What our clients have to say...

My experience with Chris and Custom Touch was better than I could have imagined. We had an idea and Chris was able to make it happen! I am so impressed with the detail and quality of the work. I will never use anyone else again. 5 Stars is an understatement for these guys! Thank you so much!
Shadi Salman
We should have done this sooner. After years of talking about it, we finally pulled the trigger on built ins and they made our room bigger. Chris gave us ideas to tie in the built in with other aspects of our home and our house was not torn up. Everything was built in his shop and they installed it in one day, during the polar vortex!! Great customer service and I highly recommend him for your project.
Adam Chandler
We love our bookcases, computerDesk, printing shelf with storage bins, storage cabinets, file cabinets with Window seat. Chris did an amazing job. He worked with me for a surprise for my husband. It took a few weeks to get everything exact but He was very detail orientated and extremely helpful to make the surprise come true for my husband. We even had Chris come back and build a bar for us. It’s awesome.Thank you Chris for all the hard work. We would highly recommend Chris for any woodworking job.
Rebecca Bigger-Thomas
Chris has done outstanding work for us! He has built our entire kitchen (two kitchens!), a unique bar, and a one-of-a-kind corner TV cabinet. Recently he added self-closing door hinges to our full furniture suite. Thanks Chris!!
William Dick
Chris and Custom Touch Woodworking did a great job with our built ins. The quality is amazing and he was even able to design them to match our mantle. We will definitely use him again for future projects.
Amanda Wackt
We are extremely pleased with the custom cabinet created by Custom Touch Woodworking. Chris was professional, responsible, and reliable and produced a truly exceptional product that was exactly what I asked for.
Jennifer Klein VandeWiele
Chris has done five projects in our home. He is not just a master craftsman, he is a woodworking artist! From built-ins, to kitchen islands, to custom framing, to custom cabinetry (he has done them all for us), Chris can seemingly do it all! If you can envision it, he can build it. My wife and I highly recommend Custom Touch Woodworking!
Jeff Doerr
Chris built several custom pieces for us a couple of years ago. The quality and craftsmanship have weathered very well. We still get compliments! Give Chris a call for your next project. You won’t be disappointed.
Clark Brooks
Being my brother has its advantages and disadvantages. Chris knows I will expect our projects to be perfect and he always delivers. He, like myself, will always think of every little detail that could impact the way the project is finished. If you’re thinking of having built ins or custom cabinets done, you have to call Chris and he can walk you through the process and explain all the details that go into the project. You won’t be disappointed!
Jamie Manzella | Owner, Vision Ventures Construction & Remodeling
I had an awesome experience with Chris and his team at Custom Touch!! They were very professional, timely, and hard-working! I am beyond impressed with the level of care and precision they put into my kitchen hutch! It is an absolutely gorgeous piece, and completely transformed the space! I highly recommend them!
Tori Crawford
We have done two projects with Chris. They are both gorgeous features of our home! He is very reliable, professional, and does beautiful work!
Elisabeth Reed
Chris and team did a wondeful job on my built in bookshelves. I was looking to add more storage in my home and his expertise and professionalism helped make the design decision easy. I appreciated seeing his portfolio of different designs. No matter how small or big, Chris can help provide a solution for your needs.
Chris did a great job! I am thrilled with how the built ins turned out.
Karen Pippin
I highly recommend Chris Manzella and Custom Touch Woodworking. Two years ago he came to our house and we told him our vision for a wall full of bookshelves with cabinets below. He delivered exactly what we were looking for. Everyone that comes to our home comments on how beautiful and well made they are. When it comes time to redo our kitchen, Chris and Custom Touch will be our first call. Thanks, Chris !!!
Robin Stephenson
We love our built ins and were extremely pleased with the professionalism and great communication!
Emily Kauten
Chris from Custom Touch Woodworking just built a custom pantry cabinet for our kitchen. The pantry was high quality, it was built to our specific specifications and it was painted to match our existing cabinets. I will definitely use him again for other projects in our house including building a locker system in our mud room. I would highly recommend Custom Touch Woodworking!!
Karyn Spiegelman
Awesome work. Great communication. Would highly recommend
Drew Johns
We had Chris make us a linen closet and a vanity for our bathroom and it was exactly what I was looking for! Beautiful and very solid work. I would highly recommend!!
