John Starck, Jr. PKBP, ACSD
President and CEO
1200 Northern Boulevard
Manhasset, NY 11030
As 4th generation to enter into the family business, John Starck, Jr was actually born into his craft - and has been a practicing kitchen and bath designer since 1986. John is an active member in both NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) and NARI (National Association for the Remodeling Industry). Through NARI, John boasts a double certification with its Guild of Professional Kitchen and Bath Planners. John’s designs have won national and regional awards and have been featured in numerous publications and trade literature. Specializing in theme design, John pays careful attention to architectural details and masterfully blends form with function. This constant striving for design excellence makes John one of the nation’s most well respected designers. John says, “When I see the excitement in my client’s eyes, it’s proof that all the effort put into the project is appreciated and a confirmation that my vision has been successfully transformed into reality.”
"I have utilized Showcase Kitchens for a couple of projects and have found the whole team to be extremely proficient and professional. From the original design phase through engineering and delivery, there is constant communication which helps to coordinate with other trades and bring the job in on time. John and his team have a very customer oriented and will spend whatever time necessary to answer questions (in my case, many) and make sure you are absolutely satisfied with the job. Totally recommend Showcase!"
Tom B – Great Neck Plaza, NY
"Showcase Kitchen and Baths is a "Top-Notch" organization. The customer service is outstanding. I would not go anywhere else. John and his staff help design and execute our bathroom renovation flawlessly. This company is great to work with!"
Sal T – Queens, NY
"Working with John and the gang at Showcase Kitchens was a pleasure. From kitchen design thru delivery of the cabinets, the timeline agreed to was met in a precise fashion. The cabinets were beautiful and even the slightly defective cabinet door was replaced in an expedited fashion so as to move the job along in an orderly manner. While someone can always save a few dollars if they search exhaustively for the lowest-cost provider, you want to work with a professional like John who understands that being without a kitchen for weeks is a trying time so attention to detail is paramount. We have referred much business to John over the years and all of the people loved working with him and his team. A family business which cares about their clients."
Marc Z – New Hyde Park, NY
"Showcase Kitchens was nothing short of amazing during the entire process of designing my new dream kitchen. They provided me with a visual representation of what the kitchen would look like. This was an actual rendering...... not some quick line drawing generated from a computer) John took the time to go over every detail of the design with me to assure that the kitchen would not only turn out absolutely beautiful but would also be functional for me and my family.
The customer service from beginning to end was fantastic. When ever a concern came up either John or one of his team go back to us immediately. They always made sure all my questions and concerns were answered. They were wonderful to work with!
“John is a true professional who actually makes the renovation/construction experience a pleasure. He accurately translated our vision for a new kitchen into a design direction, making suggestions to enhance the result. His project was on time and on budget (a rarity)..Without hesitation I would recommend John to someone interested in designing a new kitchen or bath.”
Carol Eilbott – Oakland, NJ
”We built a brand-new house and we do a lot of cooking and entertaining. Creating the kitchen was the most important, but not the easiest, part. We were surprised how simple John Jr. made the process. We don’t have one complaint. The appliances, the flow of the kitchen was perfect. The end result completely met our needs. Our kitchen is the “showcase” feature of our house.”
Michael Avallone - Manhasset, NY
“It was an absolute pleasure working with the entire team at Showcase Kitchens. Because Showcase is a small, family-run business, we received personalized attention from the design stage through installation. The entire staff was always available to address our needs. We were very comfortable knowing that Showcase was able to design a top-notch kitchen to fit any budget without feeling pressure. As a bonus, we felt great supporting a business that gives so much back to the Roslyn community through various charity donations. Using Showcase Kitchens to design our kitchen was a great decision. We would definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone thinking about doing a kitchen remodel.”
The Jaslow Family - Roslyn, NY
“John Jr. designed a kitchen and a bathroom for my Garden City house. I was so pleased that I had him design a kitchen for my summer home, as well as a bathroom. He’s currently designing a stereo unit to go beneath my plasma TV. He met with me as many times as necessary, took my ideas and combined them with his. He has a lot of integrity. He made it as convenient as possible for me. Showcase Kitchens carries a number of lines, and he explained each one to me and made my choices easier. I was very pleased with design and quality of the cabinets. I would highly recommend him.”
Carolyn Redman - Garden City, NY
“I had an entire house renovation done to my 1940 Tudor home. The kitchen is an important point of any renovation and a very expensive part. I knew what I wanted to spend, and they were very true as far as pricing went. They stayed within the estimate. I really loved Showcase Kitchens because it’s a family-run business. The service was very personal. They all were available for me for any questions or changes, and they always tried to make it work. They really do card. The product was very good. They were a pleasure to work with, and I always felt like they were there for me.”
