“What a long way it has been. I started cabinetry early, as a teenager in
my native country, and was mentored by my oldest cousin. I came to the USA on late
1967. My first job was sweeping floors in GEM CAB.
Three months later I was promoted to foreman and then general supervisor.
In 1973, I incorporated my company in New York called Adrian
Cabinets Arts Corp. My very first customer was OHM Acoustics. I started fabricating
the historical Lincoln Walsh Ohm A and Ohm F. Models from the first cabinet to
the last when those models were discontinued. After OHM my following customers
were Rectilinear Research, Advent Corp, Acoustics Research AR, and after that
this company took off as high end and became enormous.”
A Family Business
There is a fine line between family and business and we have made it this
far, so it hasn’t been impossible! As a matter of fact it is nice that everyone
has put their little piece of rice, or juicy T-Bone, on this plate. This family owned corporation has had, at some point, almost
every Adrian family member involved including Humberto’s brothers Jorge “Uncle George” and Marco Adrian, who were involved since 1974 and specialized in areas such as paint or production in the states or in our abroad facility, but they have now retired.
Adrian, the next generation, his daughters Monica
Adrian and Allison Adrian, and his son Humberto Adrian Jr. are next in charge. Monica has been involved from the beginning since
1980. After school or during vacation she became part of the company by being
involved in every way possible. After graduating from St. John’s College as a
Programmer she began to work full time and since then she has become very important to the company.Humberto Adrian Jr., he has
been involved since 1993 who works hard and side by side with his dad out in
the field. He later became a Production Supervisor. Jr. also started cabinetry at a young age . Jr’s wife, Sandy, also works by Jr’s side and
helps in the assembly and packaging department. Allison Adrian one of the youngest Adrian siblings, and newer generation, has joined recently after graduating from Albertus Magnus College '15. Allison is very energetic and has new ideas for the company she is becoming a great asset to the family business.
And lastly, we have Tyrone McKoy. Mckoy has started with us since he was a teenager back in New York and has followed Humberto everywhere he goes. Humberto considers him like a son and we all consider him as family. As for the remaining family members they have stepped in and out but have always been an essential piece.
Our Work Force
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Company.
Over the years people come and go, we have moved, and times
change; but those who have proven their loyalty and followed us since they
started with the company we have to sincerely appreciate and recognize their
trust in us. Those who have been in the company for many years have taken the time and patience to train our new team. Every single one of us learns something new everyday from each other.