People

  • Beth Anne Branden, IIDA

    President, Interior Designer
  • Chris Hayes

    General Manager
  • Melanie Reeder

    Interior Designer
    Account Manager
  • Mallory Moore

    NCIDQ® Certificate No. 26518
    Interior Designer
    Account Manager
  • Kaitlyn Savage

    Interior Designer
  • Lee Kimsey

    Sales Manager
  • Emily Hayes

    NCIDQ® Certificate No. 26265
    Design Manager
  • Janie Bartee

    NCIDQ® Certificate No. 024858
    Senior Project Designer
    Project Manager
  • Dennis Gifford

    Installation Manager
    9 Years of Service
    Hon Installation Training
    Teknion Certified
  • Matt Garrett

    Media Analyst / Staff Photographer
  • Ryan Baxter

    9 Years of Service
    Hon Installation Training
    KI Wall Certified
  • Aaron Mcginty

    7 Years of Service
    Hon Installation Training
    Teknion Certified
  • Joe Olliso

    Installer

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BA Designs

Beth Anne Branden, IIDA

Beth Anne Branden, IIDA

President, Interior Designer

L-beth-anne-bradenBeth Anne graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design, and has, more than 25 years of experience in the design and contract furniture industry. She opened BA Designs in February of 1995 and Superior Installation Services in November of 1999. Naturally, as President of the company, her responsibilities involve all aspects of both the design and business side of BA Designs. Her ability to produce successful “turn-key” projects has been instrumental in establishing the respect BA Designs has gained in the surrounding A&D community. Her focus lies with the customer, providing them with a well-planned interior solutions that is both aesthetically pleasing and cost effective.
FUN FACT: Beth Anne enjoys spending her free time at Lake Wabaunsee watching sunsets.

Chris Hayes

Chris Hayes

General Manager

chris-hayes Chris joined the BA Designs/Superior Installation team in 2004 with a background in construction and customer service. Since joining Superior Installations, Chris has been responsible for scheduling installation projects and working with installers to insure outstanding customer service and timely project completion. He also coordinates with the design team on product delivery schedules and customer follow-up. Chris enjoys the opportunity to be involved with projects from the initial planning stage to final installation.
FUN FACT: Chris enjoys any and all sports activities, watching or participating.

Kaitlyn Savage

Kaitlyn Savage

Interior Designer

kaitlyn-savageKaitlyn began her career with BA Designs as an intern for the Summer of 2012 and Summer-Fall 2013. She graduated from Kansas State University in May 2013 and began working as and Interior Designer in January 2014. Her willingness to learn and ability to catch on quickly have made her time at BA Designs both useful and effective as she begins her Interior Design career.
FUN FACT: Kaitlyn loves to hike the mountains of Colorado, and it is her goal to complete her first “fourteener”, Longs Peak, by the end of Summer 2014.

Lee Kimsey

Lee Kimsey

Sales Manager

lee-kimsey Lee has been in the contract furniture industry for over 25 years. He joined BA Designs in 2011. He has extensive background working with State and Local clients. He prides himself on taking care of his clients and building longstanding relationships with them. He is a graduate of Emporia State University with a BSB in Business Administration.
FUN FACT: Lee loves to cook and spend time with family and friends.

Emily Hayes

Emily Hayes

NCIDQ® Certificate No. 26265
Design Manager

emily-hayes Emily is a 2003 graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. She has been a member of the BA Designs team since 2004, and has worked one-on-one with clients from the start of her career. Emily’s responsibilities include space planning, furniture specification, design development, and overall project management for both Governmental and Commercial projects. Emily is a member of the Kansas State University Interior Design Advisory Board.
FUN FACT: During the 2011-2012 Spring and Fall semester, Emily served as an Adjunct Professor at Kansas State University for 2nd year Interior Design Studio Courses.

Janie Bartee

Janie Bartee

NCIDQ® Certificate No. 024858
Senior Project Designer
Project Manager

janie-barteeJanie graduated from Kansas State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design and is an NCIDQ certificate holder. She joined BA Designs in 1998. Her unparalleled attention to detail has allowed her to successfully manage large systems furniture projects, from the initial project programming to on-site supervision of the installation. She has extensive experience working with the Federal Government at such locations as Fort. Leavenworth, KS and Fort. Riley, KS and facilities of both Kansas Army and Air National Guards. Understanding her customers’ needs and knowledge of the field have allowed her to develop the many long-standing relationships she has established for BA Designs.
FUN FACT: Janie is a huge fan of Nascar. She can be found supporting her favorite Sprint cup series driver, Tony Stewart #14, in front of the T.V., in the grandstands or in the pits on Race Day. Go “Smoke”!

