Owner Alec Caspersen of ADC Builders designs a kitchen using a 20/20 computer software program to design 3-D renditions in his showroom Thursday at 212 DP Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
As a testament to local business owner Alec Caspersen’s strict adherence to detail and strong emphasis on customer service, 95 percent of his customers are word of mouth referrals.
“Living in a small town it’s real important to walk into Smith’s and be able to look everybody in the eye,” said Caspersen who founded ADC Builders Kitchen and Bath Design in 1997. “My dad said the same thing. You do the job the right way period … always leave the project cleaner than you found it.”
ADC Builders designs seamless, solid surface shower surrounds, which eliminate water spots. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Caspersen grew up in the construction business working weekends and summers alongside his father for his father Roland Caspersen who has operated Caspersen Builders in Los Alamos since 1977.
Having a passion for cooking, after graduating from Los Alamos High School, Caspersen earned a culinary arts degree. He ran the Los Alamos Inn in the 1980s and part of the 1990s before returning to the construction business.
“Working in this industry I’ve found that I really like designing kitchens and I think my culinary arts degree gives me a unique perspective,” he said. “Kitchens are the biggest bang that people will get for their buck and I really enjoy working with the homeowners to create a kitchen that works for their lifestyle.”
Most of his customers end up his friends, which he said he enjoys most of all.
Caspersen was born in Long Island, New York. He moved to Los Alamos at the age of 4 with his parents and three brothers. He met his future wife in Kindergarten and they went through school together as friends. They reconnected after high school, were married 26 years ago and have an 18-year-old son.
In his showroom on DP Road, Caspersen carries a full display of high quality DeWils cabinets including samples of Bamboo, Oak, Mahogany, Quarter Sawn Oak, Cherry wood, Red Oak, Hickory and Knotty Alder in a wide variety of finishes.
He uses a 20/20 computer software program to design 3-D renditions of kitchens as well as bathrooms for his customers.
He also is a dealer for Hi-Macs, Corian and Avonite; and specializes in solid surface countertops that feature:
- Low maintenance;
- Scratch, heat and sunlight resistant;
- Malleable to custom shapes;
- Seamless sink options;
- Myriad of colors, finishes and looks; and
- Hygienic, non-porous surfaces to prevent bacteria and mold build-up.
Adjacent to his showroom on DP Road, Caspersen operates a fabricating shop where he and his two assistants make counter tops and shower surrounds.
Caspersen’s showroom is open by appointment. Call him at 505.490.3107 to make an appointment. View samples of ADC Builder’s work and learn more about the company and its services at http://adcbuilderskitchenandbath.com/.
ADC Builders fabricator Eduardo Fuentes has worked for the company for three years. He is crafting a corner shelf for a shower enclosure Thursday afternoon in the fabrication area adjacent to the showroom at 212 DP Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
ADC Builders fabricator Hector Renteria has worked for the company for five years. He is cutting a kitchen counter to spec Thursday in the fabrication area adjacent to the showroom at 212 DP Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com