Meet the Team at Kraftmaster - Local Designers, builders, craftsmen

Bob Gockeler - CR, CKBR - President

Bob Gockeler His vast experience in general contracting is coupled with a keen sense of design that is a unique blend, not often found in the world of contracting. He has designed hundreds of projects from simple remodels to complete additions.

National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI):

  • Board Member
  • CR - Certified Remodeler
  • CKBR - Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler
  • He strives to be the local go-to place for people who want that small-town touch, who appreciate the type of personal attention that you can only get by dealing directly with the owner of a company. Blending design and creativity with his years of building and construction assures his clients the best possible solutions for their home remodeling projects. He has been able to take on the seemingly impossible and make dreams come true for his clients.

    People have always marveled at his sense of style and color. He have a natural ability for seeing "what could be." He's been involved in building and remodeling for over 20+ years and that experience giveing him insight into how a space could be transformed. He now has the best of both worlds with Kitchen Intuitions and KraftMaster Renovations, it has given him the opportunity to not only design, but remodel a project from start to finish.

    To contact Bob about your remodeling needs:

    • 908-517-5581
    • 908-517-5627
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    • Bob on LinkedIn

     

    Julie Gockeler - VP OPERATIONS

    Julie Gockeler As the VP of Operations Julie is the link between our kitchen designers, clients, and installers. Julie joined KraftMaster in 2017, leaving an established career in retail. Julie is a master at customer service and is always focused on our clients’ utmost satisfaction.

    With over 20 years of experience focused on customer service and team development, coupled with her expertise in business management,Julie is an invaluable asset who also brings optimism and motivation to the team.

    Outside of showroom hours, Julie loves spending time with her husband and children. When not spending time with the kids, she enjoys their 3 dogs taking them hiking & swimming, antique & craft fairs, cooking big family meals and yoga.

    To contact Julie about your next project:

    • 908-517-5581
    • 908-517-5627
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    • Julie on LinkedIn

     

    Maureen Madigan - Senior Designer

    Marueen Madigan Maureen’s love of home renovation and the arts is a perfect combination for her career as a kitchen & bath designer. Her earlier career as a fashion merchandiser has given her a richer foundation to design in the industry. She enjoys creating, remodeling and discussing themes to come up with the perfect space to meet the client’s project goals.

    Maureen has a degree in Fashion Merchandising & Marketing from FIT (fashion Intuition of technology) and an Interior Design degree from Kean University. She lives in Essex County with her husband and three children and in her spare time she enjoys: traveling, hiking, skiing and Sunday meals with the family.

    As member of the NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association) she is able to stay current on the ever changing trends in design.


    Design philosophy and favor quote is: “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” ~ Steve Jobs

    Award Winning Designs:
  • NARI - 2016
  • NARI - 2017
  • NARI - 2018 Regional
  • NARI - 2019 Regional

  • Projects featured in Manufacturer Catalogs, Industry leading manufacturers home pages, Tradeshow booths, blogs nationwide. Two projects have been featured in NJ Monthly Magazine, October 2018 & November 2019

     

    To contact Maureen about your designing your next project:

    • 908-517-5581
    • 908-517-5627
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    • Maureen on LinkedIn

     

    Carly Gockeler - Interior Designer

    Carly Gockeler

    Carly's background in the commercial architectural design and planning industry is what molded her into the technical thinker she is. One of her strongest traits is considering the 3 dimensional coordination of a space and all the is included, down to the smallest detail.

    "Each project is unique to its user, so no space is ever utilized in the exact same way. This is what makes interior design a challenge. Not just decorating a space to make it beautiful, but designing the beautiful spaces so that they are functional and personalized for the users specific lifestyle." -Carly

    Carly is skilled in computer-Aided Design (CAD), Specifications, Design Research, and Accessible design. A design professional with a Bachelor of Arts - BA focused in Interior Design Kean University.

    When not working, Carly enjoys spending time with family, reading, camping & hiking, and trying new hobbies with friends.

