About Us - Our Heritage

sample_imageIn the middle of this past century, Phares Rutt founded his custom cabinetry company, drawing inspiration from artisans many centuries before him. Working from a rustic workshop next to his home in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Rutt produced designs that were at once innovative and timeless—displaying uncompromising hand craftsmanship unique to southeastern Pennsylvania’s Amish and Mennonite communities.

News spread quickly throughout the East, and the architecturally-styled cabinetry and furniture-quality construction opened eyes to a new level of excellence. Rutt soon set the new standard for custom cabinetry and carved out a unique position as the leading manufacturer of luxury cabinetry.

Tucked away in the serene Pennsylvania countryside, the craftspeople of Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry still practice their time-honored trade. Not too much has changed here since Phares Rutt opened the shop in 1951. The people are still friendly, life is still peaceful, and we still make each one-of-a-kind piece by hand.

We have added technology where it helps to guarantee a higher level of quality, but never as a replacement for the skill and pride of our artisans. Theirs is a tireless devotion—some boast decades of dedication to their craft at Rutt. Our professional design partners are equally dedicated, including third generation kitchen dealers and awardwinning designers who continue to create living works of art for discerning clients.

Then there are our customers—our patrons, who are the reason for our unparalleled commitment. Rutt has been the foundation of thousands of unique kitchens over the years, and many are still enjoyed by their original owners. Appliances, flooring, and sinks have been replaced but the Rutt cabinetry remains—beautiful, functional, and timeless. All because someone had the vision to demand the very best.

Today, we continue to set the industry standard for perfection, steadfastly refusing to compromise our craft at any cost. Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry is truly the Creator of Timeless Originals.