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

Bob Gockeler - CR, CKBR - President

Bob Gockeler My 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. I have designed hundreds of projects from simple remodels to complete additions.

 I strive to be a 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 my years of building and construction assures my clients the best possible solutions for their home remodeling projects. I have been able to take on the seemingly impossible and make dreams come true for my clients.

People have always marveled at my sense of style and color. I have a natural ability for seeing "what could be." I've been involved in building and remodeling for over 20+ years and that experience gives me insight into how a space could be transformed. I now have the best of both worlds with Kitchen Intuitions and KraftMaster Renovations, it has given me 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 designing 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
  • NARI - 2019

  • Projects featured in Manufacturer Catalogs, Industry leading manufacturers home pages, Tradeshow booths, blogs nationwide. A recent project was featured in NJ Monthly in October 2018


    To contact Maureen about your designing your next project:

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


    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.

    Alexandra Grosser - Showroom Assistant

    Alexandra Grosser

    As the Showroom 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.


  • Chris Stevens - Master Carpenter
  • Tyler (Milky) Cornelissen - Lead Carpenter
  • Cam Kennedy - Carpenter 

  • Nick Smith - Master Carpenter
  • Carlos - Carpenter
  • George - Carpenter

  • Peter Levitskiy - Master Carpenter
  • Volodymyr Chaykivskyi  - Lead Carpenter

    LAVENBURG ELECTRIC - License # 34EIO14721

    • Scott Lavenberg - Master Electrician
    • Chris Lavenberg - Electrician
    • Renan Paz - Electrician


    PROLINE PLUMBING AND HEATING - Master Plumbers Lic #12991

    • Danny Lynch - Master Plumber
    • Moon Patel - Master Plumber



    Best of Houzz 2014-2019


    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’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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