Edmund “Ed” Rowland, Jr.

President and Owner

A New York native, Ed’s fascination with construction and building, from bridges to skyscrapers, ignited during his childhood. Today, he remains a man of values, creativity and passion. Leveraging his love for working with his hands, tremendous personal energy and architectural education, Ed successfully created a business of only the highest standards.

Ed believes in doing the job right. His enduring pursuit of excellence promises an equally beautiful and functional end product. His honesty, integrity and “win-win” philosophy instill trust in the thousands of satisfied Long Island customers who understand and appreciate NDA Kitchens’ value before, during and upon completion of their project.

Ed started NDA Kitchens in 1992, aspiring to assemble one of the most talented and customer friendly design and build remodeling companies on Long Island. Ed’s “Success by Design” philosophy, driven by his skills at designing kitchens, bathrooms and his company as a whole, can only be described as unparalleled.

Stay connected to Ed: ed@ndakitchens.com


John Nelson

Senior Design Consultant

After serving his country in the United States Army’s 101st Airborne Division and graduating from college, John channeled his creative energy and enduring interest into design and construction. In 1990, John joined The Home Depot as a Kitchen Designer and quickly climbed the ranks. Promoted to Department Manager, John supervised the company’s Kitchen Showroom, Millwork and Pro Desk.

John brings NDA Kitchens 22 years of design experience, specializing in 20/20 design software. He graduated from Island Drafting with an AutoCAD Drawing degree and earned advanced certificates from the National Kitchen and Bath Association. John adamantly strives to stay on top of the latest trends in kitchen and bath design.

As Senior Design Consultant with NDA Kitchens, John creates over 125 new, beautiful and functional kitchen and bathroom projects each year. His track record of success and repeated referrals speak volumes to John’s honest approach and personal integrity.

Stay connected to John: jnelson@ndakitchens.com


Carmen T. Zarate

Design Manager

Carmen brings NDA Kitchens more than 20 years of design and construction experience. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture in 1987 and Architecture license in the Philippines the following year. In 2004, Carmen proudly joined the NDA Kitchens team.

Leveraging her architectural background and eye for detail, Carmen initiates, implements and maintains the design and drafting standards for our company. She also supervises drafted plans and cabinet purchase orders. With her diligence and passion for precision, Carmen ensures accuracy and layout functionality in all working drawings created by NDA Kitchens.

Stay connected to Carmen: czarate@ndakitchens.com


Nicole Rowland

Administrative Manager

The eldest daughter of our company owner, Nicole grew up in the world of construction. What began as a simple childhood joy, visiting job sites with her father, has grown into a passionate career controlling key administrative functions at NDA Kitchens.

Before joining NDA Kitchens, Nicole studied Elementary Education at St. Joseph’s College and Business Management at Stony Brook University. While working in retail management, the family business called upon Nicole, drawing her back to the fluid and vibrant atmosphere at NDA Kitchens.

Nicole gladly returned, serving various positions within the company until finding her niche in the office and administration.

Stay connected to Nicole: nrowland@ndakitchens.com