Jamie Koc

Jamie Koc grew up in the home remodeling and design business. As a 3rd generation designer, she continues to build on that foundation. What started as a summer job has now spanned a career of over 17 years. Through the years she has gone on to many other opportunities, including handling numerous lines of cabinetry, collaborating with luxury home builders in the Fox Valley, representing a line of cabinetry manufactured in California, and ultimately mastering her designing craft at a boutique firm in Downtown Geneva.

Jamie’s experience ranges from creative uses of stock cabinetry to the endless designs of fully-custom cabinetry. In addition to cabinetry, she offers full design service to complete your new space. Services are a-la-carte, meaning she can help you with a simple design plan or assist with an entire remodel from concept to completion.

The key to Jamie’s success is her desire to make people happy. She believes a good designer needs to ask the right questions and then let the client do all the talking. The more she learns about her clients, the more she can customize her designs to fulfill their wants and needs. Jamie is able to help clients think beyond door styles and soft-close drawers and really zero in on how they will be using their spaces in the coming years.

Some of Jamie’s favorite projects have involved researching historically accurate restorations and period-correct finishes. This is an especially important detail given the number of older homes in the area and the need to preserve them with integrity.

Chelsi Benson

Chelsi is a graduate of Harrington College of Design where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design. Upon entering the design field, she worked at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago where she acquired a refined approach to Interior Design and the details. After relocating to the suburbs, Chelsi spent several years at a Boutique Design firm in Geneva where she found her real passion was in remodeling. She loves the idea of giving an old space a new purpose and a new story to tell. She now focuses primarily on kitchen and bath design. Before coming to Heart of the Home, Chelsi spent several years at a high-end design + build firm in Hinsdale.

Chelsi believes great design can only be achieved by listening to the needs and desires of her clients, the space has to have meaning, inspiration and, most importantly, be functional. Her experiences over the years have honed her ability to create beautiful spaces by combining functionality with color, texture, and a client-inspired aesthetic. Each space she creates is unique to its dwellers and a carefully thought out reflection of their lifestyle.

Chelsi is a two-time award-winning designer in the Chicagoland area for Kitchen remodeling.