Richlin International has provided exceptional service and innovative products for Florida’s most discriminating clients since 1999. Specializing in the distribution of world renown contemporary product lines, Richlin International has the privilege of being the exclusive dealer for remarkable Kitchen, Bath, Wardrobe, Building Products, and Door brands throughout Florida. Our experienced and professional staff are excited to assist home owners, developers, builders, general contractors, architects, and interior designers with the specification of something as simple as an innovative building product, or the creation of a collaborative design team that all have contributed to the production of the many Southwest Florida’s stunning and amazing homes to grace our area. Our talented, passionate and experienced, team of experts will furnish exacting attention to detail, unsurpassed value, and exceptionally creative concepts for your project. Simply stated, Richlin International can be the trusted product provider and ally for your project to ensure that you get what you ask for.
RICHLIN’S YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
President & Founding Partner
With more than four decades of sales and service experience, Rich has developed a sharp eye for the needs and desires of all project stakeholders. As an entrepreneur that quickly built the Richlin brand, Rich maintains an alliance with global manufacturers of only the highest product quality and service histories.
CEO & Vice President. / Founding Partner
An extensive and diverse background in business, engineering, construction, sustainable design, professional design practice, and design education provides Maxine with a comprehensive frame of reference for the many challenges and solutions within today’s world of design and construction.
As the General Manager for Richlin International, Kelly has a key role in meeting client demands as well as each client’s individual needs. As a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and English, Kelly’s interests are in contemporary Italian design and architecture. She has studied in Florence, Italy where she took an intensive 5-week Italian Renaissance Architecture course. Kelly has also attended Poliform’s factory in Italy where she received detailed training on the company’s products and manufacturing systems.
Her responsibilities as the General Manager cover the day-to-day operations of Richlin International along with overseeing all areas of the business from management to client projects. Kelly began her career by way of an internship with Richlin in 2009 and has since advanced to her current role of General Manager. Utilizing creativity, positive client relations, time management, and organizational skills, Kelly succeeds at ensuring projects are communicated seamlessly to ultimately create a functional, yet aesthetically pleasing interior space.
RICHLIN INTERNATIONAL TEAM
Showroom Sales Associate
Caryl comes with a diverse background in Fine Arts, Photography & Visual Merchandising and Retail. Originally, from New York she has a BFA from Pratt Institute where she studied Fine Art History. She continued her studies at Paris American Academy for a year which included studies in Textile design. She travelled and lived for 5 years in Switzerland where she worked as a Photo Journalists’ assistant.
Upon returning to New York, she joined Scholastic Publishing’s creative department as an Art Buyer and later transitioned to Simon & Schuster where she was promoted to Project Manager/Stylist/Photo Editor for their Educational Division Photo Studios.
Caryl has also worked as Manager and Visual Merchandiser for a home furnishing store where she had successfully designed a line of Textile home furnishings exclusively for the store. Eventually, she moved to Florida where she had met and joined the Richlin team – a company that has captured all of her interests with their diverse a product lines
Senior Design Coordinator
Karen Gomez, ASID, NCIDQ, is a Florida registered interior designer who has been practicing in the Naples area for the past 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing (BS) from Florida Atlantic University, and an Associate of Science in Interior Design (AS) from the Tampa International Academy of Design and Technology. Her goal for each client is to successfully turn their vision into a reality and to achieve a seamless transition from one space to another. She loves to travel abroad to see different styles of architecture and design which gives her inspiration in her daily work. Besides being a professional ASID member since 1998, she has also served as a Sand Dollar Awards committee member of The Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA) for the past six years. In 2017 she had the privilege of the Chairperson role and in 2018 she was honored with the Associate of the Year award. As senior design coordinator, she will oversee the execution of projects throughout the design phase to develop a creative and unique space.