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Lenton Company ‘Grows’ Hope and Awareness for World Central Kitchen in their Chefs for Ukraine Humanitarian Effort

Lenton Company announces a local initiative intended to bring awareness and to direct donations to the World Central Kitchen in their “Chefs for Ukraine” efforts to feed refugees of the war in Ukraine. Sunflowers, the national flower of Ukraine, will be distributed as self-contained grow kits. Residents may call 661.273.9179 to reserve a complimentary grow-kit or pick one up at Lenton Company Design Studio located at 530 Commerce Ave., Suite C in Palmdale between 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“As an Antelope Valley family-owned Design-Build-Remodel business for three generations, we know the kitchen is the heart of the home,” said co-owner Rob Lenton. “The kitchen fuels the body, feeds the family, and provides sustenance for all who enter. It creates a gathering place where love, nourishment, and fellowship flourish.”

“Our collective hearts break at the loss of home, life, and security for the people of Ukraine. That’s why we’ve chosen to partner with the World Central Kitchen and their frontline Chefs for Ukraine humanitarian effort to feed refugees of the war in Ukraine.”

As of March 12, 2022, the World Central Kitchen activated operations in over 55 cities, served more than one million meals through more than 330 distribution points since Russia’s invasion, according to a news release. The relief effort continues to grow even supporting restaurants in Ukrainian cities, which remain under active attack.

Lenton Company purchased several hundred sunflower seed kits to distribute to Antelope and Santa Clarita valley neighbors. “We hope residents will join us in donating to the World Central Kitchen to help their frontline efforts,” said Evelyn Lenton. There is no suggested donation for the kits; only for recipients to consider making a direct donation to the nonprofit at a level comfortable for them.

“We hope to spread the hopeful optimism of the sunflower, which also happens to be the Lenton family signature flower,” Evelyn Lenton added. “It may seem a small gesture in a large crisis, but we know our community has empathy for the people of Ukraine and we hope they join us in helping this humanitarian effort to feed refugees.”

ABOUT LENTON COMPANY

Lenton Company has been crafting exceptional spaces since 1984 in the Antelope Valley and surrounding areas, specializing in kitchens, baths, new additions, and overall home remodels. Their design-build-remodel approach has earned them the accolade of “Antelope Valley’s Best” 11 times, a “Homes for Life Award” by the National Association of Home Builders for an accessible primary bathroom remodel, and named “Best of Houzz” award recipient for the last seven consecutive years. Evelyn Lenton was honored with the 2020 IMPACT Award and 2019 MVP Award by Remodelers Advantage. Affiliations include the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and the Antelope Valley Chambers of Commerce. www.LentonCompany.com 

ABOUT WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN

Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen (WCK) is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises while working to build resilient food systems with locally led solutions. WCK has served more than 60 million fresh meals to people impacted by natural disasters and other crises around the world. WCK’s Resilience Programs strengthen food and nutrition security by training chefs and school cooks; advancing clean cooking practices; and awarding grants to farms, fisheries, and small food businesses while also providing educational and networking opportunities. Learn more at wck.org.

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Worldwide Material and Supply Shortages

If you have been to your local hardware store recently, you may have noticed the empty shelves and sky-high prices. With the pandemic, extreme weather, and unprecedented demand for renovations, supplies and materials are becoming more and more difficult to find.

Despite that, Lenton Company is doing everything that we can to ensure our builds go smoothly, all without compromise to quality. Our team is working hard to keep our clients satisfied with their remodels, which is something that we are proud of.

Staying on top of things:

Our team is working tirelessly to prepare for any and all builds ahead, preordering materials as early as we possibly can. Lizsela, our build coordinator, keeps a constant eye on stock and availability to ensure that we get what we need for each project. If any problems appear, like sudden backorders, she alerts us immediately so we can find a solution.

Prioritizing the Client:

We stay in constant contact with our customers and alert them if there are any potential problems with sourcing materials or supplies. If we need to substitute a material, our design team works with them closely to create a solution that stays true to the design and meets the customer’s needs.

Creating new Solutions:

Making our customers dream home into a reality is something we won’t compromise on. With the difficulty in finding supplies, we have looked for new solutions for our customers, prioritizing them and their home before anything else.

Expanding our Horizons:

We have taken every opportunity to find new options and alternative materials for our builds. This includes our recent additions of Ready to Assemble cabinets, a new bathroom vanity line, and expanding our supplier base. Many of these choices are budget friendly, without compromising on quality.

Sarah Silvies

Where Style Meets Skill: Celebrating Designer Sarah Sylvies’ Certification

Turning dreams into reality is a skill our designers practice every day. We’ve always believed Lenton Company designers are the best in the business, and now we have proof — Sarah Sylvies is officially a Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer. This certification comes from the National Kitchen & Bath Association, a trade group supporting design professionals with tools, networking opportunities, and other resources to succeed in their industry. Being NKBA certified involves education and experience requirements, along with a rigorous application process and examination. 

“Using my knowledge and pushing it further with their educational tools really helped me in surpassing my goals. The process was challenging, but the end result was rewarding.” 

— Sarah Sylvies

The certification process requirements include a minimum of four years of full-time design experience, with at least two of those years focusing on kitchen and bath design. Besides her work experience, she also needed sixty hours of education credits from the NKBA and other approved coursework.

The process is completed with an intense exam. Sarah was scored on eight detailed design drawings in content categories ranging from graphics to technical planning details. After passing the design component, she was challenged with 100 questions in four categories: design solution, specifications, graphics and presentation, and mechanical and construction.

With this certification, Lenton Company clients can be certain their homes are designed by the best and most experienced in the industry. We are honored to have Sarah on our team and know she is excited to pass her expertise on to her clients, helping them design the kitchens and bathrooms of their dreams. Congratulations, Sarah!

Wondering what our fantastic designers can do to transform your home? Contact us today.

Original business card from when the company was launched 35 years ago.

Lenton Company Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Over the past 35 years, since Lenton Company was founded by Bob Lenton, our company has evolved dramatically. Once a home-based handyman service, Lenton Company is now a design-build remodeling firm operating from professional office space in Palmdale, CA. Since 1984, we have upgraded our name and office space more than once. But more than our name and location have changed since the company was founded. Our team has been transformed, as well.

AV Press article from 2016 highlighting a move into our former office space, which we outgrew in just two years.

Now led by Robert Lenton, Bob’s son, our company employs a team of 11 remodeling pros serving clients across the Antelope Valley. While we have recruited a talented group, we are proud to be a family owned and operated business. In addition to Robert, his wife Evelyn recently joined the team as Chief Financial Officer. In 2010, Robert and Evelyn’s daughter Kendal was the third generation of Lentons to join the company and has worked her way up to her current position of Production Manager. Learn more about our team.

To sustain our growth, Robert has invested heavily in training for both he and his team members. From enhancing production processes, to improving project estimating, Lenton Company operates with integrity and an eye on continual improvement. Our goal is to create home environments our clients enjoy so much that they return to us for additional work and are inspired to refer us to their friends. It would appear we are succeeding in our mission. Lenton Company has earned the Best of Houzz Award for Service excellence for the past five consecutive years.

Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of so many throughout our community. From our family, to our team members, clients, trade partners, chamber members, and more, we want to express our gratitude for your continual support. Thirty-five years is a significant milestone and we honor each and every one of you for your contributions to our success. Thank you! And here’s to another successful 35 years to come.

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