Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: February 2002
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Kitchen Tune-Up Names '01 Franchise Award
Aberdeen, SD Kitchen Tune-Up, the kitchen restoration franchise
system based here, has announced its 2001 Franchise Award winners
for top sales and service distinctions in several categories...
Aggressive Style Seen As Turnoff
A good salesperson is aggressive, solves customer problems and
can sell anything to anybody. Right?
Wrong, says sales expert Dick Canada. The executive director of
the Institute for Global Sales Studies at Indiana...
2002 'Leadership' Competition Open to
Hackensack, NJ A call for nominations has been issued for the
fourth annual "Industry Leadership Awards Competition" the Kitchen
& Bath Design News-sponsored awards program aimed at citing
Growth Plan Announced by
Alameda, CA StudioBecker, the importer and distributor of
upscale kitchen and wardrobe systems based here, will expand with
its showrooms into some eight new cities in 2002, the company
Cabinet Firms Join SEN Buying
Chapel Hill, NC Five new cabinet manufacturers have joined the
SEN Buying Group as preferred vendors, the Chapel Hill, NC-based
Kenneth Peterson, CKD, president of the SEN Buying Group...
Winners Awarded In Clarke, Sub-Zero 'Wine
Hopkinton, MA Two $10,000 Grand Prizes have been awarded to New
England-based kitchen and bath design/showroom personnel who
participated in a special event aimed at demonstrating their
Trio of Web Sites To Be Aimed at
Flushing, NY A trio of Web sites aimed at the kitchen and bath
trade are set to be launched by the end of March by a kitchen and
bath product e-commerce wholesaler.
2 The Trade Group, a Flushing...
Student Designer Scholarships Offered
Again by K&BDN
Hackensack, NJ A college scholarship program aimed at assisting
the educational endeavors of promising kitchen and bath design
students at NKBA-endorsed colleges will be offered for the...
Sefrin Named To Committee For 'Hall of
Hackettstown, NJ Kitchen & Bath Design News editorial
director and publisher Eliot Sefrin has been named to an ad hoc
committee charged with recommending entrants into the National
Kitchen & Bath...
Canyon Creek Honored for Efforts On
Monroe, WA Canyon Creek Cabinet Company has been honored once
again for efforts on behalf of the environment, winning this year's
Environmental Achievement Award from an area waste...
2002 NKBA Dues Schedule For Industry
$500,000 to $1 Million
$1 Million to $1.5 Million
$1.5 Million to $2 Million
$2 Million to $3 Million...
Manage Employees 'Inside Out' for Greatest Reward,
Managing other people can be frustrating, difficult and a time
drain or it can be rewarding, painless and relatively easy.
However, there's one key tip management consultants advise...
Viking Forms New Distributorship for
Greenwood, MI Viking Range Corp. has announced the formation of
a new Canadian distributorship to serve dealers in "the very
important and rapidly growing" western Canadian market, the...
A new chapter in American history began Sept. 11, 2001.
As expected, the effects of this tragic day have changed all our
lives both personally and professionally. While consumers in the
past few months have exhibited more reserved spending...
People Seen 'Vacationing,' Cocooning, Working at
International affairs are having an impact on housing design and
product selection, with the home once again becoming the
centerpiece of American family life, experts now contend.
We know that spring is around the corner when we see the first
robin. The leaves falling signal autumn, and snow on the ground
denotes the winter months. These signs remind us of the changing
calendar, signaling when we should plant our flowers, put...
People-Driven Fabrication Firm Flies Like
By Daina Darzin Manning
KEYPORT, NJ"Anybody can make a plastic countertop," declares Eagle
Fabrication president Phil DeCaro. "It's how you do it, and how you
bring it to market, and the...
Translate Brand Into a Message for Consumers, Dealers
Looking for a way to lift yourself above other kitchen/bath
retailers in your area? Perhaps you should think of your business
as a brand.
Currently, there's no brand for a complete kitchen...
Irish Eyes Smile for Designer's Kitchen
By John Filippelli
POUND RIDGE, NYRenovating a client's kitchen to accommodate a large
and active extended family (complete with children and triplet
grandchildren) may have led some designers...