Our Team of talented kitchen, bathroom and home designers


Stewart Lagarde- Certified Kitchen Designer
A New Orleans native, Stewart received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola University.  He is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Kitchen Designer.  He has over 35 years of experience in kitchen design and started Classic Cupboards in 1983. The company was originally located on Earhart Boulevard in New Orleans and moved to its present location in Harahan in 1997.  Although Stewart is semi-retired, he is frequently in the showroom and is available for consultation by appointment.

John Lagarde- Technical Cabinet Expert
John is a graduate of Jesuit High School and Loyola University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and worked for a local CPA firm before joining Classic Cupboards in 1996. John is the technical expert of our design jobs and has extensive knowledge of our cabinetry and appliance lines.  John also serves as the President of Classic Cupboards.

Patricia Neal- Custom Cabinet Designer
With over 30 years of experience in the Interior Design field, Patricia has an extensive background in all aspects of the interior design process.  She has over 10 years of retail management, including space planning, floor covering, draperies and fine furniture. Her design knowledge now includes kitchen design.  This combination of diversified experience enables Patricia to assist and guide clients during the complicated decision making process.  Her goal is to help clients to achieve their dream vision.

Robyn Bogataj- Interior Designer
Robyn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from the University of Southern Mississippi and is our resident CAD technician.  Robyn inputs field measurements and the designers' hand drawings into our state-of-the-art design software to produce top quality plans, elevations and perspectives.  She has worked in the kitchen design field since 1996 and her experience in kitchen design is evident in every plan presented to our clients.

Frank Schnell- Operations Manager
One of the benefits of working with Classic Cupboards is that we have an on-site warehouse where your product is received and housed until your job is ready for installation.  We also offer free delivery to local jobsites.  Frank manages this side of the business as our Operations Manager, and he is also responsible for coordinating all aspects of the appliance side of the business, including ordering, and scheduling both deliveries and installation.

We have additional staff, not mentioned here, who work as support for the above team members when creating your ultimate dream kitchen or bathroom cabinet design.

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