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a karen black company is a design/build company, with qualified interior designers and dedicated craftsman. We create ideal environments for your kitchen, bath, home or office and take pride in designing custom details that you can’t find anywhere else. Because we build what we design, we have an in-depth understanding of construction; therefore, we know what can be built to work properly. We work hard for you in every phase of the project. a karen black company is trustworthy and fair at all times. 


What makes us the right choice?


Owner Karen Black CKD was one of the first Certified Kitchen Designers (CKD) in Oklahoma and one of the first twenty in the U.S. She has over 30 years of experience.

We design and build the kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas assuring quality control from start to finish. We also guarantee our product and service while you are in your home.

We pride ourselves in employing our own highly talented and trustworthy installation crews which gives us the greatest control over quality of work, cost, and scheduling.

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Our Designers & Staff


Karen Black, C.K.D
Owner/Interior Designer

Karen graduated from the University of Oklahoma with an Interior Design degree through the College of Architecture. She has been designing and implementing kitchens for 30 years.

Karen has been honored by serving as a judge for the National CKD Design Competition in New York and also served as a judge on the University of Oklahoma Interior Design Senior Portfolio Review. Karen has received numerous design awards, lighting awards, and magazine publications such as House Beautiful, Colonial Homes, Women's Day, and the front cover of Kitchens by Professionals.

Leroy Estes

Leroy is a designer on staff with 14 years at a karen black company. Leroy is one of our lead designers that will contribute on projects. Leroy will handle measuring and price estimating of jobs. Leroy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Central Oklahoma where he studied Interior Design. He has completed the Wood-Mode Sales Training Seminar for LifeStyle Design. 

Pam Thomas
Office Manager

Pam has been with a karen black company since 2004. Pam will usually be who you speak with on the phone, schedule appointments, and greet you when visiting our showroom. Pam assist with project managing and personally handles the quality control of items coming in. Pam says that after 14 years with the company she still loves her job and enjoys watching the outcome of the finished projects.




a karen black company believes in giving back and is involved in the following organizations. Both are working to make a difference in our communities through positive actions.


Rebuilding Together OKC

Rebuilding Together, a 501(c) 3 organization, rebuilds lives and neighborhoods by making homes safe, warm, and dry for low-income senior citizens in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Through our Year-Round Emergency Repair / Home Modification Program and our annual "April Work Day" Program, we provide free home repairs, emergency home repairs and home modifications that foster safer mobility and independence, changing the lives of our elderly neighbors every day. 
730 West Wilshire, Suite 108
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Phone: (405) 607-0464


Positive Tomorrows

Positive Tomorrows was founded in 1989 by a group of citizens concerned about homeless children and their lack of access to public education. Founding partners included the Mayor’s Taskforce on Homelessness, Junior League of OKC, YWCA, and Oklahoma City Public Schools. 

Originally part of Oklahoma City Public Schools, Positive Tomorrows has become a private, non-tuition school serving homeless and at risk children in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
P.O. Box 61190
Oklahoma City, OK 73146
Phone: (405) 556-5082