Showcase Kitchens design to appear on ‘George to the Rescue’

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If the kitchen constructed for an Amityville family on this weekend’s episode of “George to the Rescue” looks familiar, that’s because it was designed in Manhasset.

“Everything was done here,” said John Starck, president and chief executive officer of Showcase Kitchens, located at 1200 Northern Blvd..

“We supplied the cabinetry, countertops, appliances, backsplash, tile, plumbing fixtures, most of the materials needed to complete the project,” he said. “We worked with the interior designer and the contractor and the architect involved, and, of course, with [host] George [Oliphant].”

Starck and Michael Rosenberg, of the company’s Massapequa location, worked with donations from Smeg USA (appliances), FMI Marble of Valley Stream (countertops), Basline Logistics of Valley Stream (shipping) and Azetc Construction (labor) to create the kitchen.

Showcase Kitchens was approached in December 2014 to participate in the home improvement series, which airs at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on NBC, at the behest of interior designer Marlaina Teich, of Bellmore.

“She had a hand in helping pull together everything for this kitchen,” Starck said. “It was a very collaborative process.”

Saturday’s episode follows a family – a war veteran husband and a wife diagnosed with stage-four breast cancer – whose home was damaged during Superstorm Sandy.

Starck, a Plandome Heights resident, said the company was given three weeks to design the kitchen and provide the materials. 

“Here we are,” Starck said. “We’re rescuing them.”

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