New Life Bath & Kitchen Team


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Chuck Winkles

President

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 Albert

Designer

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.

Cindy has been quoted in The New York Times,  Tile Magazine, and closely follows many design, food, fashion and travel related blogs to keep up on the latest design trends.


David Lees

Project Manager

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.


Mike Maxwell

Project Manager