About Us

Jr in 1992
First JR's Custom Cabinets location 1993
Second JR's Custom Cabinets location 1996
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JR’s Company History

Located in Lowell, IN, JR’s Custom Cabinets has been manufacturing custom cabinets since 1992. JR’s is the largest custom cabinet manufacturers in Northwest Indiana. With over 16,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility and more than 38 employees, JR’s is known for its quality craftsmanship and cutting-edge designs.

Jim Mitsch JR (“JR”), owner and founder, began building custom cabinets at his home in 1992. Doing drawings by hand and limited tools, JR started building kitchens one at a time. When he was close to getting one done he would go door to door to find another job to start. After one year, he built his first building of 2400 square feet.

The demand for his cabinets kept growing. In 1996, he built another building and combined the two together totaling 8000 square feet. With 12 employees and his knack of building high end quality cabinets, JR’s continued to grow. In 2016, it was time to expand again and we double the size of our facility and also added state-of-the-art equipment that would help with the high demand.

Today our values stay the same. Joe Long became partners with JR in 2010, and now manages and operates the shop. With our ability to diversify in the different markets from high-end custom to more economical cabinets, commercial work, and even production furniture, we have been able to do more than ever. We still stay committed to JR’s original priority to giving our customers the highest quality cabinets, outstanding customer service and cutting-edge designs which sets us above the rest

Designing your cabinets

JR’s Custom Cabinets has a staff of design professionals to help you create the cabinets of your dreams. Our design team has many years of experience and also has experience in every aspect of cabinet making – from building to install. With this knowledge we make sure we do it right from the start.


JR’s Custom Cabinets offers full service and professional installation of all of our cabinets. Our full-time install crew takes it from delivery to clean-up, including trimming out the cabinets and installing hardware (knobs and handles). We take care to make sure it’s done right.

Areas served

At JR’s Custom Cabinets we will go where ever we are needed but here are some of the more common places we are working now:

  • Lowell
  • Crown Point
  • Merrillville
  • Schererville
  • Munster
  • Valparaiso
  • Highland
  • Hobart
  • Chicago
  • Wilmette
  • Evanston