Owner and Principal Designer at Toulmin

Jay Young is the Owner and Principal Designer at Toulmin Cabinetry and Design. 

Founded in 2004 because Jay couldn't find the perfect kitchen, Toulmin Cabinetry and Design is a one-stop-shop that can take the homeowner through the entire design-build process. As a result of his 20 years of experience in the design and construction industry, Jay realized that many clients had similar concerns when it comes to kitchen remodeling and created a process and company, that's focused on addressing their concerns about cost, functionality, and the disruption a kitchen remodel can cause. 

Jay personally works with each client during the planning stage to develop a strategy to meet their needs and understand their lifestyle including how they live, shop and entertain. He then meets with his staff and assembles the perfect team of experienced in-house professionals to best meet the client's needs and aesthetics. This team, under the direction of Jay, creates a design that encompasses every detail including all planning and scheduling and is completely ready to implement before any construction begins. Because every facet of the design-build process is accomplished in-house, Toulmin Cabinetry and Design client's benefit from complete job pricing and much faster completion time resulting in less disruption to the home. This process is unique in the West Alabama market.

As the only Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer (CKD) in the West Alabama area, Jay's work has been featured in national publications like Signature Kitchens and Baths Magazine, and the Alabama Homebuilders Magazine. 

Jay is a member of The National Kitchen and Bath Association, Alabama Home Builders Association and The American Society of Interior Designers and completed his Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) design accreditation through the National Kitchen and Bath Association.



Showroom Coordinator

Nikki joined the Toulmin Team in 2014, bringing with her over 17 years of experience in the Home Decor industry.

As Showroom Coordinator, Nikki handles many of the behind-the-scenes operations that keep our projects running smoothly. In addition to overseeing showroom events, she also handles all customer accounts. Nikki's accuracy and efficiency coupled with her background in customer service make her an invaluable asset to our team.


Mary Lauda Corwin

Kitchen and Bath Designer

Mary Lauda joined our team in 2015 following a career in the home furnishings industry. Mary Lauda approaches projects with the ultimate goal of pleasing her clients with spaces that marry beauty and functionality. Whether working on new construction homes or historic remodels, her keen eye for design and strong attention to detail help her create beautiful, timeless kitchens that complement the home’s character and reflect her client’s visions. Mary Lauda earned her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Alabama in 2013 and is currently working toward becoming certified through the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Mary Lauda’s favorite thing about her job is the big reveal—when everything comes together, and she gets to see the excitement and pride in her clients’ faces.



Kathryn Kennedy

Design Sales Assistant

Kathryn is the newest addition to the Toulmin Cabinetry team. Her affinity for art & design started early, stealing her older sister’s paint sets as a kid, and her passion for designing has never stopped. Beginning in a local jewelry shop during college, she has 8 years of experience centered on customer service and valuing their happiness above all. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from The University of Alabama. Bringing that knowledge to Kitchen and Bath design is no stretch, she is guided by principles meant to outlast the latest trend and reveal the human connection rooted in the way we live through our spaces. 

Whether it is a remodel, new construction, or commercial project, she craves challenges that can be solved through the creative mind.