Our Kitchen and Bath Team
Bart Bauer, Chelsea
Manager of Kitchen and Bath Design (Chelsea Location)
Bart Bauer worked part-time for Chelsea Lumber in the early 1980s, then operated his own commercial art company for two years. Since joining us full-time in 1987, Bart has excelled in our home design and construction finance departments, and now oversees our kitchen and bath design team. He also spearheads our “Go Green” initiatives. Bart, who has degrees in theater and arts management, remains active in stage work: In his free time, he design sets for Chelsea’s Purple Rose Theatre Company. Bart lives in Chelsea.
“When customers come to us for kitchen and bath work, they become part of the family. We strive to treat our customers as fairly as we would treat members of our own families. This extends to our fees. We aim to give our customers the best possible pricing.”
Kitchen and Bath Department Manager
In February 2007, Jennifer Budd transferred to our Saline location after having worked at Chelsea Lumber since June 2002. She has supplemented her kitchen and bath design experience with interior design courses and Woodharbor and Merillat cabinetry training. Jennifer was raised in Manchester, Michigan, not far from Bridgewater, Chelsea, and Saline.
“Whether it’s simply changing knobs on a customer’s kitchen cabinetry or helping them remodel their entire kitchen, I enjoy working with customers to get the most out of their homes.”
Kitchen/Bath Design Staff
Kitchen and Bath Designer
Marty has over 8 years experience in the kitchen and bath industry. After receiving her bachelors degree, she started out working for Masco Builder Cabinet Group and later moving out to Arizona for 6 years. Her experience is very diverse in the kitchen and bath area and has done everything from customer service, supply management, engineering, showroom management, and most importantly designing. She has taken classes through NKBA, Masco, and other custom lines of cabinetry.
“Establishing relationships and providing functioning design is what I strive for. Whether a kitchen, bath or niche providing customer satisfaction is what matters most.”
Since joining Chelsea Lumber in 1986, Pam Kiel has acquired her skills in kitchen and bath design almost entirely on the job. Pam’s early days here were, in her words, “a baptism of fire,” but she quickly gained expertise through extensive product training.
“I take great satisfaction in creating a new kitchen or bath design that fits the client’s lifestyle and needs. For most of our clients, the kitchen is the heart of the home. I know how important it is to them to get the kitchen’s design right.”
Mamie Wallace holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in interior design, is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and began working in interior design in 1989. Since joining Chelsea Lumber ten years later, Mamie has designed a wide variety of living space for our customers, including libraries, media rooms, wet bars, and outdoor dining and relaxation areas, as well as kitchens and baths. Mamie is a native of Tecumseh, Michigan. She continues to reside there.
“I’m happiest when I’m able to help my clients realize their dreams with well-functioning kitchen and bath designs. At the end of a project, the customer should be happy to look upon the new room, and enjoy it on a daily basis.”