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Crown Point is Proud to Make the Cover of Business NH Magazine!

August 19th, 2015
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The eleven current family members employed at Crown Point pose for the cover of the Top Family Businesses issue of Business NH Magazine.

Each year, Business NH Magazine publishes an issue highlighting NH’s Top Family Businesses.  This year, we are proud to say, our very own family-owned business is featured on the cover!  As pictured above, eleven family members currently work at Crown Point, though many more have worked here over the years.

Norm Stowell started this business in the family garage in 1979.  Now, his commitment to handcrafting the finest quality custom cabinetry is being carried on by the next generation of Stowells.  Brian Stowell took over the company in 2001 and has since made a number of changes-most notably eliminating dealers and distinguishing Crown Point as the only custom cabinetmaker in the United States that sells direct nationwide.

“You’re looking at a company that would not be here without family, if mom and dad hadn’t spent their last dime, if dad didn’t allow me to make the changes that I did,’ company president Brian Stowell says.  “My greatest joys have been working with my dad, mom and brothers and sisters.” 

The Top Family Business issue of Business NH Magazine is on newsstands now, or you can grab a copy online!  

Want to learn more about our family business?  Visit our About Us page.

Furniture Style Home Bar with Custom Wine Storage

August 3rd, 2015

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If you love to entertain, a custom bar area may be just what you need in your living space.  Serving as a hub for making cocktails and serving wine, a well appointed bar cabinet will house all the essentials for hosting friends and family.

The inset bar cabinetry we’re featuring today was handcrafted from Maple and finished in Charleston Gray by Farrow and Ball.  The homeowner is Sandra Sigman, an interior designer and owner of Les Fleur flower shop in Andover, MA.   In initial design conversations, Sandra envisioned bar cabinetry that appeared to be free-standing for a vintage, furniture feel.  The end product is exactly that; a custom piece that seamlessly integrates with her comfortable and stylish living space.

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Some custom details include under-cabinet stemware holders, a mirror lending the look of a pass through, and cross bar storage for wine bottles.

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The upper cabinets are bumped back to create a bit of a surface area for prepping.  The countertop is a piece of granite salvaged from the old kitchen, honed for a more aged look.  Three drawers hold essentials like corkscrews, tongs and cutting boards.

Sandra has put her own personal touches on the completed bar area with vintage wine buckets and apothecaries found at flea markets in France.  With its standalone feel and custom details, this piece will be perfectly at home in Sandra’s living room for many years to come.

Do you have a vision for a custom space in your home?  Contact us today and speak with one of our 21 in-house designers!

 

 

Crown Point Charity Committee Awards Three Scholarships to Recent Grads!

July 22nd, 2015
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The proud recipients of the 2015 Crown Point Cabinetry Scholarship pause for a photo with Crown Point President, Brian Stowell. From left: Nina Archambault (standing in for her son Tucker Jordan who could not attend,) Ashlee Bly, Jenna Deschaine and Brian Stowell.

On Wednesday, July 8th, we held a celebratory barbecue to recognize the three recipients of this year’s Crown Point Cabinetry Scholarship!  This annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 was established by the employee funded Crown Point Charity Committee.  It is awarded to children of current Crown Point employees that have recently graduated from high school and are going on to higher education.

The recipients were invited to the shop to enjoy lunch and a presentation of the awards in front of their families and the entire Crown Point crew.

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Brian Stowell addresses the crew during a shop-wide meeting to present the 2015 Crown Point Cabinetry scholarships.

Recipients of this year’s scholarship are:

Tucker Jordan, son of Crown Point Designer, Nina Archambault.  Tucker graduated from Stevens High School and will be attending New Hampshire Technical Institute studying 3D Animation and Graphic Game Programming.

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Tucker Jordan, one of this year’s recipients of the Crown Point Cabinetry Scholarship, at Senior Night.

Ashlee Bly, daughter of Crown Point Designer, Angela Bly.  Ashlee graduated from Windsor High School and will attend Plymouth State University as an Undecided Major.

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Scholarship recipient, Ashlee Bly, after receiving her diploma.

Jenna Deschaine, daughter of Crown Point Plant Engineer, Rick Deschaine.  Jenna graduated from Stevens High School and is in her second year at St. Michael’s College studying Biology.

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Crown Point Scholarship recipient, Jenna Deschaine, last fall.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients and we wish you the best of luck!

 

 

Crown Point Cabinetry now Available in 75 Colors By Sherwin Williams!

May 27th, 2015

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In addition to finishes by Farrow & Ball and the Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company, Crown Point Cabinetry is pleased to offer our very own collection curated from the Sherwin Williams color palette!

“The beauty of our Sherwin Williams color palette,” explains Rick Deschaine, Crown Point Cabinetry’s Plant Engineer and finishing expert, “is that homeowners will now be able to head to their local Sherwin Williams store to pick up an interior paint in the same or coordinating color for a cohesive look throughout.”

