Jennifer Gilmer, CKD, founded Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath in Chevy Chase, MD, in 1997. Jennifer has designed more than a thousand kitchens during her 30 year career. She is the author of “The Kitchen Bible,” the essential guide for homeowners undertaking kitchen renovations. With more than 250 full color photographs and 224 pages, the “Bible” is a total immersive design experience. The first edition quickly sold out and the second printing will come out in May 2016.
Growing up overseas, Sarah developed a passion for historical preservation. She graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Interior Design. She wrote her undergraduate thesis on Color Therapy and strongly believes that living amidst great design can positively affect your subconscious and inspire you.
Educated in art, design, and architecture, Scott Stultz has developed furniture, cabinetry and millwork for the top names in the high-end kitchen, furniture, and architectural interiors industries for over 30 years. His showroom and product designs can be seen in prestigious kitchen studios in most major cities in the US, and in homes from Honolulu to northern New England.
Melissa has always been passionate about design, form and function. While earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology and completing a double major in fine art from Duke University, she asked herself “How is the world designed around me?” and “How can I design the world?”
As Delivery and Service Manager, Bill is committed to following through with the same dedication and attention to detail as Jennifer and her staff are throughout the design process. Bill’s desire to continue taking care of our client’s service needs throughout the lifetime of their kitchen has greatly added to JGKB’s excellent reputation. Bill’s philosophy is “These days it’s difficult to find a family business that takes care of their clients the old fashioned way. My ability to bring this to our clients gives me great pleasure!”
Meghan is a native of the Washington, DC area. After graduating from James Madison University with a BBA in Marketing she began her professional career with a local experiential marketing and advertising agency. As a project manager, Meghan specialized in event sponsorship and social media marketing, developing a strong foundation in event set design and logistics.
Her interest in kitchen and bath design only grew and she began to seek a design firm with a custom design driven approach, which would allow her to further develop her design creativity and career. Noelia joined Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath in 2017 and is currently taking a lead on bathroom design as well as working directly with Meghan Browne on project management.
Lisa currently assists designers on their projects by helping them with pricing, drafting, making selections, and creating 3D models. During her time here she has worked with several designers on projects which has broadened her knowledge in the world of design. Lisa’s been able to see different creative styles and solutions by working with different designers. She plans to work her way up to becoming a designer and taking on her own projects.
She worked first for a local granite distributor and then found happiness with the JGKB family. From 2004 to late 2013, Helen was in charge of ordering, tracking, and following through with all the hundreds of parts and pieces that create beautiful kitchens and bathrooms for JGKB.
Nancy McCarren, AIA, LEED AP, has worked as a senior designer, project architect, and manager for prominent architecture firms in Washington and Maryland for nearly 30 years. She joined JGKB in September 2019 and is the first licensed architect on the staff.
A native Texan, Ronda moved to the Washington, DC area to work with local & international leadership, particularly in the UK and South Africa. After a number of years, she gravitated back to her architectural/design roots and entered the world of Kitchen Design. Over the past 30 years, she has been associated with several local premier design firms and has successfully overseen 100s of kitchens and baths with local recognition by both clients and colleagues. Houzz has consistently recognized Ronda’s success and the projects that highlight clients who have attained the kitchens of their dreams.
Having grown up in the historic district of Easton, MD, Olivia gained an early appreciation of classic architecture and design. As a recent graduate of Stevenson University, Olivia assisted her aunt, Jennifer Gilmer, in re-doing her parents’ kitchen in their 110-year-old home. It was then that Jennifer noticed that Olivia had a natural eye and a flair for design.
Marie-Josée is a French Canadian who grew up in Toronto Canada and graduated from Queen’s University. She began her career in the banking industry and became the Director of Training and Development and lead teams responsible for training hundreds of employees nationally. While Marie-Josée enjoyed her role, she always had a passion for design. After remodeling her own kitchen when she moved to the United States, she was approached by the kitchen and bath design firm she hired to join their team. This marked the beginning of her new career.
Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath has amazing showrooms with incredible, top of the line appliances and countertops! I worked with Jennifer on a project a few months ago and it was a great experience. I can say with certainty that JGKB is one of the top and modern K&B remodelers in the USA. I highly recommend their services.
