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Carrying on the Family Business

In late September, John Starck, Jr. sat down with reporter Bill San Antonio of the Manhasset Times.  It’s not often that a company has the chance to talk about their story.  With a tale that dates back to 1933, here is the definitive story of Showcase Kitchens - its roots, evolution...Read more

Friday, 17 October 2014 - 9:09pm

Butternut Squash Soup - Out of the

Todd Jacobs, owner and chef at FRESH Hamptons in Bridgehampton, gives us his recipe for a delicious and healthy butternut squash soup – perfect as a Thanksgiving starter:

A great starter that is very easy to make, and that has delighted my family, friends and restaurant clients for...Read more

Friday, 17 October 2014 - 9:00pm

Arabescato Quartzite - Perfect


 “As soon as the new Arabescato Quartzite slab came in I knew it was very special.  I like that it has the luxurious look of marble with the durability of granite…a truly unusual combination that suites the need of every family…using organic materials that are not manmade,” says Maria...Read more

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 - 2:09am

IDS Opening at Showcase Kitchens

Showcase Kitchens of Massapequa hosted an opening party-to-remember for IDS (Interior Design Society of Long Island) members. Having had a South Shore location for 10 years, their recent move from Island Park was made necessary by a certain weather event in late 2012, which does not need identifying.  Showcase...Read more

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 - 2:08am

Baseline Logistics – Long Island’s


Don’t we all appreciate a company that makes our work easier? Baseline Logistics takes care of all your moving, receiving and storage needs – and will even collect client balances upon delivery.  As the only moving and storage Showcase Kitchens relies on, we trust Baseline Logistics for their TLC...Read more

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 - 2:06am

8 Tips to Delivering a Successful


by publicist, Raquel Perazzo


Understanding Your Client's Objectives

  A very wise mentor shared with me one day in my early stages of doing public relations, "There is a reason we have two ears and one mouth." I asked why and he simply replied, "You need one ear...Read more

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 - 2:05am

A Foundation Built on Giving

John Starck is at the forefront (and president) of a unique and socially responsible venture, the Designers + Builders Alliance of Long Island.  In late 2013, The Designers + Builders Alliance of Long Island (D+BAofLI) formed as an innovative 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization made up of a diverse...Read more

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 6:25am

Whitehaus Redefines Style with


The Whitehaus Collection Farmhaus Fireclay WHFLGO3318 is a Reversible Series double bowl fireclay sink with a Gothichaus front apron on one side and a fluted front apron on the opposite side. The benefits of a fireclay sink are numerous. Fireclay is clay capable of withstanding extreme temperatures, so it creates...Read more

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 4:50am

Showcase Kitchens of Long Island


Showcase Kitchens has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. As an award-winning company that has been creating kitchens, baths and other fine cabinetry since 1933, Showcase Kitchens was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the...Read more

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 4:48am

Barbara Viteri Shares Her Top 8

Photographed by Alan Barnett

Great advice from a foremost design-business authority

Viteri Style Management founder, Barbara Viteri owns and runs one of the fastest growing interior design management firms in New York. Her customizable...Read more

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 1:24am

Showcase Kitchens Hosts Bowl-O-


This was a winter-to-remember - and not kind to any of us, including Showcase Kitchens.  In addition to the never-ending snow removal, postponed installations and days closed due to the weather, our 2nd annual mid-winter bowling shindig finally came together after two failed dates.  Bowl-O-Rama held at Bowlmor Lanes...Read more

Monday, 14 April 2014 - 4:51am

Showcase Kitchens in Massapequa is

A year ago, Hurricane Sandy threw the entire Northeast into renovation overload.  Happily most people have made significant headway if not complete restoration of their homes.  We too suffered a huge loss.  Showcase Kitchens on the south shore, originally located in Island Park was unsalvageable.  While moving to our more...Read more

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 - 5:43am

Helping One Chef 86 Hunger


Showcase Kitchens is proud to sponsor Chef Max Hardy’s One Chef Can 86 Hunger Foundation.  For the month-long “Feed the Community” events, a multitude of volunteers fed low-income families and the homeless in a 4 communities each weekend in October. Starck family members including Anthony, John, his daughter,...Read more

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 - 5:32am

Kessick Wine Cellars – The Choice


With a family tradition of wine connoisseurs, father and son team, Ralph and Robert Bass started Kessick Wine Cellars in 2004 to meet the demand for personal wine storage systems.  Kessick Wine Cellars manufactures high quality, Sapele mahogany as well as oak, walnut and other custom-wood wine racks,...Read more

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 - 5:28am

Showcase Baths Officially Launches

Maria Sergio proudly displays custom tile created for a client’s luxury master bath as well as a mother-of-pearl Linkasink, with faux pearl-encrusted sink stopper at IDS Long Island Vendor Showcase.  For the first time, IDS of Long Island was host to more than 200 design-industry professionals viewing products...Read more

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 - 5:25am

HOUZZ Scores Big With Showcase

Houzz, the wildly popular online home design destination that began in 2009 as a solution to a couple’s remodeling frustrations. With more than 10 million users (and growing daily) it has since become “one of the largest resources for house porn anywhere…connecting architects, contractors and interior designers with homeowners renovating...Read more

Monday, 2 September 2013 - 11:42pm

Sub-Zero’s New Integrated Series

Sub-Zero’s new line of integrated models reflects the innovative thinking that has made Sub-Zero a specialized leader in both the science of freshness and the art of kitchen design.  Integrated products now have more of the industry-leading preservation features of Sub-Zero built-in refrigeration, including air purification, water filtration, and low-temp, high-humidity produce...Read more

Monday, 2 September 2013 - 11:20pm

Showcase Kitchens Hosts Private “

The rain did not dampen the spirits of the more than 50 people in attendance at the private residence of Showcase Kitchens clients, Stacey and Michael Schwartz. Dr. Schwartz, an orthopedic surgeon at North Shore University Hospital expressed how moved he continues to be by his encounters with Child Life...Read more

Monday, 2 September 2013 - 11:02pm

Showcase Kitchens Welcomes Rich

Our family of talented kitchen designers has grown. We are pleased to introduce Rich Dempsey to our Manhasset team. Having just relocated to Long Island from Philadelphia, Rich brings a wealth of kitchen design know-how and his unique brand of detail-oriented, meticulous design skill. Known for listening to the needs...Read more

Monday, 2 September 2013 - 10:42pm

Regional Winner of Sub-Zero and

Showcase Kitchens is honored to have been selected by an esteemed panel of Sub-Zero and Wolf judges as one of 54 national and international regional winners (out of 1600 entries) in the international Sub-Zero and Wolf KDC presented this spring.  Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances represent the highest quality, performance...Read more

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 - 10:42pm


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