About Us

Management

The Specialty Kitchens management team works closely with our customers and employees to bring you the highest quality design and installation services available.

ScottDionnebwScott Dionne
Owner
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DuaneDionnebwDuane Dionne
Operations Manager/Project Manager
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Experience: Hired 1986, Construction, cabinetry installation & finish work

Duane has been with Specialty Kitchens, Inc. since its beginning back in 1986. Working in the kitchen and bath industry since 1986, Duane brings a thorough working knowledge of operations to our team. When he is not scheduling and managing our install crews, he assists the sales department with construction pricing and technical designs.

Duane lives in Litchfield, with his wife, Jennifer, their daughters Demi and Lauren, their black lab, Lightning, and too many chickens.

 

MikeHendricksbwMike Hendricks
Project Manager
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Experience: Hired 2010

Mike Hendricks, CKD is the Project Manager for the remodel projects. Mike’s experience as an award winning and published kitchen and bath designer since 1996 makes him a well-respected leader in the industry. Having come to Specialty Kitchen from the Design/Build side of construction, he brings an added benefit of understanding of the implementation of the design element with the construction of the home. His design ideas range from traditional New England to the very contemporary.

He moved to New Hampshire in the winter of ’96 from New Mexico. While in New Mexico he ran the 3 retail showrooms for a manufacturer of custom solid wood home furnishings. He loves spending time with family and friends and entertaining with meals from any recipe that shows how it’s supposed to look when it’s done.

 

DebiCotebwDeborah Cote
Sales & Marketing Manager
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Experience: Hire date 1993

Debi joined Specialty Kitchens in 1993 as our first kitchen/bath designer working alongside Scott Dionne, the owner. She is currently responsible for managing the Sales Department as well as directing all marketing initiatives. She also oversees all aspects of the showroom including the research and implantation of all product lines. Being in the kitchen and bath field since 1993, she brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the Company.

Debi operates a small antique & collectibles booth at a busy local antique shop. She enjoys looking for items for her booth at local flea markets, yard sales and antique auctions.

 

DaveBalloubwDavid Ballou
Design Manager
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Experience: Hired 1998 - 30+ years in the industry,
Education: Certified Kitchen Designer (1996)
Awards: Cabico Project of the Month (8 times), Home Builders and Remodelers Association of New Hampshire’s Cornerstone Award (2 times)

David oversees all design work for Specialty Kitchens and audits all non-scope job orders. His job is to make sure that everything for your kitchen/bathroom design, to the knobs on your cabinets meets the SKI standards for accuracy and quality. David is also the liaison between Specialty Kitchens and the various cabinet vendors. David is married to the love of his life and has two wonderful children. His daughter just graduated high school and his son is a recent UNH Graduate. David is a performing musician singer, songwriter, session musician and an avid amateur photographer with a love of art in general. He feels that kitchen design is an art form of its own and he really has a love for his work. He also enjoys all things outdoors because nature is our finest form of art. David comes from a long line of builders and learned the trade from his father and grandfather.

 

Designers

The Specialty Kitchen designers are award winning professionals that will work with your family, our vendors and our installers to produce the kitchen of your dreams.

MariaMaria Caggiano
Kitchen/Bath Designer
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Experience: Hired 2014, Kitchens and bath industry since 1994

Maria joined Specialty Kitchens design team in 2014 and has created and completed many successful kitchen and bath remodeling projects before and since joining SKI’s team of Designers.   Maria’s warm and down to earth personality make her customers feel comfortable right from the start. Maria’s background includes a degree from the New England School of Art and Design: in addition she graduated from Suffolk University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in interior Design.

Maria’s started in the kitchen and bath industry back in 1994 so along with her many years of kitchen and bath experience and her Interior Design skills she gives her customers the combination they are looking for resulting in beautiful kitchen and bath projects.

 

SouzaNancy Souza
Senior Designer
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Experience: Hired 2010 with 20+ years of experience

Designing a space is a very exciting undertaking and Nancy has learned over the years how to zero in on the wants and needs of her customers. She is interested in making the space function as a whole. Proper space planning is the key to the success of any room.

Nancy likes to create amazing visual presentations as part of the design process. Color photos help her clients get excited about their new kitchen. Seeing installed kitchens that look just like the images clients see as they work together is why her job is so fun!

She has been married for 24 years and has two children who are now 21 and 11 years old. Nancy enjoys weekend trips to the Cape with her family and when at home, she and her daughter love doing craft projects together.

 

GregAmaralbwGregory James Amaral
Kitchen/Bath Designer
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Experience: Hired in 2013, 10 years designing

Greg comes to Specialty Kitchens with over ten years of experience as a kitchen and bath designer. He began in Massachusetts where he apprenticed for a year and a half at a local design center, he was taught k&b design by some of the best designers in the Boston area. He has been involved with designing kitchens in Boston’s South End and Back Bay including Newbury Street and enjoys mid-high end kitchen design. Greg takes great pride in client satisfaction and will work to hear you say “that is exactly what I dreamed of.” As a chef in his own right he understands that the artistry and beauty of a kitchen is important, but so is the function. Greg will work hard to make your kitchen function for your lifestyle.

