Modern Kitchens and Baths * Kitchen Designers  St. Louis, Missouri
 


Modern Kitchens & Baths
with our two locations in St. Louis and Manchester Missouri, would love to assist you in creating the kitchen or bathroom that you have been dreaming of. We offer rooms at many budget levels to accommodate your goals, and our ten designers consistently create kitchens and bathrooms that are truly unique.

 
Vernon C. DuPree - June 1950
President and Owner, Modern Kitchens & Baths  

Vern was born and raised in St. Louis, a graduate from Kirkwood High School he went on to graduate from Washington University with a BSBA degree
in business. He then added to his education and self-improvement and graduated from Ft. Benjamin Harrison Officers Finance School and served two
years as Finance Officer at the 5th Army Headquarters. 

Vern's wife Judy is a registered nurse with the Rockwood school district. His greatest accomplishments are his children, grandchildren and Modern Kitchens and Baths where all our associates feel like family. The success of Modern Kitchens and Baths is due to the wonderful support that St. Louis City and County gives to family owned businesses. Modern Kitchens is in its 4th generation as well as our customers are in their 4th generation. Modern Kitchens and Baths is one of the oldest Kitchen and Bath companies in the United States. Before there were Home Centers, Modern Kitchens and Baths was selling kitchen cabinetry to customers at low discounted prices. St. Louis we thank you for your loyalty.

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Dave DuPree - January 1976
Owner at Modern Kitchens & Baths, South Store

As an owner of Modern Kitchens & Baths, Inc. David has over 29 years in the kitchen and bath industry and his number one priority is customer satisfaction. With his family name on the line in every kitchen and bath, he naturally employs rigorous standards in every phase of your remodeling project. 

David's product knowledge is unsurpassed because he literally grew up with designers and decorators before his 29 years of personal and professional experience. customers appreciate his "no nonsense" approach to product selection, design features and cost saving ideas.

Always patriotic and civic minded, David participates in the "Partners in Education" program through the Rockwood School District where his wife is an assistant principal. He also sponsors a soccer league and stars as a goalie on one of its teams. David's other interests include Harley Davidson Motorcycles, World Cup soccer, chocolate and his daughter affectionately know as "Peanut".
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Karen Schmidt - May 1984 
Office Administrator at Modern Kitchens & Baths, South Store
Look up "multi-tasking" in the dictionary, and you'll find a picture of Karen Schmidt.  Her ability to keep us organized makes her central to our success.  she is a master of efficiency she helps keep our administrative operations running smoothly, and with her quick wit and pleasant smile can always lighten a tedious day in the office. With over 25 years of service to our company and our customers, she is truly one of our most valuable assets.
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Holly Lammert - October 2013
Designer at Modern Kitchens and Baths, South Store
As a designer I come from a bit of a different perspective. My educational background is in the arts. I received my bachelors from the Art Institute of Kansas City. There I focused my attention to studying sculpture and installational art. I truly believe that my creative nature describes the way I approach all elements of design. It separates me with an ability to describe styles and space that is uniquely different than the pathway many other designers have chosen. When I come into a space I can envision the process that it will take to make it complete, and also see elements that are necessary to change for a fluid, functional, & utilitarian space. I love to work with clients that want something special done in a space that will define how they live in their home. With the concept of the organization of the home I feel it is important to describe how a client will utilize the room. The objects & textures that will be included are also important for me to see so that I can help our clients get to the very best looking projects. I am dedicated to my clients and feel that building a space is about building trust. This trust is especially important when I am working in the most personal of the spaces in the home, the kitchen and bath. I am investigative in my process for these rooms. I like to know how often you might use a bread maker or bamboo steamer for instance. When you decide I am the right designer for you we will start with a series of questions that help me define how you want to live in your space.
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Manchester, Missouri

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Mike DuPree - July 1981
Owner at Modern Kitchens & Baths, West Store

Michael A. DuPree is the founding-owner of the Modern Kitchens and Baths, West Showroom. He is an Executive Kitchen and Bath Designer/Salesperson plus Showroom Project Manager. The newly updated West Showroom is a must see, with each beautiful vignette designed by Michael and his staff.

