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Scott Dresner

Scott Dresner is a renowned kitchen designer
and custom builder who utilizes exquisite cabinetry
and innovative building methods to create
extraordinary spaces at manufacturer direct pricing.

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Dresner Design is a kitchen design company, a cabinetry supplier, and an installer, as well as a residential and commercial renovation company.

The cabinetry division specializes in the design and implementation of all cabinetry needs including kitchens, baths, wall-units, closets, furniture and office fixtures. The renovation division specializes in the renovation and construction of single family homes, condominiums, co-ops, multi-unit buildings and commercial spaces.

Dresner Design has recently completed work in some of the most exclusive buildings in the Chicago Gold Coast neighborhood including The Elysian, 900 N Michigan, The Palmolive, The Park Tower, The Hancock, 1100 N Lake Shore, 1301 N Dearborn, 20 E Cedar, 60 W Erie, 1000 N Lake Shore, 100 E Huron, The Westshore, 340 on the Park, Kinzie Park, The Heritage, The Pinnacle, The Fordham, 100 E Bellevue, 50 E Bellevue and Sutton Place Townhomes.

Dresner Design has also recently completed full renovation projects in Chicago's exclusive Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Bucktown, and Lakeview neighborhoods in addition to multiple projects located throughout the North Shore and Western suburbs of Chicago. The Dresner Design team has worked on properties ranging in value from $100,000 to more than $6 Million and commercial projects as small as a few hundred square feet to over 20,000 square feet. Dresner Design has the ability to customize services to fit most budgets based on the scope of work that the client desires.

Dresner Design additionally enjoys an expansive presence nationwide, recently completing projects across the country including a 60 unit live/work loft building and several condominiums in Los Angeles, California, estates in Vail and Aspen, Colorado, loft buildings in Denver, Colorado, a penthouse in Las Vegas, Nevada, several estates in Palm Beach, Florida, homes in Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Birmingham and Franklin, Michigan, a 20,000 sq ft office project in Dearborn, Michigan, over 200 units in 3 different loft projects in Royal Oak, Michigan and several apartment buildings housing 100’s of units throughout Chicago, Il

In addition to providing the most advanced and on trend kitchens and baths for the private residential market, Dresner Design also possesses the expertise to design cutting edge, cost effective kitchens, baths and closets for developer’s multi-unit projects. Dresner has designed kitchens and baths for builders across the United States, completing thousands of units in New York, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, California, and Illinois. Dresner Design offers a full range of products priced to suit any development from budget to luxury.

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Scott Dresner
Scott Dresner possesses the rare combination of expertise in both construction and design. Having started his cabinetry company in his garage at age 20, Dresner quickly grew it into a multi-million dollar business. The company expanded from 2 employees to more than 70, and Dresner soon designed and built out a new headquarters for the company to the tune of a 15,000 square foot, fully automated cabinet factory – one of the largest in Metropolitan Detroit. This feat amazingly, was accomplished before Scott’s 26th birthday. It is this type of unflagging passion, dedication and expertise that has afforded Scott the ability to maintain his position as an innovator in the cabinetry industry today, and for the last 30 years.

After selling his business in 1997, Scott set his sights across the globe and fell head over heels for Italian cabinetry. His love did not go unrequited as he soon became the sole US distributor of one of the largest cabinetry manufacturers in Italy. Dresner remains recognized in the industry today as a pioneer who brought reasonably priced high-end Italian cabinetry to America.

Passion for design and building, from this Midwest native, is no surprise. Scott is the nephew of fashion icon Linda Dresner and renowned real estate developer Milton Dresner. He credits each of them for introducing him to a world of building and design at a very young age.. " They taught me about design, function and quality and how to integrate all three elements into my life and business" he says. “I’ve lived conscious of design my entire life.”

Scott has worked in all facets of the cabinetry business for the past 30+ years, including completing thousands of units for developers across the country in multi-unit developments, designing and building kitchens, baths and wall-units in celebrity homes and residential estates, building and designing office furnishings in commercial spaces and designing and installing store fixtures in retail locations. All in all, he has designed and installed over 7000 kitchens and baths across the country. Dresner’s vast understanding of construction and his talent in design, has allowed him to create some of the most exquisite kitchens, baths and office spaces in the market today.

Dresner, a licensed builder for over 20 years, is also a highly accomplished renovation and construction expert and has worked in building renovation and construction since the early 80's. His expertise and experience extends to both residential and commercial properties.

