My husband Dan and I are the owners of DDK. We work as a team to provide 2 distinct points of view for our clients. We don’t always agree but you will always get an honest answer from each of us. We have been teaming up for 10 years and have some eye-popping kitchens to show you.

My mission is to create beautiful, functional kitchens that are affordable. I am excellent at helping clients wade through the myriad of choices for cabinet finishes, countertop choices, and tile backsplashes. I am well versed in appliances and different material choices for cabinetry and countertops.

People like working with me because I tell them the truth."

Here’s what my customers have to say…

We retained DDK to provide us with a complete design for a kitchen, dining area, and a den. We could not be happier with the outcome as well as the process that lead up to the final installation. Jean is extremely friendly, easy to work with, and talented. I would recommend her wholeheartedly. Jean is practical with sensible ideas for what women want in a kitchen. A delightful individual.  

– Sue and Glen S. (Glenview)

    Jean warmly welcomed any questions about design and helped us to finalize design choices that make the kitchen space stunning and unique. 

  The contractors, ED Enterprises, recommended by DDK were also extremely professional and worked to the highest standards. We could not be happier with the quality of work and level of professionalism of everyone at DDK. The attention to detail and follow-up to any questions or concerns were met with immediate responses. They strive for perfection and it is evident in their work. 

  We highly recommend the DDK Kitchen Design Group. They truly helped us create the kitchen of our dreams and for that, we are sincerely grateful.

– Bill & Kim W. (Deerfield)

Dan and Jean (who own DDK) were excellent on our total gut kitchen rehab job. They both have excellent taste and gave us practical inside information on which design and products work best in a given situation. They also brought in a top-notch construction company (ED Industries), which helped keep the dust and the stress down. We kept on budget and on schedule, and the whole process was about as painless as possible. We would absolutely recommend them – the final product is beautiful.

 – Steve & Victoria S. (Glencoe)

  From the moment we stepped into DDK in Glenview, Jean and Dan Thompson made us feel like we were family. Every step of the process from design through build was well thought out and they made it as painless as possible. 

    Ultimately, we can’t say enough about the experience working with DDK. Remodeling a kitchen is a daunting task, especially if you have three kids (9, 13 and 15) as we do. DDK made it as painless as possible. Living through the building was a breeze, even for our dog! Honestly, our most difficult decisions were picking cabinet colors and drawer pulls. If you’re on the fence for a full- service designer, then look no further. Just call Dan and/or Jean at DDK, you won’t regret it.

– Rob & Dina G. (Glenview)