Miller’s Custom Cabinets receives economic development award

Miller’s Custom Cabinets, Excelsior Springs, is a recipient of a Clay County Economic Development Council 2021 Keystone Award. The company was nominated by the City of Excelsior Springs for their recent business expansion on Italian Way. Accepting the award on behalf of the company was Melinda Mehaffy, Excelsior Springs Economic Development Director, pictured center, with Kirk Davis and Julia Sola, CCEDC.

Miller’s Custom Cabinets, a top residential custom cabinet shop in the region, was founded in 1986 by Dean Miller and the late Danny Miller. The business today is still owned by the Miller family.

What started out as a small, two-man custom cabinet shop in Ray County grew and relocated to Excelsior Springs in 1993. Now, the family-owned company has invested more than $4.S million in a new state-of-the-art cabinet shop that increased area job opportunities while improving the community.

Located off North Jesse James Road, this beautiful, 64,000 square foot production and showroom space is nearly twice the size of the old building. With the creation of 20 new jobs, economic impact is also impressive.

The City of Excelsior Springs helped with this growth, too. The city received a $500,000 economic development grant that was matched with a $400,000 community development block grant. This allowed the City of Excelsior Springs to spend just $100,000 for a $1 million roadway project that widened North Jesse James Road, created a cul-de-sac to allow access to land for development, and created better alignment for existing roads.