This commercial grade, water-based paint is sprayed on for an incredibly durable, beautiful finish.  We offer 75 colors within the special Crown Point palette, all hand-picked by our color experts to offer a full range of options.  However, if you find that you can not find the exact shade you want within this collection, any Sherwin Williams color can be achieved by request.  Just imagine the possibilities-happy color matching!

Want to see some vibrant color in action?  Visit our “Color in the Kitchen” board on Pinterest!

Our Channel Stock Face Frames Featured in Trend Watch Magazine!

April 27th, 2015
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Fred Puksta designed our patented Channel Stock Face Frames, shown here as a display for the Architectural Digest Home Design Show.

 

We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Special Edition Trend Watch Magazine has featured our patented Channel Stock Face Frames!  Front and center in the article is Crown Point Product Designer, Fred Puksta.  “If you want something to look different, you have to do something different,” Fred says of the innovation that brings customization to another level.

The full issue may be found online, with the feature beginning on page 60!

We’re on Instagram!

March 16th, 2015

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We are very excited to announce that we have joined Instagram!  We’re looking forward to sharing behind the scenes shots from the cabinet shop, photo shoots and more!

 Are you on Instagram?  Follow us and let us know what kinds of things you’d like to see on our account!

Crown Pointers Catching Some Air

February 24th, 2015

With the chilly temps and the seemingly endless snowstorms New England has been getting hammered with, it’s easy to get caught up in bemoaning Old Man Winter. Unless you’re these guys-Crown Point Designers Joshua Doonan and Albon Powell often snowshoe on their lunch breaks. Here, they’re jumping off the huge snowbanks in the Crown Point parking lot into fresh powder. Cool.

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Albon Powell jumps from a snowbank on a clear February afternoon.

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Josh Doonan jumps next, with a flourish of powdery snow behind him.

Photos by Chris Hatch (Crown Point Drafter and another lunchtime snowshoer) using nothing but his iPhone!

Another Crown Point Pigskin 5K is on the Books!

February 9th, 2015
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More than 150 runners take off from the Community Center!  (Photo by Josh Fields)

Super Bowl Sunday was particularly cold this year, but that didn’t deter the more than 150 runners and walkers who came out for the 4th Annual Crown Point Pigskin 5k!  Proceeds from the race will go to a fund that subsidizes local children’s participation in sports programs through the Claremont Parks and Recreation Department.

New this year, each bib contained a microchip that was tracked by Millennium Running timing service.  A full list of results may be found here.

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Ken Aldrich, winner of the “Best Dressed” title for the day runs with his daughter, Noelle. (Photo by Josh Fields)

Crown Pointer Ken Aldrich, shown here running with his daughter Noelle, won the title of “Best Dressed” for his Patriots gear!

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Ken Aldrich, Josh Doonan, Albon Powell, Cait Merriam and Melissa Bean pose for a group shot representing Crown Point Cabinetry after the race. (Karen Laskoske, Jackie DeMag and Stan Marro also participated but were not in the photo.)

Photos of every finisher can be found on the Peak Focus Photography Facebook Page!

Crown Point’s Peter Ippedico Receives Excellence in Kitchen Design Award!

January 28th, 2015
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Crown Point Designer Peter Ippedico pauses for a photo with NH Home Magazine’s editor Andi Axman. (Photo by Wendy Wood)

We are proud to announce that a Crown Point Kitchen Designer has won the Excellence in Kitchen Design Award from New Hampshire Home Magazine for the second year in a row!   Peter Ippedico accepted the Award last Tuesday evening at the annual reception in Manchester.

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Peter Ippedico designed this custom kitchen with special touches like multiple cabinetry finishes and island legs crafted from reclaimed wood.

You may recognize the winning kitchen as it was featured on the blog last fall, and also within the pages of NH Home Magazine’s September/October Kitchens issue.

Open and inviting, this custom kitchen features cabinetry in two different painted finishes and a large island perfect for gathering the family together.  The island legs were reclaimed from beams in an old barn that was taken down on the property for a unique addition to the personalized space.

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Crown Point Designers Angela Bly, Mark Wirta, Peter Ippedico, Josh Doonan and Nina Archambault at the 2015 NH Home Design Awards. (Photo by Wendy Wood)

There were so many high quality, beautiful homes up for awards and it was an honor for us to be among a group of such talented design and build professionals.  Watch for all the winners in the upcoming March/April issue of NH Home Magazine.

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Kicking Off the Spring Show Season!

January 14th, 2015

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We’re gearing up again to “take this show on the road!”  The spring show season begins next month and this is your chance to see and feel the quality of our custom cabinetry firsthand.   Crown Point designers will be available at each location to answer any questions you may have, and we’d love to see you!

Here’s the schedule:

The Historic Home Show
February 6-8, 2015
1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia PA 19406
Booth number H230

The National Arts & Crafts Conference
February 20-22, 2015
Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina

The Architectural Digest Home Design Show
March 19-22, 2015
Piers 92 & 94 55th Street at Twelfth Avenue, New York City

The Traditional Building Conference
April 28-29, 2015
Boston, MA (watch their website for updated information)