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"Once I found that professional design services were sorely needed and greatly appreciated, I began to see the true need and value to it.

I find a lot of fulfillment being able to provide a complete package of services that each client will not be left hanging on any portion of their kitchen or bathroom project that they don't want to do by themselves."

Shad D. Johnsen, CKD
Owner & Principal Designer
Cabinetry Specialist

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Meet Our Designers

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Shad D. Johnsen, CKD Certified Kitchen DesignerShad D. Johnsen, CKD has spent much of his early schooling as an artist and draftsman. Later, while attending college for a degree in architecture, he worked for a cabinet manufacturer assembling cabinets, then on to a finish carpenter.

He moved to Anchorage, Alaska in August 1995 and took a job as an appliance salesman. In June of 1996 he was moved into the kitchen department, because, he was told, that he was very "detail oriented". He began designing kitchen and bathroom cabinet projects by hand with the drafting skills learned in school. After one year of selling cabinetry, countertops, hardware, tile, and plumbing, Shad began a correspondence course with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) on kitchen design. He successfully completed the course and in September 2000 he passed the exam to become a CKD, Certified Kitchen Designer.

In October 1998, Shad moved to a smaller, more specialized design firm, where he expanded his horizons into flooring, lighting, window coverings, wall coverings, and more. He began getting involved in complete kitchen and bathroom projects, especially remodels. He also gained experience presenting seminars on kitchens and kitchen design at the three different home shows held annually in Anchorage. He went back to work for his former employer to train designers and manage the kitchen and flooring department.

In 2001 Shad helped to organize a new subchapter in Alaska for the NKBA. He acted as the VP of Programs helping to facilitate association chapter meetings. He moved down to St. George, Utah in September 2002 and began organizing the Southwest Desert Subchapter.  Currently, he is President of that chapter.

In February 2003 Shad started his own company, Distinctive Design Kitchen & Bath to provide professional kitchen and bathroom design services for the rapidly growing area, from Cedar City, Utah through Las Vegas, Nevada. Shad is now providing professional kitchen & bath design services, and materials such as: Cabinetry, lighting, countertops, hardware, and more.

January of 2005, Shad began an S Corporation called SS Johnsen & Associates, Inc. He renamed his kitchen and bath business as a DBA of his corporation as Portrait Kitchens. Now offering a complete lineup of kitchen and bathroom products, Portrait Kitchens is quickly becoming the preferred kitchen firm in Southern Utah. The grand opening of this showroom was on Friday, June 3rd, 2005.

In 2007 Portrait Kitchens took over the entire 5000 square foot showroom which they leased space from before. In August 2007, Portrait Kitchens had a Grand Opening featuring four complete kitchen displays and much more.

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Lead Kitchen Designers

LuAnn Dewey

Luann Dewey assistant kitchen designerI have worked in and around the construction business for several years, doing actual remodeling, building, tile setting, design work and over 10 years drafting experience.  Being very mechanically minded, helps with overall project management.  My main concern is with details, the customer’s needs and the finished product.  I have been an owner/manager to such companies as HandiGal and Therapic Distributing LLC.  I feel my background lends itself greatly to my position at Portrait Kitchens.

Celebrating 8 Years

Portrait Kitchens has been providing unequaled kitchen and bath design services for 8 years in St George, Utah, and Southern Nevada, and now Anchorage, Alaska. Thanks to our valued clients who made this possible.

Proud dealer of these fine products and much more:

Visit Starmark Cabinetry website for semi-custom and custom kitchen and bathroom cabinetry TurboChef speedcook ovens can cook a 12 pound turkey in 42 minutes. Thermador appliances from refrigeration to professional ovens.
Kohler is a high quality American plumbing manufacturer. Great quality luxury vinyl tiles for both commercial and residential use. Fisher & Paykel Appliances are simple and yet innovative for todays saavy homeowner.
High quality epoxy coated concrete countertops which are safe for food use. Zodiaq quartz surfaces by DuPont are non porous and beutiful. Daltile has all the tile you need for a space with character.
Gaggenau fine appliance company is a german appliance company who only manufacturers the best high-end appliances. Hertco frameless cabinetry in veneer and laminate doorstyles. Oreck vacuums and other fine cleaning products
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