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Janice Page, CKD

As Principal of PKsurroundings, Janice has more than 20 years of interior design and space planning experience in residential projects.  Her area of expertise is fine kitchens and Interiors. She takes pride in being highly involved in all projects and raising the bar in design every time to meet or exceed her clients' expectations. Janice states, “Our most promising reward is when we see how much we’ve changed our client’s lives and how they truly enjoy their new space.”

 

Janice is a graduate of Centenary College and the American College in London and holds a BFA in Interior Design.  She is a Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) and an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).  Throughout her years in the industry, she has received numerous awards, honors, and publications for her work.

 

While her primary interest is PKsurroundings, outside of work, Janice enjoys traveling with her husband, renovating their 1920s home, hiking, supporting Cocheco Valley Humane Society, giving back to the community and continuing the restoration of her dad’s 1934 Tudor Sedan.   

PKsurroundings Fine Kitchens and Interiors is a firm that designs, provides and installs custom cabinetry and material selections with a focus on high-end kitchens.  It was formed in 2009 by Janice Page, CKD and Deborah Karpiak, who are the principal owners of the company. The two partnered to form the business after working together for 10 years prior.  Their desire was to create a company with their design and administrative skills that would leave no stone unturned. The result was to include Interior Design for a cohesive look and Renovation Liaison services that would produce award winning designs and excellence in customer service and satisfaction. 

They work as a team along with Interior Designer, Rebecca to provide innovative and personalized design with an approachable style.  Their authentic design studio is the foundation where they supply customized, unique products and materials that they source and personally create.  They have many cabinetry finishes and textures along with to the trade products that you will find only thru them.                          

 

PKsurroundings Fine Kitchens and Interiors is committed to excellence in all aspects of their projects from design, product selection, order checking, delivery, cabinetry installation and it is a reflection of their objective to exceed clients expectations.   The result for their clients is an architecturally fitting and bespoke space that represents their style, wants and needs. 

In addition to kitchens, PKsurroundings Fine Kitchens and Interiors also offers cabinetry for other rooms such as sculleries, tasting and entertainment rooms, mudrooms, laundries, baths and closets.  They can take an idea and create a turnkey project by helping with Interior Design selections as finishing touches to complete the look. They work with you, your decorator, your architect and or builder to supply cabinetry and materials for your project.  Projects are always given the attention they deserve as PKsurroundings realizes the significance of the investment.

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Debbie Karpiak
Administrative Principal
Renovation Liaison

Debbie received her degree in accounting and has spent the past 30 years working in the building trades industry managing small businesses. Spending over 20 years of it with her second family, Seacoast Home Builders Association as executive officer, has enabled her to build many valuable relationships within the field. Debbie’s many years of administrative experience in scheduling, managing, leadership, financing, and communication paired with Janice’s experience make for an all-inclusive design and remodel experience. Debbie is passionate about each and every aspect of a project, but most of all she loves to see the parts and pieces all come together and the joy it brings to a homeowner and their family once the transformation is complete! 

 

“Our team approach throughout the project is key! Getting the right team together, communicating and working closely with them until the job is complete makes for a successful project and most importantly a very happy client," states Debbie.

 

When Debbie's not in the office, you'll likely find her with her husband and family or spending time outdoors. She loves gardening, bicycling or walking and relaxing at the beach.​

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Rebecca Dillman

Kitchen and Bath Designer

Rebecca is an interior designer with more than 20 years experience in residential design focused on the kitchen and bath industry. Rebecca has a BFA in Interior Design with a minor in Art History from Eastern Kentucky University. She enjoys finding new creative solutions to everyday problems. “I enjoy working with a team to achieve fresh design concepts that best meet our clients’ needs while reflecting their personality and person style.”

Rebecca is currently an American Independence Museum Ambassador and enjoys working with historic homes, including the remodel of her 1850s New Englander. She enjoys ballet barre, traveling abroad, and spending time with her husband and teenage children.

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 Pamela Grotenhuis

 
Interior Design Consultant

An Interior Design Consultant who comes from a diverse work background with a focus on lighting and interior design, Pamela offers over 20+ years’ experience in the design and engineering field. She has worked on a multitude of projects ranging from high end residential, private sector, to large commercial projects. A graduate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a BFA in Architecture/Interior design, an IALD member, an IES member, and a certified ALA Lighting Specialist, she has a strong foundation in design as well as lighting.

Pamela enjoys working in partnership on a design project with the clients and other disciplines to ensure a positive outcome. She often suggests design solutions that are “out of the box” to create a unique solution that will take the design to the next level.

“Any design project is a team effort and collaboration between all parties is key to a successful outcome. Offering a unique design perspective and thinking out to the box can offer fantastic solutions to design challenges. Most importantly, listening to the clients’ needs and intent and incorporating that into the design is paramount and is an integral part of the process. In the end, our goal is to have clients thrilled with their new space.”

Pamela enjoys her off time with her family, her beloved long haired Dachshund and traveling around in her vintage 1960 canned ham Shasta Travel trailer. She loves to run, working with encaustic photography and yoga in many forms.