At Founders Kitchen and Bath, Inc., we recognize the value and importance of exceptional employees. Our customers can find comfort in knowing that more than 80% of our staff has been here for ten years or more. With that tenure, comes dedication, loyalty, knowledge and accountability. That is a record that we are very proud of and it truly distinguishes us from other kitchen cabinet companies in the market.


Billy Reeves, Jr.


Billy is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management. He came into the cabinet business in 1988 where he opened up Canac Kitchens of Georgia, Inc. then in 2008, they chose to change the name to Founders Kitchen and Bath, Inc. namely so since it is located on Founders Parkway in Alpharetta. He served as the Alumni Counselor for Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Georgia Tech; helps raise money for Kate’s Club and strongly supports the efforts of “Share Our Strength”. Billy is well known for his generosity and willingness to help others.


Robbie Baron

Co-Owner / Vice President

Robbie is a graduate of the University of Georgia were he strongly pursued athletics as well as his Bachelor of Science degree in Business. Robbie’s success has been achieved by his boundless energy, relentless drive and unsurpassed work ethic. He has three philosophies in his business: “customer service, customer service and customer service”. Those philosophies combined with his over 30 years experience in the kitchen cabinet business have provided him with an excellent reputation among customers and peers in our industry.  Robbie and Billy Reeeves have been in business together since 1988. They built Founders Kitchen and Bath into the company it is today, great people, products and service. These qualities are what make Founders Kitchen and Bath the premier kitchen cabinet company in Georgia.


Lenny Mintz

Vice President / Multi-Family Division

Lenny hails from three generations in the Furniture and Cabinet Manufacturing industry. Lenny’s was a welcome addition to Founders Kitchen and Bath when he came on board in 1991 with his 18 years of cabinet knowledge. After serving three years in Residential Sales, Lenny found his true calling when he sold his first Multi-Family job for Post Properties in 1994. This 200 unit project was the first of many and launched him into a new position and to head a new division in our company. As the Vice President of our Multi-Family division; he has grown his team over the years and has surpassed his own sales records each year. He is now known in the Southeastern market for constantly introducing new trends. Lenny has worked with multiple manufacturers developing new and innovative product lines. He has earned his excellent reputation by providing exceptional products, pricing and services for over 25 years to a majority of developers in the Southeast. With over 780 projects under his reign, he has built a strong and solid foundation that his customers respect and appreciate.


Julie Affeldt

Julie joined the Founders team back in 1996 right after graduating from Virginia Tech. Her Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design, with an emphasis in Kitchen and Bath Design, provided her with a great foundation. She came on board as a Design Administrator and for years served as an invaluable support to many of our top salespeople. She made a flawless transition into sales in the year 2001 and has worked with most of our largest builder accounts over the years. Julie is a versatile designer that can accommodate any size or type of project. She is well respected by her customers and her peers, as she possesses the perfect combination of personality, professionalism, and talent.

Chris Shafer

Chris is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1995. He joined the Founders team back in 1997 where he began his career as a vital part of our Operations Department. He quickly proved that he had what it took to join our Sales and Design team and became a valuable asset to several of our salespeople. In 2001, he transitioned from the office into the field and has been one of our top salespeople every since. Chris has broken several sales records on numerous occasions throughout the years. His professional and no-nonsense approach to business are traits that have fostered loyal and long lasting customer relationships.

Sarah Price

Sarah graduated, in 1995, from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. She came on board to Founders in 1998 and brought the experience that made her a great fit into the Operations Department. She served as the Installation Manager for three years and in 2003 moved her talents out into the field. Sarah’s versatile design skills allow her to have a wide range of customers. She has designed kitchens from multi-family units to high end remodels. Sarah provides exceptional personal attention to all of her clients which has resulted in several “accolades” from our customers.

Lindsay Hollis

Lindsay originally came to us as an intern during her senior year at the University of Georgia and after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2002, she returned to us as a fulltime Design Administrator. Her education in Furnishings and Interiors provided her with a complete understanding of design. Her knowledge and accuracy quickly excelled her into a Sales and Design position a year later. She has been a wonderful asset to Founders and has been successful in all the projects she has acquired. She is a dedicated and hard working designer who leaves no detail undone. She has accomplished so much already and has a bright future in design ahead of her.

Pat Ebersole

Pat graduated from Syracuse University with a MA in Art and worked as an Adjunct Instructor for 5 years teaching Design and Graphic Design. She has worked as a Graphic Designer and Art Director in the Advertising Industry until opening her own agency in 1982, Ebersole Graphiks for 23 years. Her agency won numerous awards working with Corporate and NY State accounts. Pat moved to Atlanta in 2005, changing her career to Kitchen Design. during her employment at Home Depot she won numerous awards for Sales and Design. Pat joined Founders a few years later and has a reputation for unique remodeling designs and customer respect. Her fun in life involves horses, scuba and kayaking.

Steve Morton

Steve was recruited to join Founders’ Sales and Design Team in 2014 because of his reputation in the kitchen cabinet industry. With over 30 years of experience in commercial accounts, new home construction and remodeling; his expertise in cabinetry has gained him enormous respect among construction professionals throughout metro Atlanta.

Steve was born in St. Charles, Missouri; but raised in Palatka, Florida. In 1978, he moved to Atlanta to attend technical school. He now resides in Marietta, Georgia with his wife, Jodie, and daughter, Sarah.His interest for the business started as a part-time installer with American Woodmark in the 1980’s, while also working for the United Parcel Service. UPS proved to be a catalyst for his strong work ethic and desire to become a successful entrepreneur. Steve catapulted his career as an independent contractor in cabinetry sales, design and project management. Then in 2001 Steve started working primarily for Kastle Lake Kitchen and Bath, and by 2006 he proved to be instrumental in making them a thriving company.Steve’s success is based on unyielding dedication to customer service and believes that “It is imperative to be a positive aspect to a client’s needs and construction schedule for a project to be successful.” In his off-time, Steve enjoys football, baseball, boating and traveling with his family.

Jason Whitman

Jason started with Founders Kitchen back in 1996 and literally learned the “ins and outs” of our business from the ground up. He started by working in our warehouse and making jobsite deliveries; however, his drive and desire to learn, provided him with a swift transition into the office. After serving as the Customer Service Manager and a Design Administrator, he went into sales in 2003. That year he received the “Rookie Salesperson of the Year” award and joined the multi-family division. In 2004, he was named the overall “Salesperson of the Year” and in 2006 he was awarded “Employee of the Year”. Jason’s optimism and ability to create and foster professional relationships has made him the top salesperson in our company.

Shannon Shifflett

Shannon, a native of Virginia Beach, VA, has 12 years of kitchen & bath design experience. She worked in Virginia Beach, VA with a design firm on large scale remodel & new construction projects. Over the years she has worked with a diverse roster of clients from designers, architects, contractors, and builders on numerous projects on the East Coast. She, her husband & her daughter recently moved to Canton, GA where she now has begun to establish a strong business relationship with the contractors & builders in the area.

During her career she has obtained a professional relationship in the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). She has a widespread knowledge of the 2020 Design program & has received several design awards on many in depth projects.

From the initial consultation, measuring & design stages through the custom installation Shannon will deliver a trusting connection with each & every client, ensuring them she will guide them to make the best selections.

As you can see from the above biography, Shannon has many years of design and sales experience. It’s not all about the space in your home, big or small; it is about the unique experience it took to get there. With your focus & family in mind she will provide you with guidance that will not only be inspirational & functional but also cost efficient.

Lauren Lee

After her senior internship, Lauren joined Founders Kitchen & Bath, Inc. in 2010 after graduating from the University of Georgia. Lauren’s Furnishings and Interiors degree with an emphasis in kitchen and bath design built a great foundation to come back to us, ready and excited to learn. After 4 years as a full-time design administrator, she made the transition to the Sales Team seamlessly. Lauren’s flexibility and hardwork allows her tackle any project with a detailed and creative design approach.

