Kitchen Designs Team
KITCHEN DESIGNS BY KEN KELLY opened its doors in 1982 and is a premiere Long Island kitchen and bath showroom serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Manhattan, and the NY tristate area. For more than 35 years, our creative, dedicated team has become known for exceptional design and innovation. “We are very proud to be the No. 1 dealer in New York (and in the tri-state area including New York City, New Jersey, and Conecticut) and No. 7 in the country doing what we love to do!” In addition to several custom cabinetry brands, we carry our own signature Ken Kelly line as well as other European, Canadian, and American brands for all price points. We pride ourselves on our unsurpassed reputation for client satisfaction providing precise attention to detail, the best selection of the highest quality products, uncompromising business ethics, and a commitment to remarkable design. Our staff includes certified kitchen and bath designers and certified remodelers who are experts in kitchen design and remodeling. Our diverse team offers vast experience in creating rooms that work for your lifestyle, and we have the best tools to work with — the highest quality manufacturers, expert and talented field teams and installers who do quality work, and a very strong, organized administration that knows how to execute a project and deliver the best possible finished result. As a full service design studio, Kitchen Designs offers total turn-key services, coordinating the entire project from design and cabinetry installation to fixtures, countertops, flooring, windows, and lighting. We also offer a-la-carte services such as design only, cabinetry only, and a to-the-trade program for commercial and residential projects. Our team is dedicated on the follow-through and will take care of every detail of your renovation. We are proud to be named “Top 50 US Innovators in Design” in Kitchen and Bath Design News. Clients please note we are not associated with any other showroom bearing the Kelly name such as the one in Manhasset. There is only ONE Ken Kelly and one Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly showroom, and it is in Williston Pk, NY!
Ken Kelly, Principal
Ken Kelly, CKD, CBD, CR Ken is an award-winning kitchen designer who studied architectural design and management in college. A 35 year veteran of the remodeling industry, Ken excels at total room design, seamlessly integrating the essential details of the entire project for his clients. His design work has been showcased in the New York Times, Newsday, and Cablevision’s News 12 Long Island and nationally in leading consumer publications including House Beautiful, Better Homes & Gardens, Woman’s Day, Designer Kitchen & Baths, and Distinction magazines. His designs are featured in many published books and online in HGTV Designer’s Portfolio, Houzz, Kitchen & Bath Design News, and more. An active member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), Ken holds three certifications — certified kitchen designer, certified bath designer, and certified remodeling expert. He is a sought after public speaker on the intricacies of kitchen design for both the consumer and industry professional, offering creative design solutions that have singled him out as a leading designer. Ken’s ongoing commitment includes teaching seminars and classes to the trade. Ken serves on Blanco USA’s Design Council. His technical expertise and unrelenting attention to detail make him a “stand out” in the industry and have earned him a referral base that defies comparison. “Named Top 50 US Innovators in Design”
Grace Kelly, Principal
Grace Kelly, MS, BS Business/Technology Grace has been working alongside Ken for over 30 years and throughout her years in teaching. She has designed five websites for the company. She is the front-end web designer/back-end developer of our current website and is the author and administrator of the kitchendesigns.com blog. Grace is a retired professor having served the academic community as a professor, high-school teacher, grant writer, school board trustee, and education committee chair. Her grants have earned significant funding for local Long Island academic programs. Grace manages our website SEO, marketing, and strategic operations providing pivotal business and technical direction driving growth in the company’s offerings. Her creative work in graphic design can be seen in digital, television, and traditional print advertising as well as in branded social media. Grace personally interacts with our followers on social media and is the liaison between our Long Island kitchen designers and the press. She also serves on Blanco USA’s Design Council and is instrumental in selecting and sharing the unique product lines we offer in the showroom with our community. She is passionate about providing an unparalleled experience for Kitchen Designs’ clients and keeping clients informed about the home improvement process. Be sure to follow us on social media!
Certified Designers – About The Team
Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly is comprised of a team of professional award-winning kitchen designers and educators with extensive backgrounds in interior design and architecture. Lead by Mario & Steve, these designers are noted industry professionals whose work have appeared in numerous design publications. Mario, one of our senior lead designers has been with us over 20 years and is a graduate of the prestigious New York School of Interior Design. Mario is a visionary who continually finds ways to inspire through innovative design. He is a certified remodeler who excels in kitchen design and interior renovations and presents his clients with detailed designs, which include professional interior design recommendations. Additionally, as a design educator at C.W. Post University and Nassau Community College, he teaches courses in lighting design and technical drawing. His professional accomplishments are extensive and include teaching at other prestigious schools such as the Parsons School of Design and the Interior Design Institute in New Jersey as well as local trade show lectures. With 19 decorator showhouses to his credit, Mario has a portfolio that rivals the most seasoned designer. He is the consummate artiste, who can turn any room into a showcase. Steve (another senior lead designer) is an industry veteran and entrepreneur who has been designing residential kitchen and bathroom projects for 35 years. Steve specializes in custom design and has spent his career focusing on projects in Manhattan and Long Island, NY. He has maintained a strong industry presence throughout his career having served as both President and National Representative for the Metro New York Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. His intricate knowledge of the home renovation process allows him to help clients achieve the best possible solution within their budgets. Steve’s clients often comment about his patience and attention to detail developing project plans to completion. His impressive career portfolio includes American and European design style ranging from traditional to modern to country. Steve brings enormous energy and enthusiasm to all his projects and takes pride in turning clients’ wish lists into dream kitchens.
