Richlin International has provided exceptional service and innovative products for Florida’s most discriminating clients since 1999. Specializing in the distribution of world renown contemporary product lines, Richlin International has the privilege of being the exclusive dealer for remarkable Kitchen, Bath, Wardrobe, Building Products, and Door brands throughout Florida. Our experienced and professional staff are excited to assist home owners, developers, builders, general contractors, architects, and interior designers with the specification of something as simple as an innovative building product, or the creation of a collaborative design team that all have contributed to the production of the many Southwest Florida’s stunning and amazing homes to grace our area. Our talented, passionate and experienced, team of experts will furnish exacting attention to detail, unsurpassed value, and exceptionally creative concepts for your project. Simply stated, Richlin International, Inc. can be the trusted product provider and ally for your project to ensure that you get what you ask for.
RICHLIN’S YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
President & Founding Partner
With more than four decades of sales and service experience, Rich has developed a sharp eye for the needs and desires of all project stakeholders. As an entrepreneur that quickly built the Richlin brand, Rich maintains an alliance with global manufacturers of only the highest product quality and service histories.
CEO & Vice President. / Founding Partner
An extensive and diverse background in business, engineering, construction, sustainable design, professional design practice, and design education provides Maxine with a comprehensive frame of reference for the many challenges and solutions within today’s world of design and construction.
Showroom Manager / Designer
As the Showroom Manager / Designer for Richlin International, Kelly has a key role in meeting client demands as well as each client’s individual needs. As a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and English, Kelly’s interests are in contemporary Italian design and architecture. She has studied in Florence, Italy where she took an intensive 5-week Italian Renaissance Architecture course.
Kelly is also passionate about green and sustainable product and design. She earned her LEED Green Associate accreditation and is currently working towards becoming a LEED AP with a specialty in building design and construction.Her responsibilities as the Showroom Manager / Designer cover all areas of the design process from inception to completion. Utilizing creativity, positive client relations, time management, and organizational skills, Kelly succeeds at ensuring projects are communicated seamlessly to ultimately create a functional, yet aesthetically pleasing interior space.
RICHLIN INTERNATIONAL TEAM
L. Andrew DeRiggi
Assistant Showroom Manager / Designer
As the Assistant Showroom Manager/Designer for Richlin International, L.A. was drawn to Richlin for their contemporary design style and collaboration with Italian manufacturers. He joined the Richlin team after receiving his Master of Interior Architecture (M.I.A.) from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a focus in management and marketing. His studies in London, Paris and Italy have influenced his passion for architecture and interior design as well as sustainable design. L.A. plans to pursue LEED certification along with continuing to be an active Allied Member of the ASID Florida South Chapter. With a strong foundation, L.A. welcomes the opportunities and challenges that are inherent in transforming the spaces in which clients work and live.
Showroom Sales Associate
Caryl comes with a diverse background in Fine Arts, Photography & Visual Merchandising and Retail. Originally, from New York she has a BFA from Pratt Institute where she studied Fine Art History. She continued her studies at Paris American Academy for a year which included studies in Textile design. She travelled and lived for 5 years in Switzerland where she worked as a Photo Journalists’ assistant.
Upon returning to New York, she joined Scholastic Publishing’s creative department as an Art Buyer and later transitioned to Simon & Schuster where she was promoted to Project Manager/Stylist/Photo Editor for their Educational Division Photo Studios.
Caryl has also worked as Manager and Visual Merchandiser for a home furnishing store where she had successfully designed a line of Textile home furnishings exclusively for the store. Eventually, she moved to she moved to Florida where she had met and joined the Richlin team – a company that has captured all of her interests with their diverse a product lines