About Us

Jared Mehlhopt is the owner and hands-on manager of Designa Kitchens, and with the support and partnership of his lovely wife Mel, they lead a team of expert joiners making dreams come true for homeowners Canterbury wide.

Jared had a rare knowledge of his own skills and ability from a young age. This knowledge meant that he has followed his own path, training in joinery straight out of school from the age of 16. Jared was then handpicked for immediate employment from that course based on his natural ability and his own unique innovation, which launched him into years of invaluable on-the-job training with masters of the trade.

It was dedication, hard work and innovation that had made him stand out from his classmates at that time, and today, with years of experience owning and managing Designa Kitchens, that same innovation and dedication to his chosen area of expertise is what makes him stand out from his competitors.

Jared’s first employment opportunity saw him gaining 13 years of valuable experience working for a well-respected joinery company in Christchurch, and in time, becoming a master of the trade himself.

In 2006, with the support of his long-time partner Mel, Jared decided the time was right to launch a new platform from which he could focus his talents in the area he was most passionate about.

Thus Designa Kitchens was established; a dedicated kitchen joinery company able to deliver the highest standards of design and innovation, combined with quality workmanship.

With a stellar reputation and a long list of satisfied customers, many of whom return to utilise their services for new projects, the success of Designa Kitchens owes a lot to the dedication of Jared, Mel and their team. The reward that is gained through many hours of hard work, including overtime to meet tight deadlines, ensures that this Christchurch based joinery specialist will continue serve the people of Canterbury for many, many years to come.

Contact Jared, and the team today to discuss your ideas for enhancing the heart of your home. You’ll be surprised at the wide range of options and services available and Jared’s ability to cater to your needs to suit any budget and style.