Let Us Create Your New Kitchen & Bathroom
The talent, skills and experience of our team members here at Rhode Island Kitchen & Bath are what make us the best choice among local contractors as well as bathroom and kitchen designers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. We only hire individuals who share our commitment quality work and dedication to customer service. From our creative designers, to our detail-oriented project managers, to our talented installation crews, we’ve assembled a team that deliver the very highest quality bathroom and kitchen remodeling Rhode Island or Massachusetts residents will find.
We’d like you to meet our team:
Steven L. St. Onge, CGR, CAPS, President
In 1989, Steve St. Onge founded RI Kitchen & Bath, an award-winning design/build residential and light commercial remodeling company specializing in kitchens, baths, and multi-trade interior renovation projects. Over the years, the company has grown steadily under his leadership as evidenced by the 2008 expansion to the current 10,000 sq. ft. facility on Jefferson Boulevard. Together with many long-term and talented employees, he has built a strong, loyal customer base within the Rhode Island, Southeastern MA, East Bay, and nearby Connecticut market. Steve is an avid supporter of ongoing training and certification for his staff, and maintains his Certified Aging-in-Place and Certified Graduate Remodelor designations. He maintains memberships in the National Kitchen & Bath Association, Rhode Island Builders Association, National Association of Home Builders – Remodelers Council, National Association for the Remodeling Industry, and Bath and Kitchen Buying Group. Steve is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University where he earned his bachelor of science degree in business/marketing and computer science. An avid sailor and traveler, he is passionate about many charitable projects including Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, and college scholarships for local students.
Tanya Donahue, V.P. of Sales and Marketing
Tanya is responsible for supervising the designer and sales team as well as directing all marketing initiatives for the company. She brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to her position, having previously served as project manager for a real estate firm where she coordinated the scheduling and purchasing tasks for new home construction and large-scale remodeling projects. Prior to that, she managed the showroom kitchen and bath department for a large lumber yard. A member of the Rhode Island Builders Association, she served as co-chair of the Remodeler’s Committee and is a former member of the association’s board of directors.
Prudence Stoddard, CAPS, CKD Director of Design
Prudence is at ease designing in any style – from traditional to contemporary. She closely follows design trends and works to understand the small nuances that turn design elements into a specific style. Prudence has a strong technical and analytical knowledge of how things work – from plumbing to installation, which helps her to create functional and beautiful spaces. She enjoys meeting new clients to understand their needs and lifestyles – especially to “get ideas flowing” and discover the possibilities. Prudence has been with RIKB since 2001, holding the distinction as the most experienced designer on staff.
A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Prudence earned her certificate in interior design and teaches undergraduate courses in kitchen and bath design. She holds the Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) designation, is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), and is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association.
Rose Champagne, CAPS, Designer/Sales
Since joining RIKB in 1998, Rose has found her niche in the design world – universal design for clients with disabilities. She considers herself a practical realist who prides herself on being able to walk into a space and visualize the possibilities for transformation no matter what the budget or timeframe. Her years of experience have proven that switching out cabinetry hardware, for example, is but one way to give a room a fresh new look with minimal investment. She enjoys designing kitchens, baths and other areas of a home that will make people’s lives easier and provide functional solutions to mobility and aging issues.
Rose entered the field after working in retail design and visual merchandising for over twenty years. Her artistic eye for visual displays and customer service skills have has translated into her success in the kitchen and bath work she does today. Rose is originally from Portugal and speaks fluent Portuguese. She is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS).
Lynne Jewell Shore, Interior Designer
Lynne Shore joins the staff of RI Kitchen & Bath as interior designer.
Lynne brings a wealth of experience in design and building construction for residential, commercial and healthcare projects. Her signature interiors involve a flair for the unusual, a splash of color, unique layouts, mindful budgets, and beautiful hand-drawn renderings for clients to visualize living in their renovated spaces. She is inspired by a drive to create “the perfect kitchen and bath” for RIKB clients.
A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design’s interior design program, she worked in the field for six years after a career in sales and non-profit management. Lynne is a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the American Society of Interior Designers. She earned her bachelor’s and masters degrees in the field of science and education from Boston University and Northeastern University.
RIKB is honored to note that Lynne is an Olympic gold medalist (Seoul, 1988) in yachting. In recent years, she was inducted in the Boston University and RI Heritage Halls of Fame for her international legacy of achievement as a competitive sailor since the age of 7.
Kristen Longo, Design Estimating Manager
As design estimating manager, Kristen touches every project at RI Kitchen & Bath (RIKB) – something she considers to be the most thrilling part of her role in helping to create kitchen and bath spaces for customers.Before a project enters the construction phase, the RIKB designer sends Kristen their plans, which she then translates into detailed drawings using automated computer programs. Once the construction drawings are complete, she creates the written estimate and finalizes project details with the designer. Kristen is also responsible for ‘dressing’ the RIKB Showroom and booths for tradeshows. Her knowledge of the building process, combined with her aesthetic vision and stylish accessory selections, turn each Showroom display into a masterpiece, inspiring customers with ideas for their own homes.
A graduate of University of Rhode Island with a bachelor’s degree in Textiles, Merchandising and Design, Kristen joined the RIKB team in 2002. She values continued education and has enrolled at R.I. School of Design for courses including Auto CAD and Visual Merchandising. Kristen earned certifications in 20/20 (Berryvale, ME/Providence, RI), Chief Architect (Glocester, MA ) and Lead Safe Remodeler/Renovator (Warwick, RI). She is a triathlete and enjoys training for races that she competes in several times per year.
Let’s Get Started on Your New Bathroom or Kitchen Design RI
Let Rhode Island Kitchen & Bath transform your home and make your dream kitchen or bathroom a reality. Call us today at 401.463.1550 to schedule a complimentary initial design consultation in our idea-generating showroom.