All About Us
If your space needs a facelift or you have a new construction project, you have come to the right place. Beyond the Box is made up of a talented group of professionals who are fully committed to providing each client with the space they truly need. Whether it's designing a new office, kitchen or bathroom, we listen to each client in order to fully understand what they need, whether it is comfort, functionality, or a combination of both.
We are dedicated to helping our clients fall in love with their space. We explore every corner for creative possibilities in order to come up with the best use of existing dimensions. During the process, we work closely with each client every step of the way to make sure our creations match their tastes. Give us a call to set up your first appointment.
Meet Our Team
The Designers Who Make All the Difference
Kristy Berckmoes is a co-owner and the CEO of Beyond the Box. Construction has always been a part of both Kristy and her family’s life. Throughout her life she had the opportunity to see the challenges and needs that went unmet in the construction world. Kristy, born with an entrepreneurial spirit saw a need for design services in Billings and decided to take the plunge to open BTB in 2014. She has used her thirst for knowledge, dedication to her community, and her drive for constant improvement to propel Beyond the Box to the reputable company that it is today. Kristy believes in forming a relationship with each and every person that walks through her doors. She leads by example by going the extra mile to bring resolution, enthusiasm, and commitment to each project she oversees. No project is too big or too small for Kristy’s attention and she enjoys being able to be a sounding board for her design team in order to assist them in making dreams a reality!
Owner, AKBD, CLIPP Certified
Debbie, along with her daughter Kristy, is the original designer of Beyond the Box. When the decision to start BTB was made, Debbie jumped into the design world with both feet. She now proves her expertise with her experience and industry certifications. She is both a CLIPP and a NKBA certified designer. She pairs her attention to detail and determination with her dreamer personality in order to unite beauty, function, budget, and value. Debbie enjoys the challenge and uniqueness of remodeling existing spaces. It is important to Debbie that she take time and use her creative mind to make each and every space feel like home to her clients. Debbie excels in traditional, transitional, and craftsman designs. She loves taking these timeless designs and incorporating new products that make each corner of the space easy to use and functional. All it takes is one look at Debbie’s flower beds to realize that her aptness to create beauty is apparent in both her professional and personal life. She loves to be outdoors with her family camping, boating, and even wake boarding right alongside her grandkids!
Angie Mills is a NKBA certified designer, who has been in the industry for 16 years. Beyond the Box was lucky enough to bring Angie on board in March of 2018. Even as a child, Angie enjoyed creating unique décor and designs for her personal space, although it wasn’t until she built her first home in 2002 that she knew designing was what she wanted to do with her life. Angie truly loves working with all types of people and clients because she believes learning to work with all personalities gives her the ability to grow as a designer and a person. Angie intertwines her love for nature, honesty, and precision into each home and project she is a part of. Her favorite style of design tends to be contemporary with clean lines and earthy natural textures, along with very detailed organization. She is drawn to balance and simplicity. In her free time Angie enjoys exploring the beautiful state she lives in, exploring the endless rivers and mountains. She loves to travel and learn from each experience and adventure that she immerses herself in- from the cuisine to the culture to the architecture, experiencing new places fuels her imagination and drive for life! She is here to help you design spaces you love and want to live in!
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” Megan’s favorite quote says so much about her in more ways than one! Megan has been a designer for Beyond the Box since May of 2018. She is described by her clients as hardworking, considerate, and quirky. For Megan, her daily work at Beyond the Box is not just a job. Each project is much more than just a number to Megan as she becomes incredibly involved and attached to each home that she gets to be a part of. Megan works best when she is able to bond with her clients on a deeper level and is able to use that connection to bounce ideas back and forth with the homeowner. Megan’s design niches are modern farmhouse, mountain modern, bungalow, and craftsman. Megan’s favorite thing about working at BTB is the unconventional environment that breeds opportunity and relationships for each employee. Megan spends her free time with her dogs and family, reading, and doing macramé. If you have a dog, please make Megan’s day and bring them to your showroom appointments so they can enjoy her stash of top shelf dog treats!
Ragan brings cheer and life to our office as a design assistant! She is motivated, organized, and passionate about the world of design. Ragan received her Associates of Applied Science degree in interior design from MSU Gallatin College in May of 2019 and started her career at Beyond the Box immediately after. Ragan lives by her favorite quote, “This too shall pass”, and uses it to drive her through life’s unavoidable challenges. When Ragan looks at a space, she immediately starts working through space saving solutions and strives to make every corner of your space useable and functional, without sacrificing an ounce of beauty! Ragan is a bit of a perfectionist and makes sure to take her time working through each of her projects to ensure it is done right the first time. Ragan’s favorite part about working at BTB is who she works with- from her coworkers, to her clientele, to her fellow industry affiliates. The community around Ragan and BTB share the same values which creates an incredible culture to be a part of!
With 14 years as a kitchen and bath designer, Chris has learned that not all companies are created equal and he is proud to work for BTB, who is breaking through previous standards and setting the bar higher. After graduating college with a degree in business management Chris worked in sales, but his life lead him into the world of design. A friend in the kitchen and bath industry knew Chris was meant for job and guided him into the design world in 2006. He then joined the BTB team in 2019. Chris believes in going the extra mile to ensure top notch customer service and true design knowledge. Chris’s favorite style of design is modern- sleek, flat panel door styles that incorporate different finishes and textures, but he also loves a good traditional shaker kitchen! He likes to get creative in order to maximize use of the space, one trick being to place a range and hood where others may place a lazy Susan or simply leave as wasted space. It’s Chris’s ability to find solutions, along with his knowledge, discipline, and preparedness that make him the wonderful designer that he is today.
"Success is not final; failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts."- Winston Churchill
As a business and marketing major at MSU-Billings, Auguste found a more than just a career in the business world, but a passion. She loves the foundation of facts and analytics that marketing research provides, while also being able to tap into her creative side to bring the best of both worlds together in her marketing efforts. Auguste is responsible for event planning, co-op marketing, social media marketing, and more! If you have any collaboration requests, feel free to reach out to her!
Beyond the Box is the absolute best company to work with! Not only are they personable, reliable, and talented, but they go above and beyond to help you create your vision! I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! I would recommend them to anyone and everyone!
We recently remodeled our bathrooms, and chose Beyond the Box to supply the cabinets. Kristy and Debbie were very helpful in deciding style, options and finish. Even after the sale, they spent a lot of time with us helping to pick out countertops and colors.
Cabinets were delivered when promised, and our contractor said they were very high quality. We especially like the concealed soft-close hardware. The cabinets came with matching fill pieces and a finish repair kit.
We’re very happy with Beyond the Box, and highly recommend them
I worked with Kristy and Deb, from Beyond the Box, Inc. They really took the time to help me design my kitchen, and I could honestly tell that they were very passionate about what they do. They were very attentive regarding the budget and the functionality of my kitchen, which is absolutely the highlight of my new home. I would highly recommend Beyond The Box, Inc, for interior design.
Wonderful people to work with! From higher end cabinetry to inexpensive good quality cabinets. Installation is always perfect and no parts are missed….thank you for all you do!
If you want an amazing kitchen, go see Beyond the Box. You will be so happy that you involved them in your project! Their custom cabinets are like beautiful pieces of furniture and I love their creative ideas for storage and overall function in the “heart of the home”. They were thoughtful about my budget and helping me stretch it as much as possible to get a great kitchen in the end. I can’t say enough—Nicest people to work with and I would highly recommend BTB to anyone I know. They are A+ pros!!! Thank you!
Excellent company,very professional. They provide a huge variety of services!