Starlite Kitchens and Baths has been a family business for ten years, owned by Doug and Lynne Bakker and Roger and Sandi Bronsink. The family connection begins with Sandi and Lynne, who are sisters. Doug is our problem solver. He has a unique ability to look at your home and visualize different remodeling possibilities. He has been working with area builders since Starlite opened its doors in 2000. Doug is one of the nicest people you will ever meet, and he looks forward to helping you plan and purchase your cabinetry. Lynne has helped with various aspects of the office and also works with cabinetry design. Roger is involved with the operations, marketing, finance, and human resources. Showroom organization, photographing completed kitchen and bath jobs, and decorative hardware keep Sandi busy.
Other family members are part of our team as well. Doug and Lynne’s daughters, Kim Kool and Shari Bakker, are two of our designers. Rog and Sandi’s daughter, Amy, works with showroom organization, marketing, and office procedures.
Of course, we have many outstanding “adopted” family members who are very important to our company’s success. Ruth Westra, has been one of our top designers for the last several years. Check out her national award-winning kitchen on her designer page. Christine Ritsema has 20 years experience in the building industry and has been designing for many years.
Our sales team also includes Brett De Haan and Paula Allison. Brett adds a high level of sales expertise and enthusiasm to our company. He has been one of the most successful cabinet sales people in the Grand Rapids market for almost fifteen years. Paula brings a wealth of experience as both a sales person and designer.
Carolle Spence recently joined our team as an interior designer, and she has a unique ability to hand-draw a new or remodeled kitchen or bath in perspective view. To personalize the drawing, she can add the homeowners’ personal effects and furniture to the perspective.
Brian Westra joined our team in 2011, and is responsible for all of our countertop templates and installation. Brian has many years of experience working with a variety of countertop materials, especially granite and quartz products. Jordan Bakker, Doug and Lynne’s son, helps Brian with countertops and cabinet delivery while he is attending Davenport University.
Kathy Decker is invaluable as our office manager keeping Starlite running smoothly, while handling a myriad of responsibilities.
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