ABOUT US

Founded by the dedicated partnership of Nancy and John Braamse, Olde World Cabinetry, Plumbing & Hardware is rooted in a shared commitment to knowledge, professionalism, and years of industry expertise. Our philosophy centers on a meticulous understanding of our clients’ needs, transforming visions into distinctive, timeless environments.

At Olde World, our 4,000 square feet showroom is a haven of inspiration. From exceptional cabinetry displays showcasing superior quality and design to an array of decorative plumbing fixtures and accessories around every corner, our space is curated to spark your imagination.

Committed to a sustainable future, Olde World operates on solar power throughout our showroom, offices, and warehouse. Our ongoing journey involves incorporating more sustainable practices into every aspect of our work.

cabinetry

We orchestrate the entire cabinet journey from design to installation. With our diverse range of custom, semi-custom, and stock cabinet lines, we skillfully blend style, budget, and timeline to suit your needs. Our team of experts will help bring your vision to life.

plumbing

From decorative plumbing to accessories, we assist clients in selecting the perfect elements that make a statement while considering form and function. Our showroom showcases a diverse range of options, and our specialist is here to guide you through creating a space that reflects your unique style.

hardware

Elevate your space with our curated cabinet hardware collection. The showroom boasts over 5,000 options, from classic round knobs to extraordinary pulls. Whether part of a new cabinetry project or an upgrade from your existing hardware, our team offers expert advice and sales. Installations are seamlessly integrated exclusively for our custom cabinetry projects, ensuring a cohesive and polished finish.
Our history at a glance

OLDE WORLD TIMELINE

1995
Nancy & John Braamse begin Olde World Cabinetry out of their house
1996
Install our inaugural cabinet display at the Architectural Design Center
1997
Join BKBG (Bath & Kitchen Buying Group)
1998
Rent our first warehouse space
2000
Relocate to a 1000 sq ft space in part of a standalone office building in Largo, establishing our first office and showroom
2001
Join the NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association) and expand the showroom an additional 1000 sq ft
2004
Begin using CAD (all cabinet plans were hand drawn up to this point)
2005
Expand another 1000 sq ft to the 3rd Space of the building
2006
Take over the entire building, unveiling a 4000 sq ft showroom
2010
Start developing plans for a new showroom and office space
2011
Relocate to our current Pinellas Park showroom
2015
Embrace sustainability with the installation of solar panels
2020
COVID-19 Response: Stay open during the pandemic with limited staff who use the down time to start planning a showroom and building façade remodel. We allow those who can work remotely to do so and those who can’t, stay home. We’re fortunate that everyone continues to get paid through this time!
2021
Remodel the showroom and offices while the front of the building undergoes a major upgraded redesign
Future
Strategically plan for the next generation to guide Olde World Cabinetry forward!
Our history at a glance

OLDE WORLD TIMELINE

1995
Nancy & John Braamse begin Olde World Cabinetry out of their house
1996
Install our inaugural cabinet display at the Architectural Design Center
1997
Join BKBG (Bath & Kitchen Buying Group)
1998
Rent our first warehouse space
2000
Relocate to a 1000 sq ft space in part of a standalone office building in Largo, establishing our first office and showroom
2001
Join the NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association) and expand the showroom an additional 1000 sq ft
2004
Begin using CAD (all cabinet plans were hand drawn up to this point)
2005
Expand another 1000 sq ft to the 3rd Space of the building
2006
Take over the entire building, unveiling a 4000 sq ft showroom
2010
Start developing plans for a new showroom and office space
2011
Relocate to our current Pinellas Park showroom
2015
Embrace sustainability with the installation of solar panels
2020
COVID-19 Response: Stay open during the pandemic with limited staff who use the down time to start planning a showroom and building façade remodel. We allow those who can work remotely to do so and those who can’t, stay home. We’re fortunate that everyone continues to get paid through this time!
2021
Remodel the showroom and offices while the front of the building undergoes a major upgraded redesign
Future
Strategically plan for the next generation to guide Olde World Cabinetry forward!
Come and meet

OUR TEAM

At Olde World, our dedicated team brings a wealth of collective knowledge to the table. With a remarkable combined experience of 270 years (we did the math!) in the Kitchen & Bath industry, our team is dedicated to delivering excellence in every project.

