Our Team

We’re not just in the cabinet business — we’re in the business of making people happy. That includes us, too! We treat each other like family and work together as a team to always provide you with the highest quality products that will last for years.

Hunter Lankford


Hunter Lankford is President of SouthernStone Cabinets and Managing Member of SunCoast Cabinet Supplies. First and foremost, though he is a husband, father and Parrot Head.

After spending 25 years with a Fortune 100 company managing contract sales in the state of Florida, he and Julie decided it was time to get back to their roots. After much consideration and time spent to find the right fit they were introduced to their new Florida families. Longevity in the business and long tenured teams at both businesses is what drew them to SouthernStone Cabinets and SunCoast Cabinet Supplies. Hunter holds a Business Administration degree from Elon University.

Mark Bennett

General Manager

Mark was born in a small town in South Wales.  He is the son of a Bricklayer whom inspired him into having, some kind of trade.  After leaving school he decided to pursue a higher education in the Cabinet industry and put himself through University to study techniques in Cabinet Making, training on a wide selection of wood machines which lead him to cabinet engineering, CNC Tooling, design and installation techniques.  He has been involved in the industry for the past 36 years and has been in Florida with his wife Sylvia for the past 10 years in varying roles at Cabinet, Mill and panel processing shops in the area.  Marks says he has really enjoyed getting to know the team and really enjoys working with everyone

Daniel Medero

Shop Manager

Danny has been with SouthernStone Cabinets for almost 20 years. He ran the edge bander for the first 6 years of his employment, then moved into our custom department, where he worked on all custom cabinets.

Today, Danny oversees all aspects of production in the shop from recruiting, training and hiring of all shop personal, as well as making sure all customer orders run through each department smoothly and are completed in a timely manner.

Daniel’s favorite thing about SouthernStone Cabinets? “Our family atmosphere and our commitment to excellence.”

Penny Brown

Customer Service

Penny has over 7 years’ experience within the cabinet industry and over 3 years with SouthernStone Cabinets. She is knowledgeable in our pricing program and strives to provide each customer a service experience that exceeds their expectations.

Prior to joining our team, Penny was in a management position where she oversaw the scheduling of installations and customer service. She has also worked in sales and product design.

“I love that we’re a small, family owned company, with a good working environment. We’re also an equal opportunity employer, and I’m proud of that.”

Brian Mills

Customer Service

Brian is a lifelong resident of Pinellas County. He started in the custom closet business in 2001, and with SouthernStone in 2012. He has vast knowledge on various machines and is always willing to do whatever is needed to support his team. His new role in customer service allows him to take that support to a new level and make sure the customer gets the very best experience they have come to expect from SouthernStone.

Brian is an avid Tampa Bay Sports fan, cheering on the Lightning, Bucs and Rays.  In his downtime, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Jen, and all the things his hometown has to offer. He has traveled the U.S. extensively and is proud to call Tampa Bay his home.

Tom Kellerman

Customer Service

Tom joined the team in April 2023. He has 16 years scheduling, planning and dispatching experience. He is responsible scheduling of truck orders, scheduling of the assembly flow and customer notifications. Tom brings excellent problem-solving skills with a great attention to details.
Originally from the Chicago area, he has lived in the Tampa/St Petersburg area for 21 years. A huge sports fan and sports memorabilia collector for many years. Formally a Limousine owner, he understands that a strong attention to customer service is always needed.

“I love the close-knit environment of this company”
I am looking forward serving of customers to best of my abilities.