Embers Cabinetry Sales Opens In Bt. Cabins
A native of Schuylkill County, Paul “Buddy” Fegley fell in love with Fulton County five years ago during his frequent visits to the Raystown Lake region. With his sister now residing in Fort Littleton, Fegley took the opportunity to kick-start his new business endeavor and personal life by relocating to Burnt Cabins, where he owns and operates Embers Cabinetry Sales.
Operating out of his new venue at Burnt Cabins Antiques, Fegley will be showcasing his “home center” style wares during the three-day Fulton Fall Folk Festival that gets under way Friday, October 15.
Fegley stated much of his business knowledge and know-how comes from working at a cabinet distribution center for a period of 12 years. Fegley, 50, is also versed in installation even though that is one feature his new business doesn’t currently offer to clientele.
From “all wood” kitchen and bathroom cabinets, window replacements and interior/exterior doors to laminate and hardwood flooring and granite and marble countertops, Fegley has a little of everything to offer in his showroom. What is not readily available can be ordered with the snap of a finger, Fegley boasts.
Just as important as inventory, however, are the rock-bottom prices offered to both the general public and local contractors at Embers Cabinetry Sales. As a former contractor, Fegley told the “News” he understands pricing and how much it costs to buy from wholesale retailers.
“I have the most reasonable prices around,” said Fegley. In fact, his low prices have been known to elicit a second glance and sometimes many questions from perspective buyers. “Given the current state of the economy, I’m doing my best to try and save people money,” he said.
Fegley stated with the popularity of home improvement and remodeling shows on television, some customers begin their shopping efforts with a preconceived notion of what a new kitchen or bathroom could cost them.
“Oftentimes a homeowner can afford to do the job themselves and on a limited budget ... They can do a kitchen for $2,000 and a bathroom for $1,000,” said Fegley, who added the quickest way to increase the value of a home is a kitchen or bathroom renovation.
Already at home in Burnt Cabins, Fegley said his neighbors and landlords, Nook and Janet Brown, have been like parents to him, freely offering advice and support throughout the opening of the retail outlet and showroom. Even though the showroom is a work in progress and he hopes to keep adding products, including lighting fixtures, Fegley has maintained a “make it work” mentality, having poured his every cent and heart into the endeavor.
During the Fulton Fall Folk Festival, Embers Cabinetry Sales will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. A special drawing will be held each of the three days at noon and 6 p.m. Each of the six customers selected will receive a 10 percent discount on their retail order.
Normal hours of operation for Embers Cabinetry Sales are Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays by chance or appointment.
Additional information regarding Embers Cabinetry Sales can be obtained by calling 717-485- 4600 or 570-640-3456 or by e-mail at emberscabinetrysales@ gmail.com.