About Us: Residential Contractors & Designers

About Us

 

Serving Tallahassee for more than 20 years. license # CRC1331326

 

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Award Winning Designers

Full Service Kitchen and Bath Showroom

Professional Project Managers

A step by step Approach 

It’s hard to make good decisions when you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed.

A big part of our design build approach is making the remodeling experience worry free so you can enjoy the process and focus on making the best decisions for your needs.

 

Our Team

We firmly believe people are happier and healthier when they have a well designed home that it is easy to care for and that makes their daily routine more enjoyable. 

Our team of construction experts, project managers, designers and support staff are dedicated to improving the lives of our clients with great design and a worry free remodeling experience.

Paul studied architecture at the University of Florida.  One of the key takeaways from that study was how the design of a space could change the way you feel, and even the way you live. This business and our clients are very important to me but I also enjoy travel and have visited more than 38 countries across the globe, many of them more than once. Travel has helped shaped my worldview and my design aesthetic.

Paul McManus

President and Owner

Brianna was a valued deisgner at McManus Kitchen and Bath for several years until finally deciding to realize her dream of running her own business.

She now owns and operates Brianna Browning Design with a mission is to create spaces that people can love and enjoy for years to come.

We love working with her and bring her in to consult on special projects,

Brianna Browning

Design Consultant

Sam is a Florida native who grew up in Tallahassee. He enjoys helping customers bring their project from an idea to a
reality. He has several years’ experience in Project Management and is excited to bring his passion, desire for
customer satisfaction and attention to detail to the team. When he is not working, he loves spending time with his
family and their two dogs.

Sam Burton

Project Manager

Misty will be joining our team soon!

Misty Watson

Design Assistant

Stephanie is originally from New Jersey and is a graduate of NJIT with a B.A. in Interior Design. After graduating in 2018, she worked at design/architecture firms in the tri-state area. She recently moved to Tallahassee in order to join the McManus team. She loves helping people create beautiful, comfortable and functional spaces where memories can be made.
Stephanie Jen

Designer

Elliot is a Florida State graduate and long time Tallahassee native with a passion for helping others and creating solutions that make a difference. He has several years experience in the construction industry, and is thrilled to pair innovation and integrity as part of the McManus team. When not at work, Elliot enjoys time with his mini pitbull Nayla, woodworking and spending time in the gym.

Elliot Holtom

Project Manager

Gregory is a designer formerly based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho who has worked as a designer, project manager, training manager, and creative director in multiple fields, with the last fifteen years spent in the building industry. Recognized for his creativity and quality of work Gregory has collaborated on design projects which have won awards for Best Interior Design & Finish.
He thrives when working alongside others as part of an efficient and well-organized team to assist clients in creating their dream designs. Gregory and his wife have a shared passion for helping at-risk children and young adults and are active in their local community.

Greg Davis

Designer

Henry is from Thomasville, Georgia and when he’s not at work, enjoys fishing and spending time with his family. Henry joined the McManus Kitchen & Bath team in June 2021.

Kavin Dawkins

Warehouse Manager

Company History

The MKB origin story starts in the early 90’s when the owner, Paul McManus, was at the University of Florida studying Architecture. To help pay for school he went to work for a painting contractor in the summer. By the end of the summer he was a foreman for the company and the next summer he started his own painting company, PJM Student Painting.

After graduating UF in 1996 he moved to Tallahassee and continued to run the painting company. He spent summers travelling to different trade schools across the country to learn more about construction and the painting company evolved into a handyman business and eventually a remodeling company.

In 2001 Paul joined the Peace Corps and was away in Zambia for 4 years, an eye opening experience in many ways. In 2004 he returned to the US, hiked the Appalachian trail as a way to ‘decompress’ and then returned to Tallahassee to restart the handyman business and study for his contractors license.  He got his residential contractors license in 2006.

In 2009 the travel bug bit again and Paul joined an international bcicyle tour company as a tour guide. In 2014, after travelling to 38 different countries as a bicycle tour guide, Paul returned home to his work as a residential contractor.

Extensive travel had transformed the way he thought about the world, including design and construction and it still influences him today.

In 2015,  frustrated with limited design and material selecion options, and common issues like poor communication and delays from working with outside designers and vendors, he decided to open his own showroom, hire a full time designer and started providing services as a design build remodeling contractor.

Today McManus Kitchen and Bath has 7 full time staff, 9 trucks and trailers, 5000 square feet of warehouse, showroom and office space and completes 35-40 project each year for homeowners in Tallahassee.

The Future of McManus Kitchen and Bath

We’re focused on continuing to grow and improve to serve our clients better. Our staff attend several conferences and trainings each year to improve their skills and research new materails and techniques in remodeling.

The pandemic threw a wrench in our plans but as things begin to get back to normal we intend to build a new, larger, showroom where we can include trade partners and an expanded show floor so we can offer an even better experience to our clients.

