WHO ARE WE?
We’re a friendly team of creative and experienced designers and installers who are passionate about transforming your home!
Robert Guinan – Creative Director
What I love most about JR is seeing how it has developed from a business run from our spare room to where we are now on the High Street. It has opened so many doors for me, from guest speaking at Grand Designs Live to being a finalist at the 2019 Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards. I don’t get out on the course enough, but I enjoy a game of golf and am looking forward to introducing our girls to it when they are old enough to swing a club without knocking someone out! Fun fact! I used to race motorbikes and am still an avid follower of the sport.
Catherine Guinan – Managing Director
What I love most about JR is the sense of achievement when we completely transform a client’s home, and the growing network of clients who I am now proud to call friends. When I’m not behind my desk at JR I love a good run-round on the netball court, playing for Henlow Hotshots as WD. Fun fact! In my gap year I volunteered with the National Park Service in San Francisco and was privileged to work on Alcatraz, where I met an ex-convict and was allowed to explore areas not open to the general public. As a crime fan (I later became a crime analyst) this was all very exciting!
Jennifer Ings – Principal Designer
What I love most about JR is the combination of creative flair and practical design that my job entails. I find it really rewarding translating a customer’s needs into a workable brief, and then showing them what we can do in a visual and fun way. I love all things interiors, but also enjoy drawing, knitting, painting and music. My background is art & design, and I recently completed a large wall mural in my daughter’s bedroom! I plan to one day build my own family home!
Jimmy Guinan – Installation
What I love most about JR is handing over a finished kitchen to a happy client! I have been restoring a classic Land Rover for a number of years and I’m almost there! It was built the same year I was born so is a project close to my heart. Fun fact! I have two adorable boys who I am also building a micro Land Rover for.
Sophie Tonkin – Marketing Coordinator
What I most love about JR is the personal experience given through our designs as well as from our team. My main hobby is fantasy illustration, specifically based around RPG games such as Dungeons and Dragons. Fun fact! I own a cockatiel named Kir that I affectionately nicknamed ‘Chicken’.