     

    To contact Carly about your designing your next project:

    • 908-517-5581
    • 908-517-5627
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    • Carly on LinkedIn

     

    Chris Stevens, CKBR - Project Manager

    Chris Stevens Chris started to learn all about remodeling at the age of 8 years old, helping his Dad do a complete renovation of their home. Chris says "looking back now, I never thought this would have become my passion, but I love construction and the feeling of satisfaction seeing the finished project."

    Chris has worked with a few local builders in North Jersey learning all aspects of construction along with continuing education and strives to remain ahead of the industry curve by being active in various local and national organizations and attending a wide array of industry specific courses.

    National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI):

  • CKBR - Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler
  • Joining the family business, Kraftmaster Renovations 3 years ago he decided to take on the role of project manager. He is an innovative problem solver, a thoughtful and collaborative manager and an effective communicator and decision-maker. Chris manages his projects through teamwork, motivation and a proactive approach while always maintaining project goals.

    While not working he enjoys the outdoor and many hobbies, but his first love is drift racing and his dog Cooper.

     

    To contact Chris about your project:

    • 908-517-5581
    • 908-517-5627
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    Alexandra Grosser - Designer Assistant

    Alexandra Grosser

    As the Designer Assistant, Alexandra supports Julie in the communication between our designers, clients, and installers. Day to day she manages client-facing communication, deliveries of material, project schedules and orders. Alexandra thoroughly enjoys working alongside our designers to assist clients throughout the entire duration of their project.

    Alexandra has a degree in Fashion Merchandising from The University of Delaware and has taken interior design courses on the side to sharpen her skills in the industry. Her past experience in PR and Marketing bring a fresh perspective to our Instagram, Facebook and Houzz pages. In her free time, she enjoys boating, going to hockey games, and spending time with friends and family.

     


     

    To contact Alexandra about your project:

    • 908-517-5581
    • 908-517-5627
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    Matt Carlson - Expediter

    Matt Carlson Matt has a degree in Internal Justice, he loves woodworking, using his hands and has an incredible drive to learn.

    His primary responsibilities are managing inventories, material procurement and on-time deliveries. He acts as the company liaison with everyone from homeowners, contractors and the municipal inspectors. Matt takes pride in all he does, especially job set, he ensures everything is carefully protected from the floors to securing all the temporary walls.
    Matt is ambitious and continues his education and broaden his knowledge of the remodeling industry.


     

    To contact Matt about your project:

    • 908-517-5581
    • 908-517-5627
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    Trade - Partners

    CARPENTERS

  • Nick Smith - Master Carpenter
  • Robbie Gockeler - Carpenter
  • Carlos Garcia - Carpenter
  • George Gonzalez - Carpenter
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  • Peter Levitskiy - Master Carpenter
  • Volodymyr Chaykivskyi  - Lead Carpenter
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  • Bill Bauman - Master Carpenter
  • Bill Brand - Lead Carpenter
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    ELECTRICIANS

    LAVENBURG ELECTRIC - License # 34EIO14721

  • Scott Lavemberg - Master Electrician
  • Chris Lavemberg - Electrician
  • Austin DeMetro - Electrician
  • Connor Beyer - Electrician
  • Ryan Sujkowski - Electrician
  • Renan Paz Arriaga - Electrician
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    PLUMBERS

    PROLINE PLUMBING AND HEATING - Master Plumbers License #12991

  • Danny Lynch - Master Plumber
  • Moon Patel - Master Plumber
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    Best of Houzz 2014-2019

    houzz2019

    Houzz is the premier home remodeling web site for homeowners looking for experts in their area. What does it mean to be the "Best of Houzz?" It means that our customers enjoyed their remodeling experience with us so much that they've gone out of their way to nominate us for this prestigious award! In fact, KraftMaster Renovations team has won numerous awards for creativity, craftsmanship, quality and on-time delivery within a budget.

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    Guildquality

    GuildQuality’s multi-touch survey process provides an easy and effective way to get an unbiased assessment our company’s performance. Over 95% of our customers surveyed would recommend us versus less than 62% of all contractors' customers who would recommend them.

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