Jim Baynton is the Senior Consulting Designer at Artistic Kitchens & Baths. Jim has over 30 years experience as a designer. An expert in Wood-Mode/Brookhaven custom cabinetry, Jim designs and consults for AKB. Jim developed and implements the on-line cabinetry training program required of all Wood-Mode/Brookhaven designers. Jim designs kitchens for Artistic Kitchens & Baths in multiple locations including Raleigh, Southern Pines, Fayetteville, Pinehurst, Sanford, and Chapel Hill.
Whitney is a Senior Designer at Artistic Kitchens & Baths. She has 10+ years experience designing kitchens, baths and living spaces and has worked with dozens of interior designers, remodelers, and architects in the triangle. Whitney is skilled in Wood-Mode/Brokhaven and various other local cabinetry products.
Lindsay has over seven years experience in the design industry working in Detroit and Savannah. She earned a Bachelor Degree in Interior Design from Eastern Michigan Univeristy and a master's degree in interior architecture and design from Lawrence Technological University. In Birmingham, Michigan Lindsay worked in kitchen design and for two years worked for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation on interiors of luxury business-class aircraft. She has received numerous awards in both kithen and bath design.
Mike worked with his father in construction before attending Methodist College in Fayetteville, N.C. in 1994. Returning to Tampa, Florida to run and operate GoJac Cabinetry, Mike learned the many aspects of the cabinetry business. Upon his return to North Carolina, Mike worked for five years in a Raleigh cabinetry company before joining the AKB team. Mike works as a custom cabinetry installer and performs many construction related projects for AKB.
Founders of Artistic Kitchens & Baths
Mr. Wilson serves as President and manages the day-to-day operations of the business. His responsibilities encompass operational oversight of the business, customer relationships and vendor relationships. A retired leading Wall Street investment banker at Credit Suisse, he advised on transactions worth over $300 billion during his career. Prior to his Wall Street endeavors, Mr. Wilson spent over 23 years in industry, primarily at Hardees Food Systems, where he rose to the position of CFO and was a member of the Board of Directors. He has advised and managed other smaller companies during his 35 year career. Mr. Wilson was a founding member and president of the Triangle's largest production-builder cabinet company where he grew revenue by 60% before leaving to start Artistic Kitchens & Baths.
Mrs. Wilson is vice president and chief administrative officer. She has extensive experience in education and media development. Prior to her retirement as Professor at Sandhills Community College, she developed a web-based Social Sciences distance learning program. She also founded and was the initial president of the Companion Animal Clinic Foundation in Moore County. This successful business venture was created to facilitate low-cost spays and neuters of companion animals for people who cannot afford traditional private veterinary medicine. As part of this endeavor, Mrs. Wilson raised over $500,000 of start-up capital, organized the business, recruited and presided over the independent board of directors, and managed the strategic planning process.
Artistic Kitchens & Baths
281 West Pennsylvania Avenue Southern Pines, NC 28387