Cooper Wolfson
Cooper Wolfson is the Director of Operations at Dresner Design and joined the team in 2010. With a background in construction learning from his father, a renowned developer in the Detroit area, Cooper met Scott while working on several large-scale loft projects.

Cooper enjoys working with Scott every day, and his involvement in all facets of Dresner Design is extremely gratifying. “It is incredible to be apart of amazing projects from start to finish. I enjoy working with our clients to deliver incredible transformations of their homes. Learning from one of the nation’s top kitchen designers and builders is an extraordinary experience in design and construction”, says Cooper.

Cooper’s responsibilities include: project coordination with clients, trades and building management, project management and supervision of all construction, bids and proposals, business development and customer relations.

Cooper holds a Bachelors degree from Michigan State University where he graduated in 2009.




kitchen design

"If home is where the heart is, the kitchen is its soul."

The kitchen is the most personal room and often the largest investment in a house - Scott Dresner understands this. When designing a kitchen with Dresner Design you work directly with Scott and collaborate with him about your needs, wants and design choices . Scott, an expert in kitchen design and space planning, allows your visions to become a reality. The process is painless and seamless as Scott manages the entire project from design conception to installation. He works with his clients to select the cabinetry style, species, appliances, hardware, and stone. Amazingly, Scott is able to do this at greatly discounted prices as he works directly with manufacturers and passes the savings through to his clients.

Scott Dresner is an expert in merging design, function and budget.

cabinetry solutions

Dresner Design's cabinetry division designs, builds, installs and distributes cabinetry for kitchens, offices, bathrooms, closets, and wall-unit systems used in residential, multi-unit and commercial properties. Dresner Design offers cabinetry lines from Stosa Cucine, private label cabinetry by De Angelis as well as several others. All cabinetry is fabricated in Italy. Most importantly Dresner Design offers materials at manufacturer direct pricing.

De Angelis: The Dresner Design Private Label Collection

Our private label collection comes from the De Angelis family and is made in Italy. Scott and the De Angelis family have a 20-year friendship and have done dozens of projects together. Now, Scott has developed a private label collection fabricated by De Angelis, custom made in Italy by craftsman. The fabrication process is deeply rooted in the Italian heritage.

Our boutique factory is a complete one-stop-shop. We make cabinetry, millwork and wood walls. Anything you can think of when it comes to color, size or shape, we can do it. Together we strive to design and build things that no one has ever done before.

"Our private label cabinetry collection is an extension of Italy right here in the United States." - Scott Dresner

The cabinetry is made out of materials that the United States doesn’t use. We use marine grade plywood and the second grade is solid wood with a quarter inch veneer on either end. It’s lighter weight, stronger and more durable.

"I often refer to it as a 'concierge cabinet tailor.' Davide De Angelis flies anywhere we are working and custom measures for each project so that he can tell his cabinet makers the correct measurements. They really take care of you." - Scott Dresner

Dresner Design additionally enjoys an exclusive relationship with the Italian cabinetry manufacturer Stosa Cucine. Stosa based in Tuscany, Italy, is the fourth highest grossing cabinetry manufacturer in Italy. The company has been in business since 1964 and manufactures the most extraordinary, finest quality and cutting edge designed cabinetry available in the market today. Dresner Design has not only become a top distributer for the company but Dresner has acted as a consultant to Stosa advising the company on how best to modify the European cabinetry to meet the needs of the American kitchen market.

custom renovations

Dresner Design offers complete renovation services providing clients with a one stop shop fulfilling all of their construction needs no matter how large or small. Dresner Design has a staff of the most experienced, talented, reliable, and honorable tradesmen who are furthermore the most competitively priced, fully insured and licensed.

Services offered include:

  • Carpentry
  • Painting
  • Wood Flooring
  • Carpeting
  • Electric
  • Heating/Cooling
  • Plumbing
  • Tile Work
  • Stone Countertops
  • Drywall Repair
  • Kitchen Installation
  • Basement Waterproofing
  • Mold Remediation
  • Project Management
  • Insurance Repairs
  • Construction Cleaning Services

If you are looking for a specific service that you do not see listed, please call or email us as we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Dresner Design will do custom tailored work for clients whether they are interested in doing full tear- out renovations or a quick paint and flooring job. Dresner Design does not require a minimum order to do work for a client. No job is too big, no job is too small. Dresner is as interested in building relationships as he is in building spaces.

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