. Her parents Dan and Sherry Scott opened the business over 35 years ago, founded on old world ideals of craftsmanship, meticulous attention to detail, and unwavering honesty. The combination of straight talk and traditional craftsmanship is something Dan built into the business that he and Sherry continue today. This is a tradition that Scott and Leslie are determined to maintain. “We are unique, in that we can design, build, and install anything you want and out of any material. If you want custom bunkbeds for the kid’s room, a summer kitchen by the pool, a gun room behind hidden doors, or a wine bar, we can design, build and install it,” Scott said.

“We work with each client to maximize storage and ensure functionality based on how they use the space. Our design work includes working to scale CAD drawings and 3D renderings of the future finished product which we build right here [in Brevard]. In addition, all of our plywood and hardwoods comes from mills in the U.S., so the quality is second to none.”

“The surprising thing to most clients is our understanding of space planning and interior design. Our ability to design, style, and execute complex projects really sets us apart. And we have fun doing it! Good design is all about making people happy,” Leslie concluded.

CABINET DESIGNS OF CENTRAL FLORIDA is located at 596 International Place in Rockledge. For information, call 321-636-1101 or online at

Eric Wright
President of Publishing at SpaceCoast Magazines | Website

Eric Wright is an innovative leader, dynamic speaker and published author. He turns complex principles into simple and practical life applications. For over 25 years, Eric has taught leadership and management seminars on four continents, served on various economic development and visioning councils, and authored hundreds of published articles and three books.

As President of Publishing at SpaceCoast Magazines, Eric oversees the production of business and lifestyle journals, along with numerous specialty publications. Through these journals, Eric offers entrepreneurs and business leaders a trusted voice connecting communities across Florida and the US.

Eric and his wife, Susan, live in Indialantic, Florida, and have three married sons and four grandchildren.