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.
Brandy Carrejo – Design Consultant
Brandy has a BA in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Colorado. She grew up in Western Pennsylvania helping her parents develop and build out a subdivision, which is were her passion for the design/ build industry began. Her career path has led to experience in space planning, kitchen and bath design, Real Estate sales and Management. She is customer service driven and will always put your needs first. Communication, time management and attention to detail are always a top priority when working with clients. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring new cities and countries, while making new friends along the way.
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
Diana Taylor – Design Consultant
Interior Designer Diana Taylor has focused on kitchen, bathroom, and custom cabinetry design and sales for the last 20 years in Florida and Tennessee. She has received several national design awards and has had numerous projects published in trade magazines. As a certified designer, Diana has worked extensively with designers and architects. So, whether you only want the source of the product or the entire project designed and installed, Diana can work to your schedule and will be happy to focus her experience and knowledge on your needs. Our recently expanded showroom is next to none in the Naples area and can be an impressive tool for you to use with your most discriminating clients.
Anna Olivo – Design Asistant
With over 15 years of Customer Service Management, Anna will make your showroom visit a personal experience. She is ready to help you find exactly what you need with her personalized approach from showing the various product lines we carry to answering your questions about the Design Build process. She keeps the showroom organized and is ready to assist you with your next project. Anna supports the team to improve client experience, provides information to the designers, and organizes events and product training presentations. On her free time you can find her on the sidelines cheering on her daughter that is involved in sports. Every few years they vacation to a lakeside rental in Maine, unplug from technology, and enjoy time with family from that area. Anna is involved in her local church’s small groups, book studies, organized meal giving, and directing the church’s nursery program.
Jeff Nowman – Production Manager
Jeff came to Naples Kitchen & Bath with over 20 years of construction experience specializing in Kitchen and Bath remodels, large additions and extensive whole home renovations. While creating renewed living spaces he operated a successful remodeling business in the Midwest before relocating to SWFL. He is passionate about executing quality craftsmanship with an eye for the finer details. He values integrity and is committed to providing the highest level of service for each and every customer. In his spare time Jeff enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.
Robert Oklapek – CKD Certified Kitchen Designer
Robert has been creating kitchens for distinctive residences throughout the United States, Bahamas and British Virgin Islands for over 35 years. In addition to residential kitchen design, his body of work also includes several commercial projects, designing residences for high rise projects and assisted living facilities. Originally from Chicago, Robert attended college where he studied architecture. He then moved to Southwest Florida in 1980, where he started installing kitchens and then progressed into design. Robert has served on the board of directors for a national Kitchen and Bath buying group. In addition, he founded a kitchen and bath design corporation and after successfully building it for 16 years, it was acquired by a fortune 500 company. Robert has worked as a consultant for Masco Corporation’s cabinet division. He also has had consultations with the owners of Kohler Corporation in Wisconsin and the Cosentino (Silestone) corporation in Almeria, Spain.<br /> Having been a Certified Kitchen Designer since 1996, Robert continues his education by attending classes to keep up with the latest design trends, kitchen safety and updated building codes. Robert’s work has been published in several local and national design magazines as well as several cabinet manufacturers’ brochures. His use of colors, and textures along with his design innovations help to inspire his clients. With his knowledge of construction and design, Robert helps to set his clients’ minds at ease through the entire process, from the beginning of the design to the finished creation.