John and Janice Mette started Mette's Cabinet Corner in 1981. Eventually, their children Julie, Don, Bob, and Alan all joined the business. The business first opened on Charleston Avenue in Mattoon. In 1985, Mette's Cabinet Corner moved to Effingham in what used to be known as Dusty's Steakhouse, across the railroad tracks from Bob's Salvage. Then, in 1990, they made the move to the Lincolnland Building in Effingham, with the shop and warehouse located in Teutopolis, behind the home of John and Janice. In 2000, after many moves, the Mette family built a new showroom, warehouse, and shop in the present location.

Though the location has stayed the same since 2000, many other changes have occurred. In 2002, Cabinet Corner (A Sole Proprietorship) became a recognized Illinois Corporation. Then in 2005, a showroom addition was needed. The first CNC machine was added in 2008 and the stone shop was born. Cabinet Corner always had a wood shop, but when the demand for custom cabinets grew, a shop addition was needed.