About Us

Our Story

2010: Designer Maureen Plaunt founded Maureen’s LLC as a small home-based “design delivered” business after recognizing a growing need for functional, beautiful and accessible interior design services in the Northland.



2016: Maureen’s quickly grew its following and customer base, reaching max capacity in 2016 and leading Maureen to move into a brick-and-mortar showroom in the heart of West Duluth with her expanded team of design experts.

2024: Maureen announced her retirement—though her love for design will never really retire—and passed the ownership reins to construction and architecture expert John Bodine in January 2024. Sparked by new leadership, Maureen’s got a remodel of its own, introducing a fresh name of Maureen + Associates alongside a new logo and visual presence—reaffirming our commitment to delivering design excellence to homeowners in the Northland.

Meet the Team

At Maureen + Associates, our goal is simple: help you create the living space of your dreams.

Our trained, experienced professional designers are here to serve you every step of the way and ensure your project’s success. We keep pace with current and timeless trends and keep your unique lifestyle top-of-mind to help you choose the right products, finishes and functionality for your new space.

Plus, our robust 3D design rendering capabilities allow you to see your space before you build it!

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John Bodine

President | Owner

John Bodine is a seasoned professional with a rich background in commercial construction and architectural design.

Leveraging over two decades of team and project management experience, John enjoys bringing a fresh perspective to each project and building strong relationships with our clients to help them achieve the remodel of their dreams.


Kayla Herrick

CKBD | Lead Designer

Kayla Herrick is an interior design visionary and one of 12 NKBA Certified Kitchen and Bath Designers (CKBD) in Minnesota.

Her keen eye for detail, innovative approach, seamless blending of functionality and aesthetics and robust 3D rendering capabilities have earned Kayla prestigious recognitions throughout her decade in the industry, such as the 2020 Design Inspiration Award.

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Tory Nordstrom

AKBD | Design + Sales Consultant

Tory Nordstrom is an experienced sales and design consultant renowned for his kitchen and bathroom design expertise.

Leveraging an interior design degree from The Minneapolis Art Institute, Tory blends artistic instinct with technical prowess. His love for nature informs his design philosophy, infusing projects with vitality and a connection to the natural world.

Ready to get started?

Whether you're project is big or small, we're here to help every step of the way. Contact us to schedule a consultation!