Since 1949, we at Schreck Kitchens have been creating and providing beautiful kitchens for families throughout the Chicagoland and Fox River Valley. With a commitment to exceptional customer service and a desire to make the complicated seem simple, our designers specialize in customizing your kitchens and bathrooms into the rooms of your dreams. Our clients rely on our dedication to quality products and lengthy design experience that keeps them coming back.

Our History

Schreck Kitchens was founded by Emil Schreck. Schreck and two skilled craftsmen used Old World techniques to build quality kitchen cabinets at his store in Lombard.


R. Allan Bowman and William Ward became partners and the new owners of Schreck Kitchens. Throughout the years the company flourished on the premise of quality, expertise, service and value.


Schreck Kitchens doubles the size of its showroom with a move to South Elgin. With this move, two additional quality cabinetry manufacturers were added to their offerings.


To better serve their clients, Schreck Kitchens created Bowman Design Group in order to bring in additional talented kitchen designers to meet an ever increasing demand for their products and services.


Bowman’s sons, Robert, Tom and Craig continue to operate the company with the same values and customer appreciation that has kept Schreck Kitchens successful for the past 65 plus years.

Our Team

At Schreck Kitchens we are committed to customer satisfaction. From our owners to our design team, everyone plays a vital part in bringing our clients design dreams to life. In a family-owned business, we believe in long-standing relationships with vendors committed to supporting their work long after installation. We believe in delivering top-of-the-line products and services.

Tom, Craig and Robert Bowman, Owners & Partners

Tom, Craig and Robert Bowman, Owners & Partners

When it comes to creating a space where your family will gather and spend time, Tom, Craig and Robert Bowman know how to do it. The three owners and designers are dedicated to excellent kitchen designing, providing quality products and superb customer service.

With a combined experience of 100 years in the design world, each owner has the background of growing up in an industry for his entire life. They remain dedicated to the craft, attending annual training in kitchen design to keep up with the latest trends. They are also members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.


It is easy to say our work will impress you but, year after year, our best advertisements come from our clients themselves. While we encourage all our clients to step into our showroom for a closer look, hear from some of our past clients and decide for yourself if Schreck Kitchens is the best fit for your new kitchen.

We love our kitchen! You did a fantastic job laying out the cabinetry. Everything is very handy and accessible. We are very pleased with the quality and finish we chose for the cabinets. We get compliments on them all the time. You and your company should be proud of the great customer service and quality of products you represent.

Sue and Dan, Elgin, IL

From start to finish the whole process went smoothly. Schreck Kitchens have a beautiful showroom in South Elgin. From the first time we met, it was a fairly easy process. They were very patient and helpful listening to what we wanted, selecting the cabinets, the design process, ordering the cabinets, choosing the Cambria countertops and the delivery of the cabinets straight to our home. Schreck Kitchens was also very informative on the different types of cabinets, countertops, etc.

Our cabinets were customized to our needs to include special cabinet sizes, soft door closings, pullout shelving etc… They made multiple trips to our home for the design process and also checked on the installation progress and came to check on the finished product to make sure everything was completed to our satisfaction. They also had a great installer.

We now have our dream kitchen! It was a pleasure working with Schreck Kitchens and we would definitely recommend and use Schreck Kitchens again.

Claudette and Mark, Carol Steam, IL

We are extremely happy with our kitchen and enjoy using it every day. Thanks for the excellent advice in the design and the choosing of materials used. We would be pleased to recommend you and your company to prospective clients.

Ruth and Bob, Wayne, IL