Peter Salerno on CBS Radio’s Small Business Report

Listen to Peter Salerno on CBS Radio’s Small Business Report

Peter Salerno (of Peter Salerno Inc.) recently appeared on CBS Radio as part of WCBS 880’s “Small Business Report with Joe Connelly” as an expert on small business growth.

Among the topics Peter discussed were Exclusive Designs, Premium-Priced Products, and How to Grow with a Large Partner.

Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

As the owner and founder of Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design company of the 21st century, Peter Salerno understands how to balance growth with greatness, and sales with client satisfaction.

Peter gave small business owners (especially in the interior and home design sector) great advice regarding several key topics. Here are some highlights:

On premium pricing:

“You have so many people that are middle-of-the-road and a client can’t distinguish one from another,” Peter said to Joe Connelly. “Once you put yourself at another level, they see the difference, they appreciate the difference – and if it is in their budget, that’s the way they want to go.”

On providing exclusive designs through new vendors:

“One way [Peter] finds new vendors is by going to the small trade shows, because the new vendors can’t afford the big shows,” explains Joe Connelly.

Peter Salerno Inc.'s award-winning 2015 kitchen design. Photo credit Peter Rymwid.
A Peter Salerno Inc. award-winning kitchen design. Photo credit Peter Rymwid.

Creativity and personalization are key factors in Peter’s design process. He feels the client should play an instrumental role in the creative process by sharing ideas to help realize their own unique design. With a dedication to artistic authenticity, Peter hand draws all renderings based on client need as well as careful period research.

Peter has been recognized with an unprecedented 35 national design awards (through June 2017), making him the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath designer in North America. This figure includes 23 national awards from the National Kitchen and Bath Association within the past 10 years.

Peter Salerno's 2014 NKBA Best Kitchen. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Credit Peter Rymwid, Peter Salerno Inc. 2014 Best Kitchen NKBA

His designs have been published in numerous magazines including Design New Jersey, 201 Magazine, New Jersey Home and Style, Luxury Living, The Robb Report, Woman’s Day, New York Spaces, Millionaire Magazine, 201 Magazine, K+BB, Profiles, Aspire and Kitchen & Bath Design News as well as other numerous trade publications.

For more information about Peter and his company, visit the official Peter Salerno Inc. website.

201 Magazine Features Peter Salerno Inc. Custom Home Design

201 Magazine Celebrates Peter Salerno Inc.’s 20 Years of Design

20 years of business is a milestone to be celebrated. When that 20 year run includes more custom kitchen and bath design awards than any firm in North America over the last 15 years, it’s a truly noteworthy accomplishment.

Peter Salerno Inc. is proud to be profiled as a feature business in the latest issue of 201 Magazine. 201 Magazine is the foremost publication for Bergen County and northern New Jersey business, lifestyle and current events, courtesy of the North Jersey Media Group.

Peter Salerno Inc. is a featured business in 201 Magazine's latest issue.
Peter Salerno Inc. is a featured business in 201 Magazine’s latest issue.

201 Magazine’s current issue, appropriately titled “Auld Lang Style”, is a primer for design and style in northern New Jersey for early 2017. It’s a true honor to be named a Featured Business Profile in any publication, and “Auld Lang Style” is an apt descriptor for Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning blend of custom craftsmanship, classic design elements, and cutting-edge innovative and transitional design.

An excerpt from 201 Magazine’s profile of Peter Salerno Inc.:

“Peter and his staff remain committed to combining artistry and functionality, creating beautiful unique rooms tailor-made for each client. They are continually sourcing new and reclaimed materials that can be used in unexpected ways to create personalization in their clients’ projects.”

The notable trend of personalized home design is core to Peter Salerno Inc.’s design mission, and a reason why its clients are always supplied with world-class design with a personal touch reflective of their own lives.

World-class Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design in the new Peter Salerno Inc. boutique showroom in Mendham, NJ.
World-class Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design in the new Peter Salerno Inc. boutique showroom in Mendham, NJ.

Founded in 1997, Peter Salerno Inc. has experienced rapid expansion over the last 5 years. This trend began with the opening of their gorgeous flagship showroom at 511 Goffle Road in Wyckoff, New Jersey, named “Most Innovative Showroom” at KBIS 2015. In 2016, the company expanded to a second showroom location on West Main Street in scenic Mendham, New Jersey.

Peter Salerno Inc. is also proud to feature a proprietary line of custom artisan cutlery, EDGES, created by Anthony Michael Salerno. Anthony’s third-generation craftsmanship helped him be named to NKBA’s prestigious “30 Under 30” list for the 2017 design year.

For the full article and the rest of “Auld Lang Style”, pick up a copy of the latest issue of 201 Magazine, or create an e-subscription on their website.

