Esther joined Classic Kitchens as the owner in 2014. At eight years of age Esther assisted her father as he remodeled the kitchen of her childhood home. The stage was set for years to come. Esther has been remodeling homes ever since.
Esther co-founded a fine jewelry design, repair and sales company in Topeka, Kansas. In 2011 she founded Tantillo Properties LLC which she purchased, remodeled and sold residential homes.
Esther is inspired by the beauty in nature and enjoys all creatures especially the showroom dog Tillie.
Lisa’s experience with cabinetry started in a family owned business where she worked in the shop building and installing cabinets which affectionately earned her the nicknames “Sandy”, “Dusty” and “Li’l Hurc”. Lisa also worked for a major retailer designing kitchens while going back to school to earn a second degree in Interior Design, where she was awarded an NKBA Excellence in Education award.
She has since become accredited as a Certified Kitchen and Bath with the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Currently, Lisa is on the local NKBA board and has written articles on the ins and outs of kitchen remodels. She is the mother of two beautiful children, Samantha and Logan. She has a passion for gardening, which she learned from her mother and regularly brings garden bouquets to the showroom. As a life-long learner, she aspires to become fluent in both French and Spanish. A Parisian Café with a view of La Rive Gauche is on the travel agenda
Tillie, the Showroom Dog, works part time at Classic Kitchens Design Studio. Her duties include, watching the front door, greeting guests, napping in her comfy bed and being on her best behavior when the UPS guy delivers packages. She loves everyone and tries to refrain from licking exposed toes.