A regular day for me consists of me meeting with new and potential customers to discuss what they would like us to do for them. My favorite part of my job is leaving a project that we have beautified and knowing that they will get to enjoy a new perspective of their home the day after we leave. My advice to anyone getting started on a remodeling project is to research the products you are considering and ask lots of questions. Getting exactly what you want and making sure those products live up to your expectations is key. So if you're hesitant to get started on a project my advice to you is just to do it and know when it's all over its more than worth the disruption.
As the co-owner of the company my days can be pretty unpredictable but are always rewarding. I have been with hōm kitchen + bath and bath for about eight years, and I have 21 years of field experience. My favorite part of the job is hands down seeing client’s reactions to their newly renovated space. If I were to advise potential clients, it would be to take the time to make sure you get exactly what you want out of the remodel. It’s an investment, so you want to get it right, so you won’t have to do it again for a long time. Remodeling revamps your home and adds a new burst of energy into the living space making it a worthwhile investment.
Being an interior designer means I spend most days jetting off to site visits with remodeling clients, chatting with customers that come into the show room and creating cabinet designs and floor plans. I have been with hōm kitchen + bath for three years, but I’ve been in the interior design world for 11. I would have to say my favorite part of the job would be When we first see a potential remodel project and ideas start forming in my head. Envisioning what can be done in a space to make it not only more aesthetically pleasing but functionally better is what gets the creative juices going for me. My advice, to potential clients who are nervous to remodel would be to think about if you are going to be living in the space for the next 5-10 years? If so, do some personal homework regarding style and function that you want to see in your space and establish a budget. Always expect a detailed outline and estimate of what the job will entail and cost. Finally, when you jump off, expect some bumpiness in any construction project. However, if you have hired a trustworthy, competent remodeling professional, your project should give you years of enjoyment and add value to your home.
Each day at hōm kitchen + bath is always different and exciting. From exploring new tile, quartz, granite and cabinetry options. To helping our Customers envision their perfect living spaces. The environment is fun and friendly. I've been with the company for a year, but I have had an overall of 19 years in the new construction/interior design/remodel business. My tip for getting started on a remodeling project is to Select a design concept that you love and stick to it. Too many outside influences are BAD! My one peice of advice is to ask for a quote that includes all of your wants. Then you can get a true picture of the investment. You can always adjust from there.
Cabinet design specialist
As a cabinet design specialist my job is to help you articulate what you need to get out of your space. Each one of us is different and so is the way we live in our homes. Even though we all share some basics – cookware and utensils in a kitchen, hanging clothes and shoes in a closet, cosmetics and toiletries in a bathroom – how we use those things changes from person to person, and each space is physically different. My job is to put all those elements together and design a kitchen/closet/bathroom that looks great AND functions for you. I see lots of spaces these days that look great…but don’t work for everyday life.
Sometimes clients will get overwhelmed by all the choices and decisions at the beginning of a remodel. Just remember, that, digging through the details on the front end is how we get your project to turn out just the way you want it. That being said, we will help you narrow your scope of decisions to a manageable level. Communication is really important. So, don’t be afraid to ask tons of questions and tell us exactly what you are looking for. And, by all means, please share with us any inspiration pictures you have. That way, even if you’re not exactly sure what direction to go, we can help you get there.
business Development Representative
As the business development representative I work with builders, retail, commercial and remodel customers all day and I love it. I enjoy the result and seeing how happy the customers are with the choices that I help them make. I am also always looking for new stone and quartz to offer to our customers. We prioritize customizability here so we can usually meet everyone's needs while staying within their budget. I have been with hōm kitchen + bath for nine years and I have 14 years of experience in the world of stone. My advice to potential clients is just to do it! It will be like you are in a brand new home.
Outside Sales Representative
Raised in sunny California, Russell Carter has called the Sooner State home for the past 20 years after graduating from a local college. While working as an Emmy Award-winning journalist and a veteran salesman Russell has fallen in love with Oklahoma’s charm, conservative values, and simplicity. “At the end of the day, my wife and I just feel that Oklahoma City is a great place to raise our two children.” Treating each one of his clients like a friend or neighbor Russell works with builders, remodelers, and retail customers to achieve their goals in both value and luxury. “I’m blessed to work with a fantastic group of designers, fabricators and installers and once people experience our customer service they normally become long-term customers.”
Brian R. Girard
As the CAD Programmer for hōm kitchen + bath, I get the luxury of putting my hands on every single counter top that we produce. A typical day for me is spent writing programs to fabricate our customer's counter tops using our Northwood CNC and Sasso 5-Axis CNC Bridge Saw. I am very fortunate to work in such a fast paced, large scale fabrication shop that keeps me on my toes learning and allows me to help us improve and expand our craftsmanship every day!
Office & Accountant Manager
In addition to being the office manager for The Glass Company, I also manage accounts payable and accounts receivable for hōm kitchen + bath. Working here is exciting because each day affords a new opportunity to solve a problem for our customers. I have been working in the construction industry for almost 10 years now and I love the challenge of finding solutions to perfectly solve the needs of our customers. Potential clients of ours should expect to be greeted by a friendly group of people, who are using the best tools and materials, and who are working for them and for their home!
My father was a custom builder in rural Mississippi and I worked for him throughout my childhood and into college. Since getting my degree I have worked 9 years in an engineering capacity designing high voltage power transmission lines, and I have worked 6 years self employed in the residential construction industry. Residential construction/carpentry has been in my family for generations. I truly enjoy this type of work, and always felt I would remain in the field throughout my career. I honestly feel it is in my blood to do this type of work. Come into our showroom and see our product and talk to our people, you won't regret it!
I have been with hōm kitchen + bath for eight years and have been in the interior design industry for 14 years. While I used to handle many design and customer relation duties within the company, I have transitioned into a role of inventory management and handling special projects. This new role fits well with my part-time work schedule, as I balance my career with raising two young children.
I love knowing that the work we do has such a huge impact on individuals and families. Our homes are such substantial fixtures in our lives. So much of our time is spent there – resting, parenting, entertaining, etc. Our homes should be positive places where we can create memories with family and friends. If there's something in your home that bothers you, take the steps toward creating the space you really want. Give us a call or stop by our showroom! We at hōm kitchen + bath are here to help!
Before starting at hōm kitchen + bath, I enjoyed working in fashion retail. It was a lot of fun helping my clients express themselves through their outfits! Now, I get to help our clients express themselves through the "fashion" of their homes. Keeping up with the latest styles and trends makes my job easier, and paying attention to those details helps me keep things here at the office organized. In addition to the creative work I do, my daily routine includes maintaining all the purchase orders and requisitions for materials and supplies, contacting vendors to negotiate prices, and receiving orders.