Nancy is the inspirational core behind our team with an extensive and diverse background. She holds a degree in Industrial Educational Technology and was initially trained as an industrial arts teacher, covering woodshop, drafting, welding, and auto mechanics. Her career path included roles as a surveyor and a product engineer for a precast concrete company. Nancy delved into kitchen design after an introduction during her work designing Houseboats. A serendipitous moment occurred when Nancy answered an ad for a design and graphics job, which turned out to be one of the most esteemed kitchen and bath design firms at the time. While gaining great experience there, Nancy diligently pursued certifications in both Kitchen and Bath design, cementing her status as a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD). In March of 1995, she and her husband relocated to Florida and, come June, they founded Olde World Cabinetry. Native to Michigan, Nancy brings a wealth of expertise and innovation to the table. Her interests extend beyond design; she’s an avid traveler, a boating enthusiast, a voracious reader, collector of watches, and is an advanced scuba diver. Nancy also has a knack for discovering unique treasures at thrift stores, adding a touch of character to both her designs, her life…and her wardrobe.
John has been instrumental in shaping the foundation of our company. Together with his wife Nancy, they established our business in 1995, and their shared vision has been a propelling factor behind our success. John’s commitment to the company he and Nancy were building was evident from the very beginning. He wasn’t just the co-owner; he was our very first installer. In those early days, he even handled all our deliveries, embarking on flights to Kentucky and renting trucks to bring cabinets back to Florida. While he no longer does the cross-country drives, he continues to focus on the well-being of the business. With John’s ongoing support, our company continues to thrive and grow. Originally from Kentucky, John is, of course, a big Wildcats fan. He boasts a wide range of other interests, from his love for Rays Baseball to his fondness for The Bahamas and boating. He’s also known to make a mean beer cheese dip!
Kelly came to Olde World as an intern in 2004, after studying Interior Design and Business Management at Illinois State University. We officially hired her and she’s been growing through positions ever since, absorbing every aspect of the business. While Kelly originally wanted to specialize in designing kitchens due to their ever-evolving technology, her gained knowledge and growth through the years altered her course and she began designing and managing our operations instead. Actively engaged in all other aspects of the business as well, Kelly adds an indispensable force that propels our collective success. Still loving everything kitchens, that’s where you’ll usually find Kelly when she’s not in the office. She’s a meal prep pro who might have an addiction to cookbooks and small appliances. Beyond the culinary world, Kelly loves collecting multiple hobbies from crafting to edible gardening, cheering at Tampa Bay sporting events, and jet-setting to new destinations.
Kathy has a B.S. degree in Business from Eastern Montana College. She had 14 years experience working for Kampgrounds of America (KOA), City of St. Petersburg and Pinellas County Builders Association before coming to OWC, where she has worked more than 20 years. She enjoys jazz music, photography, rock hounding, cooking, gardening and traveling. She is also our “nerd holiday coordinator” forcing the office to celebrate Star Wars Day, Harry Potter’s birthday and International Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day. You can get your co-workers to celebrate anything with you if you bring treats!
Jordan was raised in St. Pete and has a deep-rooted love for this community. He graduated from St. Pete High School and is a proud Florida State Seminole. With over 11 years of dedicated service, Jordan’s journey in the industry spans his lifetime. He began his career from the ground up, working in the warehouse and handling deliveries. Today, he plays a crucial role in our team, expertly coordinating the installation schedules for over 100 projects simultaneously. Beyond his coordination duties, Jordan is involved in various aspects of the business, making his contributions invaluable. When he’s not immersed in project management, you’ll find Jordan on the golf course, perfecting his swing, and cheering passionately for Tampa Bay sports teams. Jordan once held the esteemed title of Mayor of Enterprise Village in Fifth Grade— which he personally considers his greatest achievement. Jordan’s dedication, versatility, and hometown pride are a driving force behind our team’s success.
