James Blakely, Assoc. IIDA, LEED AP      

Senior Designer

With over 30 years of experience in Hospitality, Healthcare, and Corporate/Brand Management Design. Jim's strengths include creative conceptualization/presentation skills, project management, 3D rendering skills, millwork and lighting design.  A dynamic, creative designer with a passion for powerful and impactful environments.  With a dedicated commitment to quality, budget control, and client satisfaction. 

Notable Projects: 

*Marriott Cleveland Airport, Ohio - Public Space/Bar/Restaurant Renovation

*Quaker Steak & Lube

*Panini's Franchise Group

*Hospitality Restaurant -Management Group

*Aladdin's Eatery

*D'Agnese's Restaurant Group-Bistro, Trattoria, and Cafe.

*Davita Dialysis Clinics

*Fresenius Dialysis Clinics

*Adjunct Faculty-Interiors Department at Ursuline College

*Prior to Mill Distributors Inc. 


Susan Schwartz, Assoc. IIDA

Senior Designer

Susan Schwartz joined Mill Distributors, Inc. as a Senior Designer in 2014 bringing 27 plus years of experience in hospitality, healthcare, and corporate design. Susan's strengths are in FF&E specifications, project management, planning and interior design. She has directed or coordinated projects that include programming, block planning, project budgeting and developing furniture and finish plans and specifications. Susan attended the University of Cincinnati for Design and received her Bachelors of Arts from Mount St. Joseph University. Susan's involvement in projects is based on a strong working relationship with clients resulting in attention to detail and responsiveness to the Project Scope. Her participation on a project ensures novel ideas and design. Her commitment to working as a team player contributes to successful completion. Susan has been described as resourceful, efficient, energetic, competent, and results-oriented.

Notable Projects:

Geneva on the Lake, Ohio

RJF President's Club at the Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, Ohio

Homewood Suites Hamilton, New Jersey

Doubletree So. Portland, Maine

*Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan

*Marriott Miami Airport, Miami, Florida

*Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus, Chicago, Illinois

*MGM Mirage Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

*Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Oxon Hill, Maryland

 *Prior to Mill Distributors, Inc. 



Sandy Kitchen

Senior Designer

Sandy Kitchen is an Interior Designer with over 30 years of experience in the contract design industry. She has experience in the fields of Hospitality, Healthcare, Education, Corporate, and Retail. In the course of her career, she has not only developed her abilities to create successful design projects but also strong relationships with clients and vendors alike. The only other thing that could surpass her creative talents is her capabilities for leadership, organization, and attention to detail. 

Notable Projects

*Intercontinental Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio

*Wooster Inn, Wooster, Ohio

*Travel Centers of America, Nationwide

*Rockynol Retirement, Akron, Ohio

*Friendship Village of Columbus, Columbus, Ohio

*Saint Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois

*NEOMED, Rootstown, Ohio

*Sterling Jewelers, Akron, Ohio

*Metro Lexus, Cleveland, Ohio

*Elk & Elk, Cleveland, Ohio

*Prior to Mill Distributors, Inc.



Jeri Brasty

Design Assistant


Kori Baker

Design Assistant