About Us

Meet Our Team.

Meet our Owner, Phil.

Or, If you’ve ever set foot into our store, we’re sure you’ve already met him.  That’s because he believes that owning a business is about being involved hands-on in every step of the process so that customers leave loving their homes and feeling like family.  He’s got over 40 years of experience in all aspects of the home interiors world, from remodeling kitchens and baths to supervising installations and training employees in the Giesken’s tradition of quality service.  That’s because Phil’s been involved since he was old enough to strap on a tool belt, working alongside his father, Len, the original founder and owner of Giesken’s.

What’s your favorite part about helping a customer who walks through the front door of Giesken’s?
Getting to know the customer first in order to help them select the perfect product for their needs and budget.  I don’t want anyone who walks through our front doors to have a chance of regretting the decisions for their home, so I take the discovery process very seriously.

How would you describe your personal design style?
I’m a little bit country…. a little bit rock ‘n roll!  Anything but frilly & formal!

What are your favorite projects or spaces to work on?
I love projects where we can help put together the whole package… cabinets, countertops, backsplash tile, floors… and even the kitchen sink!  It really gives us the ability to create a whole fresh, new look for the customer that is totally unique to them.

When you’re not helping Giesken’s customers make their dream space a reality, what do you like to do?
I love the outdoors in any way I can get it!  I also love enjoying my wife’s secret parmesan duck recipe with my hunting buddies… and, of course, spending time with my wife Sheila and two amazing daughters, Ashlee & Blair!

Meet Marianne – Interior Designer.

What’s your favorite part about helping a customer who walks through the front door of Giesken’s?
Showing them all the new products available, then putting them all together to create a design that’s unique to the customer.  There are so many fun, new options to choose from at Giesken’s!

How would you describe your personal design style?
Classic Modern:  Clean & simple with a splash of warmth and vintage touches to create a timeless, effortless look.

What are your favorite projects or spaces to work on?
Kitchens and bathrooms, of course!  There are so many elements to piece together in creating a unique, functional and beautiful space for the client to enjoy for years to come.

When you’re not helping Giesken’s customers make their dream space a reality, what do you like to do?
I love spending time with my family.  I’ve been married to my Husband Anthony for 7 years and we have two children, Ethan (6) and Emma (1).   I also love to craft, scrapbook, tinker around on the computer with photography… give me anything creative and I’m in!!  

Meet Sara – Interior Designer.

What’s your favorite part about helping a customer who walks through the front door of Giesken’s?
I love seeing how excited the customer gets when their project is complete.  It’s amazing to be part of making someone’s dream space become a reality.

How would you describe your personal design style?
Traditional / Rustic

What are your favorite projects or spaces to work on?
Kitchen & bath remodeling

When you’re not helping Giesken’s customers make their dream space a reality, what do you like to do?
My 1 year old daughter (Riley) keeps my husband and I pretty busy!  But, when we do have spare time, we love to travel throughout Michigan, stopping along the way at our beautiful State & County Parks!

Meet Brenda – Accountant.

She’s pretty great at keeping us all in line.  That’s because she’s got a degree in Accounting and more industry experience than we can add up.  But we leave all the counting to her.

What’s your favorite part about helping a customer who walks through the front door of Giesken’s?
While I don’t work as closely with our customers as the design team, I love to pitch in and welcome new guests to our store whenever I get the chance!  It’s exciting to get to know new people and their needs as customers, but also to visit with customers in the community I already know but haven’t seen in awhile.

When you’re not crunching numbers and helping customers at Giesken’s, what do you like to do?
Family and friends are the most important thing to me.  I have a wonderful husband of 34 years (Mark), and 2 incredible sons – Jason who lives in Brooklyn, NY and Aaron who lives in East Lansing.  When I’m not spending time with my family, I’m probably out enjoying my flower and vegetable gardens, or trying out a healthy, new recipe with some of my homegrown ingredients!

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