the founders and kitchen designers of Giorgi kitchens and designs accepting an award for family-owned business
Pictured left to right: Ellen Cheever-Giorgi ASID,CMKBD, CAPS; Pietro A Giorgi, Sr. CMKBD; Terri Kilgus; Joseph A. Giorgi, Sr.; Joseph A. Giorgi, Jr., CKD; Dawn Giorgi; Thomas Giorgi; Marguerite Argelander and Vincent Panella.

In 1960 Joe Giorgi, Sr., an experienced finish carpenter, founded Giorgi Kitchens and a few years later his brother, Pete, joined the adventure. The Giorgi brothers built the company on a strong work ethic, family values and a sense of community. Since then, Giorgi Kitchens has become synonymous with beautiful custom designed kitchens.

In the early days of the business, the brothers would do kitchen installations and other contracting jobs during the day, then sell in the evenings. They’d empty and refill their panel truck multiple times daily, changing out tools and building materials for sample cabinets and sales paperwork, then back again.

When Joe Sr. retired in the 1990’s, Pete Sr. took over as president, running the company for about a decade before retiring himself, though he still does some design work. Two of Joe’s sons and two of Pete’s five children continue to operate the business.

Joseph Giorgi Jr next to Thomas Giorgi for a picture in front of a brick wall
Joseph Giorgi, Jr. and Thomas Giorgi

Today, four decades after Joe, Sr. founded the business with his brother Pete, Sr., there are four second generation Giorgi’s continuing the tradition including his sons, Joseph, Jr. and Thomas managing the firm. With the help of a professional design team, Giorgi Kitchens continues to maintain their prestigious reputation. Giorgi Kitchens & Designs combines knowledge and artistry to produce various styles of kitchens, baths and fitted furniture – creating the rooms of their clients’ dreams. Whether it is Old World Tuscan inspired or a sanctuary to the modern-day chef, Giorgi Kitchens & Designs truly is “where classic meets contemporary”.

ellen cheever and pete giogi posing in a newly designed bathroom by Giorgi kitchens & designs
Ellen Cheever and Husband Pete Giorgi, Sr.

Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS, is the husband of Pete Giorgi, Sr. She currently operates her own practice, Ellen Cheever & Associates. Ellen often collaborates with the talented members of the Giorgi Kitchens & Designs’ team when working on residential projects across the country. Ellen and the Giorgi team specialize in complete kitchen, bath and other fitted furniture room designs, and are experts in both new home and remodel construction systems.