Portfolio clients are, without a doubt, the absolute best! We are so thankful and
appreciative of having the opportunity to serve such wonderful people on a daily
basis. At Portfolio we put an emphasis on building strong personal relationships
with every client. We are pleased to say that most of these relationships continue
long after their project’s been completed. And from time to time some of them are
kind enough to let us know what they thought about their experience with Portfolio.
Below are a few that we would like to share. Our thanks to these and all of our terrific
It is with particular delight and enthusiasm that I write this letter of recommendation,
and to express my most genuine appreciation for the invaluable role Portfolio Kitchen
& Home played in the completion of our dream house this year.
Having interviewed each of the highest caliber kitchen design companies throughout
Kansas City, my wife and I elected to work with Portfolio due to their remarkable
intellectual and artistic creativity, their professionalism, the unparalleled attention
to detail, and their availability/accessibility after the project was completed,
for any additions, changes, or refinements, even many months after we moved into
As the owner of a business in which customer service and outcome satisfaction is
paramount in importance, I truly appreciate the caliber of the entire staff, as they
led me through this exciting process, as if to feel I were their only client. They
recognize that each homeowner wishes to have many elements which are unique to their
design and dream, rather than feel that they have been positioned in a predetermined
mold. In our home, no rooms are more important in terms of visibility, function,
and artistic design than the two full kitchens and main floor bar, which were all
designed by David Zebley, Geri Higgins, and several key members of this remarkable
A kitchen in particular, as the focal and gathering point of the main level area
in every home, must stand out as an artistic masterpiece, and each day that we cook,
eat, or entertain in our kitchen is a constant reminder of Portfolio’s genius, and
the fun and joy we had working with them to bring our personal dream to fruition.
With warmest regards and most sincere and genuine appreciation,
Steve Silverstein, M.D.
Silverstein Eye Centers
Working in collaboration with Geri and the staff on various development projects
over these past three years has been a joyful experience. The entire professional
staff at Portfolio are experts in design, function and creating beautiful environments.
The limitless design and product knowledge of Geri, Kira, April, Lindsay, Erica,
David and Chris are second to none. If it can be done, they will make it happen.
The highest value is placed on providing quality products, innovative design, customer
service, and complete satisfaction. They deliver on-time and on budget with outstanding
It is always an uplifting experience to step into the Portfolio showroom and design
studio. The friendly, smiling greeting one receives upon entering makes for a pleasurable
business and personal experience. The products on display are breathtaking. What
one will always see is the most creative state-of-the-art products from around the
world, as well as tried and true traditional styling. Geri and the staff will custom
design and tailor to your individual taste.
The honesty, integrity and hospitality delivered by Geri and the entire staff make
one feel special and appreciated. I have never experienced a higher level of professional
and personal etiquette, courtesy and quality from an organization. In working with
Geri and the design staff, the pleasure has been all mine. They all should be very
proud of what they have built together, and they are without question the finest
leaders in the industry. I always look forward to my next visit to see my friends
at Portfolio Kitchen & Home.
Mark J. Coco
American Real Estate LLC
We have our dream kitchen due to the great listening and coaching we received from
the team at Portfolio Kitchen & Home. We started with an idea and the design team
helped make it a reality. The heart of our house used to be a very typical “builders
grade” kitchen with virtually no features or functionality that reflected our personality
or style. After completing the eight week project, our kitchen proudly reflects not
only our personal tastes and cooking requirements, but it improved the overall warmth,
flow, and feel of our home. Thank you for helping us enjoy an award winning vision
of the ideal kitchen
Curt & Darcy
Portfolio Kitchen & Home was clearly the exception when identifying home designers
to assist with our remodel. David Zebley was able to approach what we perceived as
overwhelming, with his calm demeanor, unique vision and insight. Portfolio’s cabinetry
and designs are unsurpassed by any other in Kansas City.
The team’s consideration for utility resulted in a kitchen, baths, and bar functionally
designed to support our daily living. Each drawer was built in consideration of our
specific needs and to maximize space, such as drawers underneath the banquette for
table linens and shelves in the spice rack deep enough for tall bottles. The quality
of the products, installation, and customer satisfaction are outstanding. The variety
of wood selections that were made available to us are complimentary and simply beautiful.
We will continue to work with Portfolio throughout the decorative phase, in furniture
and product design. Their family approach to operating a business has proved successful
and makes the customer feel as though they are indeed “part of the family”.
Carol Winner & Carl Weiner
Mission Hills, KS
When Ray and I decided to put our plans for remodeling our 30 year old kitchen, we
were at a los as to where to begin with plans, etc. Someone who had gone through
this already had said she wished she had talked to a kitchen designer. So we went
to a few places, one of them being Nebraska Furniture Mart. We stopped by the kitchen
area (Kitchen Design Studio) and one of the sales representatives put us in touch
with Portfolio Kitchen & Home. The minute we met with Geri and Lindsay, I became
so excited at the possibilities. They walked us through trying to get a sense of
what we wanted in our kitchen, and then offered additional ideas. After bringing
pictures of our kitchen and considering our wants and needs, they came up with an
initial design for a kitchen that would be beautiful and functional. The next coup[le
of months we met with them making changes and refinish the drawings.
The fun began and after a few months we now stand in a very different and very beautiful
kitchen! Lindsay stuck with us all the way through, answering questions, checking
orders, making suggestions as time came to order the sink, hardware and other detail
decisions. What I really appreciate about the people at Portfolio is that they stayed
in contact during the entire time of the project from beginning to end. They didn’t
stop the communication or help once they knew they had the job. Any problems we encountered
along the way, they were right there to take care of it. We love our kitchen and
are looking forward to many enjoyable hours!!! We confidently and enthusiastically
recommend Portfolio Kitchen & Home to whomever is wanting a talented, creative, and
caring group of staff to help you not only design, but make your dreams of a beautiful
and functional kitchen come true!
Carol & Ray Birk
My experience with Portfolio was absolutely amazing. Starting with Geri, she made
me feel as though my kitchen was as important to her as it was to me. She had great
ideas and we actually had fun creating my beautiful new kitchen. Kira was there with
me every step of the way and I never had to worry about anything because she worried
for me. I loved working with her! Dave, although very quiet, was very helpful with
any issue that we had and was able to resolve any issue that came along. April and
Lindsay were always on top of every aspect of every situation. They were very friendly
and helpful. They did everything to take the tensions of remodeling away from me.
I would recommend Portfolio Kitchen & Home to any of my friends and be very confident
that they would treat them as they did me. I looked forward to my meetings with Kira,
and usually Geri would pop in at least for a minute or two to visit and catch up.
I plan on remodeling my master bathroom in the near future and I trust that my experience
will be nothing short of amazing again. Thanks to all of Geri’s team at Portfolio
for hleping me create a kitchen of my dreams!