In the mean time we will continue to invest in the training and development of our staff and provide the best remodeling experience possible to every homeowner we work with.

Our Residential Contractors License

You can always make sure a license is up to date by visiting the Department of Professional Regulation’s website. We’ve made it easy for you by inlcuding our license and insurance certificates on this page.

2023/24 Residential Contractors License for McManus Kitchen and Bath

 Our Certificate of Insurance

We carry 3 types of insurance: General Liability, Commercial Auto and Workers Compensation Insurance.

Out General Liability Limits are $1,000,000 per incident and $2,000,000 total.

2023/24 Certificate of Insurance for McManus Kitchen and Bath

Frequently Asked Questions

Residential Contractors in Tallahassee

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does It Take To Get An Estimate?

We can usually schedule a your initial consult within a week or two of your call.

Our consult process consists of a home visit to get measurements followed by a showroom visit where we review your Good Better Best budget and 3D concept.

We can usually schedule the initial home visit within a week of your call and the showroom visit about a week after that.

So you will have a realistic budget and 3D concept for your project within 2 or 3 weeks of your initial call to us.

Read more about our design and budget consult here.

When Can the Project Start?

The Design process can usually start with a few weeks of your initial consult. The design process typically takes 4-6 weeks.

Then we need to order all your materials, which can take 4 – 6 weeks as well. We don’t like to start a project until we have the materials in the warehouse.

With those factors in mind we usually start new projects between 4 adn 6 months after your initial consult.

How Much Does a Remodel Cost?

These are rough cost ranges for a complete remodel: All new cabinets, counters, backsplash tile, new flooring and lighting.

  • The lower end of the range would be for a pull and replace update with nothing moving.
  • The upper range  would be if you were moving walls, adding or moving plumbing and electric etc…

Bathroom Remodeling

  • Hall bathroom remodeling costs range between  $25K – $40K+
    • 5 x 9 bath with small vanity and tub/shower:
  • Other small bathroom remodeling Costs range from $30K – $55K+
    • 5 x 12, two sink vanity, small shower, no tub, no separate toilet room
  • Larger bathroom remodeling costs range from $55K – $85+
    • 10 x 15, Large shower, separate toilet room, tub separate from shower, 2 sink vanity

Kitchen Remodeling

  • Small kitchen remodeling costs range from $55K – $85K+
    • up to 200 sq ft, 30 sq ft of counter, 10-15 cabinets, no island.
  • Mid sized kitchen remodeling costs range from $65K – 95K+
    • 250-300 sq ft, 45 sq ft of counter, 15-18 cabinets, small island
  • Large kitchen remodeling costs range from $85K – $150K+
    • 300 sq ft +, 18-25 cabinets, large island, separate buffet, multiple sinks

Whole Home Remodeling

  • Smaller home Remodeling costs range from $220K – $275K +
    • 1800 – 2200 sq ft
    • Kitchen Remodel,
    • Remodel 2 bathrooms
    • Whole house flooring
    • Whole house painting
  • Mid Sized home remodelng  costs range from $275K – $350K+
    • 2500 – 4000 sq ft
    • Kitchen Remodel
    • Remodel 2 bathrooms and powder room
    • Whole house flooring
    • Whole house painting
  • Large home remodeling costs range from $350K – $500K+

In 2015 he opened the McManus Kitchen and Bath Showroom and started specializing in  kitchen and bathroom remodeling.

Read more about us here

Are You A Luxury Remodeler?

We are not exclusive. We work with homeowners from all walks of life and backgrounds. During our initial consult we discuss your needs and assign the right team of designers and project managers to meet them.

For all our clients we provide a very high level of service with the goal of making the remodeling experience as easy and enjoyable as possible.

We also provide the same level of expertise in construction, design and product selection so every client gets very good advice and can make the best choices for their needs.

Are You Expensive?

I would say you don’t hire us for the lowest price, you hire us for the best experience and result.

Our Good Better Best proposal will outline all the costs associated with your project, including our project management and design fees, so you can make an informed decision.

It’s a very detailed and realistic budget that historically and proven to be accurate to within 7% of actual project costs.

What You Can Expect From Us 

expert Design & material Selection

Work with experienced designers to create your design and select all your materials & fixtures.

material Ordering and Delivery

We order all your materials in advance and store them in our warehouse until they are needed on site.

dedicated Project Management

During construction your project manager takes care of everthing so you don’t have to.

a Clean, Safe jobsite

We use HEPA filters, dust barriers, floor and furniture protection and more to keep your home clean and safe during contruction.

great Communication

Your online project portal gives you access to all your project details and makes communication easy.

an Enjoyable experience

Our turn key, step by step approach simplifies the remodeling process so you can worry less and enjoy the experience.

Quality workmanship

We work with the best installers and trade partners in Tallahassee.

5 year Warranty

We back all our work with an industry leading 5 year warranty and follow up process.