The Tri-Star Family

Tri-Star Cabinet is a family-owned and operated business that is dedicated to the custom design and manufacture of high-quality residential and commercial cabinetry. As a result of Tri-Star's commitment to quality, reliability, design and service — combined with exceptional craftsmanship and the latest technologies — we can turn your dreams into reality.

Since 1966, Tri-Star has built a well-earned reputation for outstanding design and detail in custom-built cabinetry. Each cabinet we design and produce is the result of years of experience and product research that allows us to guide our clients through an extensive customization process, including the selection of wood species, color choices and specialty finishes.

Our History

Tri-Star Cabinet and Top Co., Inc. was founded in 1966 by three friends and co-workers looking to forge their American dream. After spending their first several years at small factories in Joliet, IL, Tri-Star moved to its current location in New Lenox in 1970, where, after experiencing significant growth, Tri-Star expanded to an 85,000 square foot factory and warehouse including a two-story showroom. Tri-Star has spent the last 50 years successfully serving the Chicagoland, northern Indiana and southern Wisconsin areas and continues to be one of the largest and most well-recognized brands in custom cabinetry.

After nearly 50 years in business, Joe Wilda, Sr., one of the three original founders, is now the sole owner and operator of Tri-Star. Joe Sr.'s dedication to the business and the Tri-Star family has been the key to Tri-Star's success and longevity. In addition, Joe Sr.'s talent and passion for artful wood working is unmatched and his favorite hobby will always be creating and designing new pieces for his friends and family. Although, if you do not find him at Tri-Star or in his workshop at home, he is likely on the golf course or spending time with his wife and their eight grandchildren.

Joe Sr.'s oldest son, Joe Wilda, Jr., has been a critical member of the Tri-Star team for over 35 years and now serves as the company's President. Like his father, Joe Jr. demonstrates an unwavering commitment to the business and the Tri-Star family. Joe Jr.'s commitment and leadership has Tri-Star well-positioned for continued and sustainable success in the future.

As a result of the Wilda’s dedication to the business and its employees, many employees have been with Tri-Star for 30 to 40 years. The Tri-Star family demonstrates the same level of commitment and dedication to the business and is the foundation and lifeblood of the company.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Tri-Star looks forward to a continued commitment to family values and an uncompromised tradition of quality and excellence. Please stop by for a visit and see how the Tri-Star family can make your dreams become a reality.

Our Philosophy

At Tri-Star Cabinet, integrity and trust come together to create some of the finest custom cabinetry in the marketplace today. We understand the importance of our clients’ dreams and desires, and we’re committed to bringing them to life through our design and construction experience. For more than two generations, the talented and skilled craftsmen at Tri-Star have been building beautiful cabinets for some of the most discriminating homeowners, homebuilders, interior designers and commercial customers in Chicagoland, northwest Indiana and southern Wisconsin.

Our Shop

Our facility comprises some 85,000 square feet of production area. The combination of our employees' vast experience in woodworking with the latest technology and processes in the marketplace today, guarantees that your project will receive the personal and professional attention it deserves during every step of the building phase.


Joe Wilda, Sr. Founder and Chairman of the Board After nearly 50 years in business, Joe Wilda, Sr., one of the three original founders, is now the sole owner and operator of Tri-Star. Joe Sr.'s dedication to t...

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Employment Opportunities

Are you a design or sales professional with experience in the cabinet industry or maybe a cabinet builder and interested in joining our Tri-Star family? The below information will be sent to our office manager under a secure email. After ...

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