Senior Field Expeditors
Some of our highly experienced job expeditors have been with Kitchen Designs for more than 30 years responsible for coordinating our teams in the field and monitoring all job-site activity and crew schedules. This team supervises all the talented craftspeople who will turn your dreams into reality and are responsible for the development and oversight of projects, coordination of tradespeople, delivery of materials, and communication between the office and the field. Our team is comprised of highly organized, diligent project managers whose pre-production flow-chart system ensures the client’s peace of mind. With 35 years in residential and commercial construction, our Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly team has the knowledge, experience, and expertise to smoothly run every aspect of the installation process so you receive the best final result. Our team leaders will facilitate and coordinate the scheduling details of your installation from start to finish. Their high level of detail and responsive communication with homeowners, architects, builders, and contractors help keep every job running efficiently. The team will coordinate service, trades, and manage the installation process. They also supervise Kitchen Designs’ support staff ensuring everything you need is taken care of from the planning stages to well after your installation.
Commercial Division Sales Managers
Our commercial sales managers are highly skilled kitchen and bath designers with years of experience as senior designers and some were even high-end finish carpenters having studied building construction and mechanical drawing. Our commercial division team specializes in estate restoration, residential (high end and budget) kitchen and bath design, and commercial sales to the trade with special pricing and programs for builders, architects, and interior designers. Our team has exceptional industry experience and is the go-to regional “to-the-trade” liason for Nassau, Suffolk, and New York City specializing in KraftMaid cabinetry. Our hands-on leadership ensures client satisfaction with ongoing communication among allied trade professionals.
AutoCad Tech Designers
Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly has accomplished AutoCad designers in house and ongoing opportunities for AutoCad designers. Our designers’ expertise is invaluable when bringing complex design specifications to life. Our AutoCad designers work closely with the kitchen designers, bath designers, and remain actively involved in all phases of your project. The team creatively produces stunning computer renderings and visual presentations for Kitchen Designs’ clients.
Showroom Sales Representatives
Lorna & Brian are our dynamic duo as Kitchen Designs showroom sales representatives. They are seasoned professionals who are well suited to manage upscale, high-volume sales and customer service operations. Lorna brings an unsurpassed commitment to client service and satisfaction. Lorna enthusiastically imparts her fifteen years of design experience and industry knowledge to customers, whether at an initial showroom visit or assisting in product selection. She strives to deliver an extraordinary experience for Kitchen Designs’ clients and oversees our design showroom’s administrative and operational needs. Lorna believes communication is critical, and she patiently works to help clients reach their goals. Brian earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stony Brook University, and his focus at Kitchen Designs is on customer service and satisfaction. Brian and Lorna are likely to be the friendly face that greet you in the showroom.
Enza is our office operations manager at Kitchen Designs. She has a strong background in Bookkeeping and Accounting. She runs the day-to-day operations within our Accounting Department and enjoys the balance of handling all aspects of office administration, records management, accounting, and tax preparation. Enza’s energy is contagious, and her work is as precise as our installations. Enza oversees all the work that is flowing through our departments on a daily basis. She has the happiest smile and is our “go to” person for just about everything.
Lead Carpenters and Craftspeople
Rob, Jim & Gerry lead the installation team and are highly experienced masters of their crafts. Their direction is impeccable with all having over 25 years experience in high-end, intricate residential remodeling. Our installation dream team has the skillset to handle every aspect of high-end residential construction as well as commercial projects. They are precise with attention to detail on every Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly project installation coordinating communication with our field teams, designers, and clients. Having previously managed and owning his own custom shop. Rob specializes in finish work, detailed woodworking, and architectural millwork. Rob’s background knowledge in math, technology, and physics plays a vital role in his ability to expertly interpret plans and build to specifications. The team specializes in exquisite woodworking and trim carpentry for kitchens and baths with expertise in finish work including cabinetry and millwork, framing, drywall, windows, doors, tile, mica work, and siding. The entire team values good design, and their greatest joy is making clients happy by improving their lives with high-quality craftsmanship.
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Career OpportunitiesWe're Expanding at Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly, Inc.
Experienced Kitchen Designer Salesperson Career Opportunity:
Seeking an EXPERIENCED, talented high-end kitchen and bath designer/salesperson for a long-term career opportunity in our established 35+ year high-profile, award-winning design showroom. Candidate should be comfortable with all phases of construction and have experience selling over one million dollars annually. You will receive a generous commission structure with a draw and will work directly with clients, architects, builders, and interior designers on projects including kitchens, baths, and custom cabinetry for the entire home. This is a wonderful opportunity to build a rewarding career for the right candidate. Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly, Inc. has a long-standing reputation for excellence and is the #1 Wood-Mode dealer in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) and #7 in the United States. We are a full-service company offering dynamic designers a great support staff including a field expediting team. This is NOT a training situation. If you think we are a perfect fit, please send us your resume, sketches and/or CAD drawings and photos of the kitchens and bathrooms you’ve designed VIA EMAIL ONLY to email@example.com. All resumes and inquires will be kept confidential. NOTE – The following are a PLUS: NKBA accreditations; a four-year degree in interior design, interior architecture, or architecture.
Seeking a motivated, talented draftsperson with strong AutoCAD skills and the ability to prepare accurate construction drawings based on the information provided by the kitchen designers and design sales team. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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