Our Team

As the largest bespoke joinery manufacturer in the South East of England, K&D Joinery have multiple departments who cover our commercial and residential projects. Our commercial expertise includes shopfronts, screens, internal doors and cabinetry. Your enquiry could be from a single window, to a large scale timber window replacement programmes. At K&D we have the in-house capabilities to provide an estimate, a survey and detailed CAD drawings for all orders placed; right through to the final installation.

If you are a residential customer, you may have decided that it is time to replace your front door, sash windows or staircase and balustrading. Maybe you want some alcove units or a complete dressing room – whether you an architect, main or sub-contractor or quantity surveyor; our commercial and residential teams can offer bespoke traditional joinery to meet your requirements.

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OWNER & DIRECTOR

Larry Kearns

Managing Director

As an award-winning apprentice and going on to be a fully qualified joiner, Larry started making box frame windows in a small workshop under the railway arches in Leytonstone in London’s East End over 35 years ago. From these truly humble beginnings K & D Joinery now operates from a 50,000 ft2 factory facility on a one and a half acre site, employing over 100 members of staff who operate a timber milling operation, 6 CNC lines, joinery assembly workshops, spraying and glazing facilities, a fleet of delivery vehicles and provide

the joinery installation teams. Products include general joinery, windows, staircases, and cabinetry. In addition to the factory facilities the modern open plan offices provide space for the Estimating Department, a team of CAD Draughtsmen, meeting rooms, Production Managers, the HR Department, and an Accounts Office.

This transformation which includes having to deal with being forced to move his entire operation following London’s successful bid to host the 2012 Olympics, demonstrates Larry’s commitment over

the years, to not only investing in the infrastructure of the business, providing state of the art machinery and production facilities but also in creating a working environment that has enabled his team of staff to thrive and together, help the business to grow, establishing K & D Joinery Ltd. as one of the South East’s leading bespoke joinery manufacturers.

DIRECTORS

John Kearns

PRODUCTION Director

With nearly 35 years of continuous service, John is one of our most experienced members staff having a wealth of knowledge that is utilized across all aspects of our business.

He is willing to share a complete understanding of our production including our milling facilities and CNCs through to our paint finishing processes. Since the very early days of K and D Joinery Ltd to this day, he has been instrumental in many of the systems we operate on a day-to-day basis. His knowledge of the joinery products we produce, and the timber and related materials used throughout our processes ensures that the product matches and exceeds our customers’ expectations. John is also very environmentally conscious and encourages the use of FSC and PEFC timber products where possible.

Richard Whyborn

CABINETRY Director

Richards vast experience across the joinery trade stems over 45 years. A time served joiner he has worked as a joiner, shop fitter, and cabinet maker both on commercial interiors and residential properties. Working at K and D since 1997, Richard, our Director of Cabinetry since 2009 can offer advice and is responsible for Surveying commercial and residential projects then overseeing both the drawing and production to match our customers’ expectations.

Andrius Jakubauskas

STAIRCASE Director

Joined straight from college in 1998. His first role was a labourer and soon after, becoming a trainee joiner. Having gained experience across our various departments It is within the Staircase department where Andrius excelled and allowed K & D to offer the most complex of stair and balustrade designs. From initial survey to detailed design and production, Andrius and his team can handle the most challenging enquiries.

Alan Sheehy

ESTIMATING & SALES Director

Alan is a qualified carpenter and Joiner with over 20 years’ experience in the joinery industry. He has enjoyed a variety of roles in hands-on manufacturing and has gained a thorough sense of business acumen. Since Joining K & D in 2014 he has continued to progress. Keen to promote within the organization, Alan was made our Sales and Estimating Director in 2017. He continues to use and share his knowledge and experience with his colleagues and encourages staff development at all levels.

Estimating & Sales

Andrew F. Pratt CMIWSc

ESTIMATOR

Andrew has provided a consultancy service to K & D Joinery since 2012. With over 35 years’ experience in the Construction Industry, as one of his clients, he provides K & D Joinery with services that include Estimating, Surveying, Project Management and Business Development.

Derek Brooks

Senior Estimator

Nick Kelly

Senior Estimator & Quantity Surveyor

We have been using Nick’s services for over 3 years. As a qualified bench joiner with 30 years’ experience, including both workshop and site carpentry. Nick supports K & D and our wider team as Senior estimator and quantity Surveyor on larger and more complex projects both in cabinetry and traditional Joinery.

Jake Wright

ESTIMATOR

Jake has been with K & D Joinery for over 8 years and has a total of 15 years’ experience within the door and joinery manufacturing industries. Having a diploma in Carpentry and Joinery and hands on experience both in manufacturing and paint finishing, Jake can fully understand customer requirements, make recommendations, and estimate accordingly.

