Five Star Millwork

What if you could find master trim carpenters, professional kitchen and bath designers, and top-quality millwork, cabinetry, countertops, closets, hardware and much more under one roof? You can. Right here in Pearl River. It's the Five Star Advantage.

In 2002, Marco Santos, Dario Fonseca and Tiago Fonseca founded Master Trimmer, a trim carpentry business focused on the craft of intricate, quality interior finishing. We built a successful business installing millwork and custom finishing for builders and developers. As our business grew, we saw the benefit of providing materials as well as labor for our clients, and Five Star Millwork was born in a small store in Spring Valley, New York. By 2006, the growing business relocated to a showroom and warehouse in Pearl River, New York, where it remains.

Our spacious showroom proved to be the perfect place to showcase our extensive line of products, from mouldings to columns, doors, closets, security products and more from top brands you can trust alongside our custom work capabilities. Contractors, builders, developers and homeowners alike know they can count on our experienced, knowledgeable staff to provide a one-stop shopping experience for all their high-quality, specialty millwork, door and hardware needs.

Realizing an opportunity to continue to build on our success of offering turnkey services to our customers, we opened Five Star Kitchen Design Center in Pearl River in 2008. Staffed with professional designers and stocked with the finest cabinetry, vanities and hardware you’ll find, this showroom provides inspiration, products and services to make dream kitchens come true, and saves builders and homeowners another step of legwork.

Today, we are the only business in the area that can provide craftsmanship, custom finishing, historic matching, installation, top-quality products and superior service for any project of any size. And, because we’re a Certified Minority-Owned Business, we are experienced and prepared to work with you in bidding and competing for large-scale government jobs. That’s the Five-Star Advantage; let us put it to work for you!

Meet the Team

Marco Santos

As a founding member, Marco has been with Master Trimmer and Five-Star Millwork since 2002 and Five Star Kitchen Design Center since 2008. Among the many hats Marco wears are finances and estimating, along with sales, HR, purchasing and customer services. He’s a proud father of two amazing kids – Tyler (8) and Khloe (3) – and he used to play golf before they came along.

Tiago Fonseca

Founding Member Tiago manages installs for Master Trimmer and sales for Master Trimmer, Five Star Millwork, and Five Star Kitchen Design Center. With more than a quarter century with the business, he's a dad to Sofia and enjoys travel.

Dario Fonseca Jr.

Dario’s the guy who runs the warehouse, handling the deliveries to make sure everything goes out on time and accordingly. He’s in charge of inventory and is responsible for getting things in and out of the warehouse and keeping the warehouse pristine. He’s in the process of earning a business administration degree.

Barbara Brokenshire

Kitchen Design Center Manager Barbara has been designing and selling kitchens, baths and custom cabinetry with us for more than a decade. Barbara’s extensive training includes a BS in engineering, an MA in organizational management, continuing education in kitchen design, interior design and space planning. She’s spent many years as an engineer/manager and as a kitchen designer/manager and has received many accolades for engineering accomplishments in the areas of navigation systems, medical devices, software development and organizational management, along with sales awards. When she’s not designing dream spaces for our clients, she designs custom jewelry and is a mother to four shih tzu puppies.

Keith Karabec

Keith is our shop manager. He earned an AS degree in business management and has decades of hands-on experience in the industry. Keith is a dedicated employee, 20-year member of the American legion, and a single father of two daughters.

Scott Shortman

Scott puts his CAD certificate from Rockland Community College to work for Master Trimmer every day, handling estimating duties and designing custom cabinetry and architectural millwork.

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