Meet Melissa & Christopher Perez
Boyars has been serving San Diego since 1974. The current owners were employees of the company for over 21 years. They purchased the company when the previous owner retired. They were already managing all operations for several years and Melissa was already (and still is) the licensee for the business since 2004. They are both native San Diegans, as well as their 3 children (ages 11, 14 & 24). They live in Stonebridge of Scripps Ranch.
Chris and Melissa both started off from entry level positions. Melissa started as a receptionist and Chris started off building drawers in the shop. They both worked from the ground up through every position in the company. Melissa went from receptionist, to project coordinating to accounting to sales to management. Chris went from shop helper, to cabinet builder, to stainer/finisher to installer to management. They have taken courses in kitchen design but are mostly self-taught from hands-on experience from the last 25 years. Prior to Boyar’s they both worked for a local closet company for 5 years (which is where they originally met in 1997.
Boyar’s is a custom cabinet company that specializes in refacing. They can custom build any cabinetry but 95% of their business comes from refacing. Since Melissa and Chris started off in closets, they have expertise in organizers, custom cabinets and refacing. They worked hard to bring the company to what it is now, so when the owner retired it only made sense that they would buy the business.
Boyar’s is a locally-owned San Diego business. Not a franchise. Not an out of town company driving down to San Diego. The true definition of a LOCAL, FAMILY-OWNED business.
Top Notch Employees
When Melissa and Chris first started with Boyar’s over 21 years ago, there were only a handful of employees (they now have almost 30). The longevity of their employees is what makes Boyar’s unique. That and that their skill level is way above those competing with what we do. Most of their employees have all been with the company for over 15-20 years, also. Their installers are all true craftsmen.
Our focus is on the quality and craftsmanship, rather than a “quick-fix”. Homes of all ages require a certain skill level and true expertise to create the look of a new kitchen, while working around unique characteristics of each and every kitchen we do. Their experts are here to guide potential clients to what can and cannot be done in their kitchens.
Generally-speaking, home improvement is a sales-driven industry and most are focused on hiring salespeople. Chris & Melissa’s employees put their focus on the relationship with their clients. Their repeat business and the referrals show the true relationships their designers develop with their clients. When they are referred, many times their employees are asked for by name. One thing that is consistent in any review, is always the quality and the finished product exceeding their expectations. Boyar’s is anything but BASIC refacers.
Shopping Local Means Better, Faster Service
Shop local. Shop experience. When you shop from a business that does not have a local factory, it makes things much more difficult, should they need a service call or assistance. Boyar’s fabricates all their own cabinets and stains and paints their own products with the most environmentally-friendly products available, on state-of-the-art finishing equipment, not available anywhere else in Southern California. Most finishes are solvent-free and cabinet components arrive to the clients’ home complete. No staining and painting is done inside the clients home, unnecessarily exposing them to harmful odors and VOC’s. It also allows them to manage the quality directly. If and when things arise at an installation, it allows them to respond quickly since they are local.
Boyar’s offers a true, lifetime warranty on their refacing. Hardware, installation and moving parts are all guaranteed for as long as they own the home. All you have to do is call them, and they set up a service for someone to come out. It’s the best in the business. Be wary of manufacturer’s warranties that only cover issues related to actual issues that could have occurred during manufacturing.
Boyar’s Owners Care About Their Customers
Most importantly, they actually care. They are VERY involved on the day to day operations. They care about the customers. They care about their employees and they care about the community. They try to support other local small businesses when they can and they are always just a phone call away. At the end of the day, they have a get it done attitude and truly believe that the quality they deliver and how much they care about the actual job they do, is literally what makes them so successful.