NKBA Profiles In Excellence Features Peter Salerno, CMKBD

Designer Peter Salerno Featured By NKBA Profiles in Excellence

“Peter Salerno knows what it takes to be an award-winning designer. With 22 NKBA Design Competition awards in multiple categories over a span 14 years, including best overall kitchen in 2008 and 2012, he also knows the impact winning the award can have on your career.”

That is the opening of a wonderful piece about Peter Salerno, CMKBD – owner of Peter Salerno Inc. (our parent company). In the latest ‘Profiles in Excellence’ article on the NKBA Connect blog, Peter Salerno and the NKBA celebrate the joint benefits their business relationship has created.

Peter Salerno with the KBIS Innovative Showroom Award - 1st Place, Independent Small Showroom.
Peter Salerno with the KBIS Innovative Showroom Award – 1st Place, Independent Small Showroom.

“I’ve found one of the best ways to build your business is to be recognized as an award winning designer,” says Salerno. “The NKBA Design Competition challenges you to be your best and puts your career on the fast track.”

Peter Salerno Inc. is the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century. Many of those design awards were presented by the NKBA and their KBIS conventions. The publicity garnered from these prestigious awards, coupled by the name power and recognition of the NKBA, has led to a great deal of business for Peter and his firm.

The 2012 NKBA Kitchen of the Year, featured in Peter Salerno's online design portfolio.
The 2012 NKBA Kitchen of the Year, featured in Peter Salerno’s online design portfolio.

“Being an NKBA Design Competition winner has given me and my business increased exposure and credibility,“ says Salerno in the article.

That exposure has allowed Peter Salerno Inc. to be an annual fixture at KBIS, a featured designer with HGTV, and to install kitchen and bath designs on three continents in multiple countries.

A great step that Peter took was obtaining his NKBA Certification, which you can read more about here.

Read the full article at the NKBA Connect blog.

 

Celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week 2017 In Style!

Celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week 2017 In Style!

National Entrepreneurship Week (Feb. 18-25, 2017) is near and dear to our hearts, as we honor great past, current and future entrepreneurs who have led the charge for American ingenuity, business and independence.

According to the official National Entrepreneurship Week page on Entre-Ed’s website, their goal is simple:

“Our goal is to publicize the great contributions of American entrepreneurs and the variety of programs now available in every state to provide entrepreneurial “experiences”, preparing the entrepreneurs of the future.” (NEW Website, 2017)

We love Entre-Ed’s mission to spread the entrepreneurial spirit to future generations of great American business leaders, offering tools, leads and seminars to aspiring entrepreneurs. And why wouldn’t we? After all, were it not for the entrepreneurial spirit and success of Peter Salerno, our parent company wouldn’t be a global leader and innovator in the custom design industry.

Peter Salerno Inc.: An American Entrepreneurial Success Story

As a child, Peter Salerno spent his Saturdays and vacations in his father Rosolino’s cabinet shop. Being introduced to the manufacturing and sales process at a young age had a lasting and invaluable effect on him. Peter attended The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina and graduated as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy with a Business Degree.

Peter Salerno in his award-nominated Peter Salerno Inc. showroom.
Peter Salerno in his award-nominated Peter Salerno Inc. showroom.

Peter’s Naval commitment gave him the ability to travel most of Europe and Western Asia. Studying art and sketching have always been a form of relaxation for Peter; being stationed in Italy was the perfect opportunity to study the masters and old world architecture first hand. After returning from the Navy Peter decided to apply his artistic vision to his father’s growing business.

In 1997, Peter and his wife Tracy opened Peter Salerno Inc, in Wyckoff, New Jersey. Combining his years of business and industry knowledge with his passion for art and architecture have made him one of the most sought after designers in the industry. Now both his son and daughter have joined the business to create a third generation of design and excellence.

Peter Salerno Inc.'s 2016 HGTV People's Choice Award. (Credit: HGTV)
Peter Salerno Inc.’s 2016 HGTV People’s Choice Award. (Credit: HGTV)

Since 2002, Peter Salerno Inc. is the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm in North America. From HGTV to the NKBA, Sub-Zero and Wolf to Signature Kitchens and Baths, Peter Salerno Inc.’s commitment to personalized luxury, world-class design and unparalleled craftsmanship has created a true American entrepreneurial success story.

Peter Salerno: An Entrepreneur’s Dedication to Continuing Education

The one characteristic that binds together all great entrepreneurs is a passion for continuing education and an appetite for knowledge. Never one to rest on his achievements, Peter Salerno constantly strives to find new and unique ways to gather information and utilize it in current, state-of-the-art designs.

