Frank and Doreen Schooley and their daughter Kate sailed north from the Caribbean
into Charlotte Harbor aboard their Chinese Junk “CONCUBINE” in 1994, looking for
a new home in a tropical environment. The family settled in Matlacha, where their
beautiful sailboat is just steps from the back door.
Frank, a Florida native from Cocoa Beach, is a cabinetmaker with many years
experience. Beginning with antique reproductions in the 70's, Frank has designed
and built yacht interiors, furniture in many styles, and even some instruments, adding
to his varied experience working with wood. His interest in interior design led him
to the cabinet business years ago, and he has installed hundreds of kitchens in the
surrounding area. Frank has also served on the Board of Directors for the Pine Island
Chamber of Commerce.
Doreen has years of experience in the banking industry, but interior design
is her passion. Her knowledge of materials and eye for color, style and design is
an important asset for Tropical Kitchens, and her attention to detail keeps your
project running smoothly.
Customer Quotes -“We are so proud of our new kitchen. Thanks. You are both great and did great work.” Pat & Tom P.