By Tom Bostock

Tired of running around, roaming the aisles in a big box store, searching for an employee and finding out that you know more about the location of things than he does?  I know I am. I’d be willing to bet that everyone who is reading this article has also experienced this same situation at least once. If you live in the Tampa Bay area, and are looking for millwork-related home improvement products and services, you have a viable option with Capital Millwork:

     If you are building a new home, moving into one that is “new to you” or just want to freshen up the decorative trim, doors or windows of your present one, you owe it to yourself to visit the professionals at Capital Millwork and take the worry out of your project. As their website proudly notes, it’s “Your Hometown Finishing Source,” ( The great folks at Capital Millwork are offering a rare commodity in today’s fast-paced digital, self-serve era, good, old-fashioned, service with a “Capital S.”

     When Florida native, Bob Koch, and Washington state transplant, Heather Link first opened Capital Millwork in January of 2009 at its current location, 32704 US 19 N. in Palm Harbor, they had one goal in mind, to provide quality millwork products and the education to make customers informed buyers. A long-time carpenter and general contractor, Bob willingly shares his woodworking skill with the shop’s do-it-yourselfers, most recently teaching one home owner how to cope a joint creating a gap-free molding corner. If you are curious, just ask. Bob said that the customer nicknamed him “the trim whisperer.”

 Keith Sontag was also part of the original start-up.  Essentially a native, he moved to Dunedin in 1967 from Missouri.  Before starting with Capital Millwork, he spent many years fabricating custom doors and providing building materials locally. Our professional sales staff has well over 100 years of industry experience, the majority of which was spent in Pinellas county. 

        Are big stores always cheaper than the little ones? I’ve heard it said that you can save money there. Did you know that you can buy standard moldings at Capital Millwork for substantially less than some of the large local retail/commercial outlets in the Tampa Bay area? Capital Millwork’s showroom selection of door hardware, doors, windows, moldings, Cabinetry Hardware, and other millwork-related products is amazing. Not sure what to select… Try out trim samples and cabinetry hardware at home free of charge. 

     Surfing internet sites can be confusing.  At Capital Millwork, their vast selection of cabinet hardware allows you to realize the true designs, sizes and finishes before your purchase.  They take the guesswork out of the equation.  Considering the personalized service and hardware loan program, you might think the prices wouldn’t be competitive.  The truth is that Capital Millwork regularly beats those online prices.        

     If you want it, they have it or can get it for you. When they expanded from a single storefront to their current 3400 square feet, Heather and Bob made sure that they had access to a huge number of manufacturers and suppliers to ensure that their customers desires would always be met. Not aligned to any one brand, Capital Millwork can order products from a myriad of providers to meet your every need. 

     Are they really as good as this article indicates? Listen to what a few of their many satisfied customers, your friends and neighbors, had to say about innovative, cutting-edge Capital Millwork:

     D.B. from Palm Harbor complained that her new furniture was covered with cloths because of the painter still working in the house. There was one bright spot in her day, however, “boy do I have beautiful handles on my center kitchen island! (some things just come natural to me with Capital Millwork in my life) Thanks.”

     An excerpt from an online review by a Dunedin resident says it all:

“They carry a vast array of specialty hardware that is not only utilitarian, but beautiful.  With so many options on display, one can actually hold items in your hand to see how they would feel in everyday use.  We were able to select kitchen cabinet pulls and front door hardware that perfectly accent our home.  We love our custom wood entry doors, chosen after several options were presented to us in picture form.  Pictures were taken of our home and then the doors that were possibilities were superimposed so that we had a better idea of the final product.”

      Are you considering replacing some of the old exterior doors or windows in your home? Do you know if you need a permit or a license? Are there any regulations that your installation might be in violation of? Do doors and windows have Florida Product Approval? These are just some of the questions to consider when upgrading or remodeling. Bob, Heather and the knowledgeable, friendly folks at Capital Millwork stay informed about changes in the laws, ordinances and regulations that effect the products that they sell. They happily share that information with their customers. 

     If it is millwork-related, Capital Millwork should be your destination for the finest in quality, professional millwork products, and world class customer service. Installation is available through a select group of their proven sub-contractors. Product delivery is also available for a nominal fee. Call, come by, or visit us online today.

Make your vision a reality with Capital Millwork, 32704 US 19 N, Palm Harbor, Call: 727 772 7703 Website: (