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Modern Kitchens & Baths

Who we are.

Established in 1950, Modern Kitchens and Baths serves as the premier showroom for kitchen and bath remodeling products in St. Louis. Browse through one of our two showrooms in St. Louis and Manchester to see premium remodeling products in the latest designs and with innovative features. We offer an impressive selection of products that includes cabinets, countertops, fixtures, appliances, and flooring and continually update our product offerings. Come into the showroom to see the latest – our new furniture vanities.

Modern Kitchen & Baths

Meet our team.

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Mike Dupree - July 1981

President & Owner

Mike Dupree - July 1981, President & Owner at Modern Kitchens & Baths

Michael A. DuPree is the founding owner of the Modern Kitchens and Baths, West Showroom. He is an Executive Kitchen and Bath Designer/Salesperson, plus a Showroom Project Manager. The newly updated West Showroom is a must-see – with each beautiful vignette designed by Michael and his staff. Michael has been lovingly and carefully trained under the watchful and diligent eye of two generations of Duprees. He has dedicated the greater part of his 40-plus years of adult life to the home improvement, general contracting, and kitchen and bath industry. His specialties in design, cabinetry components, and furnishings afford Michael a unique anthology of experience and technical knowledge. His vast store of knowledge, experience, and professional affiliations provides our customers with unsurpassed access to architects, skilled craftsmen, and specialty tradesmen. All this is yours with a handshake from Michael or one of his highly skilled staff. This extra advantage places your home improvement project in the very best of hands, regardless of your individual needs. Functionality, aesthetic desires, and project budget restraints are all serious concerns as you begin to plan your home improvement. Michael has worked with thousands of homeowners, business owners, and special interest groups to bring their dreams and needs to life through the design process. The final phase – execution of the plan – is where you will find Michael’s expertise invaluable. Michael has the pulse of the industry in his sight when it comes to providing top-of-the-line products for very cost-effective prices. Being a lifetime businessman and family-oriented person, he understands how to stretch a dollar without sacrificing quality. He likes to joke that he provides diamonds at the price of coal. Stop by and let Michael make your diamond-in-the-rough into a perfectly cut sparkling diamond. Now meet with the rest of the hand-picked staff Michael has assembled and takes such pride in:

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Dave Dupree - January 1976

Co-President & Owner

Dave Dupree - January 1976, Co-President & Owner at Modern Kitchens & Baths

As an owner of Modern Kitchens and Baths, David has more than 35 years in the kitchen and bath industry. His number one priority is customer satisfaction. With the family name on the line in every kitchen and bath, he naturally employs rigorous standards in every phase of your remodeling project. David’s product knowledge is unsurpassed because he grew up with designers and decorators. Customers appreciate his no-nonsense approach to product selection, design features, and cost-saving ideas. Always patriotic and civic-minded, David participates in the Partners in Education program through the Rockwood School District, where his wife serves as an assistant principal. He also sponsors a soccer league and stars as a goalie on one of its teams. David’s other interests include Harley-Davidson motorcycles, World Cup soccer, chocolate, and his daughter – affectionately known as “Peanut.”

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Dan Dupree - December 2019

Warehouse Manager

Dan Dupree - December 2019, Warehouse Manager at Modern Kitchens & Baths

Being the fourth generation of the DuPree family to have a hand in the day-to-day operations of Modern, Dan has grown up in this business spending many hours in the showrooms from childhood on. Currently, as our warehouse manager, he sees to it that all deliveries run smoothly and that your products are well cared for from the second we receive them to when they are brought to your home.

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Angie Machlett - September 2004

Mike's Right Arm

Angie Machelett - September 2004, Mike's Right Arm at Modern Kitchens & Baths

As our office manager, Angie is responsible for ensuring that all of the behind-the-scenes operations are running. Her almost 20 years with the company have given her an understanding of the industry.

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Robert Sutter - August 2017


Robert Sutter - August 2017, Designer at Modern Kitchens & Baths

Robert has designed thousands of kitchens, bars, offices, and bathrooms currently in use in the St. Louis metropolitan area. With more than thirty years of design experience, he combines your definitive style with unmatched practicality, always at a superb value. As a former geometry teacher, Robert incorporates several levels of symmetry into his designs for a functional arrangement with a classical look and a comfortable feel. You will appreciate his attention to each homeowner’s individual needs and preferences.

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Erin Hamilton - December 2019

Designer Assistant

Erin Hamilton - February 2020, Designer Assistant at Modern Kitchens & Baths

In her over 15-year design career, Erin has seen every phase of the design-build process. As Mike’s design assistant, she participates in all phases of his projects. Her understanding of design, style, and color allows her to ensure that your product selections will flow seamlessly with your style.

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Allysse Batchelor - April 2021

Designer Assistant

Allysse Batchelor - April 2021, Designer Assistant at Modern Kitchens & Baths

In her over 10 years of design experience, Allysse has assisted in all aspects of the design and selling process. Currently, as one of Dave’s assistants, she works behind the scenes to help make sure that he can confidently assist all of his clients to the standard that everyone has come to expect from Modern Kitchens and Baths.

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David Gerdt - October 2023


David Gerdt - October 2023, Designer at Modern Kitchens & Baths

David previously spent 20+ years as a Family and Emergency Physician. When he retired from medicine he put his passion for helping people into designing new baths and kitchens since 2013 for his clients. His new passion is consulting and guiding his clients through their remodel projects to get the new kitchen and bath of their dreams.

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Nate Franz - May 2021

Warehouse Employee

Nate Franz - May 2021, Warehouse Employee at Modern Kitchens & Baths

Nate is one of our warehouse employees. In assisting with everything from deliveries to job tear-outs to daily upkeep of the showroom he helps to ensure that our day-to-day operations are as easy as possible.

In Special Memory of

Vernon Durpee & Robert Barr

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Vernon C. Dupree - June 1950

Former President & Owner

Vernon C. Dupree - June 1950, Former President & Owner at Modern Kitchens & Baths

Vern was born and raised in St. Louis and graduated from Kirkwood High School. He went on to college, graduating from Washington University with a BSBA degree in business. He added to his education and self-improvement by graduating from Fort Benjamin Harrison Officers Finance School and serving two years as a Finance Officer at the 5th Army Headquarters. Vern’s wife Judy is a registered nurse with the Rockwood School District. He considers his greatest accomplishments to be his children, grandchildren, and his business – Modern Kitchens and Baths where all our associates feel like family. We have two locations – one in St. Louis and the other in Manchester. The success of the company is due to the wonderful support that St. Louis city and county give to this family-owned business. Our company is in its fourth generation of business and we are proud to have had customers for that long. Our business is one of the oldest kitchen and bath companies in the United States. Before there were home centers, Modern Kitchens and Baths was selling kitchen cabinetry to customers at low discounted prices. St. Louis, we thank you for your loyalty.

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Robert Barr - July 1989


Robert Barr - July 1989, Designer at Modern Kitchens & Baths

Modern Kitchens and Baths are very fortunate to have acquired one as talented and experienced as Bob Barr. He joined our company in 1988 with 13 years of design experience in high-end, custom kitchens. Bob’s finesse and experience will make your kitchen and bath whatever you want it to be.