Support Team

Alex Duran

Project Manager

Angelita Zouiten

Design Administrator

Ashlei Rogers

Senior Design Administrator

Bobby DeBord

Service Technician

Carley Byrd

Service Administrator

Caryn Derakhshan

Accounting Manager/Human Resources

Cathy Weed

Multi-Family Estimator

DJ Kruger

Project Manager

Eileen Martell

Multi-Family Design Administrator

Ezequiel Granados

Service Technician

Gina Lee


Gordon Decker

Project Manager

Greg Stallings

Service Technician

Jackie Mintz

Multi-Family Senior Design Administrator

Jerome Pancoast

Service Technician

Jordan Duncan

Design Administrator

Larry Swinton

Warehouse Manager

Leida Hougham

Multi-Family Operations

Lona Rushforth


Lori Shedlock

Design Administrator

Manny Abernathy

Service Technician

Megan Colwell


Mario Gadea

Service Technician

Marni Karazulas

Installation Manager

Melinda Foster

Service Administrator

Michael Pirvulescu

Service Technician

Mo Hamidi

Service Technician

Mitzi Sellers


Paula Olney

Operations Manager

Pieter Fourie

Project Manager

Princess Thompson

Design Administrator

Rachel Stokes

Design Administrator

Rose Powell


Sarah Penick

Design Administrator

Shannon Messer

Susan Ray

Design Administrator

Steve Moss

Senior Multi-Family Project Manager

Thomas Newman

Service Technician

Tina Hochradel

Senior Design Administrator

Virgil Kovacs

Service Technician

Our Culture


Since 1988, Founders Kitchen and Bath, Inc. has been providing high quality cabinetry and exceptional service to customers in Georgia. Billy Reeves Jr. and Robbie Baron co-founded the company (which was formally known as Canac Kitchens of Georgia, Inc). Their first showroom was located in Miami Circle in Buckhead and as their business and clientele grew, it was necessary to expand their space. In 1996, they built a new 42,000 square foot facility in Alpharetta and moved there where they were in close proximity to the rapidly growing metro area. The facility includes a beautiful 3,000 square foot showroom, 10,000 square feet of uniquely decorated office space and 29,000 square feet of multi-functional warehouse space.


Since their introduction into the market, Billy Reeves Jr. and Robbie Baron have been a major presence in the Atlanta cabinetry business. They have a reputation for being innovative, competitive and committed to providing the best customer service in the industry. Through the years, Billy and Robbie have successfully expanded their company to provide quality products to a diverse group of consumers. They are truly devoted to making all of their customers happy and are always personally accessible to every one of them. Their “hands on” approach and “open door” policy have been a huge part of the company’s success.


As a long time staple in the cabinetry business, rest assured that we will continue to be here for many years to come to provide you with exceptional products and outstanding customer service. In addition to our longevity, we partner with the #1 cabinet manufacturer in North America, MasterBrand Cabinets™ to bring you Aristokraft®, Kitchen Craft™, Schrock™, Decora™ and Homecrest® cabinetry. MasterBrand has been in the cabinet business since 1954 and will always be there to stand behind their products.


Your kitchen really is “the heart of your home” and we emphasize the importance of having a company that you can always rely on to maintain that precious space. We will always be committed to providing the best products, the best customer service and the best personal attention to all of our customers!


In addition to our cabinetry, we have cultivated relationships with several trade partners in order to provide the best products at the best prices.  We can connect you with reliable suppliers for your countertops, tile, floors, appliances, accessories and more. Our extensive experience provides us with the understanding of how other trades operate during the construction process which allows us to maintain as smooth of a transition as possible. At Founders Kitchen and Bath, we offer assistance with all of your new construction, remodeling or renovating needs.


We have a long history of working with builders and providing individual attention to their assortment of needs, including professional design assistance, samples for design centers, displays and model homes, including specifications for standard features for each individual neighborhood. In addition, our designers understand the desire for accuracy, professionalism and outstanding customer service when representing the builder to the client.


Each customer receives personal attention in our beautiful, one-of-a-kind showroom with one of our dedicated design staff. The designers at Founders Kitchen and Bath, with over 150 years of combined experience, are the most trusted in the industry for professional design and exceptional service to deliver the “kitchen of your dreams”!