Meet the Herringbone Team: Our Fitter, Leroy!

This week we speak to one of our kitchen fitter's, Leroy!

Hi! Give us a quick introduction; who are you?

Hello, I'm Leroy, and I work with Will fitting the kitchens across many of our projects.

Tell us about your career!

I've worked in kitchens and fitting for 30 years, and bring a lot of experience to the table. I orginally trained as a engineer but found that I enjoyed actually making things, more than designing them. I've lived in Whitstable for 20 years and love being so near the sea. My wife is an artist and we enjoy the calmer life that Whitstable offers. I also love fitting kitchensaround Kent because you find a lot of peculiar old houses with odd structures - it's a lot of fun, and often challenging, but that just means more experience to help with future work.

What is it you do at Herringbone?

I work with others to fit the kitchen. This can include plastering, plumbing and any other work that needs to be done in the space, as well as ripping out your old kitchen. I am a perfectionist by nature so I will not complete a job until I am happy with every aspect of it.

What project are you most proud of in your time with Herringbone?

Every project is special in it's own way, so it's nearly impossible to call out a single project. If anything, my favourite will just be the most recent, as it's the freshest in the memory!

Why should people go with Herringbone?

I bring a lot of experience having fit kitchens for over 30 years. William is a fantastic designer and very practical in that he envisions the kitchen from the fitters point of view, as well as the designers. I really enjoy working with William and think he brings something new and refreshing to the area in his design and attention to detail.

What about you would people be surprised by?

My sons play music around the Whistable area, and I have helped their creativity by building a sound system and area in my house! (It's not only kitchen fitting I work in, but I created what is practically a recording sutdio in my garage!)