Chris founded Chris Sterns Design Build in 1990 with a deep love of design, woodworking, and craftsmanship. That passion has driven exceptional designs and installations of custom kitchens, bathrooms, and other spaces for 30 years.

Originally from New England, Chris brings a clean and smart design style to the elegant and historic homes of northern New Jersey. As a master carpenter, woodworker, and draftsman himself, Chris works directly on every aspect of each project. And with decades-long relationships with highly-skilled tradespeople and artisans, Chris collaborates intimately with the entire team to ensure that each project's style and function meet — or exceed — the client's vision.

Let’s talk about your home renovation ideas, so we can share our experience and expertise with you. Contact us today to tell us about your project—or schedule a free in-home consultation.


Tom has been with Chris every working day since 2007. Tom is a highly skilled project organizer and carpenter who looks ahead to all the intricacies of the project with a keen eye and calm mind to make sure that everything runs smoothly and the job turns out beautifully.