B.J. Tidwell Industries manufactures and distributes bath and kitchen cabinets under the name Cardell Cabinetry. The company offers a wide range of cabinet styles and finishes made from cherry, oak, hickory, and maple woods, for custom design flexibility. Product lines include the Odyssey Collection and the Spectrum 360 series. The company primarily sells to customers in the new home construction and remodel and repair markets throughout the US. It operates a 1 million sq. ft. plant in San Antonio. Another smaller plant in El Campo, Texas, cut production drastically in 2008 after a slowdown in the construction industry forced the company to reduce costs.
In an effort to meet demand and respond to market changes, Cardell Cabinetry announced in 2008 that it was shifting its focus from providing mass produced products to homebuilders, to creating custom-made cabinets for designers. It also opened a company showroom in San Antonio in 2008.
President Bill Tidwell established B.J. Tidwell in 1965 and acquired Cardell Cabinetry in 1977, which was named by its original founder Carlos De Llano. – less