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Family Business Sells Diversity from Top to
By John Filippelli
LOS ANGELES, CA Ask Michael Kienzl to describe his company and he
will tell you that it is as diverse as the employees who work
there. Or, is it that the employees are as...
Put a Plan in Place to Help Grow Your Firm's Profits,
The best way to grow your kitchen and bath firm is by following
a clear, concise plan, understanding what goes into running your
business, and being able to recognize your...
Use Consistency, Service to Brand Your Firm, Dealers
As kitchen and bath dealers build their businesses, they should
not forget the importance of building a brand, as well.
What does building a brand have to do with kitchen and bath
Implementing Systems Can Reduce Errors, Dealers
Putting a series of systems and procedures in place can help
eliminate mistakes that drain the profits of kitchen and bath
dealers, according to a pair of dealer-members of the Bath &
Occasionally, something will occur
that causes the relationship between you and your customer to go
sideways. When this happens, you need to be prepared to deal with
Membership Growth Awards Offered by NKBA
Hackettstown, NJ The National Kitchen & Bath
Association has expanded its membership growth awards program this
year, with eligibility open through Dec. 22, the NKBA
The Hackettstown, NJ-based...
Aside from offering creative fulfillment, one major appeal of
the retail kitchen and bath industry is the positive cash flow it
Clear Concise Communication Helps Avoid Costly Project
Clear, concise communication is key when dealing not only with
sub-contractors, but also with clients, says Bath & Kitchen
Buying Group (BKBG) dealer-member Sara Busby of Sara Busby...
The Home Center War the ongoing battle for market
share between Big Box retailers and independent kitchen/bath
dealers continues to be quietly waged in local markets across the
It's a closely fought war that heated up
dramatically in the...
Frigo Design To Distribute Revere Products
Brewerton, NY Frigo Design, a leading designer and fabricator of
custom metal countertops, backsplashes, wall tiles, appliance
facades and other kitchen decoratives, has entered into an
agreement with Revere...
AWFS Fair Reports Attendance Figures
Anaheim, CA. The American Woodworking & Furnishings
Suppliers Fair, held here early last month, drew 26,188 people,
including 17,723 attendees and nearly 8,500 exhibitors with
exhibiting companies exceeding the 2001...
Use Rebates, Tax Laws and Retainers to Discover Profit
There's extra money to be made beyond that which comes from
selling kitchen and bath projects and upselling your customers.
Indeed, if kitchen and bath dealers take the time to...
Retainers Backed for All Kitchen and Bath Design
Kitchen and bath designers should employ design retainers to
demonstrate their professionalism, set themselves apart from the
competition and close more jobs.
That's the advice of Peggy...
ISH Trade Show Set For Debut at Las Vegas
Las Vegas ISH North America 2003, the major
plumbing products trade show which made its North American debut in
Toronto last year, will be staged for the first time in Las Vegas
Survey Shows Dealers Bullish on Market, Buying
Consumer spending on kitchen and bath remodeling, still
generally strong and resilient in the face of lingering economic
and global uncertainties, should continue to hold up, and even
David Loves Goliath?
Upscale home centers have changed the kitchen and bath
market, but not necessarily for the worse, independent dealers
By Daina Darzin Manning
In the mid-1990s, a host of "big-box" chains, including EXPO...
Simple Marketing Ideas Can Boost Your Firm's Visibility
The right marketing plan can help kitchen and bath dealers boost
their business, says Paul Greenspan of Milwaukee Kitchen and Bath
in Glendale, WI, and dealer-member of the Houston...
In the bathrooms and suites we are designing today, the showers
are expanding in size, options and importance. When space allows,
we plan for a separate tub and shower, but when it's less generous,
many of our clients opt to eliminate the tub and use...
DPHA Conference Set for Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ Dates have been finalized for the
Second Annual Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association (DPHA)
Conference, the association has announced.
Set for September 19-21, at Marriott's Camelback
Vent-A-Hood Eyes Fire Prevention
Richardson, TX Vent-A-Hood, a leading manufacturer
of the modern residential range hood, based here, has begun its
"What's Under Your Hood?" fire safety campaign, the company has
Meant to educate...
Fortune Brands Acquires Firm
Lincolnshire, IL Fortune Brands, Inc., the parent company of
Moen, Omega, Aristokraft, Schrock, Diamond, Kitchen Craft and
HomeCrest Cabinetry, announced that its kitchen and bath cabinets
business has purchased Capital...
Elkay Honors Employees in Annual Program
Oak Brook, IL Elkay Mfg. Co. has honored more than
100 employees in four main categories as part of the company's
recent "2002 Achieving Excellence (a.c.e.)" annual division
Wellborn Forest to Award Vacations
Alexander City, AL Wellborn Forest Products, Inc.
is offering a vacation package to authorized dealers as part of its
"Escape to Paradise" promotion for its Designer Series product
Dealers will be eligible...
Housing, Kitchen/Bath Markets Surge
Housing continues to be the primary engine providing impetus to
the nation's slowly recovering economy, as low interest rates,
favorable demographics and appreciating home prices continued to
fuel growth and...
"You can shrink your shop, or you can grow it. But you can't