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About Us

Experienced Kitchen Remodeling
in the Stamford, New Canaan, and Darien, CT Area

Incorporated in 1979, Mohawk Kitchens Inc. has been serving the Stamford, New Canaan, and Darien, CT area for more than 35 years. Originally as a part of Mohawk Service, we started by selling tires and appliances, but have seen many changes since those early years. Today, Mohawk provides the highest quality custom, semi-custom and stock cabinetry for your home. We have the passion and expertise to design any area of the home or office, and even offer a full countertop fabrication shop onsite for all of your Corian® and laminate needs. We are proud to be the premier source for quality cabinetry and kitchen remodeling services in the area, even though we no longer offer tires.

Our Kitchen Remodeling Team

Since the days of selling only tires and appliances, we have grown and evolved, but our legacy remains the same. We have a dedicated and experienced staff that focuses on crafting personal relationships with clients. Our goal is to use the lessons we have learned during the past four decades of growth to provide the highest quality product, design and installation services to every single job we do. Learn more about the people that make this happen every day below.
Neal Laughlin, Owner, Designer, Heart & Soul
Neal learned the business from the ground up by working with his father. Beyond his duties as owner, he still finds time to help clients design their dream kitchens and follows their projects from beginning to end. From receiving deliveries in the warehouse to loading trucks with beautiful kitchens, no job is too big or small, and he firmly believes in his motto that “there are no problems at Mohawk, only solutions.” This has earned Neal the highest regard from employees and peers. In his spare time, Neal enjoys competitive slalom water-skiing, bare-footing, bicycling, and spending time with his family, and friends. He also participates and contributes to charity bike rides.

Valerie Bradshaw, Designer
Valerie joined the Mohawk Kitchens team in February of 2008, bringing years of experience and an impressive resume. She was part of the 2007 team that received the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) award for the best kitchen remodel under $50,000. A graduate of Western Connecticut State University, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and traveling. She had also been very active in Bethel Jaycees.

Maury Velenchik, Designer
With a background in computerized kitchen design, cabinet fabrication and installation, Maury has been an expert addition to the team. He joined Mohawk in 2007, and his knowledge and experience in wholesale plumbing and heating supplies, HVAC design, commercial store design, precast concrete and structural steel has been put to good use. He also helps with the development of shop fabrication and field drawings. Outside of work, Maury enjoys cooking, gardening, working with his hands, boating, motor sports and spending time with his family.

Bob Fowler, Service Manager
Bob began his career with Mohawk Kitchens as a sub-contractor in 1991. In 1999, he officially joined the team as a full-time employee, assuming the duties of the service department. Affectionately known as the “hingemeister,” Bob is integral to many aspects of the business, including drawings, coordinating installations and customer service. Bob loves spending his free time with his wife, children and numerous grandchildren. He also enjoys traveling and camping.

Tommy Conforti, Vice President and Fabrication Manager
Tommy started his career with Mohawk Kitchens in July of 1982, as a countertop fabricator. Today, he runs the countertop shop, and is a Dupont® certified Corian® fabricator and installer. In addition to these responsibilities, Tommy also alters and customizes cabinetry in our shop. As he puts it, “carpentry is my passion.” He might be a busy man, but he always has a smile and a good word for everyone. Outside of work, Tommy is quite the athlete. He runs, is a softball pitcher and coach, and participates in charity bike rides. Above all else, he enjoys spending time with his family.

Joan Racho, Concierge
The first person you meet when you enter our showroom, Joan has been an essential part of the Mohawk Kitchens team since November, 2000. With 17 years of previous retail experience, she manages the showroom floor and makes sure samples, brochures and displays are available for viewing. No one gets more excited than Joan when a new product is introduced, and she truly lives up to her motto, “share your enthusiasm!” Beyond the showroom, she also handles Mohawk’s marketing and advertising. Outside of work, Joan enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the gym and the beach, reading, cooking and an occasional trip to the West Coast.
We have been serving the Stamford area for over 35 years, and during these past four decades we have received plenty of thank-you notes and letters from happy kitchen remodeling clients. Below are a few of their kind words…

R.L. - South Salem, NY


“Just wanted to say thank you for your quick and efficient repairing and adjusting the drawers on our Woodmode cabinets, which were installed in 1994 and still holding up great after more than 23 years!”

R and T - Darien, CT


“We have been meaning to thank you for all your help, patience, and guidance in connection with our new kitchen, and for overseeing the entire process–from cabinet selection to final installation. It was very easy to work with and Tommy–we could always count on both of you to do what you said you would–and we are very happy with the results.”

“Thanks very much again and please feel free to use us as a “satisfied customer” reference should that ever be useful.”


“Our new kitchen is beautiful and I have you to thank for making the whole process go so smoothly and the end result such a success. I truly appreciate the expertise, patience and cheerfulness you brought to the project. It was also quite impressive to me and others that most of the kitchen was actually finished ahead of schedule. Many thanks again…”

G.T. - Greenwich, CT

“From the moment I walked into your showroom, I was awed! Your expertise immediately put me at ease and I knew that I made the right decision in going to Mohawk Kitchens. Thank you for organizing, planning and scheduling all the various people to install my kitchen. Not having to think about who to call and when to call them was a huge load off my mind. Knowing that you were in charge and had years of experience was wonderful. You knew exactly what to do and how to answer all of my questions. Thank you so much!”

T.J. - Stamford, CT

“It’s been a little over a year since you renovated my kitchen. When you were finished you asked me what I liked the best. My reply was the wall oven…but after working in my kitchen for a year, especially around the holidays, I have come to realize that it’s the beautiful cabinets and the overall design of my kitchen that I like the best. Even though you didn’t change the square footage, my kitchen is so much more functional and the cabinets you designed have made my life in the kitchen so much easier and enjoyable.”

P.D. - Stamford, CT

“There are lots of superlatives we can think of, but we’ll simply say that we could not possibly be happier with our new kitchen. From our initial planning and budgeting sessions to the room layout, design options and selection of materials, your guidance and ideas were just what we needed. We now have twice as much functional space and storage as we had before. As repeat customers of Mohawk, we expected our kitchen project to come in on time and budget, and exceed our expectations in every way and thanks to your team, it did.”

L.C. - Stamford, CT

I had a small and very dysfunctional kitchen which I had intended to revamp it in stages because of budget concerns, but after meeting with Neal (the owner) I realized that he would work with me to allay those concerns and yet he was not pushy at all. Whatever I felt comfortable with was fine with him. I became so excited about having a workable kitchen that I did it all and loved it. The team is wonderful-very professional, responsive and creative. Neal was brilliant with solutions that had never occurred to me. If I had a question, a call or an email, it was answered almost immediately and if I couldn’t visualize something, Neal would come to my house to show me. Amazing, but true, the whole job was completed before its due date and under budget. I have pets which also had concerned me, but the workmen were wonderful about making sure they were safe and didn’t escape. The carpentry was immaculate and the attention to detail was amazing. Although, I am not much of a cook, my kitchen is my favorite room in the house- it is beautiful and so functional.

M.M. - Stamford, CT

Dear Bob,
I wanted to drop a quick note to tell you just how much I appreciate you coming over this week to fix a cabinet door. I called with a non urgent request and you were able to fix it on the day I called you (you mentioned that you had a service call in the area). As in the past, you were very accommodating, courteous and easy going. This is another example why I continue to sing the praises of Mohawk Kitchens.
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