Overview

Universal Interlock and Kitchen Expo – Your Partners in Success
Since 1987, Universal Interlock Corporation, the parent company of Kitchen Expo, has been a successful wholesale distributor of kitchen and bath cabinetry. In 1995, Brian Gordon, CEO, recognized the enormous potential of also delivering cabinetry directly to the consumer – and Kitchen Expo was born.
Universal Interlock and Kitchen Expo have grown to become one of New Jersey’s largest distributors of kitchen cabinetry. Universal is presently one of the nation’s largest dealers of UltraCraft Cabinetry and is New Jersey’s largest independent dealer of KraftMaid, Aristokraft, and Decora cabinetry. Kitchen Expo also carries a full complement of custom cabinetry for your more discerning clientele.
Today, Universal Interlock and Kitchen Expo continue to grow. Presently there are three Kitchen Expo showrooms and more are in the planning stages.

The Trade is our Stock-in-Trade
Our reputation for serving the trade is well known. We understand that your success is critical to ours. So, along with quality products and competitive products, you’ll find dedicated professionals ready to provide the expertise and service you need to give your business the advantage it needs in today’s competitive marketplace.
See our services for a comprehensive list of products and services available to you every day at Kitchen Expo.

ORGANIZATIONS
National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)
New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA)
National Association of Remodelers Institute (NARI)

FAQ

Kitchen Expo a division of Universal Interlock.

What cabinet brands do you offer?

It has been our philosophy to provide you with manufacturers that consistently offer the best quality, widest selection, competitive prices, and unparalleled service. By selecting and developing strong working relationships with key manufacturers, we have been able to earn the distinction as New Jersey’s largest independent dealer of such recognizable national brands as Kraftmaid, UltraCraft, Aristokraft, and Decora!

What type of programs do you offer?

All of our manufacturers have extremely aggressive model home programs tailor-made to your job requirements. Please contact us for more details.

What type of countertops do you offer?

Silestone, Corian, Granite, Marble, Soapstone, Laminate and Metal.

What makes Kitchen Expo different from the competition?

  • Quick ship directly from inventory
  • Huge Selection: National Brands
  • Stock, Semi-Custom & Custom Cabinetry
  • Competitive Pricing: Extended payment terms
  • On-time and complete delivery
  • Computer-aided design and layout
  • Professional sales and support staff
  • Professional measurement and installation
  • Convenient showrooms for upgrades
  • No punch list concerns

Do you offer turn-key installation service?

No, but we work very closely with our preferred installer.

What type of programs do you offer?

All of our manufacturers have extremely aggressive model home programs tailor-made to your job requirements. Please contact us for more details.

Does your company measure and confirm layouts?

Yes, which also confirms that your framers have built your unit to the proper spec.

Do you have an inventory of cabinets, parts and accessories?

We inventory the most often-requested door styles and colors. If you need parts or accessories…we order as needed.

How large of a development job can Kitchen Expo handle?

We are currently working with several developments that are building and closing hundreds of units per month. No job is too big or too small. Our enormous resources enable us to handle any size job.

I build homes on spec, but don’t have time to design kitchens. How can you help?

Our account executives, design staff and customer care professionals can design and recommend kitchen and bath layout choices from your blueprints, or, if you prefer, meet with your homebuyer to make selections.

Can I send my homebuyers to a Kitchen Expo showroom to upgrade their cabinet selection or layout?

Sure! In this instance our outside sales force teams up with our in-house designers to assist your homebuyer with selecting upgrades and viewing designs.

My building needs range from affordable housing all the way up to mansions. What is your product mix?

Maximum competitive stock lines, semi-custom lines, full custom lines, and everything in between.

What is your delivery time frame for material?

All manufacturer have different lead times. Delivery time frames with the delivery company can change due to availability.

What is your delivery procedure for multi-unit deliveries or high-rise buildings?

Your choice, we can provide materials placed in each particular unit, or tailgate delivery for even more substantial savings.

Do you serve the tri-state area?

Yes, we service New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Delaware.

Where can I view some of Kitchen Expo’s current jobs to check the quality of the product and installation?

Please contact Gary Rhodes at 732-650-9700 for a list of current jobs in your area.

How many years of experience does your sales staff offer?

Each member of our sales staff offers over 20 years of professional trade experience.

What types of credit does Kitchen Expo offer?

1% 10 days net. 30 days is available based on credit approval. We also offer a unique credit tool, which features a 60-day “no payment” & “no interest” product. For more details please contact us.

