Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: May 2002
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Luxury Show Gaining Support, Sponsors
Dallas The Luxury Kitchen and Bath Collection 2002, the trade
show and educational conference launched last year, is experiencing
double-digit increases in its support by leading companies and is
Theirs are the voices of youth full of energy and optimism and
bold, daring dreams that haven't been worn away yet by the
day-to-day grind of the workplace.
They're voices that are tethered to an intense desire to excel,
to the wisdom of...
NKBA Elects Pair To 'Hall of
Chicago James Krengel, CKD, CBD, and the late Ronald Mace, FAIA,
both of whom made "major contributions to the kitchen and bath
industry over the length of their careers," have been inducted into
SEN Buying Group Cites Sales
San Antonio, TX Chuck Chwastyk, co-owner of Custom Crafters, Inc.
in Kensington, MD and Arlington, VA, has been named the fifth
recipient of the M.A. Peterson Businessperson of the Year Award by
Tips Provided For Networking
How do you find opportunity? Smart professionals know it is by
networking and leveraging your personal and business contacts.
In fact, it's safe to say that to succeed as a kitchen/bath
retailer, you need to network...
Today's Consumers Seen as Optimistic,
CHICAGO The nation's consumers may feel frightened, anxious and
uncertain over world events, but a sense of optimism and resilience
permeates American thinking. While most people still feel in
Hafele Opens LA Distribution
Archdale, NC Hafele America Co., the major supplier of cabinet
and furniture hardware and related products based here, has opened
a new distribution center and office in Los Angeles, the company
Kitchen Designer Cited for
Skokie, IL Rick Glickman, president of Dream Kitchens, a
10-year-old kitchen and bath dealership based here, has been
inducted into the Chicago Entrepreneur-ship Hall of Fame. He was
honored for his "demonstrated...
Dal-Tile, Mohawk Announce
Dallas Dal-Tile, the Dallas-based manufacturer of ceramic tile
under its own name and the American Olean brand, has merged with
Mohawk Industries, the manufacturer of several major carpet brands,
StarMark Brands Acquired by Norcraft
Eagan, MN Norcraft Companies, L.L.C., the Eagan, MN-based
cabinet manufacturer, has acquired StarMark, Inc., adding
semi-custom framed cabinetry to the Norcraft family of brands, the
Signs Favorable as First Quarter Ends
The kitchen/bath and housing industries continued their
impressive performance through the first quarter of 2002, posting
favorable results amid signs that the U.S. was finally emerging
from the economic...
Duggan Steps Down From Post At NV
Henderson, NV Michael Duggan, one of the driving forces behind
the vision, formation and operation of the International Solid
Surface Fabricators Association (ISSFA), has resigned his...
For years, I've talked about how much business you could gain
(or lose) from incoming calls. The person who's answering your
phone is quarterbacking your business. You might spend a ton of
money on advertising, but that interested customer is very...
Tariffs 'Without Merit,' NAHB
Washington, DC Noting that different types of lumber cannot be
substituted for each other without harming the quality of homes for
U.S. consumers, the nation's home builders have told an independent
Web Sites Need Thought to Improve Business, Internet
The bloom may still be off the Internet when it comes to Wall
Street, but that doesn't mean it's dead for consumers or that
kitchen and bath retailers shouldn't have a presence. Fact...
Natural Kitchen Becomes Hearth of the Home
By John Filippelli
WYCKOFF, NJ While kitchens are often referred to as the heart of
the home, the design team on this project made the kitchen the
"hearth" of the home. The inspiration for the space...
Company Rides Fast Track Toward Design
By Daina Manning
ENCINITAS, CAOn the weekend, when many other designers are
frantically catching up with their projects, Leslie Cohen races
cars. And Cohen's dedication to racing has a residual...
I'll admit that I was shocked when I heard on the radio March 5
that the Formica Corp. had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
To me, Formica always seemed formidable. One of the most
recognized brand names in the kitchen and bath...
Old World styling, nature-based colors and textures,
'resource-responsible' materials and personalized design were among
the hot trends discussed at a recent NKBA chapter event that raised
money for breast cancer.
Fortune Brands Acquires The Omega
Lincolnshire, IL Fortune Brands, Inc., the publicly traded
consumer products company with holdings in the cabinet industry,
has announced that its home products business has signed a
definitive agreement to...