Watch Peter Salerno’s KBIS 2015 video on NKBA Certifications and Continuing Education:

From Peter’s continued status as a valued member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) to his annual attendance at the renowned KBIS convention, the founder of Peter Salerno Inc. cannot stress enough to young entrepreneurs the value of constant self-improvement. In a constantly evolving marketplace, your value lies not only in your past and current knowledge, but your eagerness to keep learning new skills, techniques, and trends.

Peter Salerno is a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD), and his successful, award-winning custom design business is in large part based on his commitment to continuing professional education. Much of that continuing education comes through the NKBA and its outstanding member programs.

In honor of National Entrepreneurship Week, we invite you to leave a comment on your favorite entrepreneurs – past or present – and how they have impacted your lives!

Giving Back To Those in Need: A Thanksgiving 2016 Special Feature

Thanksgiving 2016: How An Award-Winning Designer Gives Back

For Peter Salerno, leading a truly blessed life means little unless he gives back to those in need. That’s why the award-winning owner of Peter Salerno Inc. takes such care to give to those in need – especially during the Thanksgiving season.

Peter Salerno, CMKBD, is the owner of Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design firm since 2002. His company’s list of accolades includes multiple Best Kitchen awards from the NKBA since 2010, HGTV People’s Choice Awards, and recognition from industry leaders like Sub-Zero, Wolf, La Cornue and Signature Kitchens & Baths Magazine.

Read how Peter Salerno and Peter Salerno Inc. are giving back this Thanksgiving season.
Read how Peter Salerno and Peter Salerno Inc. are giving back this Thanksgiving season.

As a recent article (pictured in this piece) states, “For Peter Salerno, genuine success means touching the lives of others in need”. Since the inception of Peter Salerno Inc. in 1997, Peter has sought out meaningful avenues through which to improve the lives of those in need.

One of those avenues is The Little Company of Mary, through which Peter Salerno has visited Zimbabwe and cared for those stricken by poverty and AIDS. Peter’s work with the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, along with generous contributions, have led to the healthy birth of babies who otherwise may have risked life-altering illness or early death. Peter thanks his close friend Father Jim Kelly for introducing him to this worthwhile cause.

Peter Salerno's staff delivering Thanksgiving turkeys to St. Andrew's Church.
Peter Salerno Inc. donates turkeys to their local church’s food pantry.

Peter also serves on the board of Covenant House (New Jersey), which primarily serves homeless youth who have aged out of the formal state youth aid system.

“CHNJ gives (these young people) the opportunity to make the most of their talents and abilities and helps prepare them for adulthood,” Peter explains.

Every year, Peter Salerno and the Peter Salerno Inc. team strives to make Thanksgiving a wonderful experience for local families in need. For several years, the company has donated 75-100 turkeys per Thanksgiving to their church’s food pantry. It’s a blessing that fulfills Peter and his team as much as they people who receive Thanksgiving meals.

What can YOU do to take steps to assist those in need and give back this Thanksgiving season? According to Peter Salerno, it’s all about targeted giving.

“Instead of helping dozens of charities, choose two or three that resonate with you to maximize your effectiveness,” Peter encourages. “Imagine how much better a world (we’d have) if everyone who could, would take action.”

Peter Salerno on NKBA Certifications: KBIS 2015 Video

Peter Salerno on NKBA Certifications: KBIS 2015 Video

Watch Official KBIS 2015 Video Featuring Peter Salerno

Peter Salerno was part of a very successful KBIS 2015 convention, representing his award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm Peter Salerno Inc. Peter Salerno Inc. has won a total of 28 national design awards, including 2 at KBIS 2015 (1st place, Most Innovative Showroom – Small Independent, and 2nd place Best Large Kitchen).

Peter Salerno was also part of a select group of award-winning kitchen and bath designers asked to give a presentation regarding NKBA certification on the KBIS Center Stage during the KBIS 2015 convention. Together with NKBA representatives Ash Sukumar and Andrew McKenzie, Peter filmed an interview at his Wyckoff, NJ showroom that aired at the convention.

Now, for the first time outside KBIS 2015, watch the video for yourself, and see why Peter Salerno believes attaining NKBA certification is of the utmost importance for designers.

Watch Peter Salerno’s KBIS 2015 video on NKBA Certifications:

Peter Salerno is a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD), and his successful, award-winning custom design business is in large part based on his commitment to continuing professional education. Much of that continuing education comes through the NKBA and its outstanding member programs.

Peter Salerno and the entire Peter Salerno Inc. family extend their thanks to the NKBA and the entire KBIS 2015 team for staging perhaps the best KBIS conference to date. Before you know it, KBIS 2016 will be upon us – don’t miss it!

For more information regarding Peter Salerno Inc. and their award-winning custom kitchen and bath designs, please call (201) 251-6608 or fill out the contact form below.