Doug has been building and designing fine cabinetry and furniture since he began his career as a master cabinetmaker’s apprentice in the late seventies. In 1983 Doug founded Exclusive Woodworking with his brother John who is also a cabinetmaker. Exclusive Woodworking is a leading manufacturer of architectural millwork and custom cabinetry and serves discerning professionals in the architecture, interior design and construction communities.
Doug leads the nuHaus design team and is the recipient of many awards from the prestigious Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest and since 2009 now serves as a judge for the contest. Doug’s expertise has been featured on local Chicago radio and television and nuHaus’ work is widely featured in regional and national publications.
As a leader in the industry, Doug was commissioned by Bosch and Siemens Hausgerate (B/S/H) of Munich, Germany to design and build their premier display featuring the Thermador product line, which can be seen at Abt Electronics and Appliance showroom in Glenview, Illinois. Doug also confers with Sub-Zero and Wolf Appliance Corporation on new product design and prototype development. He was invited to showcase his work integrating their products at their Midwest “Living Kitchen” in Glendale Heights, Illinois, the Merchandise Mart in Chicago and most recently at their new Buckhead showroom in Atlanta, GA.
Doug is actively involved in Lambs Farm, a not for profit organization located in Libertyville IL. Lambs Farm is dedicated to improving the lives of developmentally disabled adults, and serves as Chairman for their annual golf outing.