James King

ESTIMATOR

When James joined K & D 5 years ago, he already had 10 years previous estimating experience. In addition, he was able to bring a range of skills needed to carry out his current role using his vast array of knowledge. He has worked on site for 10 years as a Project Manager and as a qualified wood machinist.

Jamie Moore

ESTIMATOR

Jamie has been involved in the door and joinery business since 2011. Having worked with us previously from 2014 – 2017. Jamie re-joined K & D Joinery in 2021 as one of estimators. He is qualified to NVQ Level 2 Carpentry and uses this experience plus his knowledge when estimating our customers enquiries for doors and windows.

ACCOUNTS & ADMIN

Ciro Coniglio

Head of finance

Having a diploma in Business & Finance has helped Ciro work through many industries during his career. His previous employment as financial controller for a start-up which now supplies vast industries in the city and beyond. He joined K & D for a new adventure and has now been here just over 3 years and has almost 30 years’ experience in finance.

Jacqui Bones

Payroll & Office Manager

Since joining the business 21 years ago, Jacqui has seen many changes. Starting out as an office administrator at our previous premises in Stratford. Jacqui has progressed to be come our much loved and respected Payroll and Office Manager. Other changes include a 200% increase in staff numbers and embracing the opportunity to allow Jacqui to become a Hybrid worker, splitting working time between home and office. Jacqui is also our qualified mental health first-aider.

Marketing

Gemma Kearns

MARKETING MANAGER

Gemma has been part of K & D Joinery for over 4 years now; joining shortly after completing her fine art degree at Central Saint Martins. Progressing to marketing manager driving the development of the brand, the social media platforms, and the website. Gemma also manages the extremely busy K & D Joinery communications and phone system diverting customer and client calls and emails to appropriate members of the various departments within the business.

Tom Moir

Business Development

Tom re-joined K & D Joinery in March 2022. Working within the Sales, business development and marketing departments. Involved in the timber industry for over 40 years. His experience within the importing, distribution and merchant trades has allowed him to travel extensively to production facilities in Eastern Europe, Russia, Scandinavia, and Canada. A historic and qualified, Certificated Member of Institute Wood Science, (CMIWSc). His career is split between sales, business development and as a procurement manager for timber related products. For the past 15 years he has been involved in business development and sales for bespoke joinery/doorsets and related products.

Surveyors & Project ManageRS

Chris Elliot

Surveyor & Senior Cad/Draughtsman

Having over 35 years within the joinery industry, Chris has gained wide experience as a surveyor and joined K & D in 2014. He has worked across the various functionalities of our industry including over 10 years as Joinery shop foreman and similarly as general manager. His knowledge and experience allow us to handle the most complex of joinery projects.

Wayne Howe

Surveyor & Site Manager

Having 35 years’ experience as a time served joiner producing both traditional and bespoke joinery, Wayne has a very keen eye to detail and uses his knowledge and previous site management skills when surveying projects and understanding of customer requirements

CAD Technicians & Design

Craig Donald

Senior CAD Technician

Craig started his apprenticeship in 2005, becoming a fully qualified bench joiner (NVQ Level 3) at Building Crafts College. He proceeded to join K&D Joinery in 2010 progressing in the company from a stair manufacturer to CNC operator and then onto the design side as a CAD draughtsman. Craig left K&D Joinery Implementing new ideas and improvements he was made CAD manager in 2020 and has continued to provide solutions to continually develop the standard and quality of drawings alongside providing training to new employees.

Anthony Kyriacou

Senior CAD Technician

Joined our team Feb 2017. Anthony has over 20 years’ experience in the joinery industry. Having worked his way from apprentice to lead Joiner in a well-established Joinery company he went on to study further qualifications in Auto CAD before branching out into the design/ setting out division. Promoted to project manager in 2020, he has been instrumental in completing the largest project K&D have accomplished to date whilst building strong rapport with multiple new and existing clients.

Svajunas Kyburas

CAD TECHNICIAN

With more than 30 years’ experience, We first started to use Svajunas services in XX Svajunas has superb understanding and knowledge in creating and revising working drawings from the specifications of the client through to creating 3D solid modelling with physically based rendering and automated CNC programming.

Zoltan Kovacs

CAD Technician

Joining us in 2015, Zoltan adds experience to our team having previously gained a master’s degree in timber engineering together with his knowledge of 2d and 3d Auto CAD. His experience also extends from previous roles both in structural timber and windows and door manufacturing.

