Kitchen Ideas Design Center
Throughout the years, Roger and the team at KI have shared an enthusiastic passion for what they do. Breathing function and style into every home is a must no matter the size of the project. While other designers may focus solely on the look, every designer at KI loves to cook and believes the kitchen must function as the heart of the home. The designs are tailored to meet each client’s lifestyle and are viewed as a reflection of each home with an element of beauty to create that wow factor.
Many years after creating Tulsa’s most successful kitchen design firm, Roger had an epiphany. What if there was one place in the kitchen where all the prep, cooking and serving could be done in one place? He sketched what looked like a large sink, but with tiers on the inside that housed cutting boards, platforms with colanders and bowls, and a drain rack, ready to be put to use. It looked like it could work, so Roger had it fabricated locally.
It was beautiful! He installed it in his own kitchen, but couldn’t keep it to himself. He brought friends and clients over to see it, many of which asked him to build one for their own kitchens. Finally it dawned on Roger that this might be something that could be marketed and sold. That’s how The Galley Workstation began, and Roger’s innovation began to reinvent how people now, all across North America, use their kitchens.
Today, Roger still owns Kitchen Ideas and continues to think “outside the box” with each and every design. With his design team of Michael Thorp (KI Manager and Designer) and Roger’s daughter, Lesley Shollmier (Designer), along with a strong team of project management, design assistants and tradesmen to take a kitchen from paper to reality, Kitchen Ideas is now stronger than ever. Roger’s philosophy of combining function with good taste is a winning combination that has created happy clients for 40 years and counting.
OUR COMPANY IS STAFFED BY A SMALL GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS, ALL OF WHOM ARE DISTINGUISHED BY THEIR PASSION FOR CREATING BEAUTIFUL COOKING/ENTERTAINING ENVIRONMENTS THAT IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE.