About Us

John Cook Kitchens is an award-winning, full service design and remodeling company specializing in kitchens and baths.  With more than 30 years of experience, the one thing that never changes is the quality you will find at John Cook Kitchens – quality designs, quality customer service and quality products for all budgets.

Our Team

Shelley Tanner has been an award winning Certified Kitchen Designer with John Cook Kitchens for the past 22 years.  Working in the Kitchen and Bath industry for the past 26 years has given her extensive knowledge in construction and remodeling.  Shelley is very detail oriented and creative at space planning.  Her formal education includes a two year Associates Degree in Commercial Art from Honolulu Community College and a four year Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design Degree from Chaminade University.  In her spare time she enjoys hiking and kayaking.


LauraJon Cornel, “L J,” started off in this industry in 2003 assisting the project manager for a local cabinet manufacturer ordering parts and materials, and learned what was needed to build custom cabinetry.  Through on the job training, classes and seminars, her years of experience evolved into designing projects and helping others create a place in their home that adapts to their lifestyle and living needs.  L J designs using 20/20 design software which helps customers visualize their new area and see how their design choices will look prior to everything being ordered.


Wendy Nelson has been with John Cook Kitchens for two years serving as Office Manager and now, Project Coordinator.  While this is a new profession for her (previously in the dental field for 12 years), she has relished her time meeting people in this tight-knit community and learning all that encompasses this industry.  Her highlight is working with customers and witnessing their elation as their projects evolve from conception to completion.


Maria joined our team in August 2018.  She brings an organized and detail-oriented approach to everything she does and is a passionate team player.  She enjoys greeting clients with a smile and supporting the team in interior design projects with their clients, proposals and bookkeeping.  Her previous hospitality industry experience enables her to provide our clients and vendors with exceptional customer service.  In her free time, Maria enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and gardening.