Meet the Team

Shad Johnsen CKD
Founder & CEO
Shad is a grateful husband and father of five. He loves to play and watch almost all sports. His hobbies include home improvement, art, hunting and exploring the outdoors.

He has been in the construction industry over 25 years now, specializing in kitchens and baths. As a Certified Kitchen Designer with the NKBA, he enjoys the opportunity to share experience and knowledge with consumers and industry professionals alike. He has been trusted by thousands of clients to help them in their project decisions and execution. He has sold appliances, cabinets, countertops, flooring, plumbing, hardware, lighting, construction labor and much more. He has won many awards for his completed projects, hosted a weekly live radio show on remodeling for four years, produced or been a guest on related tv shows and written scores of published articles. He has also presented many workshops and seminars in the western US. He has had the privilege to serve on many committees and non-profit organization boards as well as volunteer opportunities. Some of these include the National Kitchen and Bath Association, local Home Builders Associations, Boy Scouts of America and many more. Some of his interesting projects include and 18,000 square foot residence in Anchorage Alaska for full design and project management, full kitchen remodels for Coast Guard housing on Kodiak Island in Alaska and many Parade of Homes projects in Southern Utah. He is always looking for ways to improve everything he is involved in- almost to a fault. He loves finding time saving methods, complimenting others on genuinely well done results and finding new business opportunities. Currently, Shad is living his ecommerce dream selling appliances, cabinets, hardware, plumbing and much more on www.Builtinz.com. He sees a much larger world of influence with his expertise, industry relationships, and versatility in selling. He is grateful to help others find solutions to make their home spaces much better.

 

Wes Terry 

Wes Terry has grown up in St George and has been a member of the community since 1985.  He graduated Pine View High School, and Dixie and went to the University of Utah  to study Architecture. He quickly found his wife and returned to St George and has never left.  He and his beautiful wife have 9 children, all are boys, but 8.

As Wes grew up in the community, he helped his dad with everything around the house and the cars; including his dad’s cabinet business.  He has sanded more board feet of wood than he cares to count.   So between architecture and cabinets, Creative Kitchenz is a nature fit.   His nature salesmanship and fix-it mentality has insured that details are caught and handled.

He started selling at age of 11.  Kicking things off by selling knife sharpeners to his neighbors and has never looked back.  Selling everything from Telemarketing, Rent to own, the Phone Book, and Educational Software, he has sold it all.  Now his focus is cabinets and if fits like a glove.

He has put built an addition on his home of 1300 Sq Ft., so not small, and understands the practical application of construction.

Always friendly and positive, detailed oriented and very focused on customer service.  He enjoys working with everyone and has been a great addition.

 

Michael Thomas grew up in Orem Utah and made the switch to St George in 2005. For the last 14 years, he has enjoyed all the wonderful things that Southern Utah has to offer.  He has been married to his best friend for 12 years, and has three boys and one girl, with another on the way in December.  He built a home in Ivins in 2012, loves the breathtaking views, small town feel,  and sense of community found there.  Michael enjoys doing voice impersonations, rocking out on the drums, camping, and nerding out online with his friends playing computer games.

Michael has been doing sales in several different industries for the last 10 years in St George ranging from beverages, uniform and facility services, advertising, and vehicle sales.  He loves taking care of customers and offering products and services that help those around him in this community.  With the growth exploding here in Southern Utah, he is excited to offer Cabinets that enhance a kitchen and really set a house apart.  He is so thrilled to work for Creative Kitchenz and all the team partners here!