NKBA Reveals 30 Under 30 Award Recipients For 2017 [LIST]

View Full 2017 NKBA 30 Under 30 Award List Here

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) released their prestigious 30 Under 30 Award Recipient list for 2017, and we have it for you here!

The NKBA’s mission statement is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath design industry through the creation of marketplaces, networks and certifications. Fifty years after its inception, the NKBA has a membership of more than 60,000 members and is the proud owner of the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).

NKBA logo, all rights and credit to NKBA.

Part of the NKBA’s commitment to inspire and lead the kitchen and bath design industry is to promote the future of the business. The 30 Under 30 Awards were created in 2013 to recognize the elite young future of the industry and promote their growth through recognition, education and career enhancement opportunities.

From the official NKBA press release, a quote from NKBA CEO Bill Darcy:

“We are pleased to be able to recognize these outstanding young professionals”, said Bill Darcy, NKBA CEO. “They are truly the future of the industry and I look forward to hearing from them in Orlando and presenting them with this opportunity to help further their careers.”

Special congratulations are in order to Anthony Salerno of Peter Salerno Inc. (the parent company of this blog), who is a 2017 NKBA 30 Under 30 Award inductee.

The official list of 2017 NKBA 30 Under 30 Award recipients.
The official list of 2017 NKBA 30 Under 30 Award recipients.

Here is the list of the 2017 NKBA 30 Under 30 Award Recipients, in no order:

  • Dylan Beavers, Norm Tessier Cabinets, Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, CA;
  • Alicia Beck, Signature Companies, Haymarket, VA;
  • Samantha Bowen, Bowen Remodeling & Design, Crofton, MD;
  • Craig Couture, Cypress Design Co., East Providence, RI;
  • Celestina Demers, Spokane Carpet One The Showroom II, Spokane Valley, WA;
  • Corbin Dickson, Remodeler’s Warehouse, Martinez, GA;
  • Natalie DiPiazza, Custom Design & Construction, El Segundo, CA;
  • Christina Dragota, GE Monogram, Chicago, IL;
  • Thomas Farago, Caplan’s Appliances, Toronto, ON;
  • Paige Fuller, B.C.D. Interiors, Traverse City, MI;
  • Kirsten Gable, Taze and Hewitt, Hanover, MD;
  • Shivain Handa, Valley Acrylic, Mission, BC;
  • Brianne Hughes, Casey’s Creative Kitchens, London, ON;
  • Nicole Kemp, Homes by Avi, Calgary, AB;
  • Kyle Le, Timeline Design, Inc., Saratoga, CA;
  • Ed McDonald, McDonald Contracting, Arlington, MA;
  • Kari Mitchell, Artistic Cabinetry, Loomis, NE;
  • Nick Ochtman, Jacuzzi Luxury Bath, Chino Hills, CA;
  • Austin Pike,ShowroomMarketing.com, Watertown, MA;
  • Cathy Pitts, Classic Kitchen & Bath, Harrisonburg, VA;
  • Ashlee Richardson, Nar Fine Carpentry, Inc., Carmichael, CA;
  • Casey Rup, Waterworks, New York, NY;
  • Anthony Salerno, Peter Salerno Inc., Wyckoff, NJ;
  • Bridgette Schwarz,Signature Kitchen & Bath Design Inc., Cupertino, CA;
  • Suzanne Scott, Suzanne Kristine Interiors, Carnation, WA;
  • Brad Sherwood, Epic Plumbing, Phoenix, AZ;
  • Jacob E. Smith,Starline Distributors, Inc., Flushing, MI;
  • Stephanie Stead, Cambria, Denver, CO;
  • Rebecca Sutton, Kitchen Design Concepts, Dallas, TX;
  • Michelle Timmerman, Direct Supply Inc., Grand Rapids, MI.

The 2017 NKBA 30 Under 30 Awards inductees will be a centerpiece of the KBIS 2017 convention. Their research, work and team-building focus will conclude with a KBISNeXT 2017 stage presentation and question-and-answer session on January 11, 2017. For more information on KBIS 2017 Orlando, visit the official KBIS 2017 website.

Wyckoff, NJ: The Crown Jewel of New Jersey Home Design

The One-Stop Luxury Home Design Center in Wyckoff, New Jersey

Those “in the know” are aware what a wonderful town Wyckoff, New Jersey is. From notable residents (Bucky Dent, Tara Reid, The Jonas Brothers, Gertrude Eberle) to historic landmarks (15 locations on the National Register of Historic Places) and significant American families (Voorhees, Terhune, Ackerman, etc.)

What you might not know is that Wyckoff, NJ, has quietly become a mecca of world-class home design, furnishings and accessories – and it all begins at one address right off Route 208.

