Our Team

Orness Design Group was founded on a passion for delivering exceptional, efficient commercial kitchen designs with a personal touch.  Our talented, hardworking team understands foodservice, the art of dining and the importance of creating exceptional “back of house” work spaces that truly facilitate your culinary and business goals. We know the challenges inherent in construction and how to help you navigate them successfully. We are dedicated to translating your needs and desires into your perfect commercial culinary solution.

George Orness  | President | Senior Foodservice Design Consultant

George Orness | President | Senior Foodservice Design Consultant

Over the past 50 years, George Orness has delivered more than 1,200 projects with particular emphasis in fine dining, resorts, colleges, universities, business and industry. He is known for his expertise in design, estimating, construction administration and project management. He is also very well versed in health codes, DSA, and other regulatory requirements. His experience and life travels have brought a depth of knowledge that is rare to find.

Ken Relethford  | Vice President| Senior Foodservice Design Consultant |LEED®AP

Ken Relethford | Vice President| Senior Foodservice Design Consultant |LEED®AP

Ken Relethford is known for providing exceptional design and contracting services to the architectural, foodservice, and construction industry. He has comprehensive experience in constructability, green building and retrofit that brings added value to any project. His special emphasis is on incorporating energy efficient, sustainable equipment into projects and utilizes efficient technologies in the design of refrigeration and exhaust systems.