Meet McManus Kitchen and Bath:
Interior Designer, Remodeling Contractor and Full Service Kitchen and Bath Showroom
About 70% of our work consists of gut renovations of kitchens and bathrooms. These are major renovations where the goal is to create a truly custom space that is tailored to your needs and your style.
We spend a lot of time in the design and planning phase to make sure we fully understand your needs, your style and get all the details right.
Another 20% or so of our work is made up of additions and whole home remodels, but all of our projects involve some work in the kitchen or bathroom. The last 10% is made up of smaller projects like tub to shower conversions or kitchen cabinet refacing, especially when the client wants a high level of service and well managed job site.
A Turn Key Approach
We have a Certified Interior Designer and Licensed Residential Contractor on staff as well as a full service kitchen and bath showroom so you can make all your materials selections and design choices in one place. Once your design is complete our construction team takes over and makes sure everything is built to plan, on time and on budget.
How It Works
We use a step by step process from the initial consult to project completion. Each step is clearly outlined so you always know what to expect and when to expect it.
1. Every project starts with a Design and Budget Consult where we discuss your project details, design ideas and create your Good Better Best Budget.
2. Once you approve your budget we have a 2 to 4 design meetings to finalize all the details of your project and create a fixed price proposal. All materials are ordered in advance of project start.
3. About two weeks before the start date we will have a pre-construction meeting to review job site set up details and review the plans one last time together.
4. Once construction starts your project manager is on site every day making sure things are built to plan, on time and on budget.
We use a project management software called BuilderTrend to provide you 24/7 access to project information and make sure everything stays on track.
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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 of travelling the world as a bicycle tour guide, 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
We’re focused on continuing 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 build a new showroom from the ground up. An expanded showroom floor and additonal offices and storage space for our trade partners.
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.
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.
Design + Build Expertise
With a Licensed Residential Contractor and a Certifed Interior Designer on staff we know a lot more than just cabinets and colors.
We’ll make sure your your project is functional and beautiful.
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.
Our 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.
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.