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Eric Blair | Principal

Passionate entrepreneur and successful Kitchen+Bath professional of 20 years; Eric Blair is a creative thinker who possesses a unique set of talents.

Former Independent Kitchen+Bath Dealer, Eric’s first-hand knowledge and experience includes a complete understanding of nationwide cabinet manufacturers, industry related products, cabinet construction, industry trends, product placement, sales, marketing and product pricing. Eric’s professional experience includes business development, business management, operations, kitchen and bath design, sales, marketing, networking, logistics, and product installation.

Eric is a people-oriented problem solver who can communicate effectively through written and oral channels. His consultative selling approach results in a consistent high-producer who demonstrates the ability to successfully introduce additional product offerings to his clients. His ability to create, implement and oversee operations is the foundation of his work. A master of diplomacy and customer service skills, clients often sing his praises after working with him.

Eric is a detail oriented individual who is committed to honesty and integrity. Eric takes great pride in his work and responsibilities and is committed to serving others with honesty and integrity. Eric strives to be an excellent leader both personally and professionally. His philosophy is quite simple: Treat others as he would like to be treated, commit his talents and abilities entirely, and to always conduct himself with utmost professionalism, morals and core values.


Rick-Gonzalez-Bio-Pic-2-resizedRick Gonzalez | Territory Sales Consultant

Former small business owner and experienced K+B salesperson, Rick is an industry professional who cares deeply about the success of those he serves.

As a prior K+B Dealer himself, Rick’s extensive background includes 20+ years in the home-building industry; 10 of which were committed exclusively to the K+B Industry with a focus specifically on cabinetry and countertop sales. Rick is proficient in 20-20 Design Software, both framed and frameless products, as well as all aspects of Project Management, sales, logistics and product installation.

Rick is eager to assist, attentive to his clients’ needs and is meticulous with his supportive services. He enjoys helping Dealers build a more profitable and rewarding business; all while fostering long term relationships with his clients and manufacturers. His pleasant demeanor and vast industry knowledge, coupled with his business-minded approach contribute to his countless successes.


Jon Parsons Bio PhotoJon Parsons | Territory Sales Consultant

As a seasoned sales professional, Jon works closely with each of his clients to maximize their full sales potential.

With an eye for technical design and attention to detail, Jon is a K+B professional with Design, Sales and Project Management experience. Jon’s sales background includes K+B showroom sales, business-to-business sales, as well as extensive knowledge and impressive sales performance in the trade show exhibit space. For 15+ years, Jon worked developing his relationships with his clients, identifying their specific sales objectives and ultimately partnered with them to achieve their goals. Through this, Jon gained unique perspective which aids in his continued success.

Jon truly enjoys prospecting potential new business partners, identifying their key needs and exploring opportunities. He works closely with his clients fostering relationships and negotiating to develop strategies and solutions to improve overall sales and increase market share. Jon’s positive and professional approach coupled with his encouraging, friendly attitude is refreshing to those he serves as well as his business colleagues, Manufacturers and friends.

In his free time, Jon actively volunteers and supports a variety of charitable organizations throughout Palm Springs and the surrounding area.


Laurie Burke Bio PicLaurie Burke | Territory Sales Consultant

Laurie Burke is a highly skilled K+B sales professional with a strong sense of showroom development and a passion for knowledge.  She is an avid learner and cares deeply about equipping her Accounts with the necessary tools and resources that ultimately aid in their success.

After earning her degree from UCLA in the social sciences, Laurie continued her education through UCLA’s Extension and Interior Design Program where she learned the fundamentals and core foundation of quality design. After graduating, Laurie began her career selling decorative plumbing and quickly learned how to design and sell full-scale K+B remodeling projects. It is here she identified her desire to create, present and sell, something she continues to do today; via her Accounts.

As a former K+B Showroom Manager and Lead K+B Designer, Laurie’s commitment to product training and desire to stay current in an evolving marketplace continues to benefit her Accounts as well as the industry’s Manufacturers. She works diligently to maintain a strong command on today’s trends and focuses much of her time on educating her Accounts, arming them with relative, practical product knowledge. Laurie’s enthusiasm for the industry and excellent organizational skills has served her well. Her first-hand experience provides a keen understanding and unique ability to apply such skills to her Accounts and continue to meet their needs in both sales and service.

When she is not on the road serving her Accounts, or attending local NKBA chapter events, Laurie prefers spending time with family and friends for outdoor fresh-air activities; either hiking in the mountains or relaxing at the beach. Fun Fact: On weekend road trips, she breaks for architectural finds.


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Mike Lee | Territory Sales Consultant

Mike is a sales driven Kitchen+Bath professional with over 20+ years industry experience. His diverse background includes construction, construction management, estimating, cabinet sales, service and design.

Mike’s hands-on experience began years ago in the field; using a hammer and a saw. His time in the field prepared him for a strong future in sales, and gradually his passion for design matured. He has served in several capacities within the K+B industry and has first-hand experience in outside sales, dealer sales, manufacturer representation and K+B showrooms.

Mike is well-organized, self-motivated and proficient in 2020 Design Software. He is a sales person focused on educating his clients and achieving results. His commitment to building lasting relationships, his attention to detail and strong desire to invest in each of clients contribute to his success.


Louelle Chimes | Territory Sales Consultant

Originally from Pretoria, South Africa, Louelle completed her education at The Bill Ainsley Art Foundation as a Fine Arts major. After immigrating to the United States, Louelle pursued a career in the K+B Industry, which ultimately led her to Dallas, Texas where for 17+ years, she owned and operated her own Design Build Firm while serving as the Chief Principal Interior Designer and General Contractor. It is here she developed a passion for the industry and her pristine reputation was born.

