Louis Van Leeuwen would often drive by the old Town and Country building on Mianus Pond and think, “What a dump.” But as owner of Greenwich Construction, he knew he could do something about it.
Last year he bought the building, restored it to its original architectural beauty, and today it serves as the headquarters for his two businesses, the construction company and Curry & Kingston Cabinetry. Although kitchen and bath projects have always been integral to his business, the new headquarters—an ultra-chic industrial space—is the perfect backdrop for a retail design showroom headed by Curry & Kingston’s partner and director of design, Kathy Currie. Van Leeuwen calls her the “brains behind the business.”
The showroom offers high-end cabinetry, and although it doesn’t compete with big-box stores, he says his customers are often surprised how competitive his prices are. He credits the company’s success to a combination of design talent, price and quality.
“There are a lot of architects and designers that don’t listen to the customer. Before they even talk to them, they decide what they want to design. Kathy is a super-talented designer who listens very carefully to what the customer wants, then takes that information and interprets their wants and needs into a design that works for them. The result is always functional and quite beautiful.”
He adds that no job is too small—or big—for his company to handle. “Come in, look around, and see what we can do for you,” he suggests.
Curry & Kingston
209 River Road Extension, Cos Cob, 203-900-1121; curryandkingston.com