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About Nowak Cabinets

Nowak Cabinets was founded in 1990 as a family business.  Since 2018, when the business was purchased by Brent and Shannon Boncher, it has grown without losing that family touch, expert knowledge, or unwavering integrity. Uncompromising customer service through experienced and detailed master designers continues to be the hallmark of the business. That caliber of work explains why Nowak Cabinets is the premier kitchen and bath design studio for lakefront homes throughout Northern Michigan. We look forward to earning your business and showing you what we can do!

Meet the team

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Brent and Shannon are honored to be the owners of Nowak Cabinets with its history of quality, design, and craftsmanship. They feel incredibly blessed to work with their staff, who are some of the most talented and dedicated people in the industry. 


Brent and Shannon reside on Old Mission Peninsula, and they are family-oriented and faith-centered. Together they have five children, four of which attend Traverse City Schools and participate locally in various sports. They are involved in the community as committee members, financial donors, and volunteers for numerous organizations and events. They are supporters of Single Momm, Elk Rapids Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, Women’s Resource Center, other non-profit groups, and small business development and growth throughout the area. Brent and Shannon enjoy boating, skiing, hiking, and all northern Michigan lifestyle activities in their free time. Brent and Shannon are blessed to call this home and look forward to meeting you. 

Brent & Shannon Boncher - Owners


Erica Berg - Designer and Office Manager

Erica graduated from Baker College with a degree in Interior Design in 2004.  Having grown up in the construction world learning from her father, Erica has a keen eye for understanding how the aspects of her designs affect and interact with the rest of the home’s systems and design aesthetics.  She has developed a five-star reputation in the area as being a wonderful designer to work with because of her communication, resourcefulness, and accuracy.  Builders and customers are flocking to Nowak Cabinets as they see how smoothly projects go with Erica at the helm.  Erica has two children who attend Elk Rapids Schools.  Her professionalism is equaled by her passion for her community as she dedicates significant volunteer hours to animal rescue, an Elk Rapids food pantry, and Habitat for Humanity.


George Brown - Senior Designer

George graduated from the University of Michigan. Throughout his real estate, business, and construction career, he has always maintained an eye for quality, attention to detail, and expert craftsmanship. This is likely one of the many reasons his designs and customer service have garnered him many design awards throughout the years. His experience includes a successful full-service interior design firm & showroom serving the San Diego waterfront and luxury market before returning home to northern Michigan. Because of his keen eye, out-of-the-box thinking, and ‘Details Matter’ approach, he has completed projects in quality homes in Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, and Florida in addition to California and Michigan. He is well-versed in all construction phases, but his love of cabinetry and what it brings to a home drew him to Nowak Cabinets.


Tracey Nowak - Designer

Tracey has been a kitchen and bath designer for decades with an unparalleled reputation for attention to detail and accuracy.  The breadth and depth of her experience, which, paired with her easy-going character and incredible work ethic make her one of the top designers in the area.  She has 3 children with Joe who all graduated from Elk Rapids schools.  If you have Tracey as your designer, you can be assured that you and your project are receiving the utmost attention. 

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Meghan Autin - Designer

Meghan was a project manager for a certified structural steel fabricator and erector as well as an office manager for a cabinetry company that specialized in cost-effective home remodeling services before finding her home at Nowak Cabinets.  Meghan is intensely passionate about the industry.  She offers her clients a unique and honest experience.

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