Aldo Valitutti, president and founder, began learning the intricacies of cabinet making from expert Italian furniture makers while still in his teens. In 1977, Aldo purchased a former tire store/motorcycle shop located in Mt. Clemens in partnership with his mother. Using his construction skills to remove ten truckloads of debris, Aldo converted the building into the first iteration of the manufacturing site that still functions as the Cabinetry By Better Bilt headquarters and showroom today.
Always tuned into new trends and honing his skills, Aldo became one of the first Detroit area cabinet makers to build the increasingly popular European style frame less cabinets. To accommodate this new activity, he built an addition onto the original building in 1982.
In 1983, Lisa Valitutti, vice president and Aldo’s wife, joined the business following a career as a Michigan Bell customer service representative. With a background in drafting and an interest in design and marketing, Lisa pursued kitchen and bath design classes from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) before joining her husband in continuing classes in kitchen and bath design techniques and styles. In the early days, Lisa worked side by side with her mother-in-law Angelina.
After many years of manufacturing, Better Bilt decided in 1998 to double its showroom space and shift to offering a variety of ready-made cabinets instead of manufacturing only custom cabinets: a move that would offer more custom and cost-effective options to fit any budget.
Interior Designer Andrea Yeip joined Aldo and Lisa in 2012. Her eye for color and design are a natural fit for her duties in Project Design, which include 20/20 renderings and Product Ordering. She is also responsible for final plan reviews, scheduling of subcontractors and installers, coordination of deliveries and overseeing all aspects of our installations. Andrea’s attention to detail and organizational skills help make sure our office runs smoothly.