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).

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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.

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.

Join Peter Salerno Inc. at KBIS 2016: January 19-21, 2016!

Join Peter Salerno Inc. at KBIS 2016: January 19-21, 2016!

KBIS 2016 Promises to be The Biggest Ever!

Are you signed up to attend KBIS 2016? If you are a design professional or kitchen and bath industry professional, you simply cannot afford to miss what will be the most influential North American kitchen and bath industry show of the year!

KBIS 2016 logo, credit NKBA
(Logo/photo credit: NKBA)

Taking place January 19-21, 2016, in the Las Vegas Convention Center (Las Vegas, NV), KBIS 2016 will serve as a platform for over 500 leading brands across TWO halls, including 40 new companies for this year’s show! You can see a list of exhibitors at this year’s KBIS by clicking here.

If you’re interested in seeing some of the very best kitchen and bath designs of the last year, then you cannot afford to miss the NKBA Design Competition and Industry Awards. The awards are scheduled for the night before KBIS 2016 – Monday, January 18th, at the Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $99 and more information is available here.

You’ll get the chance to see (and meet) many of today’s top kitchen and bath designers, trendsetters and innovators, including Peter Salerno Inc. – winner of 32 national design awards since 2002.

Peter Salerno's 2014 Best Kitchen winner. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno’s 2014 Best Kitchen winner. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

Take it from Peter Salerno himself – there is no better networking opportunity for serious kitchen and bath designers and industry professionals than the KBIS conference. KBIS is part of the massive Design and Construction Week in Las Vegas, which was attended by over 132,000 people in 2015.

KBIS also features the renowned Voices from the Industry series, which affords attendees the opportunity to listen to (and learn from) the foremost names in the kitchen and bath design industry.

Simply put, there is no better learning and networking opportunity for kitchen and bath designers this year than KBIS 2016. It’s right around the corner, but registration for KBIS 2016 is still open – don’t miss out on this golden opportunity!