Vesta: integrity, reliable, commitment to excellence, superior customer service, innovative designs, extensive vendor network, high-performing team and the list goes on.
Colette Rodon-Hornof: collaborative, creative, responsive, passionate, transparent, active listener, strategic thinker, articulate, high performer, sensitive to others’ needs and the list goes on.
Over the past six years, I have collaborated with Colette and the Vesta team on several design and construction projects both small and large. The characteristics noted above exemplify a company that and leader who make it happen. From the beginning phase of each project to the final details, Colette and her team exquisitely executed the agreed-upon plan. Each step of the project was collaborative, transparent and timely. Of course with any project, obstacles are inherent. However, when impediments arose, Colette confidently assessed issues and offered creative solutions. Simply stated – she got the job done!
Creating your dream home is never an easy process. Colette has been with me every step of the way. Her attention to detail and Vesta’s extensive vendor network brought it all together. She listened to my specific needs, solicited ideas and guided my through the process. Colette’s passion for her work was contagious, minimizing stress and creating pleasurable experiences even through challenging parts of the project. Thank you Colette and Vesta!
Colette and the VESTA team made a kitchen remodel a simple undertaking, as they professionally managed all aspects of my project. They offered sound advice and made reasonable suggestions to design a modern kitchen for my urban condo. Using suppliers from Europe and leveraging local expertise, they designed a unique kitchen that I haven’t seen in other city homes. I highly recommend VESTA’s services.
Their support and vision from a manufacturing stand point is excellent. Colettes balance of common sense, attention to detail, customer focus and team approach in high-end projects has been very refreshing….they are a delight to work with!
—Michele O., Miele USA
I’m one of those people who have great ideas and a pretty good eye but never seem to be able to achieve the final look I wanted on the first go around. I self-design, buy stuff, set it up, and then hate it only to repeat the process. Enter Colette of Vesta. Problem solved. She spends time with you collaborating and getting all of those good ideas, then narrows the focus…a very important step. She is also someone with a honed sense of design shaped by years of experience, a great design skill-set, and a variety of customer desires. She aims to please, will tell you when you’ve gone into the land of bizarro, is amazingly responsive, and reliable. Don’t think on it too hard…just call Colette and you’ll see what I mean.
I worked with VESTA to completely remodel my kitchen as part of a major home renovation. In all aspects of the project, Colette was professional, knowledgeable and responsive – exceeding my expectations at every turn. She provided meaningful information about cabinetry, appliances, lighting and surface materials that allowed me to understand trade-offs and make informed decisions. Her range of skills from high level vision to expertise in the details helped create a kitchen as functional as it is beautiful! For a complex project, the process was amazingly smooth. Although we encountered very few problems, Colette was incredibly quick and creative in resolving them – in my mind, the true measure of a customer focused business. I can recommend VESTA and Colette without qualification – I really enjoyed working with them and am thrilled with my kitchen!!!
From our first meeting to post completion follow up, our experience with Vesta Chicago was a great one. Colette’s attention to detail and knowledge of the cabinetry and appliances made what could be an arduous process into a pleasant one. Her eye for the aesthetic and the practical came together seamlessly to result in a beautiful and functional space. Our kitchen is truly the heart of the home. It is full of light and the materials and color she guided us to enhance the space and make it warm, with clean lines and wonderful color. When people ask what we would do differently, we really can’t come up with much. We honestly and truly say “we love our kitchen”.
This was an amazing example of when a professional know what they are doing, their product(s) and pays attention to the details, EVERYTHING goes right! Colette was always prepared, creative and on top of all aspects of the project. She handled all the components of our new kitchen i.e. cabinets, appliances, counter tops, custom stonework etc. It all came together seamlessly. Now I get to enjoy the best new kitchen in Chicago!
Colette has been a trusted friend and colleague for over 20 years. Her creative vision, knowledge and outstanding commitment to detail gained her early recognition as an industry leader and innovator.
I have worked with Colette at each stage of her career progression; from designer to project manager and now principle of her own successful showroom and design firm. Her vast industry experience arms her with the innumerable resources required to execute projects of every design and complexity.
Through careful coordination, timely delivery and strong relationships with contractors and suppliers, the talented team she assembled at Vesta has rightfully earned numerous awards, publication and praise by the design community. Utilizing the latest technologies and materials, along with constant education, Vesta championed environmentally sustainable design before most in the industry had even heard the term.
In addition, her tireless energy admirably involves her in many philanthropies, whether industry related, community oriented or just passion driven! It is an honor to count her as a friend, customer and project partner.
Always asking “what if”… Colette and Vesta continue to innovate and impress!!