Jim Barna | Owner
Jim Barna is the owner of TrueLeaf Kitchens and has been designing custom kitchens for over 15 years. He has won numerous design awards for his kitchens, he designed the kitchen for the 2007 HGTV Dream Home, and his work has been featured in publications such as Kitchen & Bath Design News, Signature Kitchens & Baths, Innovative Home, Log Home Living and Mountain Living to name a few.
Jim graduated from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA with a BA degree in Marketing. He and his wife, Eileen, owned and operated a kitchen design firm in Winter Park, Colorado which they success fully ran for 10 years before selling it in 2007 to move back to New Jersey to be closer to family. In the mountains of Colorado, they specialized in doing creative and unique kitchens in a style they coined "Rustic Elegance". Jim also pioneered a signature green design philosophy called "organic contemporary", which made him a nationally recognized resource in environmentally-friendly design.
Jim's honest, consultative approach to designing and selling kitchens helps clients feel more comfortable so that they can make good decisions. His talent and interest is focused on space planning - taking a section of the home that is not working for a family, re-configuring the space to function and flow better and also improve the value of a home. Jim’s philosophy is that good design does not have to be expensive and can make any kitchen or room a beautiful part of the home.
Sandee Dervalics | Designer
Sandee is an enthusiastic, creative and organized designer with over 16 years of kitchen design experience. Sandee graduated from College of New Jersey with a Bachelors of Fine Art/Interior Design. Sandee's work has been featured in Mansion in May 2006, and she has won numerous design awards. She likes to use an innovative combination of colors, textures and styles to reflect clients’, needs , wants and personality. Sandee is passionate about designing great kitchens because they are the heart of the home and where everyone spends their time. Sandee also has designed and managed numerous bathroom projects and can provide unique and creative solutions for any room in the home. She strives to make the remodeling process easy and stress free from concept through completion.
Sali Guirguis | CAD Designer
Sali has been designing and drawing kitchens and baths for over 8 years and has a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Alexandria University. She is a very detail oriented and organized person with a true passion for architecture and creating beautiful and accurate plans for our clients. Sali is able to show, through her detailed perspective drawings, exactly what the new space will look like and help the client to visualize what they have only been able to dream about. Also, she makes sure all of our jobs run smoothly by accurately pricing, creating estimates and ordering all parts needed for the project.
Eileen Barna | Accounts Payable and Receivable
Eileen has been working with her husband, Jim, for over 11 years. She graduated from Lehigh University with a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering. Eileen manages all of the administrative duties, advertising, bill paying, invoicing and their two boys, who are often seen in the showroom after school.