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About Us

Who We Are and How We Started
Owner Jim Sheehan and his daughter, Grace

Owner Jim Sheehan and his daughter, Grace

When he founded Kitchen Doctors in 2008, owner Jim Sheehan committed to offering superior craftsmanship, high quality materials and excellent service to his customers. This approach has enabled the company to grow and expand while maintaining a stellar reputation throughout the Greater Richmond Area.

One of ten children raised by Jim and Dorothy Sheehan on Long Island, New York, Jim grew up surrounded by opinionated adults who imparted to the children the value system central to the family’s life. The emphasis on right and wrong, how to treat others, and the importance of doing the right thing was ingrained on a regular basis, and informs the way Jim chooses to run his company. Perhaps this guiding philosophy is a main reason our customers feel so confident they are in good hands when they work with us.

Our customers often tell us they chose Kitchen Doctors because they recognized the depth and breadth of Jim’s knowledge when they met with him. After graduating high school, he worked for his brother Larry’s kitchen and flooring company as an apprentice, where he learned how to manufacture counter tops, cabinets and custom furniture. After mastering carpentry, he became an apprentice to the company’s top installer and reface mechanic and worked as a helper until he had honed his skill and was promoted to installer. Eventually, Jim opened his own kitchen business, and he has continued to develop expertise in the field for more than 30 years.

Jim personally consults with each customer in their home, works with them to determine how best to meet their needs, and presents a follow-up proposal. He also oversees the planning stage of every project, as well as the installation by our experienced professional team of highly skilled craftsmen. 

Beyond his passion for his work, Jim loves making music. An accomplished piano player, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, he spends leisure time with his four daughters, his extended family and his music.