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Meet Our Staff


Phone: 315.437.1511

S-KirbyHolekampKirby Holekamp

Sales Manager

Ext. 105

A graduate of Texas A&M University, member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association and proud family man, Kirby is a sales and marketing professional with decades of experience.

Kirby has in-depth knowledge of our appliances and stays current with frequent factory training.

His abilities to establish key relationships with manufacturers and communicate effectively with his sales team have been keys to his success.

Kirby’s enthusiasm, motivation and solid leadership skills ensure that our clients continue to receive the finest customer service in the industry.

David L. Jureller, CKD


Ext. 120


David Jureller , CKD, strives to meet and exceed your design expectations. David creates unique and attractive spaces with innovative products and ideas. With David, the client’s needs are foremost on his mind. In fact, because of his ability to please clients, he was asked to be a co-presenter at a seminar on “Earning Your Next Referral” at a National Kitchen & Bath Show. David has earned the Merit Award from the National Kitchen and Bath Association, and is a chapter officer in the NKBA, where he regularly attends new-product seminars.

In addition to 31 years in the kitchen and bath industry, David attended Lehigh University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry where he received Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering degrees in 1980.

When David is not designing, you can find him with his family, tending his yard and garden, rowing crew with the Cazenovia Rowing Club or playing golf with family and friends.

View David’s client testimonial letters

S-Tracey-SchultsTracey Shults


Ext. 119

In addition to 10 years of kitchen and bath design, Tracey brings 12 years of home remodeling and construction experience to his role as a designer. He believes in being thorough and innovative on every job. Tracey tells clients, “The kitchen is the heart of the home, where everyone gathers. It’s important to create a space that is functional but also comfortable and indicative of your personal taste.” He views himself as a trusted adviser to guide clients through their home investment. During the design phase, Tracey is an active and empathetic listener to his clients. During the project execution phase, he often works with builders and remodeling teams to ensure that the detail in his design is brought to fruition.

Tracey earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Susquehanna University, graduating magna cum laude. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, traveling, camping and boating. He also loves his Boston terrier, George.

View Tracey’s kitchen design projects
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Richard S Hardter


 Ext: 118

Richard Hardter has over 20 years
designing, selling, and installing
kitchens and baths in and around
the Syracuse area. For as long he can remember he has
always had an interest in home improvements and began
his career pursuing a degree in Architectural Technology
and Interior Design at Onondaga Community College.
Rick has a diverse portfolio including a vast knowledge in
construction and design. Rick has a reputation for detail,
creativity, and professionalism. He understands the
importance in having flexibility in both design and budget.
Throughout the entire consultation he will listen to your
wants, needs, and desires and will create a design to
accomplish project goals and make a lasting impression.
Rick feels the best accomplishment is to always exceed
his customers’ expectations. To know each of his client’s
needs were met and that they were satisfied when the
project came to completion. With knowledge, experience
and reputation this is possible.
When Rick is not working, he looks forward to spending
time with his family. He enjoys the outdoors and can often
be found traveling, camping, boating, attending outdoor
concerts and attending his kids’ events. His favorite sport
is baseball followed closely by football. Ricks also an Avid
SU basketball and football fan. Rick enjoys taking day
trips and getting out on his Harley as much as possible.

 Rick’s Houzz Page

Darren Zirbel


Ext. 124

Darren Zirbel first began at Modern Kitchens in 1986 after earning his degree in Architectural Interior Design from Cazenovia College. Having developed a passion for wood working, he later owned a Custom Cabinet and Millwork shop where he designed, built, finished and installed cabinetry and furniture. With his wealth of Design and Construction knowledge and experience he returned to Cazenovia College as a Teacher in the Interior Design program and Head Coach of the Women’s Crew Team as well as Cazenovia Rowing Club’s Scholastic Team. Darren has returned to Modern Kitchens to continue his devotion to design, construction and building positive relationships with his clients.

When not in the office, Darren enjoys his wife, family and exploring the great outdoors !!!


Phone: 518.783.3864

s-James-MarroccoJames Marrocco

Branch Manager

Ext. 206

Meet James Marrocco. His design philosophy is simple: A kitchen should be workable with your cooking style, as well as attractive to the eye.

Jim attended Wood-Mode Cabinetry’s Training and Advanced Design Schools. Since 1984, Jim has been continually recognized by this cabinet company as a member of their Silver Star Club (1984 – 1986) and Gold Star Club (1987 – present).

