Meet Jean Ehmke, the founder and lead designer of JeanE Kitchen and Bath Design. Her education and experience have come together to give her a unique set of skills for designing and managing kitchen and bath projects. Jean’s first degree is in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology. She spent over ten years in the fire protection field specializing in fire suppression and detection systems for ships and offshore platforms. In addition to the understanding of technical matters, she gained valuable project and people management skills. Jean obtained her second major in Interior Design from Meredith College. While at Meredith, she focused her skills on kitchen and bath design and completed specialty course work from the National Kitchen and Bath Association.
Jean’s career then took a new direction when she owned a company that manufactured voice activated intercom systems. This gave her the knowledge to successfully run her own company. However, it was upon moving to Raleigh, North Carolina in 1999, that Jean decided it was time to explore her creative side. So, she sold her company and went back to school! Jean graduated from Meredith College with a degree in Interior Design. For six years, Jean worked for a private kitchen and bath design company in Raleigh.
It is with this extensive background, founded in education and experience, that she is putting her passion for good design and customer service into her company, JeanE Kitchen and Bath Design. With her attention to detail, and extensive knowledge of fire safety, her kitchen designs cannot be rivaled.
When she’s not busy designing, Jean enjoys spending time with her family and donating her time and compassion to the Assistance League® of the Triangle Area, a volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, children, and families in our community. Jean would love for you to let her get to know you, so she can design a kitchen or bathroom that is a creative and functional place that works for you!
JeanE Kitchen and Bath Design offers on-site design services and consultations in North Carolina’s Triangle and Beach areas including (but not limited to) Apex, Atlantic Beach, Carolina Beach, Cary, Durham, Emerald Isle, Morrisville, Ocean Isle, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill, Durham, Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach.