Joe Foltz was 14 years old when he got his first job building custom homes and cabinetry. He loved it and stuck with the job through high school but when the owner decided to retire, Joe faced a big decision: buy the business or find something else to do. So in 2004, at the ripe old age of 19, Joe bought the business and set up Joe Foltz Construction in a tiny shed in New York Mills. It wasn't glamorous but it was a start.
Around this same time, Joe met Tasha. We'll spare you the details but these high school sweethearts love each other and their relationship is the foundation of everything we do. They were married in 2006 and started their life together. While Joe built custom homes and cabinets, Tasha finished nursing school and began her career as a delivery room nurse. Life flew by and their family grew quickly to include four beautiful daughters they love dearly.
Eventually the business outgrew the New York Mills location so in 2008, Joe and Tasha decided to relocate to a large shop near Perham on the Ottertail River. Just like that, River's Edge Cabinetry was born. We handcraft every piece of our cabinetry in this shop, and we love how the serene location inspires our team and influences our work.
Something a lot of people don't know about the cabinetry business: if you don't love it, you won't make it. Custom cabinets are one of the main features of a dream home which means they have to be perfect, and the process takes time. That's why in 2014 Tasha left her lucrative nursing career and devoted herself to River's Edge Cabinetry full-time. Thankfully, the good Lord provides. Clients love working and designing with Tasha, and our cabinetry business has continued to grow.
In May 2019, we opened the River's Edge Cabinetry showroom on Main Street in Perham. Although humble by nature, we are excited to show off our work which today is much more than cabinetry. We now offer Cambria countertops, custom furniture, outdoor grills, built-ins, fireplaces, windows and more. It took another leap of faith but as a company built on hard work and Christian values, we are confident the good Lord will see us through. Please stop in and say hi. We'd love to see you!
“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”
The key to our success starts with each of these team members. Meet our team below!
Owner | GM
Owner | Designer
Marketing | Designer