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A Little Bit About Us

Showcase Kitchens

FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1979

In the last 43 years, Doug, Colleen, and Erica have devoted their time, energy, and life to creating a successful, customer oriented business. They have received numerous awards, including being named "Best of Houzz" 2013- 2024 home remodeling website. Showcase Kitchens has a beautiful showroom in Canton, where they show many different products. The showroom is filled with gorgeous cabinetry displays, featuring traditional to contemporary styles, as well as countertop samples, hardware, sinks, faucets, etc. Showcase Kitchens is a proud member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, one of the most renowned groups in the industry.

 

Colleen and Doug have retired, but still like to be involved in various projects throughout the showroom.  Their daughter, Erica, has taken over the business with her team of designers. The team has expanded to 3 designers over the last ten years, which has helped grow the business and gives every customer the time and expertise they deserve.

 

The team includes Vincent Guarino and Erica Caserta, and Alexa Carbone, who, combined, have over 50 years of kitchen and bath design and remodeling experience.

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Meet The Team

At Showcase Kitchens we pride ourselves on being involved throughout the entire remodeling process. We like to start by looking at a space and considering all the possibilities with the homeowners. We help our clients explore ideas, budgets, design trends, and other aspects involved in the remodeling process.

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Erica Caserta, AKBD

Erica is the joint owner of Showcase Kitchens and an integral part of the design team. She is an Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer, which is a degree given to designers who must undergo a rigorous process of education and testing by the NKBA.

Erica has been working alongside her mother and father, Doug and Colleen Eckdish, for the last 15 years. She has a business degree from Bentley University in Waltham, Mass. Since graduating from college, she joined her parents' team and has been thriving in the kitchen and bath industry.

 

Erica's team now consists of 2 other designers with creative backgrounds and experience. Erica has two young children and resides in Canton, where she went to high school.

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Karen Medina

Karen Medina attained a degree at International Fine Arts College in Miami and went on to work in the Interior Design Field as a Showroom Manager for Ligne Roset. With an exciting career opportunity, she transitioned to the Fashion Industry as a Model Management Agent working for top agencies representing male models for major commercial & print clients for 25 years. 

Karen relocated from Miami to Connecticut to further her personal growth and achieve a better work-life balance. She now challenges herself in ways that make her happy, such as interior design, personal organizing, and project management. These skills make her a valuable addition to Showcase Kitchens.

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Vincent J. Gaurino, CKD,CBD

Vincent Guarino boasts over 20 years of kitchen and bath design experience in this area. He has been certified as a designer by the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

He can "wow" customers with his new, fresh ideas, product knowledge, and computer design capabilities. Vincent was recently asked to judge a national kitchen and bath design competition by the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

He was one of only eight judges chosen throughout the country and Canada. Vincent is fluent in AutoCad and 2020 Design, a computerized design program to aid customers in visualizing their new space.

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Susan Kochanski

Susan Kochanski is an award-winning designer featured in Country Living Magazine as well as Regional, Local, and Trade Publications. She has been an NKBA-certified Kitchen Designer since 1990.

She specializes in unique designs tailored to meet the needs of each client and places great emphasis on customer service. She feels that each client needs time and attention to get the project just right, no matter how large or small. 

Susan has the patience to listen and works with clients to discuss all aspects of creating, remodeling, or updating the kitchen and bathroom in their home. Designing specifically with functionality and aesthetics to meet the needs of individual clients; paying attention to detail, the ability to come up with new ways of doing things, and knowing building and construction.

She can visualize from the very beginning what the project will become upon completion, whether it be a remodel or new construction.  She enjoys taking time to get to know each client to create a design that will best complement each client's tastes and goals for the overall practicality of their space.

Susan has donated her time to the Southwick Rotary Club as well as to the Southwick Cultural Council. When not creating beautiful kitchen and bath designs, she enjoys music venues, gardening, baking, and long walks with her dog Lucky and husband Den.

Check out our latest collaboration with Wolfworks!

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Check out our recent collaboration with Wolfworks out of Avon, they design and build homes that are both stunning and energy efficient. We have had the opportunity to partner with them on many home designs and they've recently shared about our collaborations in their blog!

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