Susan Scarpa - Manhasset, NY
“I had an extension added to my house, and Showcase Kitchens installed a brand-new kitchen. John Jr. was so helpful from start to finish, showing all the different choices. Time wasn’t a factor. He was so patient, and I didn’t feel rushed to make a decisions. I felt very comfortable because it’s a family-run business, and he’s really a local guy. The quality was superb. He genuinely seemed to care about what he was doing. I’m a realtor and I always recommend him to people.”
Shellev Scotto - Manhassset, NY
“We have a brick colonial home so it’s pretty traditional. We extended our house with a a 20-foot addition and needed a complete kitchen redesign. John Jr. designed the layout for our kitchen and offered excellent suggestions with regard to cabinetry and the most appropriate fixtures and appliances. Thanks to him, I have a well-designed kitchen that makes smart use of space, not only for preparing meals, dining and storage, but also for living, since our kitchen flows into a great room. He was able to take my ideas and design a functional, creative space for my whole family. John did an excellent job of incorporating the kitchen design into the rest of the house. He’s so responsive and interested. It’s really refreshing to deal with someone like that.”
Kate Tracy - Manhasset, NY
“W originally visited Showcase Kitchens to purchase a La Cornue range. At that point we knew we wanted the stove, but were not set on our kitchen design. Anthony was so helpful with the stove so I asked if they would take a shot at the kitchen. John Jr. did a fabulous job with the first layout, and we quickly knew we would be using Showcase. We were combining two rooms and had a great space, but it did present a design challenge. A wall we wanted removed was load bearing and needed a column for support. John incorporated two columns int the Island design, and it ended up being a great design element. The function, look and space are terrific, and we couldn’t be happier with the entire project. I have since recommended Showcase without reservation!”
Kevin Wang - Plandome, NY
“We enjoyed working with John Jr., Anthony and John Sr. on our first, big home renovation project. Our goal was to enlarge and renovate our kitchen to accommodate our growing family and desire to entertain friends and family on a regular basis. We were also very sensitive to the quality of cabinets as well as the overall layout. John Jr. and Anthony helped us to create the entire kitchen plan, including appliances and a floor plan, while sticking to our design. They listened closely to our objectives and recommended a layout that worked out fabulously. They also helped us to select the best materials for our floor, countertop and backsplash, as well as retailers for those materials. We are also very happy with the line of cabinets that we chose (Signature). One of the most comforting aspects of their service was that John Sr. handled all the details of the installation and worked closely with my contractor to make sure that the implementation of our plan was flawless.
Initially, we were drawn to the fact that Showcase is a family-owned business, and their work reflected that from the beginning of the project until the end. They proved to us that they truly care about customers and that they will go to whatever length to endure that their customers are satisfied. We constantly refer people to Showcase. We love our kitchen and would work with Showcase again, without question.”
Sandy and Chris Zander - Garden City, NY
“It’s hard to pick only three attributes to describe the work of John Starck because every attribute applies. He is a superb kitchen designer. Although he runs a big company, he makes you feel as if you are his only client. I have used him to design two kitchens, and have recommended him to several friends who have been as happy with his work as my husband and I are. I would be pleased to work with him again.”
Sally Koslow – NYC
"After doing a lot of searching I'm very happy with my choice of Showcase Kitchens to help with a recent renovation. John is the consummate professional and has the patience of a saint. They go out of their way to make the process as easy as possible and we felt relaxed and comfortable every time we interacted with them. They deliver on what they say they will and if something is not right they will fix it. The client's happiness is clearly a priority and I would recommend them to anyone looking to renovate a kitchen."
Grant B. - Brooklyn
"There is no question that when one is looking to renovate or construct a new Kitchen or Bath...Showcase Kitchens is the way to go. John Starck is the ultimate kitchen and bath designer and best of all a great listener. His creativity knows no bounds and his patience is endless. My family is currently working with him and we have been treated with the utmost respect and courtesy in every way. We have met with him and his wonderful staff numerous times and know that the finished product will be exactly what we desired! We highly recommend this family owned and operated business."
Sub Zero & Wolf "Best Of The Best" Kitchen Design Contest - Winner 2010-2012
The "Who's Who" of Upscale Kitchen Design - Kasmar Publications 2000-2011
Long Island "Top 10" Interior Designers - NY Spaces Magazine 2008
Heritage 500 Club - Inductee 2000, 2001, 2002
Signature Custom Cabinetry - Presidents Award recipient 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Quality Custom Cabinetry - Presidents Award recipient 2005, 2007
Premier Custom Built's - Designer of Distinction 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Long Islands Best Kitchens - HOUSE Magazine 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Signature Custom Cabinetry Platinum Sales Award - 2016
Signature Custom Cabinetry: 1000 Units - 2016