CRESS HISTORY

30 YEARS AGO

TODAY

Proudly celebrating our 68th creative year, Cress Kitchen & Bath is an award winning professional design showroom that specializes in creating incredible kitchens and baths for your home. Charlie Cress, founded Cress Tile and Linoleum Company in 1948 specializing in Formica, linoleum and ceramic color tile along with plastic and metal wall tile. Charlie is credited with bringing metal tile to the Denver area by becoming the exclusive distributor for the Calloy metal tile company. Originally, Cress was located at 29th and Yates Street in Denver, until 1958 when Charlie expanded his business, constructed a new building, and moved the business to its current location at 38th Avenue and Pierce Street here in Wheat Ridge.

Jack Nealon, Charlie’s son-in-law proudly carried on the family tradition and was with Cress for 40 years. During his time at Cress, he expanded the business by adding carpeting, wallpaper, window treatments and draperies. Jerry and Jim Nealon joined their father Jack over 40 years ago and over that time have continued to expand the business by adding cabinets, plumbing and lighting fixtures. Faux painting has replaced draperies and wallpaper. Cress is widely known as the original ‘one stop shop’ for kitchen and baths in the Denver area. And even today, with reliability and craft, we continue to provide a comprehensive one-stop service from concept to completion. Our current focus is on designing and creating extraordinary kitchens and baths.

Throughout the years, we have maintained the best of talent–designers, manufacturers, and craftsman-making our clients proud to say they have a Cress Kitchen and bath. The coordinated efforts of our staff will exceed your expectations. Over half of our staff has been with Cress longer than 20 years. As a matter of fact, our sales staff has 140 years combined experience at Cress! We pride ourselves on treating our employees and our clients as family. Our friendly staff offers great design capabilities and come with certifications through the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Our in house crew of installation craftsman is part of the job from design to completion.