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New year, new.... cabinets?

Posted on 01/14/2017 at 6:54 AM

We all know cabinets can make or break the look of a home. The great employees here at SJM Construction strive to give you the look you want while being mindful of your budget. All of our cabinets are made with 3/4" material (to say they are sturdy is an understatement). The material only comes from places that we know are good so that we end having the best product. We offer color matching, close to anything you can imagine door style wise, cabinet accessories, all of our drawers are full extension with soft close, and a 10 year warranty. 

It's pretty hard to beat our cabinets and employees, to find out for yourself stop in and chat with us!

Summertime Heat

Posted on 07/26/2016 at 10:01 AM

Here at SJM we're feeling the summertime heat! We are always busy but don't let that stop anyone from asking for a meeting or a quote! We love to make our customers happy with what they are getting whether that be with one cabinet or a whole house of cabinets! Our phone is ringing off the hook but don't worry, its easy to leave us an email by going to our CONTACT US tab at the top of the page. Don't hesitate to ask us about any of your millwork needs!

New Addition to the Shop

Posted on 05/10/2016 at 8:20 AM

After a lot of thought and brain storming SJM has officially purchased a new edge bander! Our old edge bander did not have all the capabilities that we want and need for our growing business. The new one has a touch screen, different edge cutting abilities, can do some millwork, and so many other things! We are very excited to have this new addition to the shop and cannot wait until it is fully set up! 

New Location

Posted on 02/19/2016 at 7:40 AM

Hello! There have been so many new things going on at SJM Construction. A few things that have happened are; we moved to new location in Grimes, we hired a few new people, and we are always staying busy.

Yes, you read that right, we moved to a new location! It is, essentially, across the street from where we were located. It was a hard move but well worth it because we were starting to require more space. Expanding. One of the best things a small business can hope for. In case you are wondering yes, we were still working in the middle of moving. As you can imagine that is no easy thing to accomplish. Working in between two shops was taxing on our employees but they all knew we were in for a bigger, better shop. Only having a few casualties (jigs that got thrown away) while in the move is something that I think was pure luck.

Expanding in small businesses requires a lot of hard work and dedication. For a perfect example: the employer gets more jobs, so they hire more people so they can keep up with the job intake, then they get/need more working space. Having an imbalance on any part of that example leads to conflict, think about it, the employer gets more jobs but doesn’t hire more people to keep up with all the work. Those people get stressed and make little imperfections in their work, no good. Regardless to say, it can be a very precarious thing as a small business owner to start expanding. However, in a great turn of events SJM is continuing to grow and expand with as little hitches as possible!  We moved to a new bigger shop and have hired on a few new employees and have no shortage of jobs that we are taking on.




Posted on 01/17/2014 at 6:59 AM

SJM recently had the great opportunity to work with Hildreth Construction and Spiller Studio,,  on a kitchen remodel.  Rachel Spiller created a contemporary design to update her parent's, Curtis and Joan Broek, kitchen and adjacent sitting area.  Mark Hildreth pointed her in our direction for the cabinets and millwork.

Using a tobacco stain and finish on Maple created an attractive contrast to the white quartz tops (MS Construction LLC).  To build on this concept, SJM provided white Parapan doors and cladding on one set of uppers using Aventos vertical lift doors.  Ms. Spiller specified the refrigerator and freezer (Thermador) as separate units w/ panel fronts.  They were placed in a pantry wall creating a consistent pattern.  An access door to the basement was placed behind a panel w/ a touch latch creating a singular element that is the pantry.

Two Rivers Glass supplied white mirror panels (31x38) that SJM used for sliding door fronts on spice cabinets.  These doors were on the sides of a white quartz backsplash behind the cooktop (KitchenAid).



For the project, Hildreth Construction also opened up the exterior wall to allow greater light (as is very evident by these early morning images).  Other subcontractors involved were:

Prairie Pella

Premier Plumbing

Custom Electrical Services

Wildwood Floors

Reid Painting

Comisky glass


It was a fun project and it came out very well.  I hope to get more images up on the regular site soon.


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