Years of Design Experience: 15 years in the residential design business (including kitchens, new construction and remodeling)
Awards & Certifications: Associate Architect & Real Estate Developer
My Background: Eric is dedicated and enthused to provide custom design work. He treats every project as though it’s his own real estate. He studied & was mentored in architecture at an early age. After working for prominent design firms in Boston for years, and staring at blueprints all day, he decided he wanted more personal one-on-one design clients. Since being at Norfolk, he has created a portfolio of numerous low-end to high-end designs as well as multi-unit projects.
What I Love About Designing: I like the satisfaction of creating a functional and beautiful masterpiece for clients.
My Proudest Professional Accomplishment:
1. Becoming showroom manager
2. Building my first flip house
Fondest Customer Memory: A contractor stole a customer’s money and she was without a kitchen while traveling abroad to sit with her dying father. Norfolk supplied her a kitchen at no charge until she was able to get her money back and purchase the kitchen of her dreams.
Advice For Homeowners Purchasing A New Kitchen/Bath: My number one rule is “Know Everything Before You Buy Anything”. Do not buy appliances or tear out your kitchen/bath until you have a plan.
Fun Fact: I like to restore classic cars. Fill up my passport with stamps….
Eric’s Design Portfolio:
Door Style: Chesapeake
Edge: 4″ thick laminated/ triple ogee
Door: Exotic Vienna (Vertical Grain)
Wood: Bamboo Wheat
Countertops: Silestone White North
Accessories: Wet Bar, Custom Desk, Cutlery Trays, Spice Racks
I LOVE the way my kitchen turned out. It was so stress FREE. Everyone involved with the process from beginning to end were great and most importantly professional. They were clean and neat. A special thank you to Eric Rainey for all your help and advice. Highly recommend Norfolk Kitchen and Bath.
Eric Rainey is #1! He helped us create the best design for our kitchen and bathroom. He had excellent customer service and was very knowledgable!
My contractor suggested I look at Norfolk Kitchen and Bath when we began a renovation project in April and we were lucky enough to be helped by Eric Rainey the first time we walked into the Kitchen department. Eric has been excellent from day one and he helped us create a beautiful new kitchen for a condominium we are now selling. Eric is the person we all hope to meet when we embark on a first renovation project. He is knowledgeable, a consummate professional, personable, creative in his suggestions and never missed responding to any email or text within 24 hours at the latest. I would have been lost without his help and good advice. I have since given his name to everyone I know who needs help with kitchen and bath renovations. I cannot say enough nice things about Eric and look forward to working with him again in the future. I also need to compliment you on the general tone of your store employees. There was not a day when I walked into your store when I was not greeted politely, asked if I needed help or assisted efficiently. Kudos to you and your team!
Had Eric design my kitchen and was very pleased!!! He is an asset to Norfolk and I would refer him to my friends who want a fabulous kitchen!!