Lauren Clift is a dynamic and driven professional who currently leads operations at Signature Kitchens NY, a leading kitchen design company based in New York. As the daughter of Richard Clift, the company's founder, Lauren has kitchen design in her blood and an inherent understanding of the company's ethos and dedication to excellence.
Lauren took the helm at Signature Kitchens NY following an extensive tenure working alongside her father. Her intimate knowledge of the company, its operations, and its commitment to customer satisfaction was shaped by years of hands-on experience, during which she cultivated her natural leadership skills and business acumen.
Her role at Signature Kitchens NY is multifaceted, encompassing everything from management and strategic planning to vendor relationships and customer service. She is at the heart of the company's operations, ensuring the smooth running of the business and maintaining its reputation for excellence in the competitive field of kitchen design.
Lauren has an extraordinary ability to oversee complex projects, and her keen attention to detail ensures that each kitchen project is executed to the highest standards. Her holistic approach to operations has streamlined processes, enhanced productivity, and fostered a cohesive and positive work environment.
Despite her operational focus, Lauren never loses sight of the company's core mission: delivering beautifully designed, functional kitchens that exceed client expectations. She works closely with the team of talented designers, including Bistra Lalova, to ensure that each project aligns with the client's vision and the company's exacting standards.
Lauren is also deeply committed to maintaining the strong relationships that Signature Kitchens NY has built with its vendors over the years. Her effective negotiation skills and strategic partnerships have played a critical role in the company's ability to deliver high-quality products and services consistently.
In the spirit of her father's legacy, Lauren upholds the values of integrity, quality, and customer focus that have defined Signature Kitchens NY since its inception. She embodies the next generation of leadership for the company, carrying forward its storied history while propelling it into the future with innovative strategies and a clear vision.
As the operational cornerstone of Signature Kitchens NY, Lauren Clift's dedication and effective leadership continue to uphold the company's standing as a trusted and respected name in kitchen design. Her exceptional management skills and unwavering commitment to the company's mission underscore her pivotal role in the ongoing success and growth of Signature Kitchens NY.
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When deciding to purchase a custom kitchen I would highly recommend Richard Clift and his team. Not only are they great designers but Richard is a master carpenter. He brings a tremendous amount of experience in construction and project management, which brings an extra layer of expertise towards completing the project on time and looking magazine photo ready. When you're ready for a jaw dropping kitchen, Signature Kitchen is the place to go.
When we wanted our bathrooms updated in 2015, we went to Signature Kitchen because they were a few blocks away from our house. We met Rich and the staff and were impressed with the time they took with us, the ideas they came up with, and the "handholding" they did with us through picking out tile, cabinets, hardware, etc. We had both bathrooms renovated at the same time, which was a challenge, but Rich's staff was accommodating, polite, clean, and efficient.
A few years later, when we wanted to tackle our kitchen renovation, Rich and his staff at Signature Kitchens were the only people we thought of using and were not disappointed.
We have known Richard Clift for the past 25 years and have worked with him on multiple projects. Whether it was a commercial project or a personal home kitchen renovation, Signature kitchens has always been the best in the industry. Richard has the most innovative ideas for the toughest jobs. It has been a pleasure to work with him over the years and we look forward to many more.
From the moment we walked into the showroom we knew we were in the right place. Richie and his team are not only excellent designers and finishers, but they conduct business in a comfortable manner. We never felt pushed or rushed, the pricing was competitive, and the result was a beautiful dream kitchen! We have since used Signature Design Group for many other projects and will continue to use them in the future.
I was so pleased with my kitchen project done by Signature Design Group, from start to finish. Beautifully designed yet functional.
We absolutely love our kitchen! Richie at Signature personally came out to the house to best be able to
reimagine the design. He brilliantly envisioned a standard fridge and under the (island) counter fridge instead of one massive fridge. Instead of one kitchen island he suggested two which gave us more working space and a pass through which was very practical and convenient. He also reimagined the unnecessarily large powder room, by reducing the size we got tons more storage, a cookbook shelf, and a more discreet entrance to the bathroom. Everyone oohs and has over the kitchen, and it even made it into lifestyle guru Tricia Foley's new book Entertaining by the Sea! Out now by Rizzoli. After enjoying it for a year and a half we have not found one glitch or thing we would change or wish we had done differently. We couldn't be happier with our kitchen. Thank you, Richie and Signature Kitchens NY!
It is about 6 months since our kitchen was completed and we wanted to thank you so much for an incredible job. After a tough road with the supply chain obstacles, you kept your promise and had our kitchen completed for the holidays. From start to finish, whether it was design, picking out appliances or construction, it was a pleasure to have worked with you and your entire staff.
We were so excited to have it completed for the holidays to celebrate with family and friends. Now we can’t wait for the summer to share with everyone as well! Everyone who has come into our house is amazed at how great it turned out!
I want to thank you and your entire staff for your professionalism, dedication and for all your hard work. You and your staff kept us in the loop daily and we couldn’t be happier. Thank you again for all your hard work, creativity and keeping your promises during such a tough time! Our kitchen is absolutely beautiful, and we were so pleased from start to finish!
I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am in the beginning stages of redoing my kitchen. As you know I was contemplating doing my kitchen over and then once I saw the amazing job you did at my parents’ house and their kitchen, it was an easy decision.
As you know I was with my parents at all the meetings from start to finish for their new kitchen, so I knew that you and your staff are so dedicated and professional that I was in great hands.
I know that I will be absolutely thrilled with the result and I’m looking forward to working with you and your staff. It was an absolute pleasure to see all of you work so hard when my parents had their kitchen done and I can’t wait to see what you do with mine!
I have used Signature Kitchens in building two houses from the ground up and in the design of three Manhattan offices. In the case of the houses Richard Clift the owner, in addition to doing excellent work in the kitchen design and constructions, reviewed the architect’s renderings and made numerous recommendations which resulted in a much-improved outcome. He designed all three office spaces, provided several built-ins, and oversaw construction from beginning to end. Richard is extremely knowledgeable in all phases of construction and has incredible design talents. I would recommend him without reservation.
Don't know what to do? Should it be this or maybe that? My advice is to call Rich Clift and Signature Design. Experienced and talented they offer solutions that work. When you collaborate with Signature you can confidently focus on your next task knowing their scope will meet all expectations.
I would like to take the opportunity to compliment Richard W. Clift and his team for all the great work and design that I have experienced over the last thirty years. Signature Kitchens of NY designed and rebuilt my first home located in Dongan Hills, Staten Island. It was published in Architectural Digest magazine, and I enjoyed many years in this home. They have done many projects since that time including my current home on Todt Hill, Staten Island. I would highly recommend their services.
Their foresight and design talent are above and beyond your expectations. They execute and manage the work, taking away all the burdens away from the client. Five stars for me.
Working with SK was an A plus experience. Extremely creative design experts that made our kitchen stand out in a way we never expected. Also very friendly, accurate and easy to work with. This is the only design center you need to contact. The absolute best in the business.
I moved from Brooklyn to Staten Island in 1967. Since that time, I have dealt with numerous kitchen design and construction companies. I had my second home constructed in 1982, in 2015, I had a total redesign and construction of my entire residence; kitchen, baths, built-ins, crown-molding, flooring, electric, plumbing, etc. All this extensive work was designed, constructed, and installed by the Signature Design Group. Richard Clift, the owner, has an unmatched talent for design, application, and cost-savings expertise, and was 100% involved in my entire project which today remains as outstanding and undated as the day it was completed.
The office, design, and installation personnel were exceptional. I would highly recommend the Signature Design Group for any desired home projects, new or renovation.