New Life Bath & Kitchen Team
Chuck Winkles grew up in Southern California where he met his wife Shelley. The two have been married for thirty-one years and have lived on the Central Coast for thirty years. They have two sons, Nathan and Noah; Noah is currently managing the second business, New Life Painting. Chuck founded New Life Painting in 1979. He enjoys camping with his wife in their fifth-wheel, golfing, surfing and hanging out with his family.
Chuck has been in the contracting business for more than thirty years and in working with homeowners through the years he has heard major complaints about their kitchen and bath remodels. While Chuck was managing New Life Painting, he had a client who was working with another contractor and was without a kitchen for nine months! He knows customers deserve better.
Armed with his hallmark enthusiasm and motivation to provide excellent service to customers, Chuck opened New Life Bath & Kitchen. His first job was to create a top-notch team of professionals who shared his goals of remodeling excellence and customer satisfaction. Next, he built a showroom to display custom cabinetry, beautiful fixtures and innovative design.
In the book Good to Great, the author says, “There is no substitute for good people. Having the right people in the right seats on the right bus is essential to having a successful company.” Chuck believes it is important to not only perform background checks and drug tests, but also personality profiles when hiring. New Life hires people who value their customers, family life outside of work and enjoy having fun. Chuck is proud of his team and the services they provide. It is his hope and goal to provide the best service, the best product and the best value to all their customers.
Cindy graduated from Interior Designers Institute in Newport Beach, California. After a year of interning for an Architectural firm, she opened her own design firm with an emphasis on residential design. Along the way, clients have asked her to design their business spaces and second homes located in other parts of the world. Her first international project in Hong Kong was published in Today’s Living.
Responding to industry changes, Cindy continued to seek new opportunities in lighting and hospitality design. She completed coursework for the American Lighting Association which earned her the title of “Lighting Specialist.” Cindy also has completed Dura Supreme's three-day Product Boot Camp training course.
David Lees has lived in Santa Maria for thirty-eight years and attended local Righetti High School. In his previous twenty-year employment, he managed more than one hundred people. With Dave’s many years of experience in carpentry, he has formed a passion for home remodeling and finish work. He completes every one of his jobs with precision and perfection. Dave has built several custom residential homes from the ground up.
He has been married for twenty-three years and has two sons, fourteen and ten years old. Outside of work, Dave enjoys hiking, site-seeing and dirt biking. He attends church, participates in church activities and enjoys spending time with his family. New Life Bath & Kitchen feels privileged to have such an outstanding and valued craftsman with David’s skill and motivation.
Karlie was born in Mexico City in 1988. At a young age, she and her family moved to Veracruz, Ver. where they lived for 17 years. Karlie attended a bilingual school where she studied English and developed a passion for American culture.
After graduating from high school, Karlie and her family moved to Tampico, Tams. Due to Karlie's passion for creating and innovating , she decided to attend the "Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas" where she graduated with an Interior Design degree in 2011.
Karlie's first job after college was a sales position for a kitchen, bathroom, and decorating business named "Galeria en Detalle" where she worked until 2014.
Karlie started working at New Life Bath & Kitchen in 2016 and recently completed training for 20-20 cabinet design software.