Michael has been lovingly and carefully trained, under the watchful and diligent eye of two generations of Dupree’s. Dedicating the greater part of his 40 plus years of adult life to the home improvement, general contracting, and kitchen and bath industry specializing in design, cabinetry components and furnishings affords Michael a unique anthology of experience and technical knowledge. His vast store of knowledge, experience, and professional affiliations, provides to you unsurpassed access to architects, skilled craftsmen and specialty tradesmen. All this is yours just by a hand-shake with Michael or one of his highly skilled staff. This extra advantage places your home improvement project in the very best of hands, regardless of your individual needs.

Functionality, aesthetic desires and project budget restraints are all serious concerns as you begin to plan your home improvement. Michael has literally worked with thousands of home owners, business owners and special interest groups to bring their dreams and needs to life through the design process. The final phase, execution of the plan, is where you will find Michael’s expertise invaluable. Michael has the pulse of the industry in his sight when it comes to providing top of the line products for very cost effective prices. Being a lifetime business man and family oriented man himself, he understands how to stretch a dollar without ever sacrificing quality. He likes to joke that he provides diamonds at the price of coal! Stop by and let Michael make your own, “diamond in the rough”, into a perfectly cut sparkling diamond. Now meet with the rest of the hand picked staff Michael has assembled and is proud of.
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Angie Machelett - September 2004
Mike's Right Arm at Modern Kitchens and Baths, West Store

As store manager, it is my responsibility to assist our salesmen in preparation of estimates, contracts and purchase orders to help assure professional sale presentations and timely completion of projects.
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Robert Barr - July 1989 
Designer at Modern Kitchens & Baths, West Store

Modern Kitchens & Baths
is very fortunate to have acquired one as talented and experienced as Bob Barr. He joined Modern Kitchens & Baths in 1988 and brought with him 13 years of high end, custom kitchen design experience. Bob's finesse and experience will make your kitchen and bath whatever you want it to be.
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Tracy Fehr - April 2008
Designer at Modern Kitchens and Baths, West Store

Coming from one of MKB's cabinet suppliers, Kitchen Craft Cabinetry, who employed me for 8 1/2 years, I was given the chance to get to know the staff at Modern Kitchens and Baths. Modern Kitchens and Baths has provided me with the opportunity to become part of their family and I'm very proud to be a part of it. My contribution to the team is an in depth knowledge of the cabinet industry. Knowing that the kitchen has now become a place where people congregate, I look at designing a kitchen that appears to be more like a piece of furniture but at the same time providing full functionality for all your cooking needs. Please come by with all your ideas and I will do whatever I can to incorporate them, providing you with the kitchen of your dreams with the least amount of stress possible.
Thank you and I look forward to seeing you in the very near future.
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Jackie Causey - March 2011
Designer at Modern Kitchens and Baths, West Store
Jackie comes to MKB as a degreed Interior Designer with over 10 years' experience in the design field. She will bring that experience, along with your input, to create your kitchen and/or bath to be both functional as well as pleasing to your eye. Come in and partner with Jackie on your next project.

 

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Stephanie Mertz - March 2014
Administrative Assistant, West Store
Stephanie is an Administrative Assistant at our West Country Showroom. When you call in it is very likely that you will hear her pleasant and friendly voice on the other end. Stephanie graduated from Hickey College in 2013 and is very excited to be starting her career in the remodeling business. She is very majestic much like a unicorn.

 

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Dave Zellers - August 1989
Warehouse Supervisor / Truck Driver

Dave is a veteran of Modern Kitchens And Baths, with 24 years of flawless duty. He is very courteous and professional and will help you with all of your delivery needs with a smile.
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Modern Kitchens And Baths - St. Louis
3122 S. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63139
P: 314.772.1611
F: 314.772.3163
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Modern Kitchens And Baths - Manchester
14381 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
P: 636.394.3655
F: 636.394.1609
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