A classic tale of starting from the ground up; I began working in the cabinet business in 1998 for a local company helping out with deliveries. As I became interested in learning the differences in the cabinet sizes and door styles / finishes, I also became very interested in learning how they transform from concepts to installations. For the next several years, I assisted with numerous installations and attended various design classes offered through cabinet manufacturers. Over the course of many years, I became proficient in both designing and cabinet installations. Designing kitchens and baths come naturally when you know exactly how they can be installed.
While continuing to design and install, I moved on to management and helped build a successful business. After building many great relationships with homeowners and builders of Manatee County, I decided it was time for me to launch my own business. My real strength and passion is my attention to detail. I pride myself on my reputation for following through and doing a great job. When not working, I enjoy various forms of exercising and love to do family activities with my beautiful wife and two daughters.
Nina Gheewala-Anderson has spent most of her career working as very sought after nail technician, massage therapist, and a medical esthetician. She then moved on to earning her nursing license as Progressive Cabinetry was just starting out. Instead of pursuing her new career in nursing, she focused on being a stay at home mom and raising our two daughters. Now that our daughters are both in school, we are very excited to have Nina working with us. She is a great asset to our team and brings a helpful nurturing side to our customer service.
Dave has almost 20 years in the cabinetry industry, starting his career with Lowe’s Home Improvement in Illinois. While working full-time as a cabinet specialist, Dave also worked toward a degree in biology. Once he graduated, Dave moved to Florida to pursue a career using his BS degree. However, Dave decided that kitchen and bath design was what he really loved doing.
After 10 years with Lowe’s, Dave embarked upon a new journey with a local cabinet dealer as a designer, which is where he met Cliff. Over the next 6 years, Dave honed his skills in all aspects of cabinetry from initial concepts to installation. Dave was then given an opportunity to spread his wings, and began working with international clients in Bermuda, the Caribbean, and even South Korea for their cabinetry, appliances, plumbing, flooring, and countertop needs – really anything that was needed to build or remodel their homes. After 3 ½ years, Dave realized he missed working face-to-face with his clients in the showroom and in their homes as opposed to phone and internet-based communication. For the past three years now, Dave is excited to be back working with Cliff and assisting him to continue building his business.
Shawna Miller brings over ten years of experience in the Kitchen & Bath industry to her position at Progressive Cabinetry. Originally from Michigan, she began working as a cabinetry designer while earning her B.A. in Interior Design from Michigan State University. After completing her degree, Shawna relocated to beautiful Bradenton and took the next step in her career as a designer at a tile and cabinetry showroom for many years. Ready to challenge herself and flourish as a designer, Shawna was thrilled to join the Progressive Cabinetry team in 2018. She has extensive experience with space planning, color theory, and principles of interior design for residential and commercial spaces. Shawna believes in establishing strong relationships with clients and providing exceptional personal service throughout the duration of the project. On her free time, Shawna enjoys traveling and taking in every moment with her husband and three year old son, Jackson.
Alyssa Thomas has many years of experience as an office manager in the customer service field.
She is our “behind-the-scenes” coordinator who is very meaningful and critical to our organization’s success here at Progressive Cabinetry. Alyssa will be responsible for handling billing, invoicing, customer orders, and much more. With quite a bit of experience in design, she is always looking for ways to help better assist our clients.
The newest member of our team, Nicole Juliana, is new to the cabinet industry as well. Nicole was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to Florida after high school to obtain her BS in Hospitality Management. She was looking for a bit of a change when she learned about a position at Progressive Cabinetry. Her past experience as a catering chef, working in many beautiful kitchens throughout the area, and her most recent experience in customer service both help her immensely in this position. Nicole is our “behind-the-scenes” coordinator who is very meaningful and critical to our organization’s success here at Progressive Cabinetry. She will be responsible for handling billing, invoicing, customer orders, and much more. She is very excited to work for Progressive Cabinetry and learn all that she can about the cabinetry industry!
For customer service questions or to contact Nicole email her at
An essential part of the Progressive Cabinetry team, Rex Kirby looks forward to helping you with your cabinet needs. Rex has been in the customer service field for 20 years. He is responsible for the coordination of our installations and all service related tasks. With a keen eye for detail, he will be sure to follow your project from start to finish.
For customer service questions or to contact Rex Kirby email him at
Scheduling Coordinator | Customer Service
Born and raised in Bradenton, Brian Oberheu brings over a decade of experience working in and around kitchens as a chef/cook. During this time he gained an immense amount of knowledge on how a kitchen layout should function with the cook in mind. This experience allows him to offer an in depth perspective of how your kitchens design will work best for you. Brian has spent the past three years working with clients throughout the design process and has now moved on to assisting our installers in the field. Priding himself on customer service and satisfaction, Brian looks forward to helping you with all your cabinet needs.
Shirey Carpentry, Inc. has been an established Florida business since 1987 installing cabinets in Manatee & Sarasota Counties. Paul Shirey does quality cabinet installation with attention to details. He comes highly recommended by many homeowners and cabinet retailers because of his ability to make things work. He works with the homeowner / builder and our company to complete a project that meets everyone’s approval. Paul and Cliff have been working together since 1998.
Rolando Zepeda has been in the Carpentry Industry for more than 30 years and is the proud owner of BZ MAR CABINETS, LLC. He is experienced in building furniture from the ground up, as well as refacing and installing cabinets in all areas. Rolando is admired and appreciated by many for the fine work he is consistently committed to do. His attention to detail and craftsmanship is what drives him to produce exceptional work. Brian Zepeda is a native of Sarasota. As a teenager he helped his father with many carpentry projects at home and on the field. After college, Brian graduated as a Technician in Automotive Mechanics with Computerized Fuel Injection and later became a Technician in Racing Mechanics, but his real aspiration is to follow in his fathers foot steps. He is now working side by side with his father Rolando Zepeda building up his own LLC business reputation.
Rolando Zepeda & Brian Zepeda
Jon Jernigan of Dog Zebra Construction, LLC has been around cabinetry work his entire life. His father, a fifty four year veteran to the trade, started grooming Jon at any early age. He credits a lot of his work ethic to the training he received working along side his father. After serving in both the Army and the Navy, he began working as an owner-operator installing cabinetry, tile work, drywall repair, etc. Jon is very knowledgeable and hands on in many aspects that effect a kitchen or bath remodel. When he’s not working you can be sure he’s either hunting, fishing or enjoying long romantic walks on the beach.