Meet McManus Kitchen and Bath:
Tallahassee Design Build Remodeling Contractor
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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, which evolved into a handyman business and eventually a remodeling company. Paul got his residential contractors license in 2006.
In 2015, after 4 years off travelling the world, Paul returned home, opened the McManus Kitchen and Bath showroom and started to offer true design build remodeling services. The company currently has 2 full time designers and two full time project managers. Paul acts as production manager, does all the estimating and manages the showroom.
The Future of McManus Kitchen and Bath
Our focus is to continue to grow and improve to serve our clients better.
In 2019 we are increasing the size of our production team and developing training programs for our subcontractors to learn about new materials and installation methods.
In 2020 we are adding a Certified Interior Designer to our staff to work with our kitchen and bath designers and bring even more design expertise to the team.
In 2021 we plan to expand the showroom. We want to build a new showroom from the ground up, that can house our warehouse and prodcution staff, design team, and expanded showroom floor and additonal offices and storage space for our trade partners.
It will be a “remodeling plaza” that provides access to some of the best vendors and subcontractors in Tallahassee, all in one location.
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.
What is Design Build Remodeling?
Design build remodeling has been gaining popularity over the last decade because is streamlines the remodeling process. It improves communication and provides a better remodeling experience. Just like the name implies design build remodeling is when you contractor does all you design work and builds the project for you.
There are several ways to run a design build firm. Some design build contractors will have their own in showroom and will help with product selection. Others will do the the design work but leave the selections to you. Some subcontract the design work, others have in house designers.
I 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, 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.
Caitlyn started out working in a home improvement store while going to Florida State University to earn a degree in applied math and computer programming. After specializing in appliances, cabinets, and flooring, she began to apprentice under the store’s kitchen and bath specialist. This quickly turned into a passion as the individual pieces began to join together to create the whole picture. Caitlyn joined McManus Kitchen and Bath in November of 2017.
As an outdoor enthusiast, Kristi is extremely down to earth and pleasant to work with. With 11 years in the customer service industry, she has a unique ability to relate to our clients in order to envision each project through the client’s perspective, while keeping style and function in mind. She revels in learning new and exciting ways to incorporate the latest innovations and creative concepts into her work. Helping people create a space that brings them happiness every time they walk through the door is her main objective.
Kristi is originally from Peachtree City, GA (Atlanta) and has a B.S. in Hospitality Management and Professional Sales from the Florida State University. After experimenting with dermatological sales and retail management, she chose to bring her talents to the design world.
Raised in the Tampa Bay area, I was introduced to the life of hard work at a young age. When I say “young”, I mean very young. I had what felt like a full time job passing out menus for our family restaurant at the age of 12. In those early I learned the benefits of hard work and building relationships with the people around you.
I attended a Seminary College in Louisiana where I met my wife. We moved to Tallahassee and, after buying a home and having 3 awesome kids here, you could say we have made roots in Tallahassee
As Project Manager at McManus Kitchen and Bath I have the opportunity to combine 2 things that I am passionate about: people and craftsmanship.
4 Advantanges to Working With McManus Kitchen and Bath
Good Better Best Budgets
At the core of our design and budget consult is the Good Better Best worksheet. A detailed and accurate accounting of you project costs that we review at your first showroom visit. There is no better way to plan you project.
Our customers rave about BuilderTrend. It acts as your personal project portal and provides you complete access to project information and updates whenever you need it. It makes communication and project tracking a breeze.
Make all your product selections from one central place. We not only carry some unique products you won’t find elsewhere, our design team are very knowledgable and can help you make smart choices.
Because we are a design build company our design team know a lot more than just cabinets and colors. They are well versed in NKBA standards, building code and we are CAPS certifed(certified aging in place specialists)
Our Certified Residential Contractors License
One of the first things people tell you to ask for when looking for a residential contractor is their license and insurance. 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.
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