511 Goffle Road, Wyckoff, NJ: A home design paradise!
511 Goffle Road, Wyckoff, NJ: A home design paradise!

This beautiful two-story building at 511 Goffle Road in Wyckoff is home to three renowned businesses, each of which provides state-of-the-art, luxurious custom home design solutions for discriminating clients. The building and its businesses have been featured in a myriad of publications, from Design New Jersey to (201) Magazine, the 2016 Rolls Royce USA Owner’s Table Book to yearly features by the NKBA, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Purcell Murray.

Whether you desire custom kitchen and bath design from the most award-winning design firm in North America this century; the latest in custom, artisanal, and environmentally-friendly tile design; or an unparalleled fleet of appliances and fixtures, 511 Goffle Road is a one-stop luxury home design destination just minutes from Routes 80, 4, 287, 208, and the Garden State Parkway.

Peter Salerno Inc.

Since 2002, no other North American custom kitchen and bath design company has won more design awards than Peter Salerno Inc. From traditional to transitional, classic to contemporary, Peter Salerno and his staff are unmatched in their custom approach. If that’s not enough of a selling point, there’s the showroom so awe-inspiring that it was called “A Wonderland Under One Roof”.

Peter and his family in the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom in Wyckoff. (Photo: Andrew Bisdale)
Peter and his family in the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom in Wyckoff. (Photo: Andrew Bisdale)

Established in 1997 by Peter Ross Salerno, CMKBD, Peter Salerno Inc has quickly become on of the top design firms in the world, achieving 34 National Awards since 2002, including Kitchen of the Year (NKBA) in 2012 and Most Innovative Showroom (KBIS) in 2015.

Peter Salerno Inc. places focus on creating a luxurious and functional spaces that compliment your lifestyle. Whether a kitchen, master bath, or wine cellar, they incorporate your personality, passions, and hobbies into their custom design to create a finely tailored living space for you and your family.

Stratta, the Tile Boutique

Under the guidance of curator and owner Nicole Sakosits, Stratta, the Tile Boutique presents a stunning array and selection of tile options for home and business. Stratta, the Tile Boutique is committed to bringing the world’s finest tile designs, solutions and creations to its clients and customers.

Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]
A transitional bath design from Stratta and Peter Salerno Inc. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
As of this posting, Stratta, the Tile Boutique is proud to own a perfect 5-star customer satisfaction and service rating on Houzz, the foremost interior design social media site in the world. Stratta takes pride in not only providing its clients with world-class tile and unique, beautiful tile design work, but also with the very best in service and availability.

The stunning Stratta showcases the finest in tile and tile designs – contemporary and classic, unique and traditional, all with a focus on sustainable design and environmentally friendly tile options. From marble to leather, cork to seashell, their award-winning service staff will match you with the tile of your dreams.

Oberg and Lindquist

Oberg and Lindquist is a family-owned and locally-operated appliance center with locations in Westwood and Wyckoff, New Jersey. As the area’s leader in offering premium kitchen appliances with custom installations, they are committed to upholding our reputation for service, quality and customer satisfaction.

You’ll find that Oberg & Lindquist is a place where family values, professionalism and integrity are not just words, but a way of life. Their array of appliance options is truly extraordinary, and never lacks an ample supply of the very best in world-class manufacturers.

Oberg and Lindquist supplies the names you trust to provide luxury and durability, like Miele, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Electrolux – all the while providing a superior level of service and highly knowledgeable staff.

VOTE in the 2017 Best of Bergen Readers’ Poll Here!

Best of Bergen 2017 Official Voting Link Is Open!

One of the most prestigious reader awards in the Northeast has returned for another year, as (201) Magazine opens the polls for its Best of Bergen 2017 voting process!

As always, the finest businesses in Bergen County, New Jersey – statistically one of the most culturally significant counties in America – are eligible for voting in the 2017 Best of Bergen readers’ poll.

The polls are open in the (201) Magazine Best of Bergen 2017 Awards - click here and vote!
The polls are open in the (201) Magazine Best of Bergen 2017 Awards – click here and vote!

An overview of the contest, from the official voting site:

Let your voice be heard! Complete this online survey by voting for your personal favorites in Bergen County. Tell us who you love and what’s the best. You tell us — we’ll tell the county.

Vote on as many topics as you like, and watch for the results in the February 2017 issue of (201) Magazine. (Voting is limited to one ballot per respondent and closes at midnight on Oct. 15.)

Several New Jersey design businesses that inform our “Design Your Lifestyle” blog are up for awards – including the business that powers this blog, Peter Salerno Inc. Since 2002, Peter Salerno Inc. is the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design company in North America, receiving honors from notable names like the NKBA, KBIS, Sub-Zero, Wolf, HGTV, and Signature Kitchens & Baths.

Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]
An award-winning transitional bath design from Peter Salerno Inc.
With all respect to those stellar industry names, the awards that mean the most to Peter Salerno, his design team and family are the ones that come from you – readers, design aficionados, clients and community members. Being a part of the prestigious Best of Bergen 2017 awards through (201) Magazine is an honor, and Peter Salerno Inc. would be so grateful if you took a moment to vote.

Visit the official Best of Bergen 2017 Readers’ Poll voting site and pick your favorite Bergen County businesses for these prestigious awards. Thanks to (201) Magazine for once again giving Peter Salerno Inc. (and Bergen County in general) the chance to really shine.

Peter Salerno Inc. Featured in 201 Magazine’s Home Issue

Peter Salerno Inc. Featured in 201 Magazine’s Home Issue

What Does This Design Have To Do With Al Capone?

World-class custom bathroom design, an award-winning designer, a beautiful New Jersey home, and the notorious Al Capone. What could all these things possibly have in common?

You can find out this month by picking up a copy of (201) Magazine’s fantastic Home Issue, featuring an exclusive look inside a gorgeous custom bathroom design by Peter Salerno Inc.‘s Anthony Michael Salerno and Peter Salerno.

Pick up (201) Magazine's Home Issue to see a Pete rSalerno Inc. bath design - how does it feature Al Capone?
Pick up (201) Magazine’s Home Issue to see a Pete rSalerno Inc. bath design – how does it feature Al Capone?

The article, “Bathing Beauties (Six bathtubs that make a splash)”, is a fantastic piece written by Brooke Perry for (201) Magazine. Inside the article lies a beautiful spread of bathroom design photos taken by renowned photographer Peter Rymwid, showcasing this exquisite custom Peter Salerno Inc. bath design.

Included in this design is a stunning feature made from reclaimed tin – rumored to have been owned by Al Capone himself! The tin was reclaimed from a Chicago site that was once a speakeasy, which adds even more validity to the claim. The rumored backstory of Al Capone owning the tin that now finds its home in this stunning bath design only adds to its mystique, luxury and charm.

The outstanding tile design in this bathroom was imagined by Marissa DePiero of Stratta, The Tile Boutique. Other notable features in this 2016 Peter Salerno Inc. custom bath design include the porcelain tile floor which mimics wood plank, a walk-in shower and the tub itself (a true centerpiece of the design).

But don’t take our word for it! Pick up a copy of (201) Magazine’s Home Issue today and see for yourself why this design is truly a “Bathing Beauty”.

For more information about Peter Salerno Inc., winner of 34 national design awards since 2002, and to place your own custom bath design order, fill out the contact form below or call (201) 251-6608!

Peter Salerno Featured in East Coast Home + Design Magazine

Peter Salerno Featured in East Coast Home + Design Magazine

Read East Coast Home + Design Magazine Here

Peter Salerno was recently interviewed by East Coast Home + Design Magazine, one of the premier home design publications in the United States. Fresh off another successful, informative trip to the KBIS 2016 conference, Peter took some time to speak with Cristine Benton of East Coast Home + Design about his experience, his award-winning pedigree, and his design expertise and influences.

A beautiful Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
A beautiful Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

The interview, part of an expansive must-read article entitle “KBIS 2016”, was a great opportunity for Peter Salerno to speak about his time at North America’s best design conference.

An excerpt from the article (credit to Cristine Benton, the author):

“Peter Salerno, the owner of Peter Salerno Inc., a kitchen design firm with showrooms in Wyckoff and Mendham, N.J.: Peter’s company has received 34 national design awards since 2002, including Kitchen of the Year in 2012 and the Most Innovative Showroom in 2015. His business experience and industry knowledge, combined with his passion for art and architecture, have made him one of the most sought-after designers in the industry.”

Other outstanding, notable designers and industry professionals interviewed for this article include Chuck Wheelock and Rebecca Reynolds.

Readers of Ms. Benton’s piece in East Coast Home + Design are treated to an inside look at aspects of the KBIS 2016 conference not seen by the public (and even most of the attendees), including the exclusive La Cornue party at the Bellagio and the prestigious NKBA Design Competition and Industry Awards at the Cosmopolitan Hotel.

Ms. Benton also notes some design trends omnipresent at KBIS 2016, including “a universal embrace of the contemporary” (over traditional kitchen design), natural stone replicas, and the regional diversification of kitchen color palettes. For example, current homeowners in the Northeast United States looking for transitional kitchen updates prefer white kitchen designs.

In all, Cristine Benton presents a comprehensive, clean review of KBIS 2016 (not an easy task given its scope), and provides a must-read piece for kitchen designers and design enthusiasts alike. Be sure to look for this article, which includes contributions by Peter Salerno, in the March 2016 issue of East Coast Home + Design Magazine.