About

We design and build unique, custom woodwork and metalwork pieces for clients who value quality craftsmanship and superior service

Our Philosophy

Our company was founded to provide an alternative to catalog purchases. Instead of choosing from a fixed set of designs, we offer our customers the ability to get something completely unique, where custom means “made just for you”.

We seek to provide an enjoyable purchasing experience for our customers by:

  • Returning calls promptly
  • Keeping you informed about the status of your project
  • Working with you to develop a design that suits your space and your budget

Who We Are

Chris and Kate Valenti incorporated CK Valenti Designs in 2005. Chris has a long history of working with wood, beginning when he was very young. His father, a Union Carpenter in New York, introduced him to the craft; he has continued to build his skills over the years. While pursuing his college education, Chris worked in residential and commercial renovation for high-end homes in Manhattan and surrounding areas in New York. An Electrical Engineer by degree, Chris left the semi-conductor industry to pursue his passion of building beautiful works with his hands.

Kate complements the Engineer in Chris with an eye for design, and describes her designs as modern with a traditional warmth. Kate and Chris favor clean lines and patterns that enhance the beauty of the raw wood and metal materials being used.

What We Do

We design and create custom architectural displays, furnishings, signage, cabinetry and accents for commercial and residential clients. We specialize in ornamental wood and metal, building every project to our client’s specifications and creating designs that will reflect your business and personal style. Our craftsmanship combined with technology we can customize both form and function.

We work with a wide variety of industries including:

  • Museums/Interactive Entertainment
  • Restaurant/hospitality
  • Office/Corporate
  • Residential

Learn more about the clients and industries we serve and the projects we create.

Client Reviews
“We needed casework for 200 objects and we wanted to work with a local company. It was a difficult project that required a new, more modern design and it was on a much larger scale than we’d ever done. Chris and his team were amazing. They communicated throughout the process and would brainstorm to work through challenges and help us find solutions – they have the tools, the skills and they put in the effort to make sure they deliver quality work. I highly recommend Chris and his team at CK Valenti Designs and plan to work with them again on future exhibits.”
Melissa Simmons
Exhibit Designer / Heard Museum
"In addition to their outstanding craftsmanship, CK Valenti Designs provides an excellent service experience due to their high level of professionalism and client focus. We've not worked with a contractor with comparable attention to detail and customer service skills."
Homeowner | Chandler, AZ
“You were always on time and said what you were going to do. Thank you! You never left us hanging on what time you were going to show up – we so appreciate that! Beautiful work you did! Thank you!”
Homeowner | Chandler, AZ
"CKV was extremely professional, responsible, and sensitive to budget and time constraints. The production was top-notch and just what we wanted. Great communication and execution of request. Nice attention to detail as well. Great job!"
Homeowner | Phoenix, AZ
"The craftsmanship of the benches and wine rack for our game room is like no other to be found – absolutely amazing! Every time someone new enters our home, they are in amazement and want to know who built them for us. The professionalism and knowledge of the owners of CK Valenti is un-matchable. I would highly recommend them to everyone!"
Homeowner | Chandler, AZ
"CK Valenti has completed several projects for my restaurant company. They are the only custom fabrication company we will use. The most recent project most definitely exceeded expectations. Their work is second to none."
Restaurant Group Vice President | Tucson, AZ
“We got the art you sent last week and it is perfect! We are sending it as a wedding gift to friends who married at a restaurant in Brooklyn called My Moon. The restaurant has an outdoor area with a wall that is finished entirely to look like weathered copper- we wanted to send them something by which to remember it!”
Gift Giver | Alexandria, VA
“Chris has been a true pleasure to work with. He is extremely professional and his engineering and execution on all my fixtures is top notch. Chris was patient with us through the creative process and all the changes and tweaks we made. He also understood our time constraints and pushed through to make our deadlines. I would highly recommend CK Valenti Design to anyone looking for custom furniture pieces whether it is for their business or home.”
Clothing Boutique Owner | Phoenix, AZ
"I visited and interviewed 12 fabricators, before finding CK Valenti Designs. They worked with us on the design and creation of all the displays for our exhibits – the movable walls, pedestals, cases, interactive kiosks – almost everything you see. I’ve been doing this for 45 years and the quality of work Chris and his team produce is as good as they come and they stay on schedule and in budget!"
Mike Fox
Director / Scottsdale Museum of the West
"Museum work requires a special understanding along with museum quality work. CK Valenti provides quality craftsmanship with attention to detail. I can present a concept and Chris figures out how to build it. I’ve worked with CK Valenti designs on a number of projects and the craftsmanship with Chris goes above and beyond."
Bill Dambrova
Museum Exhibition Designer & Artist
Chris of CK Valenti Designs is an artist in cabinetry and metal - and in combining both skills on one project. I have worked with him on TV and fireplace built ins as well as bathroom vanities and I'm always impressed with the quality of his construction and finishes. With every design I give him, he is meticulous in details as we review everything inside and out. His finishes are always spot on to the finish sample I request he match, and his pricing is very good for the quality he provides. I'm also amazed by his shop as it is one of the cleanest I've ever seen. I could certainly recommend Chris for any custom cabinetry.
Interior Designer | Scottsdale, AZ
"CK Valenti's shop and office were extremely clean and well-organized, and importantly, made available for a visit that fit my schedule. Chris listened to my concerns for using 'stock' material in a unique way, and then added to the design by suggesting (and having on hand) alternate 'hard-to-find' materials in limited quantities. My client was very pleased with the final product. I would definitely use Chris again as a qualified resource on the next appropriate project!
Interior Designer | Carefree, AZ
"Our Florida friends have just left. They commented on how comfortable they were in our new Murphy bed. We are so pleased with the look and the functionality of this room. Thank you so much for your expertise and attention to detail."
Homeowner | Tucson, AZ
“Purchased 3 custom copper panels that I hung over my bed. They are beautiful and the experience could not have been better. CK Valenti Designs worked with me to get exactly what I wanted. Two thumbs way up!”
Homeowner | Knoxville, TN
“I love the trellis you made for me. My patio has never looked prettier. Thank you for your creative genius!”
Homeowner & Green Thumb | Benson, AZ
“A great collaborator! You can have great design and fabricator, but Chris’s engineering brain and attention to detail set CK Valenti Design apart. The gift of foresight and attention to detail allow them to look at design and see obstacles before it happens and then design a solution.”
Terry Harrison
Principal / Harrison Herbeck
"We just got in last night...and WOW!...it's beautiful!!!"
Homeowner | Chandler, AZ
“We had a rough idea for an interactive display to show the rivers around the world. Chris took our concept and came back to us with multiple ideas. In the end he designed and created an exhibit that maximized the space, it’s dynamic and engaging for our visitors and it was on time and on budget.”
Adi Knishinsky
Chief Strategic Officer / OdySea Aquarium
Our Workshop

CK Valenti's Workshop Where We Build Custom Cabinets and More

Licensing

We are licensed under the Arizona Registrar of Contractors:

  • Ornamental Metals | ROC254957
  • Finish Carpentry | ROC263138

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