Project Partners Design is owned and operated by Theresa M Sterbis, AKBD.
Project Partners, inc was founded in Illinois in April, 1999 by Theresa when she left a corporate officership to pursue a life-long passion for kitchen design. In 2010, after relocating to California, she changed the company name to Project Partners Design because the name was already in use in California. In 2016, after almost 20 years of success as an independent Wood-Mode-exclusive designer in two major markets (Chicagoland and Silicon Valley), she stepped out of the client-facing role of designer and began offering all her talent and experience behind the scenes to benefit other Wood-Mode dealers across the nation.
During Theresa's time as an independent designer, she provided design and ordering services to dozens of large builder accounts and serviced thousands of individual clients. With her strong technical background, she also worked directly with Wood-Mode engineering and DesignSoft for many years to maintain the Wood-Mode CAD blocks for the DesignKit and PricingKit products.
Theresa is degreed both as an engineer and interior designer. Being trained in both the analytical and creative fields, she approaches all projects with a rare eye that enables her to ensure that a design solution will install efficiently and function well.
Some of the many projects completed by Theresa are featured on Houzz.com and have been published in a variety of publications over the years including Distinctive Kitchen Solutions, Womans Day Kitchens & Baths, Designer Kitchens & Custom Cabinetry XI, Kitchens by Professional Designers XX, Designer Baths V, Northshore, Kitchen & Bath Design News and more.