RECENT PRESS AND AWARDS
KBF AWARDED IN SEVEN CATEGORIES IN 2023 HOME DESIGN AWARDS
As we round the corner to finish up a few minor items, I just wanted to take the time to send a note of appreciation to your entire KBF team. I know I entered your showroom with skepticism and doubt after such a horrible experience with another local design firm. Your team was affirming, supportive, and lead the way in every way possible to make this next house project a success for our home.
While I do not have everyone’s name with me, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Trevor’s leadership, professionalism, and complete command of our renovation project. He went above and beyond to keep us informed, communicated with daily, and addressed all concerns and questions with the upmost professionalism. I would hope that KBF would use him as a mentor to groom other new project managers. Trevor’s communication was consistent throughout the entire project. In fact, he would even take the time on a Sunday evening to update us on what was happening, who was coming and when, for the following day. To take time out of his Sunday to do this for his customers is a rare blessing. His expectations of his contractors were high, and they were always kept up to date with what was supposed to be completed. Trevor would always be here to meet them and set those expectations. It amazed me how smoothly this was done at each stage of the project.
Another person I wanted to thank was your tile installer. The sheer meticulousness of his work, laying every tile to match the veins in our shower was unbelievable. He certainly takes pride in his work, and it shows in the final product. Your design team did a wonderful job matching fixtures and selections to make our bathroom feel special to us as we now have a master bath that we can “grow old” in!
KBF has all my trust in quality workmanship. You all should be very proud of how you do your work. It is not common to find quality firms that do what they say they are going to do. Thank you for restoring my confidence.
We thoroughly enjoy the kitchen. Not only it is beautiful to the eyes, it’s also truly insanely functional! We feel like it’s the best investment we have ever made. Thank you for making this happen in a smooth way.
We just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for everything you all have done so far. The kitchen is looking absolutely amazing and we can’t wait to see the final product. We are incredibly impressed with the professionalism of everyone on your staff including the electrician, the painters, and everyone who has done work in the house so far. We are truly grateful for your talents as well as guidance in helping us make our home a dream come true for us.
It’s been reported that the pandemic and subsequent logistical delays have crippled countless businesses. Finding good employees is at the top of the list of many small business challenges. That has not been our experience with KBF Design Gallery. My wife and I wanted to drop you a short note of thanks for the exquisite transformation of our master suite bath over the last several months. It is stunningly beautiful and stands as a testament to the skill and talent of your team.
We were impressed with the professionalism and attention to detail that started with Nick Geragi and your design staff and continued throughout each phase of the project. We would especially like to recognize Larry Gwinn for his due diligence and focus on making sure we were completely satisfied with every aspect of our new bathroom. He is truly the key to the success of this project, keeping crews on task while communicating with us daily. In my former work (I’m retired), I have had the opportunity to work with the best project managers in the world. Larry ranks equally with any of them.
It has been said that a business is built or lost based on its people. You should take comfort in knowing that the KBF reputation is on solid ground.
Thank you to you and your team. We look forward to working with you again in the future.
While I don’t want to drag out the project, we will definitely miss having your crew in the house every day. Each one of them has been great. A few I would highlight:
Enrique is a master at his craft for sure. He is always enjoyable to be around and his work is top notch. We could not have been happier with his craftsmanship.
Josh was a complete perfectionist with the tile work. Really enjoyed watching him do his craft. And the results are outstanding.
Trevor is always an absolute joy having around. Always willing to do whatever is needed. Today he spent a few hours just cleaning which was really appreciated.
And of course Austin is so very knowledgeable about everything which really has come in handy. And he has been very patient with my constant questions. And he, too, is always willing to jump in and help where needed.
You have a great crew and great contractors. We appreciate them all.
We just want to say thank you to everyone for working with us during a difficult time. You all were so supportive and willing to work with us, it made the whole process bearable. We absolutely love our new kitchen and fireplace! We couldn’t be happier! We look forward to working with you all again in the future.
I don’t have everyone’s email, so am hoping this can be passed on to each and every person who worked on our absolutely perfectly-done bathroom remodel project. If I begin using names, my fear is that I’ll forget someone or miss one of you. But Rick and have each and every one of you in our hearts and mind, and we thank you all.
This project was daunting for us. We started out just wanting new cabinets. But Keith and Ashley came over and had a vision, and once we saw it, we were in. Our hesitation was the scope and time of the project. We built this house in 1992 and have enjoyed updating things as needed, but this was BIG. My husband’s health problems made it a bit more complicated, as we were told a 3 month start-to-finish time frame. But we committed, and we are overjoyed with the result.
KBF design team presented us with many options, every one beautiful, full of thoughtful concerns for Rick’s limitations, while showing up to date materials and stunning ideas.
The presentation in the showroom is a wonder to behold. The team shows images and manipulates them so even a non-visionary like me can see the end result. They spent hours making sure each and every feature resonated with us and was user-friendly AND pretty AND kept with our traditional style. They looked at our whole house to make sure they understood our tastes. So thorough.
Every aspect of the project was explained and set up in a time frame. It was exactly like that during the process. They prepared us for each phase and we sure were grateful. The day we saw the materials suggested for the project also was incredible….as soon as I saw it, I said I loved it. I never do that—I usually take awhile as the images percolate in my mind. Not this time. The floors, the cabinets, the tiles…it was stunning.
