Our built-in entertainment unit was 20 some years old. Measuring 12 ft long in total, it was custom built as a laminated unit to fit the wall space of our room addition. The doors were rather plain and the hinges were starting to fail. The space for the TV could not accommodate anything larger than 32 inch diagonal, and we wanted one of the newer large screen (55 or 60" LCD TVs). We contacted several firms but no one was willing to 'rebuild' the units. We then designed all new units but got prices from $7,000 to $ 12,000. Plus demoing the existing unit meant removal of a granite counter top pass-through which contractors were not willing to guarantee against breakage which while understandable, may have added the cost of new granite to the price.
Jim Reilly said he could add all new doors, new laminate, plus rebuild the 6 ft section holding the TV so it would accommodate a 60 inch unit. Being an engineer and pseudo-handyman, I was skeptical about how this could be done. But since his price to rebuild was significantly less than all new, plus rebuilding process would not have to remove the granite, so we decided to chance it.
The results are FABULOUS! His workmanship was meticulous and the finished product looks better than new. We were able to work collaborative during the installation which enabled me to run the power and cable behind the unit as it was being rebuilt. The new doors are beautiful, even adding glass doors for an extra rich look. Jim added matching molding on top and all his door closures are of the 'soft-close' type. The work took a little longer than he first figured but that is a tribute to his thoroughness. He took the time to do everything perfectly whereas someone else may have tried to cut corners to finish.
We could not be happier with our decision and hearty recommend Jim Reilly for any type of cabinet work!