Dennis has over 25 years’ experience in the kitchen industry. His education and background make him uniquely qualified and sets him apart from most other Kitchen & Bath cabinet dealers. In 1986 he graduated from American School of Interior Design in Fountain Hills AZ – (currently known as American Institute of Interior Design). His focus was more on interior space planning and lighting than the decorating aspect of interior design. In 1989 he continued his education with architectural studies at La Roche College in Pittsburgh.
After Dennis received his formal education in design and architecture, he began his career in 1990 with one of the largest cabinet manufactures in the nation, Triangle Pacific Corporation, AKA TriPac. He worked for them for 5 years. He initially worked in new construction, designing and bidding kitchens for high end homes and multi-family projects. He was then promoted to the ServiStar National Buying Group’s Kitchen Specialist, setting up kitchen dealers within ServiStar’s buying group members.
During those years of working for one of the nation’s largest kitchen cabinet manufacturers, Dennis discovered what consumers desire and need most:
- Design expertise to satisfy the unique needs of each customer
- Complete In depth product knowledge
- Reliability to deliver quality products consistency
- Ability to minimize overhead to offer the best value
- Follow through, from start to finish of each customers project
- Service and customer satisfaction being the main goal
With those qualities in mind, Dennis and Candy started their own kitchen business, Custom Designers, in Pennsylvania in 1995. After 20 years of operating a successful kitchen business, they decided to retire to the beautiful landscape and climate offered in Prescott, Arizona. Dennis soon realized that the retirement lifestyle was not for him, so he and Candy, started Prescott Kitchens to offer the same level of service, expertise, and value that they have been providing over the past 20 years.
Dennis and Candy McKeown, have been business partners for over 20 years and together as a couple for over 30 years. So you know you will be dealing with a hard working team that cares about good working relationships. As a result, each project is approached with care and dedication. They take the time needed to make sure your project meets or exceeds all of your expectations.
Candy has a long history of being part of a family owned business. Her family owned and operated children’s stores in California in the 1960’s, then moved to Phoenix and opened Irwin’s For Children in 1970. Over the next 18 years they continued to open additional stores in Scottsdale, Mesa, and Tucson. Candy has her MBA and many years of experience working with large and small businesses. She is involved in handling all of the administrative responsibilities and daily operations of Prescott Kitchens.
Meet Dennis & Candy McKeown
Dennis and Candy met in 1984 at Keystone Ski Resort in Colorado where they both were living at the time. Candy returned to Arizona to be closer to her family and Dennis and Candy were married in Paradise Valley, AZ in 1988. In an effort to escape the Phoenix area heat, they moved back east to live near Dennis’s parents. They settled down in the beautiful countryside of Beaver Falls, PA where they lived for 26 years. Beaver Falls is located about 45 minutes north of Pittsburgh… so yes they are serious Pittsburgh Steeler’s fans.
In 2014 they returned to Arizona and moved to Prescott to be close to Candy’s mom who has lived in Prescott for the past 27 years. They have 2 sons and a daughter in-law who also moved to Prescott, Zach, Chris, and Emma. Dennis and Candy recently have become proud grandparents to Chris and Emma’s daughter, Amarah.
Prescott Kitchens is Prescott’s Exclusive Omega Cabinetry Dealer
Omega’s craftsmanship spans decades, going back to the company’s roots of skilled woodworkers in this country’s heartland with beautiful cabinetry custom crafted in the U.S.A.
BUILD CUSTOM CABINETS ***** Dennis did an excellent job designing and installing the kitchen island that matched my cabinets and provided solutions that others could not. — Michael R.
DESIGN & REMODEL ***** Dennis has been a very reliable and dependable contractor. His attention to detail and expectation for perfection ensured that we have a beautiful kitchen. When we signed the contract Dennis assured us that if any issues arose he “would make them right.” Sure enough when minor issues came up, he was very receptive and “made it right”, even when it was not his mistake. It has been a pleasure to work with Dennis during all aspects of our project. We will be hiring him for other projects. — Matthew S.
DESIGN & REMODEL ***** I couldn’t be happier about the work Dennis did for me. Very meticulous, he is an excellent contractor! Very precise and easy to work with! — Cheri D.
CUSTOM CABINET REFACE ***** Dennis is a high integrity guy who was a pleasure to work with… he did a great job communicating with us during every step of the process and delivered a final product that exceeded our expectations. — Mike D.
DESIGN & REMODEL ***** Working with Custom Designers and Dennis has been a pleasure. He has been professional in every way; dependable, responsible, attentive and on time. We were so glad we made the decision to go with Custom Designers. – Stan R.
DESIGN & REMODEL ***** Dennis McKeown visited the job weekly while doing my upstairs & also my downstairs bathrooms. He was available with emails whenever I wanted to change anything. I will use only Dennis for next kitchen remodeling job. They finished on time and directed us to tile & fixtures stores and workers cleaned up areas daily after work. Cabinets are wonderful! I interview 6 contractors and happy I picked Dennis. — Louise S.
INSTALL GRANITE COUNTERTOPS ***** Dennis was a hands-on guy from start to finish. He made sure everything went according to our expectations and we felt we received a tremendous value compared to other companies. — Bill B.
DESIGN & REMODEL ***** Custom Designers did an excellent job remodeling my bathroom. Their pricing was by far the most competitive out of all the estimates I solicited. They started and finished ahead of schedule. The quality of work and there follow through was beyond expectation. Finally, the price did not deviate from the estimate which was very reassuring. I highly recommend Custom Designers. — Jeffrey B.
DESIGN & REMODEL ***** Custom Designers did an excellent job in remodeling our bathroom. They did a great job transforming our old bathroom into a great looking bathroom. — Russ C.