About Us

Shop (3)Kay and Sons Woodworks is a family-owned business that has serviced the triangle area for more than forty years. Kay Sr. and Venica Hill, along with their twin sons Kay and Clay, manage the business. Originally established in 1969 as “Kay’s Custom Woodworks”, the shop incorporated and changed the name to “Kay & Sons Woodworks, Inc.” in 1973. They work with various woods such as cherry, maple, red oak, and alder to create the most original and beautiful cabinets around.

Located in Wake Forest, they offer high-end face framed cabinets built by employees dedicated to the craftsmanship that has earned them a reputation for being the best. Smithport Cabinetry and Kith Kitchens are the manufactured lines they provide. Whether framed or frameless, their semi-custom cabinetry has a wide scope of options and price that will give you a design to fit your lifestyle.

Knowledge and expertise, and a professional team will provide you with computer-generated designs that will produce 3D pictures of kitchens, bathrooms, etc. Listening to your needs and ideas, they will create cabinetry designed particularly for you. Envision your dreams and see what Kay and Sons can do for you.


Kay Hill, Sr.

Founder and Owner

The vision for Kay and Son’s began with Kay Sr.  Now in his 80’s, he continues to work everyday at the shop and has no plans to retire. Originally started as Kay’s Custom Woodworks he operated the business as a one man cabinet shop. Then when his twin sons joined the business the name was changed to Kay & Sons Woodworks. Kay Sr is passionate about mission work and enjoying life!

Clay Hill

Vice President, Door and Manufactured Cabinets Manager

Clay began working in the shop as a young boy. After college, he returned to the shop to continue as a fifth generation cabinet maker. Clay has used technology, along with craftsmanship, to enable the shop to improve its quality and production. He manages the custom door department and is the design manager for manufactured cabinetry.

Kay Hill

Vice President, Custom Cabinets Manager

Kay started building cabinets as a kid back in the early 70’s. Over the years he has made improvements in how our custom cabinets have been designed and built. In the 80’s he started using the computer to design kitchens. Helping customers understand exactly what they’re getting makes for a good relationship.

Venica Hill

President and Office Manager

Venica is a vital part of the shop. With her background in banking, she has efficiently managed the finances of the business. In the early days, she did the majority of the cabinet staining.  She is also known as Quality Control!