A Family Run Business

Top Notch Joinery started life as a family run company, which is still maintained today. 

Dean, Cliff and Terry Nowlan founded Top Notch in July 1991 within a 1,900 square feet factory unit based in Corby, Northamptonshire. With extensive backgrounds in joinery and construction both Cliff and Dean worked on design and manufacture whilst Terry developed a strong customer base.

Investment and growth has continued and today we are based on the Pytchley Road Industrial Estate, Kettering, operating on 15,500 square feet of manufacturing space.

Forward thinking continues to maintain that Top Notch provides a high-class joinery and manufacture service.



In 1995 we founded Top Coat as a specialist spray finishing company, which operates alongside us in Kettering.  

In 2000 we purchased Gent Glass of Wellingborough, a specialist glass and glazing company founded in 1956.

Although run independently, these two additional operations complement our capabilities, offering our clients a complete service.