Meet the Team
Bill has been designing and building as far back as he can remember. He went into business over 30 years ago because of his dedication to his clients and his commitment to quality. He has assembled a team of the finest professionals this industry has to offer. Bill resides on the eastern shore with his wife, Sandy. Their oldest son, Kory, works in the business and is an excellent installer and finish carpenter. Their youngest son, Todd, finished college with a degree in graphic design and designed this website.
Elizabeth Tallent Alpert
Sales & Design
After first studying business administration with a music minor at Towson University, Elizabeth went back to school to study interior design and graduated from Marymount University with a design degree in 1996. For 6 years she worked in the commercial side of design, in corporate facilities, embassies and several boutique hotel projects in the DC area and also worked with a rep group for one year for a commercial furnishings manufacturer.
Elizabeth found her way into the residential side of design in 2002, working primarily with Kleppinger Design Group for most of this time. She likes the team approach to design and sales and feels KDG has the ability to serve almost any potential client with our broad range of products and collective experience.
When not working in design, Elizabeth’s hobbies include art history, reading, yoga, and being with her sweet canine friend and other family.
Installation & Customer Service
As the son of Bill Kleppinger, Kory has been immersed in the cabinetry business for most of his life. Being surrounded by this type of work from a young age, he grew up with a fascination for how things work and how they are constructed. He has had training and hands on experience in drafting, finish carpentry, rough carpentry, construction, custom cabinetry, custom boat building, milling and custom wood working. He, his wife Mary, and their son Colt reside on their quiet farm in Fort Valley, VA along with their crazy German Shepherd Lou, two cats and a flock of chickens.
Christine Moser, AKBD
Christine has had an interest in design since childhood and she earned her bachelor’s degree in interior design from Virginia Tech. Upon graduation, she began her career as a designer for a tile showroom. Christine joined Kleppinger Design Group in 2005 and achieved certification as an Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer (AKBD) with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) in 2009. Christine specifically enjoys the space planning aspect of design and loves organization. She and her husband Bill reside in Annandale, Virginia with their two young children, Emily & Zachary.
Paul Layer, Architect
Sales & Design
After graduation from Penn State University with a Master of Architecture, Paul, along with his wife, moved to the DC metro area where they raised two daughters who are now young adults. Paul is a registered Architect with 40 years of experience in architecture, design and related fields and practiced in his own architectural firm for 18 years. During this time, his positive professional relationship with Kleppinger Design Group, along with the satisfaction of working with the company in the complete renovation of his own home’s kitchen, led to his decision to join the team. Paul’s clients frequently remark on his collaborative and customer-focused approach to the design process, consistent with his practice orientation of “I listen and together we create.”
Josh Lucas, LEED Green Associate
A native of New Jersey, Josh relocated to the Metro DC area where he earned his degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Washington. As a LEED accredited design professional, Josh holds strong comprehension of the architectural design process for both residential and commercial applications. His unique background in engineering, drafting and furniture design brings forth a multifaceted approach to strategic space planning and cabinetry design services. An avid fan of contemporary abstract artwork, Josh believes like abstract art, design is a distinctly individual interpretation of concept and space.