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Kitchen & Bath Designer

Compensation: Competitive salary

Benefits Offered: Medical (Kaiser), 401K

Employment Type: Full-Time



About the Company:

We are a family owned and operated design-build construction company, specializing in high end residential kitchen and bath remodeling. Our showroom in Oakland opened in 1950, and we’ve proudly served the residents of the area with high standards and a reputation of excellence for almost 70 years. We are an award winning team bonded by high energy, creativity and passion for what we do, and our designers and project managers partner together on every project to deliver a best in class experience for our clients. Our staff and trade partners have been with us for decades, and we’re seeking to add a talented and experienced designer to our valued team.


Job Description:

As a Designer, you’ll work directly with homeowners to understand and develop their custom remodeling needs. You’ll be creating budgetary proposals, plans and elevations, material sample palettes, written project specifications and contracts - working closely with a Project Manager throughout the design and construction process for each project.

In true small business fashion, employees at Custom Kitchens wear many hats. In addition to being a Designer, you are also a sales person and visit jobsites for initial homeowner inquiries, site measurements and jobsite visits throughout project completion. Answering phones, greeting showroom guests, and ensuring that product displays and showroom displays are maintained to the highest standards – we all pitch in to make sure our clients feel welcome and comfortable from start to finish.

This is a full-time position with benefits, and flexibility for occasional rotating weekend coverage shared by the team.


Candidate Qualifications:

  • Degree from 2 year design program or bachelor’s degree in interior design or similar degree
  • Active member of the NKBA with minimum AKBD certification or in pursuit of certification
  • Experience with space planning and NKBA or ASID design standards – portfolio examples a plus
  • AutoCAD experience is a must , Chief Architect experience is a plus
  • Drafting experience is a must, able to create plans and elevations for permitting
  • Familiarity with materials & finishes – countertops, cabinets, tile, plumbing and appliances etc.
  • General construction knowledge – plumbing, electrical, structural, doors & windows etc.
  • Project estimating and specification writing experience
  • Basic Microsoft office Programs a must: Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Good character a must – professional appearance, excellent oral and written communication, team player, strong work ethic
  • Licensed California Driver and access to a reliable insured vehicle, a must