Title: Owner, Designer
Company: Gallery of Kitchens & Baths
Location: Westport, Connecticut, United States
Matt Cowan, Owner at Gallery of Kitchens & Baths, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in construction and design.
Commencing his professional career as a carpenter, Mr. Cowan soon pivoted to the field of design and construction where he flourished. Molding all of his skills and experiences together, at the age of 20 he spearheaded his business Gallery Kitchens & Baths in Westport, Connecticut in 1982. Thriving in the area for nearly 40 years, Mr. Cowan has distinguished himself as an elite designer, cabinetmaker, master carpenter, engineer, architect, trade educator, inventor, and more. In addition to his role as owner, from 1984 to 1990, he served Gallery Kitchens & Baths as a production manager and installer. Specializing in European and American styles, Mr. Cowan also works with highly advanced technology such as Apple interactive and other smart upgrades. For his outstanding career success, Mr. Cowan has received myriad awards including national design awards. Honored as Best Business Person in 2018, he was also named to Best of Houzzz from 2017 to 2020 consecutively.
In addition to his career in design, Mr. Cowan was the owner of Classact Entertainment from 1981 to 1996. Renowned for audience participation and dance routines with a dance troop of 25, the group entertained more than 1,500 weddings and had a waiting list of three years. Mr. Cowan served as the designer, engineer, and stagehand of many productions, having excelled in theatrical stage lighting and special effects. Despite enjoying his music industry business, he ultimately felt he had to make a decision on which endeavor to dedicate his full attention. He chose the construction business, which he describes as a great joy ever since. Additionally, from 1982 to 1986, he was a prep cook at Mako of Japan. Looking back on his career, Mr. Cowan attributes his success to hard work, dedication, and remaining determined throughout challenges. In each role he took on, he has proudly incorporated his passions and he hopes to continue achieving success in the coming years.
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