Meet McManus Kitchen and Bath:
Remodeling Contractor and Full Service Kitchen and Bath Showroom
Serving Tallahassee for more than 15 years, lic# CRC1331326
What We Do
We are a design build remodeling company that specializes in kitchens and bathrooms. 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 the needs and style of the client.
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 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.
How We Work
We are very process driven and organized. We’ll outline everything for you, step by step at our initial meeting. Every project starts with a Design and Budget Consult where we create your Good Better Best Budget.
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. This also includes a couple more home visits to confirm measurements and review the project with various subcontractors.
After your fixed price proposal is signed we order all your fixtures and materials and store them in our warehouse prior to the project start. We’ll keep you up to date via email as things arrive.
About two weeks before the start date we will have a pre-constrcution meeting to review job site set up details and review the plans one last time together.
Once consruction starts your project manager is on site every day. We use a project management software called BuilderTrend to keep you up to date on progress. It provides you a project portal that enhances comunication and access to project information 24/7.
What We Don’t Do
We don’t do commecial work like hotels, multi family units, rentals or restaurants. That type of work comes with a different quality and timeleine expectation that is contrary to the level of service we like to provide.
We don’t so small repairs or handyman type work. We’re happy to recommend someone if that is what your are looking for.
We also generally don’t do ‘single trade’ projects like just tiling a floor or just painting a room either but we can refer you to our trade partners who can help you with that.
We don’t rush. If you’re in a hurry we’re probably not the right contractor for you.
We Love to Answer Questions
Please don’t hesitate to call and discuss your project. Even if we’re not the right contractor for you we can offer advice or discuss options. We enjoy helping people meet their remodeling goals and even if we’re not the right contractor for your current project maybe will be be a good fit for the next one!
Some Helpful Links
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
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.
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.
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.