Barbara is a Florida native and a proud graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Her journey took an intriguing turn in 1985 when she transitioned to a new career path and joined a plumbing wholesaler, initially in the accounting department. Over the years, Barbara’s expertise and passion for her work led to the creation of a decorative plumbing showroom, which eventually expanded to multiple locations across the state. In 2009, she brought her wealth of experience and talent to the Olde World team, playing a pivotal role in transforming our showroom into what it is today. Barbara thrives on collaborating with builders, interior designers, plumbers, and homeowners, helping them bring their dream kitchens and bathrooms to life. Her dedication and commitment shine through in every project she undertakes. Beyond her professional pursuits, Barbara enjoys cooking with her husband and enthusiastically cheers on the Seminoles. She also finds solace in the pages of a good book and cherishes quality time spent with family and friends.
Herb is our seasoned Designer with a remarkable 50-year journey in kitchen design. He can sketch up designs with speed and is also quick to find solutions to any client’s needs. His wealth of experience makes him a true resource to our design team. Herb’s journey is nothing short of extraordinary. He served two tours in Vietnam with the CBs of the Navy, showcasing his dedication and resilience. Post-military service, Herb took his skills to new heights—literally. He contributed to the iconic Memorial Bridge, engaging in ironwork 200 feet above the Delaware River. Beyond the drafting board, Herb’s passion for speed and precision extends from designing kitchens to the sleek lines of sports cars. In his downtime, you’ll find him sitting poolside or whipping up delicious dishes in the kitchen.
Becky brings a wealth of professional experience spanning over 20 years. With deep roots in the Tampa Bay area for over four decades, she’s a true local expert. Becky’s skill set is as diverse as it is impressive. Her proficiency encompasses customer service, administrative support, cost containment, accounting assistance, event planning, and general office coordination. She thrives on the variety and challenges that her role at Olde World brings her way. Outside of the office, Becky’s zest for life is evident. She’s an explorer of new restaurants, a beach enthusiast, and a devoted pet lover. Quality time with family holds a special place in her heart.
Chad brings a unique blend of expertise to our team with a background in both Mechanical Engineering from WVU and Interior Design from IADT. Originating from Fairmont, WV, he made his way to Florida in 2008. With 3 years of prior experience working with an Interior Design firm, and now over 10 years with us, Chad’s attention to detail and design sensibilities greatly contribute to our projects. When Chad is not managing our design and purchasing needs, his interests extend into the world of hands-on craftsmanship. You’ll often find him immersed in the art of woodworking or channeling his creativity into remodeling his home, where every project becomes a labor of love. When he’s not refining his carpentry skills, Chad is a devoted football enthusiast, with a special place in his heart for the Pittsburgh Steelers, West Virginia Mountaineers and Florida State. As the lone male in a house of girls—his wife and two daughters—Chad skillfully navigates the delicate balance of family life, ensuring that sports screentime is somehow weaved into the fabric of their household. His dedication to both craftsmanship and family dynamics makes Chad a truly multi-faceted and essential member of our team.
David boasts over 14 years of experience in the Kitchen and Bath Industry. He embarked on his journey from the warehouse floor of a cabinet distributor, steadily advancing from a Warehouse Associate to Operations Manager. Thankfully he’s now joined our team, diving into the intricate world of procuring custom cabinetry and all that comes with it. From a young age, his fascination with all things kitchen-related was evident. He fondly recalls learning to make Gravy (sauce) from his grandmother and even took on the impressive task of baking five different cakes with his brother for his wedding. David’s passion for the kitchen has always been clear; he knew he wanted to bring that same love and happiness to people through both design and functionality. In this industry, he sees the opportunity to turn those dreams into a reality. A product of Chicago, Illinois, David is an unwavering Bears fan, always ready to proclaim “BEAR DOWN!”