As a young man Greg would spend hours in his mother’s kitchen with her as she taught him the foundations of food prep and how to properly prepare gourmet meals. As an adult he owned and operated his former business Greg’s BBQ, an authentic Southern style, wood fired, slow smoked onsite BBQ catering company. For fun he spends time on Martha’s Vineyard where he shares his Family’s home with his brothers. Greg likes to cook and entertain friends on summer weekends.

 

MattClementbwMatt Clement
New Construction Coordinator/Designer
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Experience: Hired in 2006

Matt is the New Construction Coordinator/Designer at Special Kitchens Inc., he works very closely with many established builders in the Hudson, Greater Nashua and surrounding areas. He will be happy to assist you during the building of your new construction home with your kitchen and bath designs.

His years of experience in kitchen and bath design, and a degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design are assets to the Specialty Kitchens team. He will be providing you with high quality design and layout options for your new kitchen and bath. Using the up to date show room and knowledge of color and design are just a few ways Matt will help you build the kitchen or bath of your dreams.

Matt currently resides in Nashua with my wife and daughter. They, like many families enjoy the spirit of home ownership. They love to entertain in their yard, enjoy camping and cannot wait for the summer BBQ season to begin.

 

BenClementbwBen Clement
Associate Designer
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Experience: Hired in 2012 as new designer with years of installation experience
Education: Associates Degree in Mechanical Design Technology from Nashua Community College (2013)

Ben is the youngest member of the design team. He loves meeting new customers and helping them pick out their dream kitchen. He assists them with color schemes by matching their vision by displaying it on a computer screen and then finalizing it into the finished room. Ben looks forward to each new task and considers each a learning experience. He enjoys using 2020 which is a kitchen/bathroom design software that allows his clients to see exactly what the finished product will look like.

Ben looks forward to summers on the boat up on Northwood lake with his family.

 

Carpentry & Installers

Specialty Kitchens hires the most professional installers in the business. They work with our management team, vendors and contractors to make sure your kitchen or bathroom is finished on time and to your design specifications.

DarrylBensonbwDarryl Benson
Lead Carpenter
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AlPenobwAl Peno
Lead Carpenter
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AllenbwAllen Remillard
Lead Carpenter
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MarcSauvageaubwMarc Sauvageau
Installer
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ShawnbwShawn Carrier
Installer
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DarrellRobichaudbwDarrell Robichaud
Shipping and Receiving
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Administrative

The Specialty Kitchens administration team works closely with our employees and vendors to bring you the highest quality design and installation services available.

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Jennifer Dionne
Office Manager
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Jennifer has been with Specialty Kitchens, Inc. since 2009, and has over 20 years of business and accounting management experience. Jennifer specializes in overhead cost management and efficiency. She supervises the accounting staff, handles financial reporting and interfaces with our CPA.

She and her ‘shadow’, Lightning, come into the office 3 days a week from Litchfield, where she lives with her husband, Duane, their 2 daughters Demi and Lauren, and a coop full of chickens.

 

SusanHayesbwSusan Haynie
Assistant Office Manager
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Employed: 3 years

Susan is currently the accounts payable/receivable/billing person and in charge of day to day accounting issues. She is married with a grown son, a toothless dog, and a Canary. She loves to garden and make pottery. She belongs to the Litchfield Garden Club and is learning how to grow and can her own food.

 

KathybwKathy Regan
Purchaser
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Kathy started working at Specialty Kitchen in the accounting department answering the phone part-time, 12 years ago.

She now oversees all the ordering and purchasing of all the product pieces of all aspects of remodeling projects. She also co-ordinates product deliveries, job schedules & sub-contractors. She strives to have all product ready for installation for projects prior actually starting the job.

She is married w/ 2 children in the 20's. She likes to garden, cook and entertain friends. An avid naturalist, she spends a lot of her spare time hiking, canoeing & enjoying the outdoors.

 

VanessaBbwVanessa Benson
Showroom Greeter/Accounts Payable Clerk
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Experience: 8 years with Specialty Kitchens

Vanessa is our Showroom greeter and our accounts payable associate. She is the cheerful, friendly person who will greet you as you walk through our doors and the one who usually answers our phones. Vanessa is also our first contact person with many potential new vendors. Vanessa joined the SKI team in June of 2005. She is married to one of our lead installers Darryl Benson. She and her husband enjoy most, Specialty’s family atmosphere. When not working Vanessa enjoys spending time boating, fishing and biking with her family.

 

MarleneDionnebwMarlene Dionne
Accounting
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