Denise started Genesis Kitchens & Design in 2007 after being in the design industry since 1994.
She started by taking Interior Design at BCIT and The Certified Technical Course through Constructions Specifications Canada. Denise worked as a product Specifications Representative for a number of companies specializing in architectural Millwork through the 90’s. She worked closely with millwork shops, countertop manufactures, designers and architects to help select the right products for the right application.
Through this experience Denise found her passion in designing kitchens for the residential market and decided to start a company that took the evolution of the kitchen from a concept idea to the finished product.
Denise has assembled a full design team at Genesis and they will work with you to help turn your dream kitchen into a reality.
Julie studied Interior Architectural Design from Pacific Design Academy and later specialized in Kitchen and Bath Design, graduating from an NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association) recognized Graduate Certificate program from Algonquin College.
When designing a space, Julie first concentrates on the client’s functional needs. Once function has been achieved, personality and esthetics can be added to the space to create the desired ambience.
With skills and talent acquired through years of post-secondary training across the country and work experience with Genesis Kitchens and Design, Julie is capable of creating spaces to suit many different styles and tastes; from contemporary to Traditional, and anywhere in between.
Joy studied Interior Design at BCIT 12 years ago and has been designing kitchens, bathrooms & other rooms of the home since 2005. Having a passion for Design and a creative outlet has led Joy to successfully taking on many projects over the years. Joys experience includes everything from small kitchen condo renovations to large Estate Properties with multiple rooms to design; from New Construction to a home renovation there’s no challenge too big or too small. To Joy, it’s the people and understanding their unique and individual needs that matters. Every space has its own set of circumstances – some of the smallest spaces have proven to be the most problematic. Design is always evolving and changing and it’s the lifelong learning that keeps Joy’s interest piqued! It’s a reward in itself to help people acquire their dreams and improve their lives by designing beautiful and functional spaces. “You will always have energy for something you are passionate about…”
Susan has been in the interior design business for 25 years. After graduating from Design School she started her career selling carpets and then apprenticing with a designer. She eventually went on her own and has had her own business for the Last 20 years.
Her scope of work has included small renovations, new home builds, 13,000 sq. ft. private residence, multi family towers and the street of dreams.
It was a natural progression for Susan to include kitchen and bath design. Since she has been with Genesis Kitchens, Susan has enjoyed expanding her design skills and being a part of their talented and dedicated team.
Genesis Kitchens has given Susan the opportunity to use her experience and knowledge of design to help clients create beautiful and functional kitchens and baths.
Mike has a Bachelor of Arts from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and Simon Fraser University. He has has been married for twenty years, and lives in Maple Ridge with his wife and two sons. Mike has been designing kitchens and other spaces with cabinetry since 2000. He especially loves the challenge of designing in small spaces. After spending three years managing an extremely busy and successful kitchen department, Mike is now enjoying being able to give the personal service and attention that Genesis Kitchen and Design’s customers receive.
Mike’s goal is always to help his clients build the kitchen of their dreams, with the least amount of stress possible.