For many years Jim and Monica took their girls on vacations to Richmond, Virginia to visit with family who had moved here. Eventually in 2000 they decided that Richmond was where they wanted to set down roots and raise their family as the pace of life is slower and the people are so friendly and personable. Virginia reminds Monica of Ireland with its rolling hills, and beautiful countryside except the weather is much better here. Thirteen years later family and friends have grown in number, and Kitchen Doctors is well established and creating beautiful kitchens for very happy customers.
Jim Sheehan is one of ten children raised by his stay-at-home Mom, Dorothy, and Bank Manager Father, Jim on Long Island, New York. While growing up, family was everything and the close-knit loyalty instilled by his parents is very much a part of Jim’s life today with his own family of four girls and his family owned and operated business, Kitchen Doctors.
After graduating High school, Jim worked for his older brother Larry in his successful Kitchen and Flooring Company. He started as an apprentice in the work shop learning how to manufacture countertops, cabinets and custom furniture. After mastering carpentry, he became an apprentice to the top Installer and Reface Mechanic in the company and worked as a Helper until he had honed his skill and was promoted to Installer.
In his mid twenties Jim opened his own kitchen business changing the name three times over the course of almost thirty years until finally settling on Kitchen Doctors. Loyalty, dedication to excellence, commitment to his customers, and a life-long love of creating beautiful kitchens is what sets Jim apart.
Monica Sheehan grew up in Ireland in a large family also. Her dream since she was seven years old was to come to America and she moved to New York in 1986 and worked as a Nanny on Long Island where she met and married Jim.
She is a proud Mom of four beautiful girls, a published author, and co-owner of Kitchen Doctors. Her start in the kitchen business was very part-time as a book keeper while the girls were young. Over the years that role has grown to include Office Manager and Sales Associate.
As a woman and a mother she understands what it is like to spend so much time in a kitchen cooking and entertaining, and she also understands how important it is to love being in your kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home, and having a beautiful kitchen that is organized and functional keeps the heart happy.