About Us

History and Experience

Built on the principles of discipline and ambition, Thelen Cabinet Company is here to serve you and the place you call home. Our dedication starts from the very beginning of the experience by understanding that the best cabinets are built one at a time in a small shop of machines and people. We are confident to earn your trust and loyalty as we share our decades of experience and pursuit for perfection in everything we do. We utilize the very best in engineering, materials, equipment and training to bring you the finest in custom cabinetry. Projects small to very large, we are here to work with you to achieve your projects goals.

Established in 1977, Thelen Cabinet Company is a family owned company who designs and builds cabinets for homeowners and builders. Our top level service and outstanding attention to the finest detail means your project is in great hands. We source lumber from local mills, milled and dried to our highest standard, hardware from the leaders in the industry and utilize the most reliable, time tested finishes available.

Integrity | Passion | Craft

integrity [in-teg-ri-tee]


  1. Adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
  2. The stat of being whole, entire undiminished.
  3. A sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition.

passion [pash-uhn]


  1. A strong extravagant fondness, enthusiasm or desire.
  2. A powerful or compelling emotion.
  3. Mentally and especially able. Competent or powerful in a specific field or respect.

craft [kraft, krahft]


  1. An art, trade or occupation requiring special skill, especially manual or mental skill.
  2. Skill, dexterity performance.
  3. The member of a trade or profession collectively; a guild.

From humble beginnings:

     Jeff Thelen opened his first shop in 1968, not a shop of wood and saws but a music shop in Farmington MN. In 1973 Jeff was onto other things where he went to Vocational school in Northfield MN to learn the craft of fine carpentry and began making furniture for friends and relatives. By 1977 Thelen Cabinet Company was incorporated and Jeff moved out of the Thelen families plumbing shop and into his very own building in downtown Farmington MN. In April of 1991 Thelen Cabinet Company broke ground as the first commercial facility in the now Farmington Industrial Park and underwent a dramatic addition in 1993. Growing throughout the 90’s and 00’s Thelen Cabinet Company became an icon in the south metro for custom cabinetry for both homeowners and residential builders and remodelers. In 2001 Thelen Cabinet Company was the first shop in Dakota County to incorporate CNC nesting equipment into the production of custom cabinetry.

    Jeff's son Chad has been involved in the family business from a young age. He went to school for administration and in the fall of 2016, after working in the family business for over 14 years, Chad Thelen took over operations of Thelen Cabinet Company. While serving for 12 years on the Farmington Fire Department and 6 years in the Minnesota National Guard, Chad is now the President and Owner of Thelen Cabinet Company bringing us into over 46 years in business and serving Minnesota.


“Over the last twenty years we have had the good fortune to work with Thelen Cabinets on many occasions. They build a beautiful cabinet and deliver on their promised completion dates. Chad Thelen takes personal pride in seeing projects through from design to delivery. I highly recommend and will continue to use them for our cabinetry needs.”

Michael B.  farmington MN