OWNERS, INSPIRED CLOSETS MOBILE
Steve and Julie Kenney
Steve and Julie Kenney have been active in the home building community in the Mobile area since they launched their custom home building company in 1991. In 2007, they launched Custom Closets by Kenney-Moise, Inc. to offer their experience in custom design, client collaboration, and attention to detail to organizing all areas of the home.
Serving Mobile and Baldwin Counties and surrounding areas, we specialize in making sure that our clients love their “new” spaces! Our 1600 square foot showroom offers the latest in design ideas, creating an environment where the Inspired Closets team can work together with you to create a space that is perfect for your needs.
As an Inspired Closets owner/designer, Julie is always looking to create solutions for making the most out of any space. She has been awarded the honorary title of “spatial engineer” because she can fit more into any space (car, closet, etc.) than anyone else in the family. Using this same ability to see how things fit together in both custom homebuilding and closet/storage design, she makes sure that her projects are beautiful and functional. Julie serves on the board of directors for the HBA of Metro Mobile and is on the Showcase home designer team each year. She enjoys planning vacations with her family, spending time with Steve and their 3 sons, decorating, reading, and singing. She also keeps the Hershey kisses jars full.
As an Inspired Closets owner, Steve manages the install team, inventory, and also participatesin design consultations. In addition, he manages Kenney-Moise, Inc.’s residential construction projects, all of which include great closets! He has been known to rearrange the props in the showroom, keeping the design team on their toes!
Steve studied Chemical Engineering at Tulane University, where he met Julie. Steve and Julie have 3 sons and Steve has been involved with them as a baseball coach, soccer coach and Boy Scout leader. Steve has been a member of the Boy Scouts of America for 20 years and serves on the executive board of the local Boy Scout Council. He believes in the scout motto, “Do a good turn daily” and uses the values of Scouting in his business and personal life.
With a degree in Interior Design, Melanie has over 25 years of design experience working on both commercial and residential projects. She first worked with Julie on the 2000 HBA Showcase home! Melanie specializes in evaluating the needs of her clients and maximizing the use of their available space while creating an environment they will enjoy in a process that is easy and fun! Melanie enjoys meeting with people and seeing the transformation of their homes. In her spare time, Melanie volunteers on the advisory board of Penelope House, a local domestic violence shelter.She is also a 4-H leader, where she educates youth on all aspects of showing and taking care of horses. She’s a mom of 3 and enjoys the beach, antiques, sewing, and spending time with family and friends.
As our showroom designer, Catherine will welcome you to our design center, schedule your in-home consultation, and perhaps even work with you on designs. She has been a member of our team since 2008, helping us in different capacities during those years! Catherine enjoys getting to know our clients and helping them with their needs. She and her husband have 3 girls and she enjoys gardening, reading, sewing, and spending time with her family.
Jace, our lead installer, is responsible for all aspects of making sure your new closet is built and installed in an efficient and neat manner. He and his team take pride in both the finished product and in making sure everything goes smoothly while in your home. Steve and Julie have known Jace since elementary school! Jace participated in Boy Scouts with Steve and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He enjoys seeing the final product come together as a whole and seeing how the owners react to their new closet. He also learns new ways to do different things to improve the installation process. In his spare time, Jace loves to do anything that has to do with sports.