I have worked with Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath on various projects since 2004. Jennifer is a great design talent, merging her facility with being able to design in any style with her extraordinary knowledge of and insights into the "mechanics" of great kitchen design. She is a nimble designer, able to work with clients and their goals on their terms. One of the more remarkable things about Jennifer is her ability to think "on the spot", reviewing options during even the first consultation with a client.
She and her design and management staff deliver service from the conceptual beginnings of a project, all the way through the design and construction phases of a project, working with clients and design team members in a collaborative manner. I highly recommend Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath!
Our kitchen designer was Sarah Turner and she was a pleasure to deal with and she did a fantastic job. She offered us a truly unique idea which made our kitchen larger than we believed possible and gave us much more storage space than expected. She suggested a waterfall table at the end of an island, which enables us to seat 3 for meals and extended the work area when necessary. In a different but complimentary stone, the island is a conversation piece. From the floor to ceiling, everything chosen was perfect. Her suggested general contractor was a pleasure to deal with and took care of everything. Despite timing issues working at a condo, he was able to have the job done on time and we moved in on the date we had projected. We would highly recommend Sarah for anyone wishing to have a non traditional approach to redesigning a kitchen.
I have worked with Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath on several projects. They are kind, creative, and collaborative. I love working with Sarah because she is knowledgable and responsive. It is always a pleasure working with them. Their showroom is a fantastic resource with several up to date installations that keep us inspired!
We recently did a complete kitchen remodel with the incredible design work of Meghan Browne from Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath. She did an incredible job of listening to our needs, evaluating our style sense, and finding solutions that maximized our space while making sure the kitchen matched the rest of the house. She introduced us to a great contractor as well that implemented her vision. We couldn’t have been happier with this process. The end result is way better than we could have imagined!
Jennifer Gilmer and her team created my dream kitchen- light, airy, sleek, functional and timeless. Throughout the design process, the team worked collaboratively with me, listening to my initial ideas and then bringing me design options that incorporated and improved on them in unique and creative ways. Jennifer introduced me to wonderful new materials to use in the cabinets and countertops that are both beautiful and practical to maintain. Although the footprint of the kitchen didn't change, I have much more storage as a result of Jennifer's thoughtful design and creative cabinet shelving and inserts. It is truly a pleasure to cook and entertain in our new kitchen.
Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath, if you are looking to remodel this is the company to seek out. They are very professional and offer the newest technologies. I have seen their showroom and work. They do impressive work. I don't think you could go wrong with them, they will see you are satisfied with the job. Great ideas and friendly people.
My neighbor referred me to JGKB and I am so glad she did. My kitchen turned out better than I could have ever imagined. Jennifer and team know what they are doing. They thought about every detail so I did not have to worry. Excellent choices of cabinets and so helpful with all the decisions.
We needed professional help to design our new kitchen, and we found it in senior designer Scott Stultz from Jennifer Gilmer K&B. We gave Stultz full control of the project and only requested that he design a kitchen that would flow with our adjoining spaces. The result is magnificent! We thoroughly enjoy using our beautiful and casually elegant new kitchen!
We recently completed a full kitchen and powder room redesign and renovation project with Scott Stultz of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath (JGKB), and we could not be happier with Scott’s design ideas, creativity, and the final result. Scott developed a wonderful vision for our kitchen, drawing on the many colors and textures found in a natural stone wall. The different materials, textures, and colors he selected blended together beautifully in a way we could not have anticipated. We could not have envisioned the look Scott created, but it ended up being just what we wanted. Jennifer Gilmer also provided great advice and support throughout the project. We thoroughly enjoyed working with both Scott and Jennifer. They were easy to work with, listening carefully and offering creative ideas, options, and solutions every step of the way. We selected one of the general contractors JGKB recommended—Mike Thornton and his team— and it was the best contractor experience we have ever had. Mike and his team were skilled, organized, hard-working, reliable, and adaptable. Working seamlessly with Scott, Jennifer, and the vendors, Mike and his team provided the expertise of craftsmen who know how to solve problems as they arise, making practical, sensible suggestions that we always accepted. They were a pleasure to have in our home and were ahead of schedule in completing the job. We are so happy we trusted Scott Stultz and Jennifer Gilmer of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath for our kitchen and powder room designs. The customized JGKB design of our new kitchen and powder room suits us and the rest of our house perfectly.
