Fusing handcrafted artistry with the latest technology, our small team creates amazing outcomes for our clients every day.


Martin-Star was founded in 2003 and since then we have provided custom handcrafted cabinetry to the Richmond, Virginia area. Starting small with just a couple of carpenters, everyone at Martin-Star has worked hard to earn the respect and referrals from the Richmond community. We now have about 15 full time staff handling every aspect from design to installation for several clients at a time. Our backgrounds span construction, woodworking, art and design, but what we all have in common is a passion for turning our clients’ visions into reality.


A great design and even expert craftsmanship can only go so far - materials have to take a project to the finish line. We use only the highest quality materials and we strive to use environmentally conscious and responsibly sourced materials throughout every project. Whether it’s hardwood, plywood, or even stains and finishes - everything we use has undergone intensive testing and staff scrutiny. We are constantly enhancing our knowledge of the industry and new materials by attending trade shows and conferences so that we can continue to offer our clients the best products available.

Department Heads

Josh Kayer
Executive Director

Noel Ives-Rublee
Lead Designer & Director

Sean McDonough
Managing Director of Production & Operations