Owner / Designer
Lynnette Niskanen is the owner of Carolina Custom Windows.
Lynnette has a keen eye for design and a passion for enhancing windows. She lives in the Upstate with her husband and 4 children. Lynnette loves to spend time with family and travel.
Director of Sales Operations & Territory Manager
Nikiah Knox was born and raised in the state of New Hampshire, moved to Charleston, South Carolina in 2014, where she became one of our Sales Designers and built the surrounding Charleston market from the ground up, in 2015. She has since moved to Charlottesville, Virginia where she now oversees the sales operations and manages various territories alongside Lynnette.
Nikiah received her degree in Sports Management from Catawba College in North Carolina where she was a dual-sport athlete playing both Women’s Tennis and Women’s Field Hockey. She has always been captivated by the intricate arrangements of decor, whether inside a uniquely decorated restaurant, a comfortably tasteful home, or any venue such as, a local coffee shop or a vineyard’s event space. She is very ambitious, achievement oriented, and likes creating powerful business relationships.
Aside from her career, Nikiah is a passionately devoted dog mom, frequently hikes in Shenandoah National Park, photographs sunrises and sunsets, and has a guilty pleasure for her Mother’s homemade apple crisp.
A Charleston transplant, Hilary’s heart belongs on the Gulf coast, where she was born and raised. Over the past three years, however, she has kindled a deep love for the Charleston Lowcountry and she and her husband have enjoyed the natural beauty, rich history, and architecture that is unique to her "new" hometown. She is first and foremost a mother to 2 rambunctious boys who keep her on her toes and her sense of humor intact. She loves music, creative pursuits, kayaking and outdoor adventures with the handsome men in her life.
Hilary is a graduate of Valdosta State University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art in Interior Design. One of Carolina Custom Windows’ newest designers, she offers vast experience ranging from interior design to home construction, custom area rugs and fine flooring to lighting. When it comes to Design, functionality is a key component to helping find the perfect window coverings for your space and the way you use it, and the reason her position with us is a perfect fit.
Charlene Steffensmeier grew up of Greenville, South Carolina. Style and aesthetics have always interested her and working with clients to choose the perfect window treatments for their home is what she does best. She has been a Sales Designer with Carolina Custom Windows since 2014 serving the upstate and North Carolina regions.
She is excited for the opportunity to continue to serve in this industry as Greenville continues to grow. Charlene is very efficient and organized, and she thrives on working hard and completing her goals. On her time off, she loves traveling to surrounding cities and spending time with her husband.