2013 Kitchens of the Year

Tour six unique flavors of kitchens

Edited by Melissa Mauzy


An esteeemed panel of judges selected six winning kitchens across three categories in this year’s Kitchens of the Year contest. 

Platinum Winners:
brooksBerry Kitchens & Baths, More than 400 square feet 
Krista Howard Interiors, 250-400 square feet
Herzog Kitchen & Bath, Less than 250 square feet

Gold Winners:
Gegg Design & Cabinetry, More than 400 square feet
Gegg Design & Cabinetry, 250-400 square feet
Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry, Less than 250 square feet

Carolyn Beard, Callier Thompson
Carolyn Beard has been a kitchen and bath designer for Callier & Thompson since 2001. After managing a division of Callier & Thompson, she is back to her passion of design work and space planning. As a long-time member of the National Kitchen & Bath association, she enjoys keeping up with the latest design trends and product selections.

David DuPree, Modern Kitchens & Baths
David DuPree is co-owner of Modern Kitchens and Baths with his brother Michael DuPree. Their family is the original owners, and they are celebrating 62 years in business. Both DuPrees have been designing kitchens and baths for over 30 years. David has been partnered in Education with the Rockwood School District for the past 16 years.

Paul Fendler, Fendler + Associates, Inc.
Paul Fendler is the owner of Fendler + Associates, Inc., an award-winning and published architectural design firm. Founded in 1989, Fendler + Associates, Inc. specializes in custom residential additions, new construction, interior design and historic tax credit consultation. Offering a diversified array of services and an expert client-centric design process, Fendler + Associates, Inc. has developed an outstanding reputation.

Ellen Kurtz, Ellen Kurtz Interiors

Ellen Kurtz is one of the most prominent interior designers in the St. Louis area. Ellen works consistently with contractors that she trusts, supplying them with architectural drawings and material selections. She manages various remodeling jobs for many business owners and CEOs of local businesses who value her 30 years of experience. An allied member of ASID and a Mizzou grad, Ellen has the qualifications to choose the right furnishings and accessories for any project.

Scott Mecey, Cabinetry by Design
Scott is an independent kitchen and bath designer and founder of Cabinetry by Design. He serves a vast array of clients, ranging from individual homeowners, professional interior designers and remodeling contractors. His passion is in all areas of space planning and design, from traditional to contemporary.