Peter Salerno, CMKBD, has 30 years of kitchen and bath design experience enhanced by his personal life experiences. As a child, Peter spent his Saturdays and vacations in his father’s cabinet shop. Being introduced to the manufacturing and sales process at a young age would have a lasting and invaluable effect.
Peter attended The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina and graduated as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy with a Business Degree. His Naval commitment gave him the ability to travel most of Europe and Western Asia. Studying art and sketching have always been a form of relaxation for Peter; being stationed in Italy was the perfect opportunity to study the masters and old world architecture first hand. After returning from the Navy and working in corporate America, Peter decided to return to his father’s business and began to apply his artistic vision to the growing family business.
In 1997, Peter opened his own custom cabinetry company, Peter Salerno, Inc., in Wyckoff, New Jersey. Combining his years of business and industry knowledge with his passion for art, architecture and personalization have made him one of the more sought after designers in the industry.
Creativity and personalization are key factors in Peter’s design process. He feels the client should play an instrumental role in the creative process by sharing ideas to help realize their own unique design. With a dedication to artistic authenticity, Peter hand draws all renderings based on client need as well as careful period research.
Peter has been recognized with an unprecedented 34 national design awards (through January 2016), making him the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath designer in North America. This figure includes 23 national awards from the National Kitchen and Bath Association within the past 10 years. His designs have been published in numerous magazines including Design New Jersey, 201 Magazine, New Jersey Home and Style, Luxury Living, The Robb Report, Woman’s Day, New York Spaces, Millionaire Magazine, 201 Magazine, K+BB, Profiles, Aspire and Kitchen & Bath Design News as well as other numerous trade publications.
Not one to remain stagnant, Peter built a design center with the intention of creating a stress free experience for his clients. Peter Salerno, Inc. tripled its showroom size and raised the bar for its competition with its innovative and cutting edge vignettes. A well respected & known appliance store and an avant-garde tile boutique round out the design center, creating a one stop shopping destination for his clients. The opening of the new project happily coincided with Peter Salerno, Inc.’s 15 year anniversary in Wyckoff. Peter’s philosophy is if you can imagine it, we can build it. Art, married with functionality, has no limit.
For more information about Peter Salerno and his award-winning work, visit his official website.