January 10, 2018  |  Story Link

KITCHEN AND BATH SHOWROOMS HONORED AT THE KBIS 2018 INNOVATIVE SHOWROOM AWARDS

Kevin Mullen, Empire Kitchen & Bath (centre)

Kitchen and Bath Community Recognizes Top Retail Showrooms

(Orlando, FL / Alpharetta, GA.) – January 10, 2018– The 2018 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, today announced its Innovative Showroom Award winners of 2018.  Honored in an awards ceremony on the NKBA Presents KBISNeXT Stage, sponsored by HomeAdvisor, the following showrooms were recognized by the kitchen and bath community for exceptional service and leadership within the retail showroom space.

Independent Retail Showroom Locations (1-5 showroom locations) – Small: K2 Kitchens & K2 Kitchens Design Group

Independent Retail Showroom Locations (1-5 showroom locations) – Medium: Häfele America Co.

Independent Retail Showroom Locations (1-5 showroom locations) – Large: Empire Kitchen & Bath

Multi Location Retail Showrooms (6+ showroom locations) – Medium: Miele

Multi Location Retail Showrooms (6+ showroom locations) – Large: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery – Naples

Overall Award Winner: Empire Kitchen & Bath

LIXIL Americas Brands – American Standard, DXV and GROHE – returned as the exclusive awards sponsor. National Showroom Director of LIXIL Americas, Michael Donehey, hosted the ceremony.  Judging the awards were Innovative Showroom Award advisory board members:

  • Joe Baer, co-founder, CEO and creative director, ZenGenius, Inc.
  • Kim Bernard, executive director of facilities design, Walker Zanger
  • Chelsie Butler, executive editor, Kitchen & Bath Business
  • Alison Embrey Medina, editor in chief and associate publisher, design:retail
  • Ken Nisch, chairman, JGA
  • Avinash Rajagopal, editor in chief, Metropolis

KBIS is owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

About KBIS
KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for 50 years.

Early in 2013, the NKBA and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced an agreement to co-locate the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) with the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas in February 2014 under the banner of Design & Construction Week®. The mega-event will return Jan. 9-11, 2018, in Orlando. Kitchen and bath brands that have participated in both shows can continue to choose to exhibit in the KBIS or IBS hall. One pass will provide access to both exhibits. NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events.

KBIS is operated by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve.

More information about KBIS can be found at http://www.KBIS.com.

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design & Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.