Karen brings years of retail management and administrative organization to the company. She's the one that keeps the gears moving together - whether it be marketing, accounting or day to day office operations - Karen does it all. Her outgoing and fun personality will greet you when you visit us!
Marcy Whipple, AKBD, CID
Marcy was born and raised a County girl. She attended NMCC and received her degree in Business Management. After graduation she worked as an office manager at a power plant in her hometown. Even though she loved her job, she has always had a passion for design. As a young child, she would sit down for hours designing floor plans of homes. Once the floor plan was completed, she would grab catalogs and furnish the interiors. When the opportunity came to begin a design career, she jumped at it. She began as a Kitchen and Bath Designer at S.W. Collins Company’s Home Design Center in Caribou, Maine in 2002. She worked towards and received her Associate Kitchen and Bath Design certification as well as her Certified Interior Decorators certificate. In Marcy’s 18 years of design, she has volunteered for the Maine Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, being the Chapter’s President from 2016-2017. She has met many HGTV designers and so many wonderful clients and colleagues. Marcy has great organizational skills and pays a close attention to detail ensuring that each design is functional and beautiful. She connects personally with each client and demonstrates confidence to help guide them in the decision-making process from start to finish. Marcy still loves what she does, and it shows in the way she interacts with clients and the smile that is always on her face.
Michelle Chase, AKBD
If you ask her how she decided that being a kitchen designer was what she was supposed to be- she'll usually just smile and start to tell you a story about her family. Born and raised in Southern Maine, Michelle's father opened a kitchen and bath showroom when she was little. Cleaning displays on weekends led to filing paperwork, which led to entering his designs into the computer program, which led to a love of creating. Earning a BS in Business Administration from UNH in 2002, she went to work for her father Dan at Roux's Kitchen & Bath in Alfred, ME and began studying for her kitchen and bath certification. Michelle has been a certified Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer since 2007, and serves on the board of the Maine chapter of the National Kitchen & Bath Association. Having worked in both independent showrooms as well as two lumberyards, she knew her passion was being able to provide individual, specialized attention in a relaxed environment. Working together with you, she'll manage your project from planning through installation, coordinating all of the details along the way to deliver the end result you've been waiting for.