Yesterday we went to Lowes to get our first estimate (Lowes is literally right around the corner). It was a little more than I was expecting it to be considering the size of the kitchen, even with us doing the install.
Today I started looking up designers/cabinet people here locally. It appears that all the local options, at least the ones I've seen so far, are designers and vendors for national cabinet brands. I don't think that's a bad thing, but I'm wondering what kind of price differences there will be between them. I do like that a number of the local places I've been looking at are family owned and have been in business for over 25 years. I also liked that one of the sites proclaimed that there's no reason a home store, like Expo or Lowes, would ever be able to beat their prices.