About Us

Our Team

Convenience, that is the mission of the Top's Team. From education to installation, our goal is to help ease the process for our clients. Whether a remodel, restoration or new construction, our professionally trained staff will work with you to create a space that is both beautiful and functional. Top's is the only Design Center in Acadiana that provides clients access to a designer, a project manager, an installation team and a service team to help maintain and protect their investment. Welcome to the Top's Family.

Sherry Latour

Owner

Welcome to Top’s! I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to purchase a well established company in the heart of Acadiana where I was born and raised. My years of Executive Level Management experience in the oil and gas industry allows me an unparalleled understanding and connection with customers located throughout the American energy belt of South and Central Louisiana. Through my career I have been involved in everything from multi-million dollar deal closings to handling day to day operations in a 2 person accounting team. Walt Disney is one of my biggest heroes and my favorite Disney motto is "Believe". I believe creating an exceptional customer experience is about building strong relationships not just completing transactions. I am a wife, mother and homeowner who is passionate about wellness and enjoys travel, healthy cooking, baking and knitting.

Melanie Blasingame

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Melanie is an innovative interior designer attune to colors, textures, and styles with a client-centered approach. She balances creativity and forward thinking with a detail oriented method. This strategy enables her to deliver beyond her clients’ needs and expectations. Melanie is sensitive to budget while maximizing beauty and functional designs. Whether a simple update or building new, Melanie treats each project personally by developing client relationships based on respect and trust.

Certifications:

NCIDQ: National Certification: The highest qualification in the industry: The six years of specialized education and passing of a rigorous 3-part exam ensures the interior design professional meets legal and regulatory standards established by over half of the U.S. and Canadian provinces. 

LA Reg, 1424 Louisiana State Board Licensed Interior Designer: Ensures the professional practice of Interior Design meets and maintains qualifications, standards and professionalism required to competently practice in LA. 

CAPS; Certified Aging In-Place Specialist : Understands the unique needs of the older adult population and is knowledgeable about, aging-in-place home modifications and solutions to common barriers that enables people to live independently in their home.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Kim Harman

CERTIFIED KITCHEN DESIGNER

From concept of design to project completion, Kim is best known for creating polished spaces. Creating is her passion and her refined skills ensure a functional and beautiful design that fulfills clients’ preferences in style. Kim maximizes the layout of the design for proper flow while preserving the architecture of the home. Her focus on service brings confidence to her clients, as well as her knowledge in design, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems. Her reward is helping ease the process for clients who are ready to create their dream space.

Certifications:

NKBA Certified Kitchen Designer: National Kitchen & Bath Association is the world’s leading trade association for the kitchen and bath industry providing tools, research, and certification after seven years of full-time residential experience with proven knowledge of design as well as construction, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems. Kim completed a minimum of 60 hours of NKBA professional development programming and passed a rigorous 2-part exam testing academic knowledge and practical skills.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, University of Louisiana at Lafayette 

Karyl “Joey” Hebert

PROJECT MANAGER

As the son of Acadiana area Master Woodworker Bobby Hebert, Joey has quality, reliability and saw dust in his DNA. His life’s work at Top’s has given him a vast understanding of the design industry and he has the essential qualities needed to guide clients through initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, and closure of their project. Joey is a father, grandfather and home owner who loves to cook, hunt and fish. As Top’s Project Manager he ensures that all your on site work is done safely, to quality standards, in a timely manner, and within budget.

Pete Webb

CABINET DIVISION MANAGER

Pete has 50+ years with Top’s and is a National Kitchen & Bath Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner for leadership, commitment and outstanding service. He is a husband, father, grandfather and homeowner who enjoys gardening, volunteering in his church community and spending time with his grandchildren. As Cabinet Division Manager, Pete will make sure your cabinets will be ordered, delivered and installed safely, correctly and within a timely manner.

CEU: Continuing Education Classes assures Top’s Design Team remains current on local building codes, safety and environmental regulations, as well as, uncovering new products and how to integrate their functions to benefit the specific needs of their clients.

Gavin LaFont

STAFF CHEF

Gavin is the Top’s Operations Lead and Staff Chef who has a background in food prep and service. He is a husband and father who enjoys spending time with family, especially mentoring his son on activities ranging from sports and crafting to gardening and woodworking. As Staff Chef Gavin is often found in Top's LIVE Kitchen cooking for our clients. He will also work with you in your home after your cooking appliances have been installed and give product usage demonstrations while sharing product tips and tricks.

Walter Guidry

SERVICE

With a trusted, exceptional, and unmatched level of service, Top’s is committed to comprehensive care of your appliances. Together, our service team brings 50 years of experience into your home. Top’s Service Technicians are factory certified ensuring access to the latest technology and resources for efficient diagnosis for complete resolve. Top’s only uses genuine brand replacement parts, offers warranty support and appropriate recommendations. While on-site our technicians conduct inspections to insure all your Top’s product are performing at their highest potential.

LuCiana LaPointe

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

Top’s wants to ensure that your experience is truly exceptional, so we offer a preventative maintenance program to protect your investment. Our program will optimize the performance of your appliances to lesson the likelihood of more extensive damage or premature product failure due to daily ware and tear. Our lead technician’s duties include deep cleaning, vacuuming coils and changing filters of ice makers, and refrigeration due to a varied water quality in our homes. Other appliances that require regular cleaning and descaling are coffee stations and ventilation systems. These services are recommended by our manufactures and available to all our clients.

Thomas Douet

LEAD INSTALLER

Thomas' skill is unmatched. You might even say, he contributes to the creation of detailed installation guidelines and procedures. His expertise and years in the business give him the ability to expediently identify issues and turn them into opportunities. He stays in constant communication with the project manager at each stage of the job to assure perfection. His efficient work style and customer friendly attitude are qualities that exemplify his passion for his career. He always goes the extra mile for a smile. 

INSTALLATION

40 Years of experience

Top’s Installation Technicians are professionally trained to install cabinets, appliances & countertops. With safety and quality workmanship as priorities, our employees follow company procedures and proper protocols. Top’s Install Team’s lead technician alone brings 40 years of experience to the job site and serves as a mentor for our up and coming generation of dedicated craftsmen. Our mission is to build positive relationships based on trust with each client and we are committed to true white glove service while in your home.