Bob Strate

Bob Strate


What’s the best part about working in the kitchen and bath remodeling industry, according to you?

Getting to see our team bring a client’s dream space to life. I typically get to see a project right before we begin demo, and then again at the completion. I love seeing how things turn out.

What are a few of your favorite things?

My wife, my kids, my grandkids, and our crazy black lab (Roxy). I also enjoy spending time with friends, golf, live music, and good bourbon.

What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?

My wife and I took a hot air balloon ride at sunrise in Sedona. It was a bit scary but worth every minute.

Do you have family or pets?

Yes. Wife (Anne), Daughter (Madison), Son in law (Spencer), Son (Jake), Grandkids (Brady, Annabelle, Ben), Dog (Roxy).

What do you do for fun in your spare time?

Golf, Traveling, Live music, spending time with family and friends.

What’s your favorite tradition or holiday and why?

Thanksgiving, because the entire holiday is about eating good food and reflecting on what we’re most thankful for. I have a lot to be thankful for.

What is your favorite thing to do in St. Louis?

Visiting local breweries, Blues games, Cardinals games, live music, Zoo, Botanical Garden… too many to pick just one.

How long have you been in the kitchen and bath industry?

My background in this industry began in 2001 when I started working for a place called “Cohen Appliance” I worked my way into this role in 2014.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job, and why does it matter to you?

Watching our team pull together on every project to create something special for our clients and then seeing the clients’ reaction to their newly created space.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Surround yourself with good people.

If you have to sing Karaoke, what song do you pick?

“Tequilla” by The Champs