Frank Webb

CAD Technician

Since Frank joined us in 2019, he has become a valuable member of our CAD team. An experienced bench joiner, both in traditional joinery and cabinetry. He is constantly using his 40 years’ knowledge and experience to produce detailed drawings for client approval and manufacture

Lawrence Millington

CAD Technician

Jake Little

CAD Technician

Jake started in 2021 and is the newest member of the CAD department. He has 3 years’ experience in designing bespoke joinery fit for construction. He is well versed in multiple cad software’s including 2D and 3D rendering. Before becoming a draftsman Jake used to design and make scale architectural and museum exhibition models.

Olga Krainaja

Cad Technician
Health & Safety & Production Managers

Paul Stanley

Health and Safety Co-Ordinator

Paul joined us in 2018 giving him a combined total of 37 years’ experience within the furniture and joinery Industries. His knowledge of Health and Safety and procedural understanding has allowed the business to set in place, several key changes in the way we operate. Paul is also responsible for health and safety and qualifications include – IOSH, Diploma in first line Management (level 4) and ILM LEVEL 3.

Michael Costello

WORKSHOP MANAGER

With 25 years continuous service, we are grateful of Micks commitment and dedication to K and D Joinery. He completed a 4-year apprenticeship in wood machining resulting in an advanced City and Guilds qualification. He then continued in the timber trade to gain a further 9 years production experience before joining us in 1997. His current role as production manager oversees workshop health and safety matters and ensures our own quality and customers high expectations are met. Mick holds a NEBOSH qualification in occupational Health and Safety.

Gary Imamzade

WORKSHOP MANAGER

With 25 years’ experience in bespoke joinery manufacturing, including 20 years as a Joinery Shop Manager. Gary joined us in 2019. He is qualified to NVQ Diploma in joinery Level 3 and has gained and continues to use a great knowledge of timber and related products within our manufacturing process.

Production Supervisors

Andrius Budenas

CNC SUPERVISOR

Shamir Khan

SPRAYSHOP SUPERVISOR

Thorben Pierdola

SUPERVISOR

Larry Lynch

SUPERVISOR

David Pile

SUPERVISOR
Buying

Callum Moir

STORES AND WORKSHOP BUYER

Ben McCallister

STORES AND WORKSHOP BUYER
Wood Machinist & Workshop Operatives

Darius

Wood Machinist

Arunas

Wood Machinist

Ricky

Wood Machinist

Joseph

Workshop Operative

Jason

Workshop Operative
BESPOKE joinery (windows, doors, shopfronts & more)

Leroy

JOINER

Chris

JOINER

Raimondas

JOINER

Matt

JOINER

Sadik

JOINER

Warren

JOINER

Shawn

JOINER

Grant

JOINER

Steven

JOINER

Reece

JOINER

Luke

JOINER

Enver

JOINER

Danny

JOINER

Tom

JOINER

Harry

TRAINEE JOINER
Stairs & balustrading

Edvinas

STAIR MAKER

Stefan

WOOD CARVER

Gintarus

Stair maker

Evaldas

Stair maker

Petras

Stair maker
cnc MACHINERY

Vytas

MACHINIST

Gatis

MACHINIST

Slavik

MACHINIST

Dan

MACHINIST

Paul

MACHINIST

David

MACHINIST
Cabinetry

Andy

Cabinetry

Jack

Cabinetry

Carlos

Cabinetry

Alex

Cabinetry

Steve

Cabinetry

Viktor

Cabinetry

David

Cabinetry

Jacob

Cabinetry
GLAZING

Piotr

GLAZIER

Valon

Glazier & Quality Control
finishing & spraying

Mark

WOOD FINISHER

Peter

WOOD FINISHER

Arsen

WOOD FINISHER & QUALITY CONTROL

Russell

SPRAY SHOP TECHNICIAN

Marcin

SPRAY SHOP TECHNICIAN

Aidan

SPRAY SHOP TECHNICIAN

Dovydas

SPRAY SHOP TECHNICIAN

James

SPRAY SHOP TECHNICIAN

Nouman

SPRAY SHOP TECHNICIAN & QUALITY CONTROL

Denis

SPRAY SHOP TECHNICIAN
DELIVERY TEAM

Gary

DELIVERY DRIVER

Eddie

DELIVERY DRIVER

Bahri

DELIVERY DRIVER & QUALITY CONTROL
Installation teams

Gheorghe

Site Manager

John

Site supervisor

Yani

Site supervisor

Mark

Site supervisor

Patrick

Site supervisor

Viktor

Site supervisor

Simon

Site supervisor

Jason

Site supervisor

Sergej

Site Fitter

Konrad

Site Fitter

Marius

Site Fitter

Maciej

Site Fitter

Charlie

Site Fitter

PJ

Site Fitter

Marian

Site Fitter

Tom

Site Fitter

Chas

Brickwork Refurbishment & Site Fitter

Joseph

TRAINEE SITE FITTER