As a kitchen and bath designer, I have worked with Federico Serrao & Alina Serrao and their team for over seven years. Their contributions to my company and to the implementations of my designs are simply too numerous to list. Federico, the principle and master carpenter, is far more than a cabinet maker and installer. With his exquisite craftsmanship, his meticulous attention to detail, and his depth of knowledge he continues the tradition of masterful carpentry he inherited from his father, for the third generation in his family. More importantly, Federico’s dedication, sense of loyalty and genuine spirit of cooperation and friendship are the qualities which are synonymous with him. His consistency, dependability, attitude and performance under pressure are essential components of his philosophy. It is a pleasure to collaborate with Serrao Cabinets and Design, a high energy, personable,delightful operation -and a privilege to share this “secret of the trade” with design professionals and homeowners!
We just completed a major kitchen remodel and the absolute best part of our experience was working with Federico Serrao and his wife (who runs the business side of the company) on the cabinets. We are completely happy with both the process and the end result, which is stunning. Everyone who walks into the kitchen is blown away by our cabinets. We demo-ed four small rooms to create a large kitchen with three walls of upper and lower cabinets, pantry closets, large island and hutch. We did not work with a designer and although we had designed our own plans, we needed a lot of guidance and help with details, design and problem solving. Frederico met with us on many occasions to discuss design and other details such as finish, materials and construction. Each time he was punctual, professional, friendly and charming without ever rushing or losing patience with our many questions and concerns. He brings his Italian charm and design sense into the process and makes it a pleasure. He had great ideas and prepared detailed specs and computer generated drawings multiple times for us and was very patient with us when we made changes. When our contractor miss communicated with Federico resulting in some work being done that was not what we wanted, Federico was unfazed and redid his plans and work without question. We had a difficult time deciding on the crown moulding and after showing us dozens of samples — including original designs — he ended up crafting custom moulding for us from drawings we made together and it was perfect. I cannot tell you how much time and attention he gave us just on that crown moulding. He is a perfectionist and if something didn’t fit or line up perfectly, he would take it back to the shop and redo it. We had a challenging array of ceiling slopes and old, uneven floors and walls and he adjusted everything until it fit perfectly. He built in amazing LED under cabinet lights that fit into the cabinets and are sleek and modern and will burn for 15,000 hours. His entire crew was punctual, friendly, clean and did a great job. His wife runs the business side of the office and is also charming, friendly and helpful. We are very picky and specific in our tastes and are completely happy with the end result. I cannot recommend Serrao Cabinets highly enough and will use them again for any cabinet or furniture work I do in the future.
We found Serrao online; Federico and Alina worked with us every step of the way, supplying and modifying designs for wall-size shelving to house CDs and books. Not only was the work first-rate, the price reasonable and the delivery timely, but, when, on the day of installation, we needed to make some changes, Federico and his assistant jumped right in, did them on the spot, and completed the job. The drawers and shelves look tremendous and, more importantly, work just right for our needs. And the wood smells great! I would recommend Serrao to anyone, especially anyone who needs a custom job done. Very happy with the work they did for us.
As an interior designer, my reputation relies on the professional work of my sub-contractors. Federico Serrao has worked for me on several projects, and my clients have been thrilled with his work and professionalism. He is a true Italian craftsman whose work is impeccable. I highly recommend him for kitchen and bath cabinets, as well as custom cabinetry throughout the home.
Federico’s craftsmanship is fantastic and he is a pleasure to work with!
As a General Contractor I have worked with Serrao Cabinets and Design on several different projects from cabinet design, fabrication and installation, to large custom made bookshelves and custom furniture. Each project that Federico has done for me has been flawless, and that includes not only the finished product, but also the entire experience. He listens to what the client wants and his vast knowledge and experience allows him to see how the project will come together in the space before fabrication begins, an immensely valuable skill. Throughout the duration of the project he will ensure the final product meets the customer’s needs and is of the highest quality. You will not find a better craftsman.
Federico is amazing artisan, does the perfect job as a true perfectionist. Extraordinary personality – easy to work with. I would recommend him to anyone who wants work to be done fast, precise and with a great taste!
The cabinets they produced for my guest suite remodel were perfect — the style was exactly what I had hoped for, and the craftsmanship was impeccable. Also Federico was a joy to interact with. All meetings were on schedule, as was the delivery of the finished pieces. Three cabinets in total — two were relatively simple storage pieces, but the bathroom cabinet was a curved on the face as well as one side. A floating piece, with curved door and drawer fronts. There was also a product pullout, which matched the main cabinet beautifully.
Serrao created built-in cabinets in a dressing area. The lower portion was about 7 feet long by 33 inches high. There are also 2 upper cabinets, each about 18″ wide by 52″ high. Everything was custom-made, so I had an infinite choice of drawer shapes and sizes, stains, and woods. Even the style of drawer was entirely flexible. The finished cabinets are beautiful, and I really appreciate the care Federico took to get the stain exactly as I wanted it. My only negatives are that the price seemed high (but this may be because the designer took a cut), and that although the cabinets were completed in 8 weeks (which I consider a reasonable time frame), Serrao was vague about how long it would take and only gave me a completion date a week to 10 days before completion. This made coordination with other contractors (countertop, mirror, lighting) working on the overall project difficult.