Chris Hensel

Chris Hensel – Owner & Principle Designer

Hello, my name is Chris Hensel. I have been working in the cabinet industry for 15 years. For 6 years I worked at a custom woodworking shop in the Minneapolis area, being involved with all facets of production. Upon moving to the St. Cloud area I found my passion when I shifted my focus to design and project management. Chances are if you have visited a home on the CMBA tour of homes, you have seen work that I was involved with. My goal is to provide clients, both homeowners and contractors alike, with great designs tailored to their style and budget.

My training started in 2000 at Hennepin Technical College where I completed the cabinetmaking program. It then moved to Dusseldorf, Germany where I spent one year studying the methods and styles that are so prevalent in Modern and Contemporary designs. Throughout these three years I participated and medaled in many cabinetmaking competitions, both at the state (1st place 2001) and national level (2nd place 2002).

Currently I regularly attend conferences and seminars to advance my knowledge in the design and building fields.  I feel that to best serve my clients it is important to continually advance my knowledge and skills.


At Dovetail Kitchen Designs we constantly strive to provide high quality, personalized, and affordable designs to clients in Central Minnesota and surrounding areas.  We believe that the building process is fun, and after a project is completed we want our clients to think so too.

Featured Articles

Dovetail Kitchen Designs was recently featured in the Central Minnesota Style Magazine.  Click here to view the article.  

March April Style Magazine Cover

March April Style Magazine Cover

Professional Memberships

CMBA Online

Central MinnesotaBuilders Association

  • HomeShow committee member
  • Remodelers Council board member
  • Sporting Clays Shoot committee member (event proceeds fund “Tools for Schools” program).


National Association of Home Builders

ST Cloudarea Chamber

St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce