Cliff started designing in July of 2006 and came to The Kitchen Showcase family in July of 2012. Since the beginning of his design career, he has had extensive factory training from nine different cabinet lines. Cliff continuously craves knowledge and peruses available training.
Cliff’s approach to designing your project is to make the finished design yours. He says his signature is all over it, but it will be your kitchen or bath. “I just hold the client’s hand as we walk through the forest and help them answer the important questions that make it theirs.”
Cliff will often tell a customer “when you and I look at the design and we both give it two thumbs up, we’re there.” Form and function must coexist in a design. Your kitchen needs to be beautiful but must be functional. If your friends come over and say, “nice kitchen” or “why did they do that?” it means we missed. They should be stunned and ask, “Who did your kitchen?” When you use your kitchen, you should never feel “I wish I had done that.”
Having been the general contractor on his own house in Conifer, Cliff understands the frustrations of the process and strives to make your experience one you will enjoy. He will help you find answers to the question that make a difference to you and handle the small issues. He is always available to you during the times when you need feedback on decisions or questions about your project.
Cliff has been married to his high school sweetheart Kim since 1978. Cliff and his wife spent several years on the art circuit with him assisting Kim in her Blown Glass studio. This influence of her art skills rubbed off and encouraged a creative nerve that he carries into the designing of cabinetry. His previous career in the tool business makes him a stickler for detail. The combination of these two factors is part of what “makes for great cabinet designs.”
His depth of knowledge and experience combined with a multitude of continuing educational forums provide him a fresh but encompassing skill set.