Pure Design Perfection

Carlielle Kitchens

A stunning home on the Whangaparoa Peninsula designed by Strachen Group Architects (SGA) gave Carlielle Kitchens an accolade at the Trends International Design Awards in 2020.

Carlielle was selected to manufacture and install the cabinetry for this home, which included the kitchen, scullery, laundry, wardrobes and also extended to the bespoke hallway unit, bunk beds, bathroom units and other shelving.

Narrowly missing the top prize, the family-owned company came runner-up at the awards, and has a proud history of designing and manufacturing the highest quality kitchens in the Pukekohe area for the past 20 years.

After taking over an established kitchen design company from Mike Carlielle in 1996, Sue and Barry McMiken grew their new business into what is now a close-knit team of 20 staff, each handpicked for his or her own area of expertise. 

A former builder, himself, Barry feels privileged to have been able to offer young people in the area the same quality, old-fashioned apprenticeship training that he received.

More recently, Barry and Sue have taken a step back from the business, as three of their children have come to the fore to continue Carlielle Kitchensvision and passion into the future.

As a company built on integrity and reputation, Carlielle Kitchens is proud to say over 80 per cent of its work comes through word of mouth from satisfied customers. 

And although most of their customers are based around the Franklin and Auckland areas, they also work further afield in Northland, Coromandel, Waikato and Waiheke Island.

Doug McMiken joined the company in 2012 after completing a business studies degree at Massey University and working as a commercial manager.  He now managers Carlielle Kitchens, and oversees marketing, large contract pricing and the direction of the company.

Greg McMiken is the install manager and is responsible for overseeing all site work, along with  measuring and final quality checking.

He has inherited his father’s expert problem solving ability, as well as his high standards for workmanship.

Tasha McMiken is the lead detailer/engineer and scheduling, and the company’s technical and pricing expert – translating concept drawings into final working plans for the factory.