Jennifer Gilmer and her team designed and installed a kitchen that continues to generate "wow" comments from all who visit. Most impressively, they worked to hold responsible the company that provided the under cabinet lighting (which we were told by the company would last our lifetime) and failed after four years. The lighting was embedded in the cabinetry making this a complex and challenging project. Gilmer convinced the company to replace the entire system and arranged for installation at no cost to us. We couldn't be more pleased with Jennifer Gilmer's advice, design, installation, integrity and commitment to her customers.
Our kitchen is the heart of our home. Sarah Kahn Turner from Jennifer Gilmer Kitchens listened to our needs, saw our vision, and transformed our hearth into a welcoming and beautiful spot where we can warm hearts, fill bellies and nourish souls. She then helped us turn our master bathroom and bedroom into a serene and beautiful oasis. But even that wasn’t enough, so we asked Sarah to renovate our Bethany Beach house kitchen and master bath. Our worst problem is we can’t be in two gorgeous JGK homes at once.
We loved working with Sarah Kahn Turner at Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath. She has tremendous expertise in high-end projects and was very easy to work with. The process was smooth and she worked hard to guide us every step of the way. We ended up removing a wall in the kitchen that we might not have considered without seeing her plans, allowing us now to enjoy beautiful views from every part of the room. We appreciated her close involvement during project execution and her skill at solving any unexpected problem that arose during construction. She went above and beyond in sharing her time and advice every step of the way. Her attention to even the final details like cabinet hardware and lighting produced spectacular results. She is a very talented design professional who ensured that our project was within budget, on time, exceeded our expectations and turned out absolutely beautiful. If you have the opportunity to work with Sarah on your project, you absolutely should!
After doing several projects with Jennifer Gilmer (JGKB) for clients of mine, it was my turn to ask for HELP...we live in a COMPACT home that had a challenging small galley kitchen...we are a family of "foodies" and working without getting in each other's way was impossible. Jennifer to the rescue! Her kitchen design work resulted in a fantastic plan that gave us more counter space and storage than we could have imagined....her attention to detail is extraordinary. I've been an interior designer for over 35 years so needless to say I had some strong opinions. Jennifer, ever so respectfully, listened to my thoughts and ideas for design and, when a new inspiration came, for revisions. Meghan Browne was engaged as well and helped facilitate...her presence was invaluable. Paul Lappas (Lappas Construction) deserves attention as well...he is a superb contractor that executed Jennifer's plans beautifully. He is among a rare breed of contractors that are patient, honest and most talented. Along with the talent, wisdom, aesthetics and enthusiasm Jennifer brings comes a professional that is also a friend. We have a stunning and highly functional kitchen that is pure joy to work in. Our passion for bringing family and friends together is so much easier thanks to JGKB
JGKB was wonderful! Meghan Browne was helpful every step of the design and construction process. She assisted with a superb layout and material choices were spot on with my taste. Meghan was also very responsive and helpful with every minute detail and every question I had about the renovation. I would highly recommend JGKB and Meghan - no hesitation at all! They know kitchens!
We worked with Meghan and she is amazing. Her attention to detail with our budget in mind every step of the way made the process seamless and rewarding. Not only did she have excellent ideas for our kitchen, but thought of ideas to help maximize every inch of space to accommodate everything we were looking for. I'd highly recommend Meghan and Jennifer Gilmer!
We just completed a full kitchen and powder room renovation and could not be more pleased with the results and the experience. We have done numerous renovations in the past, and none has been so seamless and gone so smoothly from end to end. We worked with Paul Bentham, who friends had highly recommended. Paul was fantastic. He is a great designer that is a real pleasure to work with. We had lots of ideas for the kitchen, but Paul improved significantly on all of them. He is very devoted, produced drafts quickly, and was very effective at working within a budget. Whenever issues arose, Paul solved them, calmly and efficiently.