Keith Gegg established Gegg Design & Cabinetry in 1996. Educated and working as a mechanical engineer for 16 years, Keith always had an appreciation for architecture and design. He is self-taught in trade skills in design, flooring, tile, and carpentry. Starting off on a referral basis, Keith eventually left his engineering job to fully focus on Gegg Design & Cabinetry. In 2003, he opened a small showroom and in 2006 moved to a larger space to accommodate all of his product offerings. Keith’s goal is to provide clients with a design that reflects their living habits and personality. His passion for design, focus on details and proportion, combined with a degree in mechanical engineering, are the foundation for his design approach.
Outside of business, much of Keith’s time is consumed by photography. He volunteers for Christian Brothers College High School, photographing over 300 events for the school. He is also actively involved in his church, has participated in the annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Kitchen Tour, Habitat for Humanity and several mission trips to Central America.
Keith has been in the industry for 23 years.
Good design for Keith is making the design reflect the client. It is so important to understand what the client wants or why they want to make a change. If the client is unsure of what they want, then educate them, help them understand their options, learn what they like and don’t like, what is or isn’t important to them. Always present alternative concepts that stimulate discussion about the space, and always look for a better way.
Keith loves several things about kitchen design: Transforming space, getting to know clients, and having fun.
Getting to know clients is a great benefit of this business. The client is someone you are going to spend a lot of time with in meetings and on the job site. Getting to know your client is the most critical element in creating a design that reflects them and their lifestyle. So, developing a good relationship and understanding of their wants is important.
Making the process fun and positive makes for meetings with laughter along with accomplishments.
Design is about transforming space. Keith feels it is often overlooked how much trust clients put into a design; they often are putting their most valuable asset in the hands of the designer and trusting that the final result will meet or exceed their goals. Keith always tries to present multiple ideas to challenge the client beyond what they may have imagined. Designers always work in a collaborative atmosphere taking input from the client, architect, interior designer, contractor, etc. Take care of the details and do the little things that make the final result special.
Keith got into this business because he loves the process of creating something new and creative for people. Keith shares, “It is incredibly rewarding to take a space and improve it for someone else.”