Michael & Nichole

Our Story

Michael and Nichole have been working together since 2004.  They have owned companies, worked for others, and everything in between.  Through the years, they have decided that individual service is what is most important to them.  O'Connor Cabinetry Designs was born from that philosophy.

The step by step process we take you through removes the guesswork from buying cabinetry, and we are involved every step of the way, from initial concept to final measure of the space, then through ordering and installation. For more information about our process, please see our How We Work page.

A Little About Us

Michael is a Long Island, NY transplant who moved to Sarasota in 1996. He still thinks that nothing can compare to Long Island pizza or bagels and makes sure to get both every time he heads back North! He is a Tampa Bay Lightning fan but still cheers on the Rangers whenever he gets the chance. Family is Michael’s greatest joy, and he enjoys spending time with his wife, his four kids, and three grand kids. At home, Michael loves to cook for large family gatherings, especially on his Big Green Egg, so he understands how great kitchen function can help create a warm home environment.

After 30 years in the industry, Michael has developed a reputation for outstanding space-planning and design. His main emphasis is on the functional use of space – creating a place for everything, so it is at hand exactly where you need it. His outside-the-box thinking leads to the utilization of areas most people wouldn’t consider. Secret doors, hidden nooks, pantries that seem to double in size – you can almost see the wheels turning as soon as he steps into your home.

Our son Ryan joined the OCD team in 2021 and has been instrumental in implementing new software and procedures, streamlining the manufacturing process. He has a passion for technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Nichole is a military brat who has lived all over Florida as well as North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland. Reading, boating, playing in the dirt in her garden, and being a Nana are a few of her favorite pastimes. Aren’t grandkids the best? In 2021, she went back to school and is working towards being an Occupational Therapy Assistant. She will miss the hustle and bustle of a busy cabinet shop but is looking forward to this next chapter.

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