Louelle’s first-hand experience in K+B Design, Sales, General Contracting and Development has provided a solid foundation that continues to serve her and her clients well. With 20+ years in the industry, Louelle is an innovative sales professional with a unique ability to truly listen to her clients while developing deep, trusting relationships. Louelle is familiar with and has a clear understanding of all aspects within the industry including Cabinet Manufacturing, Sales, Design and Installation. She is a business-minded individual with a focus on sales, a desire to educate her clients and an overall commitment to serving those in the industry with strong moral
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Louelle is fluent in both 20-20 Design Software and CAD Chief Architect. Louelle is affiliated with the National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA), Master Builders Association (MBA), National Association of Remodelers (NARI), and Business Networking International (BNI).


1Stacy McCarthy, CKBD, CID |Territory Sales Consultant

With a degree in both Architectural Drafting and Art History, Stacy began her career assisting commercial and institutional Architect firms.  It is here she began to focus on the emergent and developing K+B industry.

Throughout her 20+ years in the industry, Stacy has served in a variety of capacities including owning her own Design firm where she focused on catering to the conceptual and project management needs of her clients. Her professional career includes Cabinet Sales and Design in K+B Galleries and Showrooms, as well as multi-family Project Management and disaster restoration efforts. Stacy previously sold and independently represented luxury appliance products to the most discerning clients throughout the state of California. Her strong work ethic and incredible sales background was instilled in her at a very young age by her father’s insistence in helping with the family business. He did not tell her she couldn’t, rather to go out and do; and that she did.

With confidence in tow, Stacy continued her success as a sales professional, and after volunteering for her local NKBA Chapter, she secured several Board of Director positions where she served for over a decade. Her time here supported her desire and passion for the industry and allowed her to connect to provide sales and consulting services to K+B Dealers, Designers, Homebuilders and Architects.

Stacy is fully accredited through the NKBA and has spent the last three years as a CEU provider. She is a Certified Kitchen Designer, Certified Bath Designer and is also a Certified Interior Designer in the state of California.  Stacy is married and has five children, resides in Roseville, California and is an avid runner and art enthusiast.


Dana-Brewer-Bio-PicDana Brewer | Territory Sales Consultant

With an eye for design and a passion for sales, Dana is a highly motivated sales professional focused on achieving successful results for each of her clients.

With an A.A. in Interior Design and 23+ year’s industry experience, Dana’s background includes Interior Design, space planning, sales, service and an extensive history as a flooring material sales specialist.

As a freelance designer, Dana has seen projects through; from conception to reality and everything in between. Her extensive knowledge in the flooring industry coupled with her desire to learn and commitment to educating her clients have proven to be a successful combination. Dana’s follow-through, can-do attitude, pledge to customer service and proven sales experience is certain to benefit both her clients and manufacturer’s alike.

In her free time, Dana actively participates in The Meals on Wheels program in her local area and enjoys spending quality time with her family; either hunting or on the coast.


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Kelly Beckton | Territory Sales Consultant

Successful K+B professional of over 13+ years, Kelly is a tenacious and highly-driven salesperson who is committed to serving her clients and manufacturers with energy and enthusiasm.

Kelly’s interest and strong passion for design quickly lead her to UCLA’s prestigious Architectural Interior Design Program. Since her time at UCLA, Kelly has served a myriad of roles within the industry including Independent Interior Design Firms as well as select K+B showrooms where she successfully carried out her responsibilities as Senior Designer, Senior Project Manager and overall Sales Professional.

She is versed in 20-20 Design Software ̧ is familiar with all aspects of the industry including, design, sales, installation, project management and customer service; all of which contribute to her continued success. Her extensive experience, an education in Architectural Design and a strong desire to help others achieve great success combined with her unwavering commitment and attention to detail make for a solid partnership for those she serves.


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Sarah Greanya | Design Services

With over 20 years industry experience, Sarah Greanya is an innovative designer with a diverse background in Kitchen+Bath Design and Residential Interior Design. She has a strong passion for the arts, design and all aspects of architecture.

Sarah is a visionary problem-solver whose creativity allows for effective and functional design solutions. Her focus and determination compliment her strong work ethic which is driven by integrity and a desire to connect with the spaces she designs. Her design sense follows the time-honored principle that, “form follows function.” Her extensive background includes communicating and designing with some of the nation’s largest cabinet manufacturers. Sarah previously served as a senior K+B Designer as well as Project Manager where she was responsible for handling all phases of design-from conception to completion. Her practical approach when designing allows her to connect with her clients and provide a final product that far surpasses their expectations.

Sarah is affiliated with The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and The National Trust for Historic Preservation.


Erin Blair

Erin Blair | Operations

Erin Blair is a successful Kitchen+Bath professional with a deep understanding and broad perspective of today’s industry. Her proven experience and unique set of talents aid in her continued success.

With over 17 years industry experience, Erin is a creative visionary who has a strong desire to achieve high-impact results for each of her clients. Erin is a determined individual who is committed to serving her clients with honesty and integrity.

She has a complete understanding of nationwide cabinet manufacturers, residential design, sales and product installation. She is a dynamic salesperson who has had great success in creating, implementing and overseeing system operations and company organization throughout the industry.

Her strategic insight and strong analytical skills coupled with her clear, focused approach allow her to engage and maintain productive and long lasting business relationships.

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