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Express Kitchens awarded 2014 SBA’s Connecticut Small Business Persons of the Year!

Max Kothari & Express Kitchens awarded 2014 SBA's Connecticut

It is with great pleasure we announce that Express Kitchens co-owners Max Kothari and Roger Mehta were named the 2014 U.S. Small Business Administration’s Connecticut Small Business Persons of the Year!

At a recent ceremony, Max explained how he built his growing kitchen remodeling business from a dream while attending Harvard School of Business. Having purchased Star Hardware in 1989 with 4 employees, Max and Roger with the help of the SBA, have grown Express Kitchens to almost 100 employees and 7 store locations as well as a growing commercial kitchen installation business based in an inner city neighborhood.

Max says Express Kitchens grew because of their customers. “Our customer loyalty has everything to do with our success. We gave them the choices and quality they wanted. We help them through every step, from design to installation. Renovation is at a minimum and we deliver outstanding value. That’s what’s really been an unbeatable combination.” Max also stated that “most people didn’t think that an ‘inner city’ company could compete. Express Kitchens is a great source of pride for Roger and myself, this award is humbling and deeply appreciated. “