At Custom Kitchens, we design functional and stylish spaces that you and your family can love to live in.  Our designers understand the unique aspect of each project and work with you to design a space that
matches your house style & fits with your life style.

Designer Debra Sweeney

Debra Sweeney
cell:  240-682-6885

Debra is kind and patient and has an amazing ability to  create unusual and intricate designs that reflect her clients' vision for their home.  Her Interior Design Degree along with over 20 years of experience helps to ensure that every detail is thought out carefully and interpreted properly.  Debra creates spectacular spaces that are stunning and timeless!

Meet The Team

crystal pic.jpg

Crystal Ames
cell:  240-577-9698

Crystal has been designing kitchens for over 10 years.  She enjoys the challenge of making every kitchen unique to the home owner’s taste. She believes not only in creating a beautiful space but making it functional as well.  For Crystal, being a kitchen and bath designer really is the dream job and one that is forever changing – with new clients, new spaces and new products and trends.

Designer Gabrielle Halpern

Gabrielle Halpern
cell: 240-808-5487

Gabrielle's many years of design experience has led to an incredible ability to interpret our clients' needs into unique designs.   She uses her extreme creativity when designing any room and helps clients pull it all together with color and form.  She has a knack for contemporary and finds it easy to incorporate new, updated ideas into traditional design. 

Designer/Owner Susan Janyszek

Susan Janyszek
Owner / Designer
cell: 301-751-6454

Office Manager Jessica Gentry

Jessica Gentry
Project Coordinator
cell:  301-801-0248


Donna Hooks
Design Renderer          


Susan has more than 30 years of experience designing all rooms of the home at all levels.  She has designed spaces for hundreds of clients up and down the East Coast and in Puerto Rico.  She has served on the Board of The National Association of the Remodeling Industry and has earned their title of Certified Remodeler.  She holds a Maryland Home Improvement License.  Susan believes in positive thinking, honesty and kindness and always tries to put herself in other peoples shoes.  her strong believe in excellent customer service is the foundation the company was built on.

Jessica has been managing our showroom and coordinating our projects for many years. She knows everything that is happening on every project at any given time!  Her amazing organizational skills ensures that every order is processed when needed and every installation packet is available when cabinets are installed.  She is at the jobsite for deliveries to make sure everything arrives as promised and on time.  Jessica works tirelessly to make sure every client is happy and has a positive experience with Custom Kitchens.

Donna's keen eye for detail & deep understanding of computer imaging assists her in creating the amazing, photo realistic presentations that our clients love.  She can take any plan and make it look so real that you feel like you are looking into the future!  

(see samples below)

Custom Kitchen by Design, Inc.  Est 1997

6750 Crain Hwy, La Plata, MD 20646

Text measurements to 301-751-6454




Custom Kitchen by Design, Inc.  Est 1997

6750 Crain Hwy, La Plata, MD 20646

Text measurements to 301-751-6454

High Definition Computer Rendering of Kitchen
High Definition Computer Rendering of Kitchen

Is it a computer generated rendering or a picture? 

Send us your measurements and we will show you the future!!


Amazing White Kitchen with Dark wood floors and barn doors.  Custom Walnut Furniture Style Island

Family Owned and Operated

for over 19 years. 


Custom Kitchens was founded in 1997 by husband and wife team Susan Janyszek and Ronald Pickrel, both of whom have a Maryland Home Improvement License. Our first showroom located just one block off of 301 was destroyed in the tornado that devastated La Plata in 2002. Rebuidling after that landed us at our current location directly on 301 in the heart of our beautiful town. 


We take pride in every project we do and it shows in our client's recommendations and in the loyalty of our builders and contractors who trust us to provide the cabinetry to all of their clients.  We are very proud to be a part of the Southern Maryland community of designers and remodelers.