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OUR CHICAGO TEAM

Inspiration abounds at Bentwood of Chicago. Displays in styles ranging from traditional to modern invite you to explore the many design options for your remodeling or new custom project. Our team of expert professionals will be on hand to guide you from idea to installation.

Showroom Manager / Sr. Designer

STEVE KARP

Steve is an accomplished Designer with over 20 years of experience. Formally trained as an architect, Steve’s education was at Arizona State University where he earned a BS from the College of Architecture. He has a strong vision for space, detail, function and beauty. Steve’s consultative approach with his clients is about improving the quality of life with creative solutions.

Many of his projects have been published in a variety of regional and national publications including Traditional HomeThe Robb ReportKitchen and Bath Ideas50 Dream Kitchens, and Chicago Home and Garden.

Personal Quote on work passion: I love creating a better solution for our clients by solving the design puzzle; the visual transformations are amazing!

Steve Karp - Bentwood Designer

Director of Business Development

Stephanie Karp

Stephanie is an accomplished Sales/Marketing Manager with over 20 years’ experience in premium brands. She has recently joined our team to build relationships with industry design professionals and luxury homeowners. Stephanie is developing our Bentwood brand in the Chicago market with a curated point of view. Her background includes custom clothing, event catering, and residential materials.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Iowa.

Personal Quote on work passion: I am very passionate about how the completed project makes our clients feel—each story is uniquely told thru carefully selected materials, finishes, products, color, and over all style. So gratifying!

Lead Project Manager

Stacey Sard

Stacey is a Kitchen and Bath Project Manager Specialist with over 15 years’ experience. Her team role includes: drafting, project estimates, ordering, delivery and installations. Stacey manages each job with our factory, our project vendors, and interfaces with the client design team, so everything runs smoothly.

Stacey’s formal education– Iowa State University where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design.

Personal Quote on work passion: I like watching a project come to life from initial drawing thru installation for our clients. Coordinating all the project details behind the scenes so the process is stress free for the homeowner is a great feeling of accomplishment.