Luxury Kitchen Architect
Jan 2012 - Present (9 years 9 months)
* Solve problems and communicate decisions made for interior millwork. * Develop floor plans, renderings, and elevations for interior millwork details. * Present budgets and contracts to home owners and contractors. * Present budgets conduct product and trend presentations to top architects and interior designers.
Designer Alliance Director/Kitchen Design Specialist
VIZZINI AND COMPANY
Red Bank, NJ
a full-service interior design firm with a full design studio, fabric rooms, offering plans for interior construction, color schemes, fabric selections, audio and visual recommendation. * Brand development for a full service design firm. * Strategic consulting, including business plan and sales strategy development. * Creative analytical and highly interactive with clients. * Coordinate projects with architects, interior designers, contractors, engineers, and customers. * Communicated extensively with clients to ascertain their needs and develop appropriate designs. * Analyzed project specifications and material costs to formulate competitive bids and estimates.
Owner / Operator of Kitchen Showroom that was an exclusive resource or housing developers, builders, architects, interior designers and homeowners specializing in the design of custom cabinetry for kitchen, bath, closets and custom built-ins. * Managed and directed daily operations for a kitchen sales and design company generated annual sales of $500,000. * Introduce and market a wide variety of luxury kitchen and bath products and services to prospective clients. * Served as liaison between contractor and homeowners to coordinate daily operations and resolve project problems. * Researched and analyzed national design trends to aid in the design and sale of new products. * Business Development resulting in strong relationships and negotiated discounts with cabinet manufacturers.
Cabinetry Design Coordinator/Staff Architect
K. HOVNANIAN COMPANIES INC.
Red Bank, NJ
major homebuilder. * Applied the company's vision, philosophy, and guiding principles to all facets of responsibilities in an effort to improve the profitability of the nation's tenth largest builder, with annual sales of more than $1 billion. * Performed all aspects of design and development of kitchen layouts and fireplace/media centers for all company product lines assisted in the production of conceptual designs for new models as well as existing models requiring custom cabinetry changes. * Participated in initiatives for the standardization of product lines by resolving technical and construction code issues. * Trained and implemented ARGOS CAD for company's residential homes plans, elevations and product options. * Supervised draftspersons to ensure compliance with quality standards and customer specifications.
ARCHITECT RICHARD VILLANO