Team

Meet the Creative Team

Steven Abruzzo, President and CEO

Steven began his career in the custom kitchen and bath design business working alongside some of the finest craftsmen and artisans in the industry. It is through this firsthand experience that Steven actualized the value of successful designer-installer collaboration and the importance of guiding projects from design conception through project completion.

In 1981, Steven founded Abruzzo Kitchen and Bath as a full-service design/build firm, emphasizing both creative design and expert installation. Steven’s ability to seamlessly guide clients through the design process and to make the home-remodeling process effortless, has made Abruzzo Kitchen and Bath into a nationally recognized and awarded company. Steven works tirelessly to ensure that every detail of a project is carefully executed and that each client’s passion is prominent in the spaces he creates for them.

Steven applies his over 35 years of design and construction knowledge to the management of the company’s custom home projects, general business development, and building the Abruzzo brand. Steven is proud to have assembled a team of highly skilled designers and craftsmen who share his commitment to innovative design and personalized service.

“We used Abruzzo for our new home construction project. We met with Steve Abruzzo early on to help with the floor plan and layout. Steve provided great insight and guidance to help us decide on our final layout and floor plan. Steve was professional and easy to work with and his ideas were great… we couldn't be happier with our new home!”

Valerie Abruzzo, Chief Financial Officer

Valerie made her way into the custom kitchen and bath design business by way of the hotel industry. In 1985, Valerie left hotel management and joined her husband, Steven, at Abruzzo Kitchen and Bath. Together, they partnered in making Abruzzo Chicagoland’s premier source for home design and creation. In addition to her ownership roles, Valerie serves as Abruzzo’s financial authority and manages employee relations. Valerie’s responsibilities also include implementing and monitoring the company's strategic business plans. Valerie relishes the relationships and friendships she has been able to cultivate with clients and associates alike.

Michael Rossman, COO and Senior Designer

For more than 20 years, Michael has combined his talent for design with his hands-on experience to create custom luxury interiors.  As a third generation kitchen designer, he grew up in the industry with a desire to learn everything from computer-aided design to construction. Michael earned his degree from The University of Iowa and continued his education as an apprentice under some of Chicago’s top designers.

Today, Michael manages Abruzzo Kitchen and Bath’s daily business operations and leads the incredibly skilled design team, while working with clients in the Chicagoland area and across the country. Michael has built a strong rapport with leading manufacturers over the last two decades and consults for them on new prototypes and finishes. He believes that the highest quality products and best techniques elevate beautiful design. Michael uses this approach with all projects, including his own recent home remodel in the western suburbs, where he lives with his wife and two young children.

“Michael Rossman and the crews that work for Abruzzo displayed a professionalism and competency in their work from Michael's initial design to the last day on the site. Everyone made what could have been a stressful project into a most pleasant experience. My husband and I have a beautiful kitchen and we would highly recommend Michael Rossman and Abruzzo Kitchen and Bath.”

Erika Anderson, Senior Designer

Julie Bickler, Project Manager

Evann Glazebrook, Project Manager

Heather Groenland, Project Manager

Alexa Stegeman, Project Manager

Jennifer Roberts, Project Manager

Michelle Abruzzo, Operations Coordinator

Tim Mertins, Field Supervisor


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