References

Developers / Builders / Contractors

  • Lennar/US Home
    Projects: Upper Deerfield Estates, Greenbriar Oceanaire
    Scope of Projects: Over 600 Single Family Homes
  • The Mignatti Companies
    Projects: Heritage Bay, Heritage Creek, Heritage Point
    Scope of Projects: Over 2200 Single Family Homes & Town Homes
  • Roseland Properties
    Projects: Various Apartments and Condos
    Scope of Projects: Mulitple Units
  • Kaplan Companies
    Projects: Villages @ Cinnaminson, Towne Lake, LeMer, Hampshire Hills,
    Scope of Projects: Over 2200 Single Family Homes, Town Homes & Condos
  • The Kokes Organization
    Projects: Lake Ridge, Meadows, Fairway, Enclaves, Country Walk, The Reserve
    Scope of Projects: Over 2700 Single Family Homes
  • Urban American Residential
    Project: Apartment House Conversion
  • Segal & Morel
    Project: Overlook at Lopatcong
    Scope of Project: 400 Condos
  • American Properties
    Project: King George
    Scope of Project: 4 Estate Homes
  • M. Reider Company
    Project: Savannah Ridge Homes
    Scope of Project: 22 Estate Homes
  • Edgewood Properties
    Project: Fulton Square
    Scope of Project: 210 Town Homes
  • Sunrise Communities
    Project: The Peaks at Jefferson
    Scope of Project: 450 Single Family Homes
  • Philomeno & Salamone
    Projects: Yorkshires, Foxcroft, Jefferson Crossing, Ashwood
    Scope of Projects: Over 300 Single Family Homes & Town Homes
  • Elite Properties
    Project: Mountain Estates
    Scope of Project: 6 Single Family Homes
  • Arya Properties, Inc
    Project: Eagles Nest II
    Scope of Project: 50 Single Family Homes
  • Silverwood Associates
    Project: Silverwood at Galloway
    Scope of Project: 40 Single Family Homes
  • Assisted Living Construction
    Projects: Throughout New Jersey
    Scope of Projects: Over 300 Apartments
  • Sweetwater Construction Corporation
    Projects: Throughout New Jersey
    Scope of Projects: Over 50 Apartments
  • Senior Living at Saddle Brook, LLC
    Project: Senior Living @ Saddle Brook
    Scope of Project: 80 Single Family Homes
  • Presidio Construction Corporation
    Project: Bridal Estates
    Scope of Project: 250 Single Family Homes
  • Denali Construction Corporation
    Projects: Apartments throughout New York
    Scope of Projects: Over 120 Apartments

Property Management Companies

  • The Solomon Organization – Mountainside, NJ
  • Kaplan Companies – So. Brunswick, NJ
  • The Brunetti Construction Company – Old Bridge, NJ
  • Ayson Realty – Trenton, NJ
  • Bel Air Development – Staten Island, NY
  • Chandler Holding Company – Millburn, NJ
  • Clarendon Management Co. – New York, NY
  • De Mattheis Management – Verona, NJ
  • Diversified Property – New York, NY
  • Forest Realty – Springfield, NJ
  • Hampshire House – East Orange, NJ
  • International Management – Somerset, NJ
  • LCL Management – Bloomfield, NJ
  • Lina Realty – Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Marshall & Moran – Newton, NJ
  • RD Serr – Short Hills, NJ
  • Simon Holding – Linden, NJ
  • Urban American Management – West NY, NJ
  • 343-345 Union Street Realty – Brooklyn, NY
  • 822 Union Street, LLC – Brooklyn, NY

Services

  • Quick ship directly from inventory
  • Huge Selection: National Brands
  • Stock, Semi-Custom & Custom Cabinetry
  • Competitive Pricing: Extended payment terms
  • On-time and complete delivery
  • Computer-aided design and layout
  • Professional sales and support staff
  • Professional measurement and installation
  • Convenient showrooms for upgrades
  • No punch list concerns
  • References available
  • Customized Programs

Serving the Tri-State Area

732-650-9700 (wholesale)
732-650-0100 (retail)
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News and Tips for the Industry Professional

Kitchen Expo featured in NJBIZ: Business Profiles 2006 Edition.” – NJBIZ.

Kitchen Expo featured in NJBIZ: Business Profiles 2005 Edition.” – NJBIZ.

Kitchen Expo is Major Partner with Women Build and Habitat for Humanity Initiative.”

Kitchen Expo donates a new Kraftmaid Kitchen and SileStone Countertop to the NJSBA.”

“The Art of Topping Off a Kitchen – Kitchen Expo’s Showcase Center Helps Those in the Industry Make Ideal Selections for Their Properties.” – Builder/Architect Magazine.

“Giving from the Heart Is Good for Business – Gain Your Customers’ Respect and Trust… and You’ll Earn Their Business.” – Builder/Architect Magazine.

“Kitchen Firm Focuses on Relationships, Community Service” – Kitchen & Bath Design News.

“Taking Stock of Your Partnership Network – Best Large Distributors Deliver Strongest Support.” – Builder/Architect Magazine.

“Meaningful Connections – Gain your customers’ respect and trust, and you’ll earn their business.” – Kitchen Bath Business Magazine.

Kitchen Expo supports New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research.” – NJCCR Annual Report.

Kitchen Expo Recognized at 2006 FAME Awards Banquet.”

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We turn virtual reality into real profits for you.

Kitchen Expo now offers a cutting edge solution to help you sell more homes. With our powerful virtual reality computer program you can reduce your need for multiple model homes. The program’s far-reaching capabilities include custom drafting, architectural floor plans, elevations and perspectives. You can even change door style, color, wood species, countertops, flooring and wall color. Look to Kitchen Expo to provide everything you need for a successful design project.