Meet the team behind Beahm & Son Ltd.
Richard Beahm “Rick” is the heart of the business and has been moving us forward for over 30 years. Rick has been working with cabinets and remodeling since he was a kid, with no formal college education, he learned everything about design from practical experience. Years of learning what works and what doesn't has shaped him into the designer he is today.
“Design is about blending form and function, a room that functions perfectly can look beautiful and a room that looks beautiful can still be functional. Nothing is outside our capabilities.” When you come in to work with Rick, you are receiving years of experience and creativity which has been built on a solid foundation of understanding the entire construction process of a job.
Corey Battles joined Beahm & Son in 2014 as a design assistant and is the engineering brain behind all Beahm’s kitchen and bathroom projects. His education started with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Kent State University, as well as a semester studying design in Italy. Corey continued his education by working for a small custom cabinet shop in Ohio. His time there was invaluable, teaching him not only design and client interaction, but also the inner workings of cabinetry. He learned how cabinets go together, how they function, and most importantly, what doesn’t work.
As a design assistant, Corey handles all aspects of a project from site visits, to space planning and cabinet layout. He will pull together all the details of a project to create in-depth drawings for clients and the installers. All of this will help bring the project to life for the client and reinforce the details for the installers, making everything a little easier for everyone.
Nick’s design career began when he worked as an Art Director in studios and advertising agencies across Pittsburgh and Chicago. Over time his role became more focused in new product development and focus group research. The research was based on the psychology of product positioning and client benefits. It focused on building an in-depth understanding of client needs and gave Nick new insight into retail market demands. Specifically, the current socio-economic delivery expectations in all manner of products
The next creative move was to Fine Art, painting landscapes and still lifes, as a member of the Oil Painters of America; selling his work in art galleries across three states. During this period Nick found time to study with the NKBA and began designing kitchens and baths. The practicality of the creative process in this venue gives Nick a feeling of accomplishment and value added service.