Chris Hayes

Chris Hayes

General Manager

chris-hayes Chris joined the BA Designs/Superior Installation team in 2004 with a background in construction and customer service. Since joining Superior Installations, Chris has been responsible for scheduling installation projects and working with installers to insure outstanding customer service and timely project completion. He also coordinates with the design team on product delivery schedules and customer follow-up. Chris enjoys the opportunity to be involved with projects from the initial planning stage to final installation.
FUN FACT: Chris enjoys any and all sports activities, watching or participating.

Dennis Gifford

Dennis Gifford

Installation Manager
9 Years of Service
Hon Installation Training
Teknion Certified

Ryan Baxter

Ryan Baxter

9 Years of Service
Hon Installation Training
KI Wall Certified

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Aaron Mcginty

Aaron Mcginty

7 Years of Service
Hon Installation Training
Teknion Certified

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Joe Olliso

Joe Olliso

Installer

Joe-Olliso

Melanie Reeder

Melanie Reeder

Interior Designer
Account Manager

melanie-reeder Melanie graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in December of 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design, and from Friends University in August of 2009 with a Masters in Business Law. She has over 20 years of experience in the contract furnishings market. Her product knowledge, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects has made her an invaluable asset to her clients. She has extensive experience working on projects from inception to completion, large and small. Melanie is confident in her abilities and looks forward to setting a standard for successful and comprehensive projects.
FUN FACT: I like to write screenplays.

Mallory Moore

Mallory Moore

NCIDQ® Certificate No. 26518
Interior Designer
Account Manager

Mallory MooreHailing from Fayette, Mallory is a graduate of Architectural Studies at MU. This gives her valuable insight to the design/build process for any type of project. She is environmentally conscious and appreciates sustainable practices. In her spare time, Mallory enjoys a good book, thrift shopping, and exploring her new city.
FUN FACT: Mallory is a NCIDQ certified interior designer who brings much creativity to every project. She is committed to working within the clients’ budget and time frame. Mallory’s strong work ethic, problem solving and dedication to quality design make challenging situations less challenging.

Beth Anne Branden, IIDA

Beth Anne Branden, IIDA

President, Interior Designer

L-beth-anne-bradenBeth Anne graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design, and has, more than 25 years of experience in the design and contract furniture industry. She opened BA Designs in February of 1995 and Superior Installation Services in November of 1999. Naturally, as President of the company, her responsibilities involve all aspects of both the design and business side of BA Designs. Her ability to produce successful “turn-key” projects has been instrumental in establishing the respect BA Designs has gained in the surrounding A&D community. Her focus lies with the customer, providing them with a well-planned interior solutions that is both aesthetically pleasing and cost effective.
FUN FACT: Beth Anne enjoys spending her free time at Lake Wabaunsee watching sunsets.

Chris Hayes

Chris Hayes

General Manager

chris-hayes Chris joined the BA Designs/Superior Installation team in 2004 with a background in construction and customer service. Since joining Superior Installations, Chris has been responsible for scheduling installation projects and working with installers to insure outstanding customer service and timely project completion. He also coordinates with the design team on product delivery schedules and customer follow-up. Chris enjoys the opportunity to be involved with projects from the initial planning stage to final installation.
FUN FACT: Chris enjoys any and all sports activities, watching or participating.

Lee Kimsey

Lee Kimsey

Sales Manager

lee-kimsey Lee has been in the contract furniture industry for over 25 years. He joined BA Designs in 2011. He has extensive background working with State and Local clients. He prides himself on taking care of his clients and building longstanding relationships with them. He is a graduate of Emporia State University with a BSB in Business Administration.
FUN FACT: Lee loves to cook and spend time with family and friends.

Emily Hayes

Emily Hayes

NCIDQ® Certificate No. 26265
Design Manager

emily-hayes Emily is a 2003 graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. She has been a member of the BA Designs team since 2004, and has worked one-on-one with clients from the start of her career. Emily’s responsibilities include space planning, furniture specification, design development, and overall project management for both Governmental and Commercial projects. Emily is a member of the Kansas State University Interior Design Advisory Board.
FUN FACT: During the 2011-2012 Spring and Fall semester, Emily served as an Adjunct Professor at Kansas State University for 2nd year Interior Design Studio Courses.