Manju Vashishta (Owner) has been in the Interior Design business for 25 years.
She launched her first business ‘Indoor Concepts’ designing and fabricating custom window treatments in 1994 in Columbus, Ohio.
She furthered her education in Interior Design, Auto Cad, Microstation and 3D CAD courses and was hired by Roy J. Yoder Architects as a Cad Intern. As in independent consultant, she designed the exterior metal cladding for all the Art Street Buildings for the Department of Architecture at University of Dayton in Ohio. After moving to Wake Forest, North Carolina in 2004, she worked at Currier Consultants & Design as a building and preliminary site designer for McDonald’s for the Eastern Region of US.
She used her Hotel Restaurant Management education from Institute of Hotel Management, Catering and Nutrition at Pusa Institute in Delhi , India throughout her career to design Grocery Stores and Fast Food Restaurants. She generated construction documents, preliminary site documents and renderings for Kroger, Bob Evans, Wendy’s, Chipotle and McDonalds. Today, she uses all her hospitality education, her architecture and design experience in remodeling Kitchens, Baths and offices as a Project Manager.
In 2005, she was hired by ObrienAtkins Associates, PA in Durham, NC as an Architectural Intern and Interior Designer to work on NC’s largest project, Raleigh Durham International Airport, Terminal 2. Other projects included designing The Executive Suites of Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical Plant in Clayton, NC and The Youth Detention Centers for North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention facilities.
As owner of MAV Design Concepts LLC, Manju offers a full, turn key Kitchen and Bath remodeling service. She partners with local licensed contractors for Kitchen and Bath remodels from conception to completion.
Manju is a wonderfully detailed and talented interior, architectural, and costume designer. She’s well versed in many aspects of design, from schematics to construction and final documentation. Manju has many years of experience in interior and architectural design. She recently used her abilities to create costumes for children in a major theatrical production, using Autocad, material analysis, stage production and lighting techniques, and cost analysis. Manju exhibits consistency in her work and makes sure that projects are completed in a timely and cost-effective manner. She’s a wonderful collaborator and extremely creative. I highly recommend Manju and have the utmost respect for her as a designer.
Manju is detail oriented and has the ability to learn fast and the desire to always do her best. She can add value to any organization because of her abilities to adapt and her eagerness to get the job done right. She always brings a smile and a friendly face to the scene. I would recommend Manju to companies that want an employee who thinks quick on their feet, gets the job done and with a positive attitude.
I know Manju since 2005, when she joined our team at O’Brien/Atkins, to work on the $560 million Raleigh Durham International Airport, Terminal 2 Project. The Project was extremely challenging with an aggressive deadline. Manju worked on the Construction Documentation and Construction Administration Phases of the Project. I found Manju hard-working, sincere and thorough in executing all her tasks. She is very organized and methodical in her approach. She strives hard to meet deadlines, producing high quality work. She has a good background in interior designing and building construction, along with being highly proficient in using CAD software. Whenever given an opportunity, Manju has demonstrated her creative abilities in solving design problems. She has excellent interpersonal skill and is a good team player. I highly recommend Manju and wish her the very best.
Thank you for the time and effort you spent with my husband and me reviewing our original kitchen cabinet work order, which was recently done by another HD store.
While carefully reviewing the original work order, you found a number of mistakes (unbeknownst to us) that needed correcting; and you suggested other options, all resulting in better design solutions. Further, you guided us through the selection of our quartz countertop, new kitchen sink and GE range.
Going back to our first meeting, you stayed after hours to be sure our issues would be resolved right away. During our second meeting, you allowed adequate time to consult with us. In our opinion, you went above and beyond to make sure our work orders were complete, details were accurate, and our expectations were being met. You were pleasant, professional and extremely helpful. We are breathing a sigh of relief.
We will go online to complete the customer opinion survey. Home Depot management should be made aware that they have competent and caring employees like you! If we know of anyone looking for a knowledgeable kitchen designer, we will certainly refer them to you.