Kitchen and Bath Community Recognizes Top Retail Showrooms in annual Innovative Showroom Awards
(Orlando, FL / Alpharetta, GA.) – January 11, 2017– The 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, today announced its Innovative Showroom Award winners of 2017. 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 (1,000- 2,500 sq. ft.)
- ProGranite Surfaces
Independent Retail Showroom Locations (1-5 showroom locations) – Medium (2,500 – 5,000 sq. ft.)
- Clarke – New England’s Official Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen at 7 Tide
Independent Retail Showroom Locations (1-5 showroom locations) – Large (5,000 sq. ft.+)
- Walker Zanger Global Headquarters
Multi Location Retail Showrooms (6+ showroom locations)
- Monogram Design Centre / AyA Kitchens Castlefield Showroom
Overall Award Winner
- Walker Zanger Global Headquarters
“Congratulations to our 2017 Innovative Showroom Award winners,” said NKBA VP of Industry Relations Suzie Williford. “Retail showrooms are a critical component of our industry. Likewise, the recognition of our valued showrooms during the Innovative Showroom Award ceremony is one of the cornerstone programs of KBIS each year.”
“KBIS is proud to once again honor our industry’s retail showrooms that value and deliver exceptional customer experiences,” said Brian Pagel, VP Kitchen and Bath Group, Emerald Expositions. “Retail showrooms are a part of the foundation of the kitchen and bath industry, connecting us to the customer and allowing customers the chance to uniquely experience each showcased brand. Congratulations to the 2017 winners.”
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:
- Chelsie Butler – Executive Editor, Kitchen & Bath Business
- Nancy Epstein – CEO, Artistic Tile
- Susie Krings – Senior Interior Designer and Studio Lead, ISI America
- Mia Nicolasien – Chief Brand Officer, ISI America
- Ken Nisch – Chairman, JGA
- Jennie Mosely – Owner, Simmer & Soak (KBIS 2016 Innovative Showroom Awards Overall and Independent Small Winner)
KBIS is owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association.
KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen and 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 National Kitchen & Bath Association (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, Nev. in February 2014 under the banner of Design and Construction Week®. The mega-event will return Jan. 10-12, 2017, 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. For more information on KBIS, visit www.kbis.com.
KBIS is operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of large business-to-business trade shows in the United States, producing more than 80 trade shows and over 100 face-to-face events in total, including conferences, summits and other events. Emerald Expositions connects more than 335,000 sellers and buyers each year and operates within the U.S. in 10 end markets (Gift, Home, General Merchandise and Manufacturing; Sports & Apparel; Design; Jewelry, Luxury & Antiques; E-Commerce; Creative Services; Licensing; Healthcare; Military; and Food).
About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen and 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 and 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.