Cherrytree Kitchens | Most Trusted Remodeling Contractor in the Midwest

About Us

Over the last 40 years we’ve served thousands of happy homeowners, earning our reputation as the most trusted contractor in central Illinois.

Our success is built on our top talent and committed leadership. And we don't use subcontractors; our installers are integral members of the team. This means we control more aspects of the project, delivering quality on time and on budget.

Joe Miller, President, 12 years

Since I started working in the cabinet business as a college student, forming lasting relationships has been key to my success and my favorite part of the business. I thoroughly enjoy building long-term relationships with co-workers and serving our clients through these relationships. The famous quote, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life,” best describes my time with Cherrytree.

Kevin Klumpp, Sales Manager and Designer, 11 years

Kevin has assisted over 5,000 homeowners in designing their home remodel, bringing a great deal of practical experience and expertise to our clients. He is truly passionate about design; even in his free time Kevin consumes architecture and home design content by touring homes and browsing online for inspiration.

George Hansen, Sales and Design, 10 years

Before Cherrytree, George owned his own flooring and painting business and then was hired as an installer. Working in sales since 2012, he brings hands-on experience to his clients by maximizing the potential of their existing spaces with new and refaced cabinets. When he’s not helping his clients realize their dream homes, he can be found biking, camping and hiking with his family.

Rosalie Wiegand, Office Manager, 13 years

Rosalie is our office manager extraordinaire, taking care of everything from incoming calls to managing the books. She’s an incredible asset to our clients, always ready with an answer. Before Cherrytree she worked as an administrative assistant for 7 years. In her free time she enjoys collecting and selling vintage treasures online and planning her next trip to Europe.

Joe Kieser, Countertops & Lead Installer, 11 years

Joe has been building and installing countertops for thirty-one years, starting with Cherrytree in 2007. He is our resident countertop specialist, but is highly capable at all facets of Cherrytree’s work. In his free time he golfs and spends time with family, including his wonderful wife, five children, and two grandsons.

Pat DeSpain, Lead Installer, 8 years

Pat has been working for Cherrytree Kitchens since 2011. He got his start carrying cinder blocks for his dad when he was nine and has been working in the construction industry ever since then.  He built his own geodesic dome home and worked on a bathroom remodel segment for the Oprah Show.  Pat has many hobbies including golfing, gardening, glass fusing, and even a little guitar.

Mike Conlin, Lead Installer, 3 years

Michael has 35 years of experience in all aspects of residential building and remodeling. Throughout his career he has moved from lead installer to project manager and finally superintendent of projects. Cherrytree gained him as an employee in 2016. Mike enjoys spending time with his family, two sons and a daughter, but especially his grandchildren!

Dennis Holland, Installer, 6 years

Dennis is the best “right hand man” on our team! Dennis has worked for Cherrytree Kitchens and her sister companies for many years, coming on board full time with Cherrytree in 2013. He is usually working in the shop making sure inventory is complete & fully stocked, doing pick up & delivery runs, or helping the installers on the job site. Wherever we need him, he is there… willing and able! Dennis enjoys spending his free time with his wife and their three adult children.

Ed Sturtevant, Lead Installer, 3 years

Cherrytree has a key advantage with having Ed on our team!  He carries an impressive 40 years of experience in remodeling and general carpentry. No matter what your project is, Ed has seen it all!  He is going into his fourth year as a lead installer at Cherrytree.  Ed is a big Bears & Cubs fan.  He lives in Kewanee with his wife Connie and three dogs: Ben, Bella, and Piper.

Russ Roberts, Lead Installer, 9 years

Russ brings 25 years of carpentry experience to our clients, working for Cherrytree since 2010. He spends his free time with his wife and children whether it is camping, fishing, swimming, or just sitting around the campfire. Russ also mentors his church’s youth group on Wednesday nights and teaches a junior high Sunday school class.

Terry Yelm, Lead Installer, 10 years

Terry has been working in the construction field for 30 years and with Cherrytree for 10. He enjoys making people’s dreams kitchens and bathrooms a reality. In his free time Terry enjoys spending time with his family and friends, fishing, and riding his motorcycle.

Eli Sall, Installer, 2 years

Eli started working at Cherrytree immediately after graduating from high school and is entering his third year as an installer. In his free time Eli enjoys watching “The Office” and spending time with friends and family, especially his girlfriend and their four dogs.

Ryan Schrader, Plumber, 5 years

Ryan has been a plumber for 23 years, is licensed with the state of Illinois, and proactively continues his education with courses. He is often the last person on the job and makes sure any loose ends are tied up and that the customer is left with the kitchen / bathroom of their dreams! In his spare time Ryan enjoys putting lots of miles on his Harley, cooking, and spending time with his two daughters.

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