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DPHA Sets New Awards Program
Bethesda, MD The Decorative Plumbing & Hardware
Association (DPHA), based here, has announced the first national
awards program designed specifically for the decorative plumbing
and hardware industry.
"For the first...
Art Betterley, Top Fabricator & Educator,
Blaine, MN Art Betterley, a pioneer and innovator in the
cabinet-making and laminate countertop fabrication industries, died
in May at his home in Minnesota.
Betterley, who invented a wide range of...
Showroom Hosts Open House
Skokie, IL Dream Kitchens, based here, recently hosted an open
house for members of the Bath and Kitchen Buying Group, the company
According to Dream Kitchens' president, Rick Glickman, attendees
were treated to a...
Technology Can Streamline Operations for Designers,
Kitchen and bath designers should not be afraid of new
technology and software that could not only help them run their
firms more efficiently, but also give them a competitive edge...
For more than 15 years you've heard me say "People are your most
important asset." If you hire right, train, communicate, motivate
and compensate well, all of your other assets will grow. Nothing
affects your bottom line more than your people.
Con-Tech Names 'Sirius' Winner
Northbrook, IL Con-Tech Lighting, the illumination products
supplier based here, has announced the winner of this year's
"Sirius Award" the company's annual means for honoring "unsurpassed
excellence in the work of...
Con-Tech Names 'Sirius' Winner
Northbrook, IL Con-Tech Lighting, the illumination
products supplier based here, has announced the winner of this
year's "Sirius Award" the company's annual means for honoring
"unsurpassed excellence in the work of...
International Design Contest Calls for
Croydon, U.K. Bathrooms+ Kitchens Magazine, based
here, is calling all for designers to represent their countries in
the International Designer Awards for Bathrooms and Kitchens
contests. North American...
Demographic-Specific Marketing Can Boost Business,
While at first glance Generation Xers and Baby Boomers may seem
miles apart in terms of characteristics, there is one thing that
unites them: they both are key marketing demographics in...
In order to provide us with the time required to make the
adjustments to changing circumstances, it's important to have some
sort of "rainy day fund."
Second DPHA Conference Set
Bethesda, MD The Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association
(DPHA), based here, will be holding a conference and trade show
later this year, the association has announced.
The DPHA Second Annual Conference, to be held at...
Northland Corp. Honors Distributor
Greenville, MI Northland Kitchen Appliance Division of Northland
Corp. presented the Outstanding Achievement Award to Bronx,
NY-based Felix Storch, Inc., the company has announced.
"Felix Storch, Inc. has proven...
Hiring a Rookie Could Offer a Fresh Perspective for
Just because someone is new to the kitchen and bath industry
doesn't mean design firms should count that person out as a
In fact, whether the "newness" comes by...
Basco Offers New Training Program
Mason, OH Basco, the high-end bath shower enclosure
manufacturer, based here, has initiated a new training program, the
company has announced.
The Celesta Installation Training (CIT) course, conducted at
Shape Your Business to Better Fit Your Style, Consultant
What if your business is a great success but you hate it? You're
rich, but perennially stressed out, and dreading going to work each
Consultant Linda Case of Remodelers...
Attorneys Offer Tips for Avoiding Architectural Copyright Infringement
Sometimes ignorance is bliss, but when it comes to architectural copyright, what you don't know can hurt you.
So says Jordanna Smida, editor of KBDN sister publication, Design...
Market Conditions Solid, and
The housing industry continues to be a virtual pillar of
strength for the U.S. economy, with results continuing to remain
positive at mid-year. Among the key statistics released by
government agencies, research...
I recently stopped at the dry cleaners with one of
my friends in tow. Unfortunately, the place wasn't able to
immediately locate my shirt. They were locating clothing by
description that day, so I explained that it was long sleeved and
The View From Abroad
New European looks feature elegantly styled minimalist looks
and innovative proportions.
By Daina Darzin Manning
Few will argue that, when it comes to global trends, the world is
shrinking. Advances in telecommunication, the...
The distinctively stylized look of Art Deco is ideally suited for today's Contemporary kitchens.
I've always been a great fan of lists. So, I wasn't
terribly surprised when, going through the boxes that still litter
the basement of my not-so-new-anymore home, I stumbled on an old
"to do" list dating back nearly 20 years.
Sophomore year in...
Alter Basic Sales Approach, High-End Firms
LAS VEGAS There's a pressing need in the luxury kitchen and bath
marketplace to "move away from traditional selling techniques" and
to adopt a sales approach far more suited to the special...
It was 7:43 a.m. and I was maneuvering my car into the left lane
of' I-95 south. The 495 split was coming up fast when my cell
phone rang. My office was calling to deliver a few messages that
had come in the previous evening. One customer had asked...
Design Firm Grows By Capitalizing On Team
By John Filippelli
CHICAGO As president of Smartrooms, Inc., based here, James W.
Livingston, CKD, wears many hats. Not only is he a busy kitchen
designer and dealer, he's also a consultant and...
Goldman Opens Resource Center
New York, NY Goldman Associates, a high-end kitchen appliance
distributor based in Roslyn Heights, NY, has announced the opening
of its new appliance resource center.
The center, based here, opened last month in the...