Helping clients love where they live since 1989

I am excited to celebrate this milestone in my wonderful career. Enjoy some highlights on the timeline below or enter the site as usual.

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BeckySue’s Career

30 Years of Experience

Career Memories & Highlights

1989

Family Apprentice

I began working full-time as an apprentice at my father’s family business; a kitchen and bath showroom. We appeared at the local home shows and events in the community every year.

1990

Hello KBIS!

Hello KBIS!

I attended my first Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). This event is North America’s largest trade show dedicated to all aspects of kitchen and bath design.

1991

Business Owner

I became the owner of Rajala’s Kitchens as my father transitioned into retirement.

1992

NKBA Member

NKBA Member

NKBA is the unparalleled network of peers, tools, and resources designed to support professional growth and business success. The National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade group that promotes professionalism in the kitchen and bath industry. Becky Sue is proud to partner with in this premier association of designers, retailers, remodelers, manufacturers, distributors, fabricators, installers and other industry professionals.

1993

Home Shows

Home Shows

In the early years, regular participation in local home shows was a fruitful avenue for reaching potential clients.

1997

Hello Atlanta!

The big city was full of career opportunities as the kitchen and bath industry exploded. I chased after bigger dreams and moved to Georgia.

2002

Earned CKD

I earned certification from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) as a Certified Kitchen Designer® (CKD). This indicates I specialize in the design, planning, and execution of residential kitchens with extensive knowledge of building codes and mechanical systems.

2003

CotY Award

CotY Award

Received a CotY Award from the National Association of Remodeler’s Industry (NARI), the premier association for the remodeling industry.

2008

Calla Award

Calla Award

This kitchen in Ansley Park in Atlanta won 1st place in the Calla Awards in the Large Kitchen category with the Georgia Chapter of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

2010

CAPS

The NAHB Remodelers of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in collaboration with Home Innovation Research Labs, NAHB 50+ Housing Council, and AARP developed the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) program. CAPS professionals provide solutions to educate homeowners on how to live in their homes safely, independently and comfortably — regardless of their age, or ability level. As a seasoned CAPS designer you can trust the design/style do not need to be sacrificed!

2011

CBD

CBD

Earned certification as Certified Bath Designer

2011

AH&L Kitchen Design Contest

AH&L Kitchen Design Contest

It was a privilege to be the initial kitchen design contributor for this kitchen that won Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles‘ Kitchen Design Contest.

2012

CMKBD

CMKBD

Becky Sue received accreditation as a CMKBD in 2012. Currently, there are only 7 Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer in the state of Georgia.

2013

Kitchen & Bath Ideas®

Kitchen & Bath Ideas®

This elegant kitchen designed for a new home in Dunwoody, Georgia was published in Kitchen & Bath Ideas® magazine, a special interest publication by Better Homes & Gardens.

2014

25 years

25 years

Celebrated 25 years of experience in the kitchen and bath industry

2018

Design of Distinction

Design of Distinction

The Georgia Chapter of the National Kitchen & Bath Association gave the Design of Distinction Award for the large bathroom category.

My joy, my success, and my growth have been deeply rooted with supportive vendors, friendly colleagues, valuable contractors and most of all exceptional clientele. My gratitude is refreshed after each project and years comes to a rewarding close.

BeckySue Becker, CMKBD, CAPS
Owner and Principal Designer

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