Acquisition creates Michigan’s largest family of kitchen and bath design centers
March 17, 2021 – Brighton, MI: KSI Kitchen & Bath, the largest kitchen and bath design firm in Southeast Michigan, has announced the acquisition of Starlite Kitchens, a leading kitchen and bath design center in Grand Rapids.
“We’re very excited to welcome Starlite Kitchens into the KSI family of kitchen and bath design centers,” says Tony Achatz, President and CEO of KSI. “Their commitment to excellence and creating a superior customer experience is a natural fit for KSI and our vision to be the most recommended provider for creating spaces in the home that people will love.”
KSI and Starlite Kitchens will share best practices to complement their respective strengths and provide their customers with a superior experience in kitchen and bath design and cabinetry sales and service.
“The talent and creativity of the Starlite Kitchens team will help us usher in the next phase of KSI’s growth with our first design center in West Michigan,” says KSI Principal Bryan Tolles. “As a family-owned business, we’re delighted to welcome the Starlite family into ours and work together to grow our kitchen and bath design business in the Grand Rapids area.”
“After evaluating many options, a sale to KSI Kitchen & Bath was the best choice to provide Starlite’s employees, customers and vendors with the most opportunity for continued growth,” adds Starlite Principal Rog Bronsink. “We’ll be happy to see the Starlite team continue to flourish under the stewardship of KSI.” Starlite Kitchens will continue to operate under the Starlite brand as part of the KSI family of design centers. Starlite’s customers can expect the same level of exceptional service they have come to admire since its founding in 2000.
“This acquisition is the first building block in a planned growth strategy,” says Tony Achatz. “We look forward to exploring opportunities with additional companies that are a good fit with KSI’s mission – to operate with a customer-centric focus that delivers exceptional experiences through excellent service and best-in-class design.”
The acquisition positions KSI Kitchen & Bath as one of the Midwest’s largest kitchen and bath design firms, with eight design centers spanning Southeast Michigan, West Michigan and Northern Ohio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
About KSI Kitchen & Bath
Kitchen and Bath is a privately held, family-owned home design and remodeling firm specializing in kitchen and bath design. Now celebrating its 50th year in business, KSI has steadily grown from a single location in Brighton, MI to eight design centers spanning from Western Michigan to Southeast Michigan and Northern Ohio. KSI focuses on its core values of People, Partnerships and Process to fulfill its vision to be the most recommended provider for creating spaces in the home people will love.
About Starlite Kitchens
Starlite Kitchens has served the Grand Rapids area’s kitchen and bath design needs for over 20 years with a mission of providing a superior experience for their customers, community and team. They accomplish this through a focus on being servants at HEART with a commitment to honesty, excellence, accountability, respect and teamwork. Starlite Kitchens is a member of KBx, the largest cabinet and countertop dealer-distributor organization in America. Starlite exemplifies the KBx culture of integrity, class and respect with their unparalleled expertise and commitment to customer service.
KSI Kitchen & Bath is a leading home design and remodeling firm specializing in kitchen and bath design.