RAMA DANDAMUDI, PRESIDENT

“We are thankful for the builders and developers who have brought us into their projects. We are honored to provide exceptional kitchen designs that exceed the needs of their discriminating buyers in these world class buildings”

EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE 

For over 25 years, Dandamudi’s has been outfitting discriminating homeowners with their dream kitchen. We expanded our business to developers 15 years ago and have been honored to furnish over 7,000 units by supplying top scale developers not only kitchens, but also closets, bathrooms, sliding door systems, wardrobes and furnishings.

VARIETY OF PRODUCT

From modern cabinetry by Snaidero, to traditional and transitional styles from Plain & Fancy, and the ability to source custom solutions based on project needs, our diverse product line allows you to create a building with refined standardization while offering a variety of finishes. This range of expertise enables our designers to help you create custom solutions to compliment your building.

From design inception, we are with you every step of the way.

Defining and redefining project goals as well as high level and detailed planning. Meeting with developers, architects and the design team as a whole to fully integrate in and understand the needs of the project. Providing detailed specifications, drawings, renderings, CAD plans to ensure the vision is executed properly. We are able to provide mockups of the space, samples of finishes and door styles and help complete a look whether in the preliminary stages or later on in the process. Our main goal is to provide a knowledgeable human touch in all that we do. We have over 7,000 units delivered and installed throughout the span of our development experience. Our expertise and professionalism in the residential and development arena are unmatched.

Receive interest from builder/developer that they would like to use our product in their upcoming project(s)
A meeting is next set at the showroom(s) to discuss the project in further detail and get specifics related to the project. Kitchen plan documents are also brought to this meeting or sent in shortly after. 
This initial meeting will also discuss the vision of the overall project, what the developer is looking for and start to narrow down on style/finish. Our role is also to go through all of our offerings and start to guide the developers to start the selections in order to be able to price out for them based on aesthetic and budget.


Once plans are sent and reviewed, the team does some initial pricing based on the selections made. Based on where the developer is in the project lifecycle, we either price out two to three kitchens in the project, or the units in their entirety.
The next service we offer is to go over the initial pricing and determine if it’s within the project budget. If the budget criteria is met, more in depth design meetings are scheduled to go over finishes and decide on the program package that will be available for potential buyers; are there several finishes within the standard package that buyers choose from, if so, what are the finishes or is there an upgrade package available and what does that include.
If the developer is interested in moving forward, a Letter of Intent is drawn up and our next step is to do more detailed drawings and provide the developer with kitchen plans; on the onset in many cases we are provided with overall project architectural plans and the kitchen is just a footprint. We are able to take that and lay out the space with our product and modularity and offer our suggestions on layout, appliances, finishes, etc.


We then collaborate with the entire project to get to the desired schema/design. 
Once the layout and plans are drawn out in AutoCad, we will do more exact shop drawings for the units and provide prototypes.
The projects’ timeline then dictates our ordering schedule.


We are unique in many ways in our services, one of the services we offer is meeting one on one with every buyer/potential buyer and the design representative from the developer to go over selections and help them make decisions about designing with our product in their space; whether they choose to stick with the developers selection program or make upgrades.
 
Once the product is ordered we stay in close contact with the GC and provide them with drawings, as well as coordinate schedules and deliveries.
We are onsite for all deliveries and during installation to answer any and all questions.


 

LEADERSHIP

Our leadership team brings their collective 50 years of experience overseeing every project we partner on.

RAMA DANDAMUDI

President

Rama has been working with Dandamudi’s in Chicago for over 20 years. He has seen how cabinetry has transformed the landscape of Chicago, and this is only the beginning.

ERIKA KLIMENKO

Director, Project Division

Erika has worked her entire design career with Dandamudi’s. Her experience with large-scale projects in and around the city, as well as in San Francisco, Palm Springs, and beyond really allow for a great working relationship with top builders and developers.

BRANDY COHEN

Senior Designer

“I have been creating kitchens for over 15 years and what I have learned is that your kitchen should be a piece of art for everyone to experience. This space is where everyone seems to gather, whether it is family night in or you are hosting a party.”

CLIENT EXPERIENCE

ARCO Murray
Belgravia
bKL Architecture
Booth Hansen Associates
Clark Construction
DeStefano and Associates
Evans Construction
Gerding Edlen Development
Golub
GREC Architects
Habitat Group
Handel Architects
Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture
HBA Architecture
Helmut Jahn Architects

Hirsch Associates
Jameson Development LLC
JDL Development
JFJ Development Company
JMB Realty Corporation
John James Construction
Lendlease
Linn-Mathes Inc
Loewenberg and Associates
Lucien Lagrange Architects
Magellan Development Group LLC
Maris Construction
McHugh Construction
Mesa Development LLC
Novak Construction

Optima Inc.
Power Construction
Related Midwest
Richmond Interiors
Ricker Murphy Development
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Schatz Development
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, LLP
Solomon Cordwell Buenz and Associates
Studio Gang Architects
Sullivan, Goulette & Wilson Architects
The Trump Organization
UDR
Walsh Construction

OUR COMMITMENT TO FORWARD THINKING COMMUNITY STEWARDSHIP