Visions Kitchens & Design
Launched in late 2010 by partners Nathan Johnson and Ernest Proper, Visions Kitchens and Design is a full-on kitchen design company specializing in cabinets, countertops, closet systems, and much more. Johnson, who received a degree in interior design from Hesser College – where he focused on sustainable design – has certificates from the National Kitchen and Bath Association, as well as more than 7 years of design experience. After years working for other companies in the field, last year he decided to open his own operation. Vision’s approach encompasses every step of the design process, assuring that your new kitchen, bath, library, fireplace or home office fits seamlessly within the overall feel of the room within your home.
Visions emphasizes an impressive amount of green initiatives and approaches, including: partnering with sources who practice sustainable harvesting; making use of bamboo and other “green” wood products; featuring low or no VOC paints, stains and finishes; utilizing reclaimed or recycled cabinet and countertop materials, as well as specializing in design techniques which can help the owner receive points towards LEED certification. And, because they don’t operate a traditional showroom, their business saves an incredible amount of resources and energy, helping keep their carbon footprint at a minimum. What’s more, Johnson has in the past worked with a number of GA Business Partners, including Ridgeview Construction and Little Green Homes, lending his design and cabinet-making expertise to put the green finishing touches on a number of green-oriented and LEED certified projects.
On top of growing a green-focused business in the midst of a tough economy, Johnson and Proper donate time and materials to communities and various charitable organizations. The Native-American and veteran-owned Visions is also a proud member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), and both Johnson and Proper are active in the Native American community.
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What makes us green?
- Offer products sourced from companies which practice sustainable harvesting
- Specialize in low or no VOC products
- Products include bamboo and other sustainable woods
- Because they don't have a traditional showroom, their business has much smaller carbon footprint
- Make use of reclaimed or recycled cabinet or countertop materials
- Design expetrise utilized to achieve points towards LEED certification
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