When demolition started, we realized it was all going to be wonderful on the construction end too. Kind, considerate, on-time, clean, thorough. Having such an invasive thing happen in your private quarters could be a nightmare, but not with KBF. Ever single worker greeted us, and our dog, and occasionally our grandkids! with warmth and gentleness and care. We were genuinely sorry to say goodbye to all-demo, plumbers, electricians, painters, tilers, drywallers, handymen, cleaners, installers, deliverers and designers. Every single one of you, huge thanks.
This project exceeded our hopes and expectations. The cabinets on our sink space open TWO ways—brilliant! The amazing toilet is our grandkids favorite? and a very cool item. The layout is 100% better than what we had, and is so pretty. The light that comes in now, the footprint, the colors, the features—beyond perfect. Every single day I find another thing to say ‘thank you’ for.
We have never ever had a project done so well, so perfectly. I can’t find a single flaw, not even a paint drop out of place. The team put up with my (temporary) indecision on how the shower glass was installed, not sure if I liked the frame material. They immediately had solutions and were ready to do what I wanted. I’m so glad I didn’t change it and trusted Melissa, because as she knew, once the fixtures were in, it was perfect. I smile about that every time I look at it. Your team made sure every single thing was done to the highest standard, and we sure appreciate it. If we had a question or something to work out, someone from your company was there immediately. Every time we were told someone was coming, they came, and on time. If something changed, we were notified.
You all should be proud of the standard you hold, the excellent customer care you provide, and the amazing design and construction of your projects. We are so grateful. THANK YOU!
We want to express our satisfaction with our decision to go with KBF. We would like you to pass this on to all of your employees who participated on our job. What sets KBF apart from the competition is your ability to design, execute, and react quickly to any issues that come up along the way. Keith has put together an excellent team and we wish you continued success.
I want to thank you for the excellent job you did designing my kitchen and two bathrooms, and for being on top of everything. Thanks to the office crew, who were always so helpful and kind when I asked questions. And, not forgetting all of the wonderful workers you sent to do the job. They all did such a great job and always went out of their way to please me. I will never forget them. I hope I didn’t leave anyone out, but I certainly appreciate all they have done to make my kitchen and bathrooms so beautiful. Come and stop in any time to see the kitchen and bathrooms. God bless all of you. Keep up the good work.
Our kitchen looks fantastic! We’re thrilled with the transformation! We promise to have you all back over here to toast this success!
Your knowledge, experience, and artistic talents brought us to a more than satisfied result!
We are very much looking forward to enjoying our new bathroom addition and deck and cannot wait to start planning our next project – the second bathroom.
The design, the warm colors – just everything is more than we ever imagined!
Keith is a GENIUS! Not even finished with our tiny kitchen, but we LOVE IT!
It’s even more beautiful in person, thank you, Keith! You and your team have done a tremendous job! Can’t wait to show it off at my party Saturday!
Keith remodeled my kitchen and it was so nice, we called him back twice more to do the bathrooms.
We appreciate all the hard work. It was so nice to have such great correspondence with you throughout the project – the bathroom is beautiful!
Our bathroom is BEAUTIFUL! We love your selections, especially the countertop. It’s fabulous!
When remodeling my kitchen and bathrooms, I got 3 estimates over several months time. I was in no hurry because I wanted to carefully choose the best contractor. KBF Design had the best design for my living space and listened to what I wanted and needed. They fully explained the remodeling process. The workmen were punctual, courteous and efficient at their tasks. I actually enjoyed having them in my home because of the excellent work that they did, because they were never too busy to answer my questions, and because of their positive attitudes and good sense of humor. They always kept me informed during the process, especially if there were unexpected changes in the schedule. I am delighted with the finished product, which was done within the agreed contract time. They also came to do any finishing touches after everything was completed. It was truly a pleasure having KBF Design as my contractor and I highly recommend them for any of your upcoming remodeling projects. You will be so glad you chose a true professional.
Keith designed a bar in my game room that turned out much better than I expected. We had added a bathroom that could have looked like a box in the room and I did not want it to look like an after thought. Keith and his team came up with a creative design that tied everything together perfectly. They gave me great advice and I have referred them to friends and family. Not only are they honest but they are cutting edge and very “outside of the box” creative.
I was a subcontractor for KBF Design Gallery for approximately 3-4 years, in this time I installed and would at times custom build cabinetry. Keith’s designs were some of the most intricate and interesting. It was a pleasure seeing the clients faces and hearing their praise for the finish product.
These are very professional and caring people – a very hard combination to find these days in any business. I would like to extend a deep thank you for all they did for me.
We had a 80’s galley kitchen that we transformed into a contemporary masterpiece, with KBF Design and Keith Velaquette’s help. They were very professional and came up with good design concepts. They helped us pick the right cabinets, right hardware and the whole thing came together nicely. Thank you KBF.
Keith and his team of contractors provided excellent service and did an outstanding job on our home kitchen. Keith had great design ideas and he walked my wife and I through the process step by step so we were comfortable throughout the life of the project. We are very happy with the finished product and would highly recommend KBF to anyone who is looking for high quality home renovations.