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.

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.

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!

Peter Salerno Inc. Featured in “Hot Design Trends” News Article

Peter Salerno Inc. Featured in “Hot Design Trends” News Article

Find Out Why Peter Salerno Inc. Is A Hot Designer in 2015

(Editor’s note: Thanks to Nancy Kearney, staff writer at New Jersey’s “The Record” newspaper, as well as NorthJersey.com and photographer Peter Rymwid for the creation of the original feature piece.)

Decorating with fresh flowers (especially lavender) is a hot 2015 design trend.
Decorating with fresh flowers (especially lavender) is a hot 2015 design trend.

Earlier this year, Peter Salerno and the Peter Salerno Inc. team were featured by The Record (one of New Jersey’s most notable and highly-circulated newspapers) in an outstanding design piece by staff writer Nancy Kearney.

The article, entitled “Hot design trends for kitchens”, focused on key kitchen design elements for transitional kitchens as well as trending design elements for kitchen updates. Nancy took the time from her busy schedule to reach out to Peter Salerno for a few quotes about transitional kitchen design and how to balance trends with a look you can love for years to come.

A quote from the article, which can be found at this original link (read it to find out more hot kitchen design trends for 2015!):

Shapes and materials are evolving, says Salerno, who has incorporated items such as leather, coconut shells, antique mirrors or reclaimed tin ceilings into the backsplash. In this way, the backsplash “becomes a piece of art,” he says.

Many thanks to Nancy Kearney, The Record, NorthJersey.com and photographer Peter Rymwid for all their contributions to this wonderful article, as well as congratulations to the other designers featured in the piece!

Want to speak to Peter Salerno personally about a transitional kitchen design for your own home? Contact Peter Salerno Inc. today by filling out the form below or calling (201) 251-6608.