Jayci Breese
My first project with Custom Touch Woodworking was completed in 2010. I had a very challenging custom bar that I wanted built in our new home. A vision that I had for many years. Chris made it come to life with so much detail and perfection in craftsmanship! Today, 18 projects later, Custom Touch Woodworking is still exceeding my expectations. I’ve never had a vision or created a design that Chris hasn’t been able to create. He collaborates well with the client. Bars, fireplace surround, crown molding, sports locker, employee locker system, sports display case, wine rack, kitchen cabinet doors, picture frame molding, decorative window headers, oak student desk, and on. Each one completed as envisioned, with high quality, and on time. Most importantly, Chris operates with integrity and is always willing to do what’s right for the client! Moving forward, We’ll be working together for years to come.
Andrew Carby | President, Prairie Signs inc.
I would highly recommend. I met Chris at a training a couple years back and started following his Facebook page. Finally, I had a project and knew who to call. Chris and helped me plan my laundry room, including cabinets, a pantry I desperately needed since we lack the kitchen space, and space to fold laundry. I didn't quite know what kind of countertop I wanted and he said, "Can I make something custom for you? I love custom projects like this!" Of course, I was a little nervous and wondered if I should just go with the safe, regular countertops, but, opted for the custom since he seemed so confident and excited. Chris took a sample of my new floor, and off he went. A few weeks later, he arrived with the most beautiful cabinets and countertop. I'm so happy I trusted his custom woodworking and beautiful, perfect stain to match my floors. It's just gorgeous! I'm actually excited to do laundry! Let's hope that doesn't go away. Thanks Chris and team! We love it!
Holly Bill
Very professional and beautiful work, we couldn’t be happier with our built-ins. Thank you so much, Chris.
Marta Adriana Berns
Quick response and competitive quote. Professional craftmanship!
Frank Schuler
Hey Chris, I wanted to thank you for all the woodworking projects you have helped me with down through the years. Personally and commercially. Always a great job. Very professional. Not to mention all the times you let me swing by the shop for a quick favor. I know you were busy but graciously stopped what you were doing and helped me out. You do awesome work. Thanks again.
John Morgan | Owner, GOLDS GYM
We’ve had Chris do 2 projects including a bookshelf surround in our living room, and bookcase and storage units in our Den. The craftsmanship is outstanding! Chris is awesome, friendly, and super easy to work with. I’ve recommended his services to all my friends!
Timothy Romer
Chris built our office furniture for us last year. He did a great job and totally customized it for us. We would be glad to show to anyone interested. Thank you Chris for a great job!
Colleen Wilson
Chris’ motto is, “You dream it, we build it.” I can tell you he delivers his word. Chris can do about anything you put your mind to. We love our new mantel,…Very Paris. The custom fluting and carvings are gorgeous! Chris came over to our house with his book of photos of past projects. We found something we liked and he built it even better.  He listens to your ideas and then gets the job done. On top of everything else, Chris has so much personality; he is a blast to work with. Through this process, we consider him a friend. ‘Chris, did you say I needed some bookshelves to go with that Wonderfully Made Parisian mantel?
Cathy Baker | Vice President, Busey Bank
Chris Manzella and his Custom Touch Woodworking team built all the furniture and cabinetry for our law office. He is honest, easy to work with, and produces fine quality products. We highly recommend Custom Touch.
Andrew J. Kelly | Wylder Corwin Kelly, LLP
We at Snyder Corp. would like to thank Custom Touch Woodworking for the fine job that was done on our front desk for our new office building. The materials that were used on our front desk were of the best quality and were finished superbly. We are proud to let people know who did the excellent woodworking at our office. Again, thanks for such a wonderful job!
R.P. Powell | Vice President, Snyder Corporations
I found Chris through a Facebook group. I had contacted a number of different providers to try to get a mantel surround for my fireplace. No one would return my calls! I heard back from Chris the same day. His estimate was competitive with the research we had done and he was willing to listen to what we wanted and incorporate it into the design. I ended up giving him 3 different pictures from Pinterest with different elements that we wanted incorporated. When he realized that we needed tile work done too, he quickly referred us to a resource that did an great job. I enjoyed working with Chris. He is very customer focused as well as good natured, even when I got very particular about what I wanted. The project was done on time and on budget. The finished product is wonderful and has transformed our room! I would happily recommend Custom Touch Woodworking!
Stephanie Calahan
I met Chris Manzella as a fluke, but continue to work with him intentionally/ If you are looking for solid, quality, personalized products this is your guy. Free estimates, nothing but quality. I have had the pleasure of working with Chris at four different houses. But you’ve been holding out on me with this beautiful piece.
Gina Rofde
I have worked with Chris on a few projects and his craftsmanship is so amazing! If you have a project in mind for mud room, pantry, bookshelves, fireplace (to only name a few of amazing creations up his sleeve) he’s your man! I highly recommended Chris for your upcoming projects!
Marianne McCarthy Minnis | Owner, Dash of Splash decorating

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