Our Family


Rich created Country Cabinets in 1976. He started the business after an eleven year stint in education (the last 5 years as an elementary school principal). Since the company’s early years, when Rich built cabinets and furniture in the basement of his home, the business has grown to its present 6,000-square-foot location on East Conway Road in North Conway, NH.

Rich and his wife Joy, live in Hales Location, NH. They have two grown daughters, Kim and Carrie. They also have two grandchildren Alex and Sophie. Rich enjoys his longtime membership in the Kiwanis Club of MWV, working in his gardens, and golfing when time permits.

As a kitchen designer, Rich prides himself as being not just a designer, but also a creative problem solver for his clients. His design work has been published in national magazines such as Builder and Timber Homes Illustrated. His creativity and problem solving expertise is well known throughout the valley.

As owner, Rich oversees and is involved in all kitchens, baths, etc., created at Country Cabinets. Whether he comes to your home to do a site measure or collaborates with other designers, he has a hand in every project from design to installation. Come visit our showroom and see how he can help turn your dream kitchen into reality.

JOY: Chief Financial OfficerJOY: Chief Financial Officer

With a degree in Business Management, Joy oversees the financial aspects of the company. Together with her husband, Rich, she is one of the driving forces that has developed Country Cabinets into the business that it is today. She is affectionately referred to by her husband as the “bean counter.”

Before joining her husband in the business in 1989, she was the controller for a local real estate firm. Joy has been active in the community, having served on boards and committees such as American Cancer Society, Mount Washington Chamber of Commerce, and Arts Jubilee. Interests include walking, bowling, golfing (beginner), Mah Jongg, Sudoku, and, of course, spending time with her two grandchildren!

CARRIE: Vice President/DesignerCARRIE: Vice President/Designer

Carrie was recruited in 1997 to learn the design trade from her father, Rich Check. With her natural artistic abilities & eye for color she quickly became an extremely talented designer. Recognized as one of the top kitchen designers in the valley, her customers praise her for her patience and creativity as well as her ability to work with challenging rooms. She is always available to offer suggestions and share her knowledge. Some of her design work has been published in national publications such as Accent Magazine and Signature Kitchen and Baths.

Carrie, her husband Corey, and their dog Brodie, live in Conway, NH. They enjoy snowmobiling in the winter, and “Jeeping” in the summer. They also enjoy spending time at their camp in Errol, NH. Carrie’s hobbies include crafts, photography, reading, and working in her garden.

CAROLINE: Administrative AssistantCAROLINE: Administrative Assistant

Caroline has been a member of the Country Cabinets team for 7 years. She is responsible for greeting our customers and is known as “the friendly voice on the phone.” She comes to us with 20+ years of experience in the customer service industry. She also assists Joy with day to day bookkeeping and the designers with a myriad of tasks. Whatever happens at Country Cabinets, one can be sure that Caroline is a part of it! Caroline enjoys gardening, golf, music (her official band Roundabout plays all over the Valley and parts of Maine), running, and spending time near the ocean.

ADAM: Project ManagerADAM: Project Manager

Adam lives in Eaton, NH with his wife and three children. He grew up locally, graduating from Fryeburg Academy, before spending two years in Boston, MA attending Wentworth Institute of Technology and earning an Associate’s Degree in Architectural Engineering. He has spent 15 years working in residential construction and is excited about focusing his skills at Country Cabinets. When not working he likes to spend time outdoors, enjoying all four seasons.

ERICA: DesignerERICA: Designer

Erica comes to Country Cabinets with over 15+ years in retail management. New to design, she has a natural eye for colors and textures. She enjoys decorating, shopping, and is a sun seeker. Summer is her favorite season. She enjoys boating and riding on the back of her husband’s motorcycle. She and her husband, Jerry, along with her stepson Josh, live in Center Conway.

JAKE: DesignerJAKE: Designer

A lifelong New Englander, Jake has lived in the valley for 20 years. He makes his home in Brownfield, ME with his wife, Rhonda, and son, Ian. As a designer he combines an engineer’s eye for function and efficiency, a craftsman’s feel for form and finish, and a naturalist’s taste for color and texture.

TOBY: InstallerTOBY: Installer

Toby brings a unique background to our installation team. After high school, Toby worked his way up to executive chef in some of the finest restaurants in the Mount Washington Valley, Florida, and Colorado. Along with cooking, Toby was honing his skills in green building and fine woodworking, deciding to follow in the footsteps of his father, a master carpenter; he eventually became self-employed in the home construction field.

We think that his decision to combine his fine woodworking skills with installing kitchens is very fitting and a win-win situation for Toby, Country Cabinets, and our customers!

Toby lives in Center Conway. He loves the outdoors and in his leisure time can be found hiking, skiing, or fly fishing (his favorite).

BOB: Installer

BOB: Installer

Bob offers many talents to Country Cabinets. He came to us with 20+ years’ experience as a carpenter and woodworker. Bob has lived in Fryeburg Harbor for the past 9 years with his wife, Mary. His off-time activities include working his small farm, gardening, fishing, and snowshoeing. Bob also enjoys listening to music as well as playing the guitar and mandolin.

BRODIE: Showroom GreeterBRODIE: Showroom Greeter

Brodie (named after chief Brody in JAWS) is the best “official greeter” Country Cabinets has. Carrie, his mom, has been bringing him to work since she got him. Brodie will always greet you with his tail wagging and is so friendly. However, Brodie has his own room (which houses his treats) and can be put there if you have allergies or are just not fond of dogs.

CC: Residential Showroom CatCC: Residential Showroom Cat

As one of the official greeters for the Country Cabinets showroom, CC is an outstanding asset to the company. With her friendly purr and her desire to curl up in soft warm places, she fulfills her responsibilities without complaint. She loves everyone, even those allergic, so please let us know if you have a cat allergy and she will gladly retire to Joy’s office (where her treats are) while you visit.