If we can really put heirloom pieces into people's homes, so that should anything happen—whether they need to move, sell, or pass things down to family—those cabinetry pieces could arguably be uninstalled, moved to new locations, and reinstalled, allowing people to carry them with them for decades.”


Welcome to a brand-new episode of the Woodpreneur Podcast. Today, your host Steve Larosiliere is joined by Katie& Jesse from JKath Design + Build. We delve into the fascinating journey of Katie and Jesse from Jay Kath Design Build. From the origins of their business to their approach to craftsmanship and client relationships, there's much to uncover.

Katie and Jesse's journey began nearly 15 years ago with a passion for cabinetry. What started as a custom cabinetry shop evolved into a full-fledged design-build firm, fueled by a blend of craftsmanship and a keen eye for design. Their foray into Instagram marked a turning point, opening doors to new opportunities and expanding their reach.

Listen now and get the whole story!

“I think what's been really fun in the last few years is that we've gained all of our clients' trust. You know, they just seem to allow us to do our job versus questioning everything, including pricing.”


Finding Their Niche:

In a saturated market, JKath Design + Build stands out for its commitment to quality and its ability to cultivate trust with clients. With a focus on high-end remodeling and big additions, they've carved a niche for themselves, attracting clients who value expertise and reliability.

Building Trust Through Experience:

Their ideal clients are those who have navigated renovations before, understanding the intricacies and challenges involved. By curating the design process from the outset, they build trust early on, fostering smoother collaborations and successful outcomes.

Crafting the Jay Kath Brand:

For Katie and Jesse, the brand extends beyond aesthetics—it's about embodying values of integrity, attention to detail, and enduring quality. From branded vehicles to meticulous project management, every aspect reflects their commitment to excellence.

Balancing Business and Family:

As a couple running a business together, Katie and Jesse have learned to navigate the delicate balance between work and family life. With three children and a blended family dynamic, they prioritize communication, delegation, and intentional time together.

Scaling the Business:

As JKath Design + Build continues to grow, the challenge lies in replicating their expertise and ethos. Hiring and delegation are crucial, yet daunting tasks, requiring careful consideration and a commitment to nurturing talent.

Seeking Advice and Growth:

Despite their success, Katie and Jesse recognize the need for continual improvement. From streamlining operations to enhancing their marketing efforts, they remain open to learning and evolving in their journey.


The story of JKath Design + Build is one of passion, perseverance, and the pursuit of excellence. Through their dedication to craftsmanship, integrity, and family, Katie and Jesse have built not just a business but a legacy of timeless design and unwavering commitment to their clients.

Want to get in touch with Katie & Jesse?

Contact them through:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jkath_designbuild/

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