Linh is our talented CAD pro now remotely working for us all the way from California, where she is originally from. She graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences and went on to build a solid foundation from her four-year internship at Linda Medina Interior Design. Linh embodies flexibility, adaptability, and meticulous attention to detail in every design making her a great contributor to the Olde World CAD Team. Beyond the digital canvas, Linh finds joy in nurturing life through planting, cooking tasty meals, and embracing the beautiful journey of motherhood to her adorable daughter.
Toshi is our meticulous CAD Designer who excels in the art of translating ideas into precise drawings. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Utah State University in 2005 and has since honed his skills in creating detailed CAD drawings. With a background in designing IKEA kitchens for 8 years, Toshi has an exceptional eye for optimizing spaces. Beyond his design prowess, he’s known as a devoted Cat & Plant Dad, nurturing both furry and leafy companions. In his spare time, Toshi indulges in a wide array of interests, including cooking, baking, and savoring delicious cuisine. He’s also a beach enthusiast who appreciates the calming waves of the ocean, as well as an adventure seeker who thrives on theme park rides and rollercoasters. Toshi has an eclectic taste, from his fascination with thunderstorms to his love for dinosaurs, mermen, and tattoos. He’s an avid tea drinker and a seasoned traveler, always ready for the next journey. Toshi’s professional skills are complemented by his fluent sarcasm and the ability to roll his eyes expertly. Originally from Malad, ID, he also has a background in gymnastics and cheerleading, showcasing his dedication to both creative and technical pursuits.
Native to St. Petersburg and a proud graduate of Northeast High School, Gloria kickstarted her creative journey at the Art Institute for Interior Design. She then began her 20-year-long career as a project manager and Wood-Mode Cabinetry dealer at a local design firm. At Olde World, Gloria offers her skills in various aspects of the design process. Her commitment to design excellence and customer satisfaction makes her a fantastic part of the team. Beyond the design world, Gloria’s heart lies in diverse interests—be it the thrill of boating, the freedom of cycling, the serenity of yoga, or the joy of cultivating a vibrant garden. She cherishes moments with her two girls and grandbaby, finding solace in beach walks and listening to live music.
Elena is a passionate and creative designer with impressive knowledge of multiple computer design programs. Armed with an Interior Design Degree since 2017 and comprehensive knowledge of design techniques, she has flourished in various kitchen and bath design firms. Her design expertise makes her a positive force in our creative team. Beyond the digital design realm, Elena’s interests span from sketching and gardening to cooking. And when she’s not crafting in the kitchen or bringing designs to life, Elena’s wanderlust spirit takes her on adventures across the globe.
Born and raised in St. Pete, he dove headfirst into the world of warehouse management right after graduating high school at the young age of 18. With so many years of experience under his belt, Deondrick is the beating heart of our warehouse and delivery operation. No challenge is too big for him, and his can-do attitude and infectious positivity make him an amazing part of our team. When D’s not in the warehouse or on job sites, you’ll find him cheering passionately for the Green Bay Packers, proving his loyalty knows no bounds. But it’s not all about work for him —he’s a dedicated family man with a love for music and an affinity for movie marathons.
Anthony’s passion for woodworking ignited during his teenage years when he crafted BMX and skateboarding ramps and boxes. His foundation in the cabinet industry came when he joined a local cabinet distributor, where he honed his skills in cabinet assembly, building, and manufacturing. Venturing into self-employment as a woodworker, Anthony took on the roles of designer, builder, finisher, and installer, showcasing his versatility in crafting millwork and custom cabinetry. Seeking new challenges, he transitioned to installing for top-tier cabinet companies, eventually finding his way to our team. Anthony brings a wealth of experience and a passion for precision to our company, making him a valuable asset to our dedicated team of professionals.
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