The History of Cozy Kitchens

Since 1977, the Cozy Kitchens Group has been a family-owned and operated business on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Nestled in the quaint village of Kitty Hawk, our 25,000-square-foot showroom and manufacturing facility houses our world-class production workshop, and a top-notch design team and displays our many options of cabinets, countertops, flooring, and more. Our name has changed over the years, but our exceptional service has not!

The History of Cozy Kitchens & Cozy Home Custom Cabinets

Originally begun as Cozy Home Custom Cabinets in a building of approximately 100 square feet, founder Cliff Neal began hand-making custom cabinetry & furniture pieces for local contractors. As the business grew, he purchased land in Kitty Hawk Village and changed locations, moving less than a mile down the road.

Cliff grew up in Seattle and moved with his family to Florida in his teen years. As a young surfer, the waves & contracting work on the Outer Banks beckoned to him and he relocated here in 1973. He married his wife Margaret in 1974 and together they made their permanent home on the Outer Banks. He was a talented craftsman and was always good at taking on challenging designs and out-of-the-ordinary custom spaces and pieces.

A master craftsman in both design and execution, Cliff was often found in the shop creating and building his designs. His passions were working with his hands and his family.

In 2003 after an unfortunate fire that destroyed the original building, Cliff was given the challenging task of rebuilding Cozy from the ground up. Though emotionally draining, the opportunity was taken to refine every process to reflect our goal of providing the highest quality, paired with the most outstanding service.

Nathan Neal, President and CEO

Since Cliff’s passing in 2017, his wife Margaret has taken over full ownership of Cozy Kitchens along with son Nathan Neal as President and CEO. Following in his father’s footsteps, Nathan continues to strive for quality and perfection, to keep the family-owned and operated business thriving, and to contribute to the local community in a manner that echoes his father’s generous spirit.

Over the years as the OBX has grown and developed and the demand for custom cabinetry and baths has increased, Cozy has stayed a forerunner in the cabinet, tile, and appliance industry. Our evolution as a company and our years of experience have sharpened our vision and reignited a passion for what we do. We continually strive to achieve productivity, service, and quality unparalleled on the Outer Banks!

Cozy Kitchens Oldschool

Respecting the fact that one of the most valuable commodities anyone has is time, we have enhanced our offerings to meet the needs of our clients better. Our showroom is one of the finest on the East Coast and well worth a drive to our small Village of Kitty Hawk, even if just for a visit. When you’re in the area, please stop by and let us show you around!

Our kitchen designs are warm, welcoming, stylish & functional… and we are COZY!


Cozy Kitchen's Customer Success Stories

Kris Gibson
Kris Gibson
I had a new countertop and backsplash installed by Cozy Kitchens and found the customer service and end product to be 5 STAR . Every person I worked with from the front desk, designer, scheduler, counter company, backsplash installer to leadership in the company was amazing. Every person was professional, friendly , knowledgeable and eager to make sure I was happy and content with my choices and end results. I would highly recommend Cozy Kitchens.
jeffrey stafford
jeffrey stafford
Well displayed,large selection,friendly staff
Moms Sweet Shop
Moms Sweet Shop
Cozy designed and built the most beautiful custom cabinetry for our retail store front. We are constantly complemented on the display cases and cabinetry and many people ask us what the stone tops are that we used (Silestone quartz tops that look like honed marble) We get tons of compliments and we feel the case work is part of what makes our shop! Cozy has an experienced team who was on schedule with all of the delivery goals. We would happily use them again and suggest them to other builders or anyone renovating a space. Come by our shop to see their work in person! (Tried to post photos with this review but can’t figure how to do it...)
Reese C Evans
Reese C Evans
great cabinet work and a wonderful facility

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