Karim Grace best known as "Grace"
After working over 15 years in the hospitality industry, I always had a desire to own a small business. Today, I am a mother, wife and a small business owner of Cabinet Paint by Design in Fairfax, VA. This business would not have been possible without the support of my husband who for a long while was my "installation specialist". I also thank our customers who have supported our business thru their patronage and referrals. Most importantly, I believe that God had this plan for me and have been grateful because it has opened up doors and opportunities I never dreamt before. This journey was certainly not easy for me but when you see the transformations and get the feedback from our customers then the challenges faced make this journey all worth it.
MEET THE TEAM
Moises "Moy" & our own version of McGuiver
Moy has been part of our team since 2018. His primary role is to manage the transformation of the kitchen cabinets in our shop. He is an extraordinary professional who has mastered the art of painting which shows thru the excellent work he delivers for our customers. He has a passion for carpentry and with his talent can offer cabinet modifications to enhance their transformation even more.
Shop Project Supervisor
Yeni joined us going in 2018 and quickly learned all aspects of the job but had main focus on the final product. Now, Yeni's focus is to ensure that jobs are well coordinated between our clients and the crew and we take care of every detail that is important to complete the work successfully. Recently, Yeni has been responsible of handling our special projects and guiding others through stain and specialty finishes and we hope that with continued training in the future we can offer a more customized service to our clients.
Job Site Leader & OnSite Sprayer
Rony joined us back in Summer of 2019 and worked for the season and then came back in the beginning of 2020. Rony fills many roles assisting others to get the job completed. Rony has a talent for technology and the ability to put together mechanisms that require patience and precision. As he has evolved he has been the person who is responsible for spraying onsite.
Installer & Shop & OnSite Sprayer
Carlos joined us in 2021 and saw right away that he had the patience and skills to help us with the tough work of putting the kitchen back together again. Certainly a unique characteristic skill to have because we do encounter sometimes challenges during this process. As the demand increased, Carlos has evolved in many hats from spraying on site and finishing the job onsite and working off site as well.
Quality Control Specialist & My Right Hand @ Home
Luz and I met working for the hotel industry in 2005. Then in 2016 when I needed someone to help me at home with my kids, I immediately thought of her because of her work ethics & the level of trust that I had in her from the beginning. In our journey, Luz has witnessed the birth of Cabinet Paint by design as an official business from day 1. While Luz's primary role is caring for my kids while I work. We also gradually saw a request to offer a complete service of degreasing & deep cleaning cabinets and this is an area where Luz is an expert in the field when this job is needed.
Interior Designer/Color Consultant
Lauren joined our team in the late Summer of 2023. She will be assisting our clients in the process of picking the color of their new kitchen cabinets. We know there are also times that clients do other type of renovations within the kitchen space and since our consulting session is for the kitchen then she can offer some recommendations for changes like backsplash transition, wall paint match to cabinets and even handles that best fit the look to tie it all in.
Sarah joined our team in the Fall of 2020 and worked helping our clients pick the best color for their cabinets projects to include other areas within the extent of their renovation. Since then she has moved on to bigger and better things and now works for a Design Interior Firm at a much larger scale. We continue to value her expertise as we have seen her grow and are happy to still have continued relationship with her in a different scale.
Ruben joined our team in the Spring of 2020. We met at a job site and since have referred him to clients who are interested in getting their countertops changed. We have worked alongside 100s of kitchens in the last years that I can comfortably refer him to my clients.