About Us

mark160227-2Mark James & Company is backed by Mark McAniff's forty years of design and fabrication.

An early interest in furniture design led Mark to enroll in Parsons School of Design. While at Parsons, he studied design and architecture, and worked as a model maker for designers. In that capacity, he produced special effects for television advertising and exhibits. For the next few decades he worked providing consultation, custom fabrications, prototypes, and designs to allied professionals, Fortune 500 companies, designers, architects, and television studios.

Beginning in 1999, Mark’s career focused totally on kitchen design. He then worked as a cabinet maker, and with that insight into the “fabric” of kitchens, resumed designing—and started Mark James and Company. 

This varied experience, combined with Mark's attention to detail, thorough knowledge of materials, and unhurried exploration of your intentions and personal style, add up to a unique and focused approach to your project. He will deliver a kitchen for the way you cook

Business Principles

IMG_1757Treat you and your project with respect.

Make the design and building process convenient, informative, and enjoyable.

Provide value, without sacrificing quality or service. 

Create realistic budgets and honor them. 

Ensure your project is completed as designed. 

Provide a satisfactory completion by close coordination with all installers, trades, and allied professionals (ours, yours or DIY).

Areas Served

IMG_1022Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Westchester, Columbia, and Greene Counties. Under some circumstances, we work in NYC and Western Connecticut. 


Mark James & Co.
Phone: 845-430-6566

By appointment only.

Appointments available at the studio or at your home

Mon to Saturday  7 am to 5 pm

Evenings available Tues - Thurs as late as 7 pm start depending on location

Mark designed our kitchen, which is in a seaside environment. He aided in countertop and flooring selection and did and outstanding job overall of designing our dream kitchen.”

-- junipercape/May 2015