Meet Our Team
Classic Kitchens & Designs, Inc. has been providing clients with a premium level of quality products and inspired design for every project since 1996. Our team’s expertise spans all phases of design. From concept driven design to directing a beautifully finished installation, we are a multi-disciplined team committed to creating distinctive designs and providing superior products for our clients. Our clients trust our firm to provide attention to detail and continued service from the start to the finish of every project.
Mark Nettesheim, CKD (Certified Kitchen Designer)
Owner | Designer
Mark Nettesheim is the founder and creative influence behind Classic Kitchens & Designs, Inc.
Mark grew up in southeastern Wisconsin admiring the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. With many of their works just an hour and a half south in Chicago, Mark frequented the area from an early age trying to understand why he was so drawn to both of these icons in the world of architecture and design. That curiosity and exposure influenced him to always want to make the things around him better. With this influence and his interest in construction and creating things with his hands, he found the home remodeling industry and specifically the kitchen and bath design field to be a love and forte he would spend the next 35 years perfecting… making things better!
Mark studied Architecture, then Engineering, and then Business Administration. He received a BA degree majoring in marketing with a minor in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mark moved to California in 1989 married and raised his family on the Monterey Peninsula.
Starting his business, Classic Kitchens and Designs, Inc. 24 years ago in 1996, Mark has more than 35 years in the interior architecture and remodeling industry. Mark has had the pleasure of working on large and small scale projects across the country. He has worked with highly esteemed architects, designers and construction companies creating successful collaborations and relationships. He has the natural ability to make a space timelessly elegant, while understanding the needs and desires of his clients. He always makes the spaces around his creations better.
Designer | Drafter | Order Technician
Susanna joins the CKD team with 10 years of experience in the industry. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from California State University, Chico. She has a great eye for design and composition from her schooling as well as experience in custom kitchens. Susanna is tasked with design, creating AutoCAD drawings, pricing, and ordering.
Sales | Consultant
Chuck brings over 30 years of experience to the CKD team. He has worked on both commercial and residential projects as a general contractor, from remodels to custom new homes. His breadth of knowledge and precision is valued by our design team and clients. Chuck is tasked with meeting with clients, window and door sales, guiding the installations with the contractors on site, order review and ordering.
With over 5 years of experience as a Project Coordinator, Taryn is dedicated to bring the CKD’s vision to life. She focuses on creating a smooth, effortless experience for everyone involved, from clients to installers to suppliers to contractors. Taryn is tasked with monitoring project progress, scheduling and maintaining warm and positive relationships with partners and clients.
Accounting | Human Resources
Working with CKD for 23 years Karolyn has the longest tenure. She makes the process seamless from suppliers to clients. Karolyn oversees all accounts payable, accounts receivable, human resources, and account relationships.
Marketing | Business Development
Jenelle brings to the CKD team 10 years of experience in operations and business development. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from California State University, Monterey Bay. Her meticulous attention to detail and history in the industry make her a valued team member. She is committed to strengthening and pushing the CKD team in all endeavors. Jenelle is tasked with marketing, logistics, and business growth.