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.
Jess | Designer
Jess graduated with honors from The Art Institute of York with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design. Her background began in tile design and quickly escalated to full scale residential remodeling projects. Jess immersed herself in the design process and gained knowledge of how proper interior design can improve how a family functions in the home. In addition to her active role as an interior designer, Jess also has experience in the project management side of remodeling.
She finds the most rewarding part of her career is educating each client about their design.
After hours, Jess can be found at local Antique Shops or cozied up with her dogs and reading the latest best-seller.
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, assistant designer, and Cad drafting. As her roles have evolved so have her responsibilities. Tammy is now one of our kitchen and bath designers as well as our Victory Closets designer.
Tammy and her husband enjoy their free time with their adorable little boy and doing projects around their home.
Kacie | Assistant Designer, Administrative Assistant
Kacie Hench holds an Associates’s degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute of York and has experience as an assistant prop stylist. With her eye for design and friendly disposition, she makes sure that our customers feel welcome and that their projects and products are properly coordinated, ordered, and ready to go! Along with her assistant roles, 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!”
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.
Wendy | Design Assistant
After earning her Associate’s degree in Interior Design from Bradley Academy for the Visual arts, Wendy began her design career working for a custom kitchen and bath firm in Lancaster, PA. There she developed her passion for design and focused her training by going on to acquire her AKBD (Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer) accreditation from the NKBA in 2006. With over 15 years of experience in various roles in the interior design and construction industry, Wendy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the KbE team.
“What I love most about this career is working closely with clients; developing trusting relationships while creating functional, beautiful spaces and knowing that those spaces will be used to bring families together to live life more fully!”
Outside of work you can find Wendy spending time with her husband and 3 young, energetic boys. She loves cooking, throwing a fun party and just spending quality time family and friends.
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.