Wendell Parsons

Builder Sales/Designer

Ext. 204

Wendell Parsons, Design Specialist

First introduced to kitchen design while working with a home decor supply company in the mid

1970s, Wendell explored opportunities in financial sales, marketing and management before

returning to the cabinet design world in the early 1980s. Since then, with over 35 years in

kitchen and bath design, Wendell has worked with builders, remodelers, and homeowners

bringing several hundreds of projects into reality. Using a consultative approach, he believes

that a successful design project emerges from the interplay and idea exchanges between

customer and designer.

Trained in traditional paper and pencil design layout, Wendell became an early advocate and

adapter of computer aided design and remains an enthusiastic supporter, recognizing the power

of seeing the kitchen or bath as close to the final project as possible.

When not working, Wendell and his wife, Mary, enjoy spending time with their 3 grandchildren,

and watching a variety of foreign television programs and films.

Mike Mone


Ext: 208

With great concepts in mind Mike took on the mantle of Kitchen and Bath Design in 2005. Formally trained at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota Florida he has strived to bring the best of the latest concepts and trends to maximize your living space. His background has covered the spectrum of the design process from residential, to commercial and luxury projects. Understanding the full range of the trades, he has worked in all aspects of the home improvement field. The scope of his work can be seen up and down the east coast with the bulk of his projects in Florida and Upstate NY. If you are willing to challenge him with an idea, he is willing bring it to fruition.

When Mike isn’t researching ideas for your Kitchen and Bath needs you can find him on a Movie set or in a pre-production meeting brainstorming it out with directors and producers to create those fictional environments that we all like to see on your television or movie screen.


Phone: 716.895.2900

Kevin Thompson 2015Kevin Thompson

Branch Manager

Ext. 410

Meet Kevin Thompson. He is the branch manager for Modern Kitchens of Buffalo.

With over 20 years of combined experience in retail, management and, of course, kitchen design, Kevin directs an acclaimed crew.

Kevin is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, National Association of Home Builders and American Institute of Architects. He has enhanced his design background with industry schooling at the Wood-Mode factory school.

View Kevin’s Client Testimonial Letter

Jim Meyer 2015Jim Meyer

District Manager

Ext. 404

Jim Meyer is one of the many talented staff you’ll meet when you walk through the doors of Modern Kitchens of Buffalo. He handles Western New York dealer accounts.

He graduated from Buffalo State in 1989 and is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. He has over 19 years in retail and wholesale combined.

Tom Halloran-2015Thomas Halloran

Ext. 406

Thomas Halloran is out to achieve the best design possible for every client. His almost 24 years in the kitchen and bath industry make it easy for him to be adept at doing just that.

Tom holds a degree in interior design from Bryant and Stratton College in Interior Design.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys rollerblading, Nordic and Alpine skiing, gardening and collecting antiques.

View Tom’s Client Testimonials

S-davePHOTO_buffaloDavid Mascia, Sales/Designer
Ext. 405

With over 34 years of collective experience in kitchen and bath design, interior design, drafting, home remodeling and CAD, David can help you design your dream kitchen. David designs to suit your lifestyle while staying within your budget guidelines.

In his spare time, David enjoys fitness and woodworking.

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Janet Ramseyer


Ext: 402

With over 10 years of experience specializing in the kitchen and bath industry, Janet’s desire is to educate her clients on the renovation process, including space planning, product selection and investment.  With a BFA in Interior Design from Villa Maria College, she creates each design with beauty and function by incorporating specialized design principles. She believes it is important to consider your homes style when planning your project, making for a seamless transition as you update your look.  Whether you are building a new home or your transforming your existing space, she is sure to offer you an exciting and memorable experience.  She is an active member and has served on the board of the Interior Design Association of WNY.  In Janet’s spare time she enjoys traveling to new cities and dining out.   

Tom Roaldi


Ext. 403

Tom has 25 years of experience in both new home construction design and execution as well as a diverse portfolio of existing real estate acquisition, design, rehab, staging and sales.  His career spans Western New York, Rochester, Northern Virginia and Philadelphia, PA.

A consummate listener, he strives to achieve your vision, by close collaboration from the project’s conception to its successful completion.  He firmly believes that he has two primary responsibilities to achieve your vision.

  • aesthetics



a set of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty, especially in art.

  • the branch of philosophy that deals with the principles of beauty and artistic taste.
  • ergonomics



the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment.

To take advantage of every opportunity to achieve highest and best use of the given space.

A member of the NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association), NHBA (National Home Builders Association), NAR (National Association of Realtors), NYSAR (NYS Association of Realtors), BMAR (Bucks/Montgomery Association of Realtors-Builder/Broker), Delaware/Chester County Association of Realtors-Builder/Broker).

In his down time Tom and his wife, Elisa, enjoy hunting down and refinishing real estate opportunities, seeking primitive art, furnishings and collectibles, gardening and spending time with the family.