MEET OUR DESIGNERS

Inge Lawyer

Inge is a Graduate of The School Of Visual Arts with a BFA in Interior Design. She was on the Deans List, received the best thesis award and won the IIDA NYC student chapter design award for three consecutive years. Inge has worked as an interior designer in Manhattan focusing on high end residential projects as well as multi-unit dwellings in Boston for corporate residential and hospitality clients. She also has experience with Disney cruise ships, Westin hotels and in Philadelphia working on corporate and hospitality design. Inge is a coauthor for a craft and DIY blog called Nutmeg Creative Café and a participant and past winner of the Fab Furniture Flipping Contest © Inge was featured in the Courier Post this past January for her Nordic themed craft at this year’s Philly Home Show. When Inge is not working, writing, crafting, blogging etc. she enjoys walking with her son Ryder and her chocolate lab Teddy Bear.

Judy A. Hein, CKD, CBD

Judy has been a kitchen designer for over 30 years. After graduating from college with a degree in Architecture, Judy started her career in High End Kitchen Design. During those 20 years, Judy earned her CKD & CBD certificates with the NKBA. Her designs have been featured in Architectural Digest, HGTV, MTV Cribs and awarded placements in the NKBA National Design Competition. Judy decided to move her career into multiple housing. In multiple housing, Judy worked on many major housing projects all over the Northeast. The largest project being 3.5 million dollar contract of cabinetry in center city Philadelphia, PA. Three years ago, Judy joined the InStockKitchens.com team. Judy just loves helping customers’ online and creating beautiful kitchens with top quality cabinets at a very affordable price.

Melissa Herren

Melissa has years of experience in the construction/remodeling industry. Most of which has been spent in kitchen design. She started her career in general construction building schools and post offices for the government. From there, she expanded into learning and executing blueprints and surveying. Melissa went to Home Depot for a part time job and was recruited due to her background to be a kitchen designer. They sent her to Home Depot University for 6 months to learn kitchen and interior design, from there she became an independent contractor focusing on designing for high-end homes in Reno, NV, Austin, TX and Phoenix, AZ. Melissa traveled and enjoyed building her business. She worked closely with a custom granite company in Los Angeles, CA, traveling there on a monthly basis to pick custom granite for her clients. She returned back home to PA to open her own construction company with her twin sister, and they ran that for 5+ years doing brand new construction, remodeling, additions etc. She often found herself in the field missing the hands on experience. From time to time she would help her crew install kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. After, Melissa moved to New York, into more of an executive position as District Manager, growing her teams and motivating them to be future executives. Missing the action again, she now finds herself very excited to be working for In Stock Kitchens. Rest assured that when you work with Melissa, she knows how to design your kitchen and knows how to install it as well. Customer Service is number one for her, and she knows that making sure all details are in place up front makes for an easy transition from concept, through design to install. In Melissa’s spare time, she loves photography and spending time outdoors with her 3 puppies Marley, Tucker, and Gracie! Making your dreams come true is what she does best! You dream it, and Melissa will design it!