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At Christino Kitchens & Remodeling, we have an exceptional team with over 35 years of combined experience who are dedicated to providing exceptional kitchen, bathroom, and home remodeling services. Call us today, we offer home consultations and detailed proposals tailored to your needs!
Frank Christino – Owner and General Contractor
Frank’s passion for construction and woodworking began in his teenage years, and he knew he wanted to join the Carpentry Program at Kaynor Vocational Technical School. This program, along with his first job fabricating kitchen countertops, is what eventually led to the opening of Christino Kitchens & Remodeling in 2009.
After graduation, Frank immediately was hired as a carpenter. He framed houses during the warm seasons and built kitchen cabinets during the cold months. From “framer” he was promoted to the trim crew where he learned finish carpentry. This step opened the door to kitchen installation work, and Frank discovered his real love in the carpentry field.
From here, he learned how to build and install fine custom cabinetry and set out as a subcontractor specializing in installation and remodeling for both kitchen and bathroom design. He did this for many design firms in the region, as well as for homeowners in Connecticut, Massachusetts to Cape Cod.
When Frank formed his own company in 2009, he knew he would eventually want a beautiful showroom with a team of designers. In 2011, that dream became a reality and he opened his first physical location on Hebron Avenue in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Since then, the company has completed many stunning design projects and gained a very happy, and repeat clientele.
Frank lives with his beloved wife Lana and their dog, Yoshi, in a custom-made home that he built with hand-crafted kitchen and bath cabinetry. And it wasn’t the first home he personally built it was his second. This dedication and passion are in every project Christino Kitchen’s take on and it shows.
About Our Team
Stephanie has worked in the Kitchen and Bath Industry since 2004 and graduated with a B.A. in Interior Design in 2006 from the University of New Haven. In January 2018, when a few Christino designers were set for retirement, she was sought out and hired by the owner for her remarkable skills.
Stephanie brings a very unique talent to the company as a creative Designer, whose past experience also includes years as a highly-regarded Project Manager. She loves to create beautiful spaces as well as get into the fine details of the installation, making her thoughtful designs well executed during the remodel.
Stephanie has extensive experience designing in both new and older homes. She specializes in space design, functionality, and material selection which translates to many eye-catching kitchens, bathrooms, mudrooms, laundry rooms, entertainments units, additions and more. She is detailed oriented, thorough and an excellent problem solver to boot.
When she’s not busy designing, she loves to be with her husband, Steve and her adorable son, Grayson.
Holly has been in the Kitchen and Bath Industry since 1992 and graduated with a B.A in Interior Design from the University of Delaware. She also received a certification in Kitchen and Bath Design from the National Kitchen and Bath Association. She has been with Christino Kitchens & Remodeling since 2011 and has become an irreplaceable, valued Designer.
She started her career working for a start-up kitchen and bath remodeling company and learned very early on the different and challenging facets of the business. Today, she specializes space planning and analyzing how a room can be best used. Her skill in this area ensures that homeowners are happy with the end result and live better. Her eye for elegance and functionality is what makes a remodeled kitchen or bathroom a beautiful new reality.
Holly enjoys gardening, cooking and tennis, but even more so with her husband and two lovely daughters.
Allison graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration in 2008 from the University of Connecticut. It wasn’t the best time to be entering the job market, so she began to explore additional opportunities. After completing a course in AutoCAD (computer-assisted drafting) during her post-graduate efforts, she knew this was the right direction.
With her business background and experience combined, along with this newly discovered talent, Allison became the perfect fit as a Design Assistant for our company. She is now highly skilled in drafting plans and elevations and we count on her daily.
She was quickly labeled our “tech guru” and continually fixes our copiers, cell phones, and anything else the older generation is a little slower to grasp. Overall, she just keeps everything in order and running great.
Allison lives with her husband and two adopted cats, Harry and Winston.
Nilhan moved to the United States in 2015 from Istanbul, Turkey to study architecture and design. By 2018, she graduated with an A.S. in Architectural Engineering Technology from Capital Community College. In the spring of 2019, she was hired as a Design Assistant at Christino Kitchens.
As you may have determined, she is a driven and dedicated individual who knows how to set out and achieve her goals, and we are thrilled to add her to our design team. She is responsible for drafting construction documents, rendering perspective views, and assisting the Designers at our company.
Nilhan is passionate about both architecture and interior design and is inspired by how each can enhance our lives. She has a personal interest in sustainable design and finds it to be essential, rewarding, and most of all impactful.
Her passion and commitment are exactly what the Christino brand is about.