Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: July 2003
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
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...
KCMA Elects Board of Directors
Phoenix, AZ The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA)
elected its new officers and directors at the KCMA 48th Annual
Convention, held here in late April, the association has
The new KCMA...
Sub-Zero, Wolf Announce Kitchen Design
Madison, WI Sub-Zero Freezer Co. and its affiliated
brand, Wolf Appliance Co., have announced an official call for
entries for the company's 2002/2003 Kitchen Design Contest.
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...
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...
VCG Restructures Cabinet Brands
New Holland, PA The Viking Cabinetry Group, based
here, has restructured its VCG companies, it has announced.
The companies, which operated as three independent
businesses Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry, Heritage...
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
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...
LG HI-MACS Sets 15-Year Warranty
Peoria, AZ LG Solid Source, LLC (LGSS), the North American
Master Distributor of LG HI-MACS premium acrylic solid surfaces,
has adopted the industry's only 15-year warranty, according to the
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...
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
Expand Design Creativity to Increase Profitability, Note
Kitchen designers can expand their creativity and increase their
company's profitability by identifying a half a dozen key areas in
their kitchen designs, and suggesting to...
Conference Series Continues; New Sponsors
Hackensack, NJ Several new corporate sponsors will
be lending their support to the 2003 "Designing for Profit" seminar
series the innovative, all-day educational program co-produced by
Kitchen & Bath...
Marvel Honors Top Distributors
Richmond, IN Marvel Industries, the manufacturer of undercounter
refrigeration products based here, recently honored 16 distributors
with Arctic Circle Awards at its national sales meeting held in
Orlando at the...
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...