Although she graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, Jill Jarrett, CMKBD, CAPS, owner and principal designer, Jarrett Design LLC, in Emmaus, PA, decided to pursue her passion for design by taking classes with the NKBA and working for a local kitchen dealer.
Her engineering degree and experience were the groundwork for the technical and ergonomic challenges that are abundant in the kitchen and bath industry. She quickly became known for top-notch luxury kitchen and bath design through projects in the Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia’s Main Line, the New Jersey shore and other long-distance locations.
When Jarrett began her career, her home was her showroom and her presentations consisted of hand-drawn elevations and perspectives. Her process has evolved into a full-service, comprehensive one that includes very detailed presentations featuring Chief Architect plans that communicate every detail to the homeowner and contractors. The designer takes the time to mentor local students in the NKBA-accredited program at the local community college by hosting information nights and offering shadowing opportunities and internships.
The company’s commitment to client-centered design has garnered recognition from industry partners, including eight years of customer service awards from Houzz as well as Houzz’s Best of Design for the category of most popular portfolios.