Our Team

Chuck Barnes

After a 38 Year career at Merillat Industries, Chuck retired in 1999 as an Officer of the company. As Vice President of Sales, he held this position for 18 years prior to retirement. After retiring from Merillat Chuck continued in the Cabinets business as Masco consultant. In 2001 Chuck started Classic Cabinets and Interiors were he has stayed committed to the Merillat brand as being the only exclusive Merillat Signature showroom in Michigan.

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Amie Pelham

After graduating from Central Michigan in 1991, Amie owned and ran her own successful Interior Design Business from her home. After 5 years of working out of her home, Amie opened up a storefront in downtown Tecumseh in 2006. In 2008 Amie and her family merged their two locations to become Classic Cabinets and Interiors. Amie currently manages the company from the Tecumseh showroom, and is responsible for Interior Design, Kitchen and Bath remodels, and retail sales.

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Craig Barnes

After graduating from Adrian College in 1992, Craig started in the kitchen and bath industry by spending 10 years with Wilsonart International as an Outside Sales Representative. In 2002 Craig joined the family business and now runs the Jackson, MI showroom. Craig is responsible for builder, dealer, and retail sales out of the Jackson showroom.

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Lisa VanSickle

Lisa graduated from Adrian College with a bachelor’s degree in interior design and started her career in the kitchen and bath industry at Merillat Industries. She was responsible for designing trade shows, retail showrooms, literature photo sets and many editorials. Her designs have been published in magazines such as Better Homes and Gardens, Style at Home, Parenting, Builder, and Home. She even had her 15 minutes of fame by appearing on the HGTV program “This Small Space”.

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Laura Clark

Laura began her design career working in the furniture industry, during college. She began designing residential spaces and went on to merchandise six large furniture stores throughout Florida. She transitioned into kitchen planning in 2005. Her designs can be found in Florida, South Dakota, Ohio and Michigan. Laura is passionate about both art history and architectural historic preservation, both passions evident in her work. She has extensive experience working directly with builders and contractors, possessing a broad understanding and familiarity of the building process. Whether you are remodeling your current space to better suit your needs, designing to sell, or building your dream home, visit Laura in our Jackson showroom.

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Betsy Writer

Betsy is an experienced and creative designer with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Adrian College. She has worked with Merillat, Quality Cabinets, and KraftMaid Cabinetry creating photo sets, trade shows, showroom displays, magazine editorials, and has partnered with several television shows. Betsy lives in the South Lyon/Ann Arbor area and working to build business in that area. She is enthusiastic to help you through the design process and make your dream spaces come to life!

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Joyce Holden

Joyce has vast and diverse experience in office management, customer service, purchasing, human resources, bookkeeping, and accounting, having worked for a variety of both small and large companies. She grew up in Tecumseh, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University. Joyce lives in Adrian, where she is active in her church, and enjoys gardening, knitting (as well as other creative arts), baking, and friends

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Brian Renaldi

Brian attended the University of Michigan on a track scholarship. He has fifteen years experience as a contractor, and ten years experience trimming custom homes and building custom cabinets. He currently lives in Clinton with his wife and two children. Brian has been the lead installer for Classic Cabinets and Interiors for five years and his professional background and experience is a wonderful asset to our company. His attention to detail is key to our unique designs.

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