As Featured in National Kitchen & Bath

Kitchen Encounters, a family-owned business since 1981, is marking its 40th anniversary this month.

Situated in the heart of the Annapolis Design District, Kitchen Encounters has earned an outstanding reputation for exquisite designs and exceptional customer service, boasting a staff of designers who are all NKBA Certified Kitchen & Bath Designers (CKBD) or Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designers (CMKBD).

Mark T. White, CMKDB, who was born and raised in Annapolis, established Kitchen Encounters in 1981. After four decades as a small business in the Maryland capital, the enterprise is still known for its quality products, and unique and creative designs — having received many design awards, and having projects appear on HGTV and featured in national and regional publications.

“It’s hard to believe it’s been 40 years since I started Kitchen Encounters as a small custom countertop shop in a rented basement,” said White. “My first delivery was in a 1967 VW microbus on which I stenciled ‘Kitchen Encounters’ over gray primer. I moved into selling cabinetry a year or two later, and have loved it ever since. The most important thing to me has always been to do everything we can to make sure our clients are happy with the Kitchen Encounters experience.”