About Safina Cabinetry

Safina Custom Cabinetry produces finely crafted, unique Italian-inspired products that stand the test of time. They aren’t the typical cookie-cutter solutions you get in the big box stores. They are made from scratch, using designs and materials that meet your specifications.


Safina is not just a name but also a story. Three decades ago, a young boy spent summers helping his grandfather in his kitchen remodeling business. He grew up learning true craftsmanship and an unparalleled commitment to quality and customer service. He also experienced his grandfather’s frustrations when cabinetry ordered from large manufacturers didn’t live up to his expectations.

That young boy, Derek Centorbi, got introduced to what would later become his passion. As owner and operator of Safina Cabinetry, Derek developed true craftsmanship and attention to detail that was inconceivable by competitors. Since 1995, Derek has built the business into something unique and appealing for all homeowners in the St. Louis area.

Twenty-five years later, Derek has combined creativity, the art of cabinetmaking, and a modern flair to present his new line of Safina cabinetry. (The name Safina is the original interpretation of Centorbi but was changed when Derek’s great grandfather moved from Italy to America over a century ago.)

With this new line, Safina Cabinetry will bring back the Italian inspiration and embed it into American manufacturing with their custom cabinetry. They plan on expanding their business across the country so that more homeowners can take advantage of their fine workmanship.

Trusted Cabinetmakers

The makers of Safina Cabinetry have received many positive reviews and testimonials from satisfied customers. Here are just a couple:

“I am so happy that I saw the ad in St Louis Magazine. i had searched all over for cabinetry and could not find the quality, color and people who were willing to make sure I got what I wanted.  The design manager knew what she was doing very nice, wealth of information and helpful. Came to my house and went above and beyond with helping me design the perfect cabinetry. The cabinetry are OUTSTANDING superior material and design. I will never buy cabinetry from [home improvement stores]. Having them made for you is the way to go.”

~ Marsha Mitchell

“Derek Centorbi is a talented, creative, detail oriented, outside-the-box cabinet designer and custom manufacturer.  They have endless wood species, finishes, and cabinet styles to select from.  If a project warrants it, he will also do custom finishes tailored to your project's specific needs.  Derek and his staff are wonderful to work with, great problem-solvers, put out a beautiful product, and are completely trustworthy.  They will provide some of the most important pieces in your kitchen or bathroom that will withstand the test of time in both quality and aesthetics.”

~ Holden Design Group

Don’t Settle for Less than the Best

When you want Italian-inspired cabinetry that are custom-made from the finest materials and best quality workmanship, choose Safina Cabinetry. You’ll be proud to display their unique beauty and appreciate the custom fit and functionality they provide.

Request a free consultation today. One of our dealers will promptly contact you to set up an appointment to discuss your ideas and answer your questions.