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"Simply Beautiful Living" through Cabinetry, Design and More

M.J. Whelan Construction opens sister company: Authentic Kitchen and Design

Celebrating 30 years in business last month, custom home building company M.J. Whelan Construction opened a new sister company: Authentic Kitchen & Design.

“For us, Authentic Kitchen & Design is a great avenue to take an attribute of M.J. Whelan and really better serve our customers with it,” Matt Whelan explained. “It’s an offspring of what we’ve been doing, and we’re excited to be able to exercise that muscle to a higher degree and serve our customers better with that.”

Lisa Whelan agreed: “This area has become such a speciality, so we decided to really focus in on it.”

Out of a passion to help others realize their vision and enjoy their space for years to come, Authentic Kitchen & Design provides homeowners with inspired designs, beautiful cabinets and an easy process to create a stunning new space, so they can relax and, as the team likes to say, experience “Simply Beautiful Living” with those most important to them. 

In addition to homeowners, Authentic Kitchen & Design can also serve new home builders, contractors, remodelers, architects and designers, as well.

“We’re really excited to have the opportunity to have business-to-business relationships,” Lisa said.

Authentic Kitchen & Design’s process is designed to be simple. They will help clients simplify the complicated, guiding them through the design and/or selections. They want to provide a simple, low-stress process to achieve beautiful, high-quality products and design, all while meeting clients’ visions and simultaneously keeping within budget.

“I’m most excited about the opportunity to expand what we currently do with M.J. Whelan and offer that to a wider variety of people,” David Nickerson said. “It’s nothing new to us and nothing new to who we are but an opportunity to push what we’re already doing.”

For more information, call Authentic Kitchen & Design at (248)-529-3001 or visit their website at

Six Features:

  1. Quality products: AKD displays and offers a wide variety of products and custom kitchen designs. They showcase custom cabinetry, countertops, tile and plumbing and take pride in providing high-quality materials and superior craftsmanship.

  2. Award-winning designs: are in their DNA AKD’s team prides themselves on creative and cutting-edge designs that fit your lifestyle and budget.

  3. Simplified process: The team will guide you through design and selections using their proven process. They have experience you can trust and want to get it right the first time.

  4. A design center for you: Experience AKD’s custom cabinet showroom and imagine the possibilities! View products, colors and finishes in-person. See the whole project come together including cabinets, tops, tile and plumbing.

  5. Simply beautiful living: The team is passionate about creating a space that transforms the way you live and brings life back into your home. Through design, increased functionality and organization, your life will never be the same.  

  6. Relationships: They want to get to know you! Your wants and needs are their design priorities. No matter what your problem is, they will work to offer a unique and beautiful solution. They have built long-standing relationships within the community, which means exceptional service for you!

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