2019 Kitchens of the Year

This year’s 10 winning kitchens all share one common detail — individuality! With bold material choices, state-of-the-art innovative appliances and smart space planning, SLHL’s 2019 Kitchens of the Year display quality craftsmanship, ingenuity and personality.

Edited by Melissa Mauzy 


Platinum Winners

Gegg Design & Cabinetry, More than 450 square feet

Le Coeur Design, 350-449 square feet

Gegg Design & Cabinetry, 250-349 square feet

Gegg Design & Cabinetry, Less than 250 square feet


Gold Winners 

Accent on Cabinets / Slavin Residential, More than 450 square feet

Mitchell Wall Architecture & Design, More than 450 square feet

Alspaugh Kitchen & Bath / Ann Cortinovis Interior Design, 350-449 square feet

Gegg Design & Cabinetry, 250-349 square feet

Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry, 250-349 square feet

Accent on Cabinets, Less than 250 square feet


Meet the 2019 Kicthens of the Year judges


Dennis Auping, R.G. Apel

Dennis is owner/president of R.G. Apel Developement. He has spent his entire career as a builder in the St. Louis home market. Learning the trade from the ground up, he started working with his tools after college, then going into business. RG Apel has been in business for over 30 years. His work has earned him many awards over the years.

Dennis resides in New Melle with his wife Vicki,close to his 3 grown sons and their families- including 5 grandchildren.


Bill Daum, Fox Creek Furniture and Woodworks

Bill Daum is the owner of Fox Creek Furniture and Woodworks and has finished top-of-the-line cabinetry for 30 years. He boasts the titles of certified kitchen designer and master cabinet finisher, which help him bring his signature attention to detail into every home. He has perfected high-end kitchens and bathrooms for over 25 years, making his expertise next-to-none.


Treasa Dolan, DC Strategies, LLC

Treasa Dolan is a Partner with DC Strategies, an interior renovation construction firm in Ellisville. Her primary focus is to provide her clients with a design that is beautiful and most functional, but she also concentrates on bringing in the best people to do the work in your home. “It is very important to me that our clients enjoy their renovation experience, and that means having a conscientious and courteous crew.”


Brandy Pingsterhaus, Architecturally Designed Cabinetry, Inc.

Brandy Pingsterhaus takes a clients dreams and turns them into a reality.  In 2018, she earned her NCARB certification and became a Licensed Architect. She has been with Brendel Architect since 2000. To further assist the clients with the “heart” of their home, she and Jeannie Brendel formed Architecturally Designed Cabinetry, Inc. Both business focus on residential and small commercial.