Brian Raymond – President
As a native to the area and one of SWFL’s leading experts in Interior Architecture, Home Remodeling and Kitchen & Bath Design. Brian has worked in prestigious communities from Sarasota to Marco Island to provide his clients with original, memorable spaces. Function is amply addressed, but so are aesthetics and comfort. Through his projects, Brian adds to the design and functional vocabulary of Kitchens and Baths. His timeless work has been featured in a multitude of publications including Home and Design and Florida Design magazine. He is also the recipient of numerous design awards, including first place in the CBIA Sand Dollar Awards for Best Kitchen and Best Master Bath in a Single Family Home, Best Showroom Design in Collier County and Best Condo Remodel. Brian is also a Certified Building Contractor in the State of Florida. In his spare time Brian enjoys fishing, hiking and watching his daughter play travel volleyball.
Barbara Laurent – Design Consultant
A passion for architecture and design, the renovation of an 1895 Victorian, and constantly helping friends with their homes led Barbara back to school mid-life to pursue and receive a Master of Architecture degree. A Naples resident since 2003, Barbara has renovated countless condominiums and homes, always with one goal in mind, to provide her clients with results beyond their expectations within the budgets and time constraints they have set. She is a true believer that clients are an integral part of the design team, and her knowledge of both the design and construction processes gives her the ability to guide her clients through the renovation experience with great empathy. Her ability to sketch in 3-D while with her clients helps them visualize her ideas. A St. Louis native, she spent 25 years in Boston (go Pats!) and has lived in Sarasota and Knoxville. She was the recipient of the Henry Adams American Institute of Architects Medal, and she is an Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects
Tina Raymond - Showroom Manager
Tina joined the team in February 2023 after a long career in Lifestyle & Communications within Country Clubs in Naples. Her smiling face will greet you in the Showroom and she will be attentive to all of your remodeling needs while assisting our Design Team throughout your entire renovation process. Tina possesses a strong customer service and sales background including roles that required leadership and motivational strength. Her abilities to communicate and multitask are valuable to our team. She will be working diligently with our team to assist as much as possible with all of their projects in effort to help produce results efficiently and to exceed customer expectations. Her bright and cheery personality are her best attributes that our clients and our team will appreciate most. In her spare time, Tina spends most of her time with her lovely children & fur babies, as well as her family and friends. She also enjoys traveling, reading, attending bible studies, rollerblading, skiing, boating, and exercise. She is on the Board for a local non-profit organization called Project Outreach and volunteers at church in youth programming.
Steve Smith - Construction Manager
Steve has a wealth of knowledge in construction, having been in the industry for 20+ years. He began his career in upstate New York where he worked for high end commercial builders. Steve had the opportunity to travel and build at a military base in Afghanistan as well. Relocating to Southwest Florida six years ago, he continues to be in the construction sector. He has a passion for the business and strives to keep the construction side of the business organized and efficient. Steve is a very knowledgeable sports fan and played in a men's traveling softball team throughout the country and he’s been inducted to the National softball hall of fame. Steve enjoys golfing and getting out and about in his free time in addition to spending time with his wife and step daughter.
Hicel Lagos - Design Support
Hicel is very passionate about creating beautiful and functional spaces. She has both a Bachelor in Architecture and Interior Design degree from the university CEDAC in Honduras where she is originally from. She has experience in running her own business for 5 years which focused on construction supervision and detail finishes for commercial to residential spaces. She has a strength in being detail orientated which allows for her to focus on client’s needs and desires. She finds enjoyment in guiding clients and delivering an experience that reflects their personality. After marrying and moving to the US, she has been in the business of interior designing and sales, and also ran an online business of personalized and custom-made products. Hicel joined Nales Kitchen & Bath as a Design Assistant and is very excited to be a part of the NKB family and looks forward to developing her design skills and focusing on kitchen & bath design with space planning and material selections. In her free times she enjoys spending time with her family cooking and doing DIY projects.
Azul Castillo - Design Support
Azul grew up in Naples and graduated from Gulfcoast High School. She received her Associates degree in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received her Bachelors degree in Interior Design from Pratt Institute. Azul is bi-lingual in both English & Spanish and well trained in speaking Portuguese. With a passion for all things art she mostly enjoys creating unique spaces and helping clients accomplish their design visions.
Ken Flaska - Service & Warranty Manager
Ken is a long time Naples Resident with an extensive background in real estate and construction. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in business, he formed a real estate development company that purchased and constructed multi-family residential units. He subsequently became a construction manager for a national construction firm and completed residential, commercial and retail projects in 23 different states including Florida. He is a registered Certified Building Contractor in the State of Florida. Ken’s goal is to insure a prompt and professional response to each service and warranty request. When not addressing service and warranty concerns, He continuously oversees ongoing projects to ensure the highest possible quality of service to Naples Kitchen and Bath clients.
Kristina Jackson - Design Consultant
Kristina Jackson brings over 29 years of experience in the kitchen & bath industry to our team at Naples Kitchen & Bath. As she was studying environmental science in Baltimore, Maryland she stumbled upon a position at a local kitchen & bath company. At first, she thought that the position would just help her pay her bills in college but she ended up falling in love with the industry and spent several years learning about construction and design. The owner took her under his wing and mentored her in everything she needed to know to become an expert in the field. The showroom included a plethora of products as well as appliances and she was able to attend many education seminars and training sessions. She spent time in the production side of the business focusing on construction logistics and learned how to install cabinetry. Kristina is also an artist. She paints in her spare time and being an artist has inspired her creativity and combined with her out of the box thinking she has proven to be an excellent designer who takes designing spaces to a new level. Having experience in both construction & design has helped her to excel in her career. She believes that the secret to being a great designer is to always have her eyes open and be ready for change. She moved to Florida in 2008 and is still active in environmental science as a member of several local groups. Kristina is a mom of 4 children. Family is important to her and her biggest supporter & mentor in life has been her father who taught her strong work ethics and morals. In her spare time, she also enjoys singing, writing, and scuba diving.