"Mary and dan ellis are first class."

Mary and Dan Ellis are first class , thorough and organized! They have several manufacturers to choose from with hundreds of styles. They are the best team that I have ever worked with and I have built many homes for myself and others. They gave me exactly what I wanted in my kitchen, baths and office within my budget! They made it easy for me. They made it uncomplicated. 
I had a wonderful experience!!

-Linda Landers

"It is everything i had hoped for and wanted."

We recently built a home in Carbondale and were referred to Ellis Design by our builder. From the moment we walked into their showroom, I felt at home and knew that Mary and Dan would do a unique and special job. It was a long process as we have six baths, unusual kitchen and pantry, mud room and garage. Special details in the drawers as well as the island counter tops. Each bath has different cabinets and colors too. They never lost their patience and always had a smile. I could not be happier with the end results. It is everything I had hoped for and wanted. Mary, also helped select my appliances, which I am thrilled with. It was a pleasure working with this special couple. I would highly recommend them.

-Sally Baldwin


We were referred to Dan and Mary Ellis, Ellis Design, by our Contractor, Dan Gruenefeldt. We had previously build a similar sized home in California in 2003. For that project, my wife and I designed all of the cabinets throughout the house, a very difficult task since we had no experience designing cabinets prior to building that house. We learned a lot from that project, both does and don'ts, but still dreaded going through the same process again twelve years later. 

That was until we met Dan and Mary. Not only are they delightful, fun people, but they really really know their business upside down and backward. We sat down with them the first time with our floor plans wanting something very different from our previous house. Although my wife and I had very specific ideas about the design and functionality of our cabinetry, Dan and Mary very patiently moved us through the process (managing my wife and my many differences of opinions on what we wanted) adding immensely to our experience base. 

Between wood selection, finishes, colors and designs for every drawer, cabinet, shelf and cupboard for every room in the house, it was an even bigger job and I had remember. Happily, Dan and Mary made it almost effortless. We created cabinets for a very large kitchen, butler pantry, living room, dining room, five bathrooms, one powder room, mudroom and laundry room, we thought we would never get everything completed so Dan and Mary could finalize the working drawings. Since we were back and forth to California, many of the drawings were sent electronically which kept everything on schedule. Needless to say, the finished cabinets were absolutely magnificent and the craftsmanship as perfect as we could have possibly hoped for when we started the project. The massive installation was done on time and without damage to anything. The very few adjustments needed once we moved in, were made immediately and very professionally. 

Additionally, Mary was extremely helpful with the select and specification of virtually all our appliances, most of which were Wolf and SubZero. Her knowledge of the many fine points of appliances and how to put together the best deal for us was not only a big relief, but we got exactly the products we wanted. 

Bottom line, our entire experience with Ellis Design, start to finish was fun, perfect, invigorating, educational and five star. We had many design sessions that probably took twice as long because we wandered off into all sorts of fun discussions regarding food, films, dogs and skiing. We are so happy we were able to work with them on what will be our last house since we are retired happily in Colorado.


"Always a pleasure to worth with."

I've worked with Dan and Mary Ellis on numerous projects of the past 20 years. They are extremely professional and are always a pleasure to work with when it comes to my client's projects. I highly recommend Ellis Design. 5 stars!

-Earl Anderson, AIA

"I couldn't be happier."

Working with Ellis Design was the highlight of my building experience.  Their high level of professionalism and integrity are unsurpassed in my experience.  Dan made the collaborative creative process so enjoyable and patiently persisted till we achieved something very special. Mary had all the answers to my questions about the products. Their knowledge, timeliness, follow through and attention to detail made all the difference in the culmination of a superior result.  I couldn't be happier. 

-Krys G.

"we were blown away."

Dan and Mary are amazing designers. My husband and I reached out for advice on a small kitchen, and they had so many great ideas that we were blown away. We can't wait for our new cabinets to arrive - they are going to look great!

-Caet May