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Designers/Team

Kevin Slover - Owner and Founder of UFD

Established in 1998 with a Red F150 and his son Kolby buckled in the front seat delivering mattresses and furniture. UFD started as Universal Furniture & Mattress in storage lockers across the street from our current warehouse.. The concept was simple a great marketing system and great deals.. Selling mattresses and cherrywood dining room sets.. The business quickly evolved into many lines of furniture all with great deals .. The mantra ... cut out "The Middle Man" keep our overhead low and pass those savings along to the customer.. In 2002 we added hot tubs and sold 350 hot tubs a year all over New England.. They had great deals and the word spread.... In 2007 Universal purchased their 25,000 sq ft building, the business operates out of 1 side and the other side has been rented to the same tenent for the last 8 years. In 2007 UFD stumbled into the kitchen cabinet business applying
the same marketing and "cut out the middleman" strategy ... At that time UFD sold only 4 styles of cabinets.. Now its evolved to 6 brands and an unlimited selection. 

You can schedule your ------ Free Design & Quote Here ------- In 2018 over 48% of their business was repeat customers or referral...It's simple when you take care of your customers and they take care of you. Their over 180 online reviews help to spread the word as well.

Joe White - Lead Designer

Joe has designed over 2500 kitchens worked with numerous builders, contractors, interior designers, real estate investors, and of course homeowners. As a kitchen designer it’s all about the space, measurements and flow. Joe’s great at making the process fun & entertaining all while giving you an appealing functional space. Joe and his family moved here from Minnesota in May of 2015. Born Louisiana, moved to Alabama, and grew up in St Petersburg FL. Joe met his wife Jenny (See bio below) in 1993 in St Petersburg, Jenny was born and raised in Portsmouth, NH and her brother Kevin Slover is the owner of Universal Factory Direct, LLC… In 1999 Joe, Jenny and their 1 Year old daughter Madisan moved from St Petersburg, FL to Syracuse, NY to start a Furniture Business, the business flourished and after 18 months moved to Eagan, MN, & soon after in 2001 their son Foster was born.. Over the years their furniture business turned into a Kitchen Cabinet Business which they sold in 2013.. Then in 2015 the family moved to Portsmouth, NH. Of course there is more to the story, but we’ll leave that for another time. Now in 2019, Their daughter Madisan is a Junior at UNH studying Event Planning and their son Foster is a senior at Portsmouth High School and will attend Endicott College in Beveraly, MA in the fall. Foster plans to Major in Interior Archetectural Design with the intent of pursuing a career in kitchen design. 

Joe joined the Universal Team in May of 2015. Joe works 6 days a week with his day off is Sunday, but is willing to come in for a design on Sunday if needed. 

Hobbies: Boating, Fishing, Crossfit, Karaoke, Red Sox, Patriots, Vikings and Buccaneers football and Hangin with the Family.

Most notable halloween costume: 2019 Big Bird - won $200 1st Place Prize, mainly for his moves on the dance floor… Ask him he’ll show you the pics..

Claim to Fame: As a 15 year old in Little League Baseball Joe hit 2 back to back home runs with a broken arm in a cast.

Jacob Mark Platenik

Jake has been active in custom home design for over 25 years. Often these structures were hand crafted timber frame structures that married both old and new materials. This blend often gave rise to breathtaking spaces which had a nice organic flow. Jake's work ranges from elegant lakeside properties to compact and functional apartments, his skill set comes through in kitchen after kitchen. By integrating his clients style and needs with intuitive design you are sure to get a kitchen that brings a sense of togetherness and satisfaction to your home as well.

Jake joined the design staff in October of 2016 and is a good fit for our creative team here at Universal Factory Direct. He has brought up 4 children with wide interests spanning from horseback riding to interpretive dance. He has a small organic farm on 10 acres in Lee NH. Jake's day off is Wednesday.

Jenny Slover White

Jenny is Joe’s wife ( and the owners sister) and she does all of our online quotes for kitchen designs. Jenny has designed over 300 kitchens & has a real nack for overall interior design. Putting a space together with colors, textures and the details that personalize your space. Jenny is a certified in kitchen design and joined the Universal Team in April of 2018.

Hobbies: Yoga, Workouts, Boating, See Joe’s hobbies above… 🙂

Mark Slover

Mark is our warehouse & operations manager and is the guy that runs and knows where everything is in our warehouse.. He manages the delivery crew, cabinet prep and general operations in the warehouse. If you need a piece of espresso filler or just a open box item for a laundry room Marks your guy. Mark lives in Portsmouth, has a koi pond and enjoys late afternoon walks to the couch for some R & R... Mark lives and breaths Universal.. and will do anything needed to make it happen.

Angela Ducette

Angela is our Office Manager, Purchasing Agent, HR Department and most importantly Payroll. If you have some juicy gossip you go to Angela first. She aslo has every detail on every customer purchase.

Jake Slover - Jake

(Goldendoodle) is our warehouse Mascot and really keeps the squirl, chipmunk, and turkey populations down around the office.. Dont be surprised if he is laying in the parking lot on a hot day, he just hangs around. As people arrive he greats them with a howel and brings them into the warehouse, and as you come in he usually announces wouth a happy howel as well.. Jake loves, chasing squirrels, chipmunks and really anything... also loves the boat and jet ski.. He's an amazing dog..

You can schedule your ------ Free Design & Quote Here ------- In 2018 over 48% of their business was repeat customers or referral...It's simple when you take care of your customers and they take care of you. Their over 180 online reviews help to spread the word as well.

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Our Hours

We are open 6 days a week and Sundays By Appointment Only. For the best service for a free kitchen design and quote you can schedule an appointment with one of our designers here "Schedule a Free Design & Quote". Our designers have design appointments each day so its best to have an appointment to make sure someone is available to help you. If you want to just stop in Mon - Fri 10-4 and Sat 10-1pm are our open hours.

Our Location:

145 Heritage Ave. Portsmouth, NH 03801

Contact Us

Kitchen Designers

Joe White
612-490-1331 (Call or Text)
joe@kitchencabinetoutletnh.com

Jake Platenik
603-767-1012 (Call or Text)
jacobmarkplatenik@gmail.com

Kitchen Quotes & Hot Tubs

Jenny Slover White
651-226-3145
jen.universalfactorydirect@gmail.com

Hot Tub, Mattress Sales & Cabinet Sales
Kevin Slover
sloverk@comcast.net
603-235-5218 (Call or Text)

Warehouse & Delivery Manager
Mark Slover
603-969-2646 (Call or Text)

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