The GE Monogram Experience Center brings designers to Louisville, Kentucky, for three-day experiences to learn about Monogram, the design process, our appliances – and even cook with them! We interviewed each designer to learn a little more about their background and design experiences.
Today’s profile highlights Greg Weir from Weir Kitchens in Dover, Pennsylvania.
SRFD: How did you become interested in design?
Greg: I have been interested in design since we started our family business 38 years ago. But since 2002, when we computerized our design/build process, I have had to work exclusively on design and sales.
SRFD: Tell us about a recent project you really enjoyed.
Greg: It has been several years, but we did the cabinetry as part of an old stone mansion restoration. From design to completion, our build/installation took a total of two years.
SRFD: A trend you’re over?
Greg: One thing about trends: If you’re in business long enough, you find trends are cyclical.
SRFD: A trend you’re excited about?
Greg: As far as cabinetry goes, I do like the simpler styles and straight lines that are currently popular. This will, of course, change over time as people’s tastes change.
SRFD: What did you learn in Louisville?
Greg: We have been offering Monogram appliances with our kitchens for at least 12 years, so the more detailed information provided at the Monogram Experience Center (MEC) was very helpful. But the best thing I learned in Louisville was how proud the GE employees were of their USA-built products. From the design group(s) to manufacturing to training and promotion at the MEC, it was obvious of the personal ownership they took in building a quality product.