Aaron | President
As president and team leader of KbE, Aaron has found a home for his creativity and 15 years of experience with project management.
“Being a part of transforming a space for our customers is such a great feeling!” Aaron is also a talented artist and works with various media including acrylic, watercolors, and pencils. He enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 children, and his dog at their home in Ephrata.
Josh | Lead Project Manager
Josh Strayer is our lead project manager. With over 15 years of construction under his belt, he can do just about anything! His attention to detail and abundant energy is an asset to our kitchen design team and a blessing to our customers.
“I love using my knowledge and skills to give our customers the best possible finished project” he says. When he isn’t busy project managing, Josh enjoys spending quality time with his family and hunting game.
Amanda | Designer
Amanda graduated from Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts with an associate’s degree in Interior Design. She began her career working in the kitchen design department of a local lumber company. From there, her passion for kitchen and bath design grew. While each of her job experiences have helped shape her interior designer skills and style, she attributes much of her knowledge to the 2-1/2 years that she assisted and trained under Eileen.
Amanda loves meeting new people and having the opportunity to help them create a beautiful and functional space. When she is not working you can find her spending time with her husband and 2 kids.
Tammy | Designer
Tammy is a graduate of The Art Institute of York, PA where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Interior Design. Her background in design has led her to various roles at KbE including office management, design assistant, and CAD drafting, and now as an amazing designer.
Tammy and her husband enjoy their free time with their adorable little boy and doing projects around their home.
Kacie | Designer
Kacie Hench holds an associates degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute of York and has experience as an assistant prop stylist. With her amazing eye for design and friendly disposition, she makes sure that our customers feel welcome and that their projects look top knotch! Along with her design role, Kacie also contributes to our marketing efforts.
Kacie enjoys hiking, kayaking, and reading in her pastime.
Adam | Trim Carpenter
Adam is an amazing project manager and an expert carpenter who knows a bit of everything when it comes to construction. When he’s not working, he enjoys creating furniture for his home that his wife finds on Pinterest. He also loves fishing, drawing, and watching movies. Spending time with his family is very important to him, whether its playing sports with his 4 boys, camping, or relaxing at the beach.
Adam takes pride in all the work he does. He says, “It’s so gratifying to see the finished projects and to be able to bring the clients vision into reality!”
Mike | Lead Carpenter
Mike is one of our lead carpenters with over 25 years’ experience in residential construction. He started out framing houses then moved to remodeling and trim work. He has worked in a few cabinet shops building and installing kitchen cabinets. For past 10 years he has been installing custom kitchen cabinets.
In his free time, he loves to hike with his wife Kate. He has hiked mountains in Colorado, Banff Canada and parts of the Appalachian trail on the East Coast. He is also an amazing artist. His portraits are truly astounding.
Mike says, “I love my job and really enjoy seeing a kitchen come together. I enjoy seeing the joy it creates for the client as they see their dream coming to fruition.”
Jonah | Closet Installer
Jonah is the installer for our Victory Closet System. He also assists the carpenters and project managers on the KbE jobs as well. His cheerful demeanor and rapport with customers make him a great contribution to our team.
In his free time, he enjoys video editing, hiking, riding his dirt bike, and fishing.
Esther | Administrative Assistant
Esther is our administrative assistant in charge of scheduling and product ordering. She enjoys initiating the process with perspective customers and seeing the beautiful results that our talented designers have come up with.
Esther enjoys reading, taking walks, cooking, and spending time with her husband Aaron, her children, Jonah and Lily, and her dog, Cooper.
Lily | Administrative Assistant in Training
Lily is our administrative assistant in training. A recent high school honor roll graduate, Lily helps to keep things rolling in our office. She is aspiring to be a kitchen designer (following in her dad Aaron and grandma Eileen’s footsteps!)
In her free time, she enjoys weight training, playing guitar and singing, hiking, cooking, and painting.
Karen | Accounting Assistant
As a Millersville University graduate, Karen has experience working in many types of Lancaster County industries including construction, excavation, education, and non-profit. She is now happy to work part-time assisting the team. Karen enjoys interacting with our clients and supporting the local business community.
As an empty nester, she and her husband love spending time with their family and grandchildren.
How We Serve Our Customers
Very professional teamwork. Quality contractors, schedule adhered to, excellent communication. Highly recommend. Did a full renovation of a house I just purchased including a ~ 500 sq ft expansion.
Kitchens by Eileen: This is a company that believes in high quality workmanship, excellent customer communication and delivering what is promised, when it is promised . . . AND has innovative designers. All the workers were of the highest quality.