2015 Press Releases

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Dec 7, 2015

The National Kitchen & Bath Association Announces 2016 Chairman and Board of Directors

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (DECEMBER 7, 2015) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the premier association for nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members, announced today its 2016 Board of Directors, representing a wide spectrum of industry segments. As part of the new governance structure, the nine person Board of Directors will work with CEO Bill Darcy to guide the NKBA into the future, effectively direct its resources, and collaborate in a more nimble, effective and efficient manner.

Oct 28, 2015

NKBA Recognizes Excellence in Education and Names 2014 Top College

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (OCTOBER 28, 2015) — For the eighth consecutive year, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recognized NKBA accredited programs with the 2014 Excellence in Education Award. The College and Student Engagement department announced these prestigious accomplishments during the Fall Webinar for Educators held September 25, 2015.

Oct 22, 2015

The NKBA Announces the 2014/2015 Student Design Competition Winners

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (OCTOBER 22, 2015) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) announced the 10 winners of the 2014/2015 NKBA Student Design Competition – East Tennessee Gentleman’s Farm, which offers $10,000 in scholarships and prizes. For the first time in the history of the competition, the students were asked to design a kitchen and a bath for a real-life custom home built in the heart of East Tennessee.

Oct 13, 2015

The NKBA Names Jen Bruno Vice President, Strategic Development

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (October 13, 2015) — Bill Darcy, CEO of The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) today announced the appointment of Jen Bruno as Vice President, Strategic Development effective immediately. In this role, she will be responsible for all business and revenue development initiatives, as well as the staff management of Sales, Learning & Development, Marketing and Member Relations functions.

Oct 8, 2015

The Fourth Annual Voices from the Industry Conference Program will Offer Comprehensive Learning and Professional Development Opportunities at KBIS 2016

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (OCTOBER 8, 2015) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) fourth consecutive Voices from the Industry (VFTI) Conference Program to be held at the upcoming Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, Jan. 19-21, 2016. The conference will offer over 90 informative sessions with more than 70 qualifying for CEU credit from the NKBA. Some sessions also qualify for continuing education credits from other industry associations, including the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Oct 5, 2015

Why Hire a Pro?:

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (October 5, 2015) – October is National Kitchen & Bath Month, and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is stressing the importance of hiring a certified professional for kitchen and bath remodeling projects. Because the magnitude and complexity of these projects are well beyond the typical weekend do-it-yourself job, a higher level of expertise on product, design and installation is needed. Certified NKBA professionals provide insight into design options and technical necessities that clients wouldn’t necessarily think of on their own.

Sep 29, 2015

The NKBA Announces 2016 30 Under 30 Award Recipients

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (September 29, 2015) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) will recognize the 2016 30 Under 30 group at the upcoming Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®), to be held January 19 – 21, 2016, in Las Vegas. The NKBA will not only acknowledge these talented young individuals, but also help them immerse and apply themselves to new opportunities for growth and development in support of the industry. ­

Sep 1, 2015

KBIS 2016 Show, Voices From The Industry Registration Opens

(Alpharetta, Ga.) – September 1, 2015 – Registration is now open for the 2016 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and its Voices From the Industry (VFTI) conference sessions. More than 500 exhibitors will showcase the best of kitchen and bath design Jan. 19-21, 2016 in the North and South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center. A founding member of Design & Construction Week® (DCW), KBIS is collocating again with the International Builders’ Show (IBS), the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) and The International Surface Event – SURFACES.

Aug 6, 2015

NKBA University Introduces New Compliance and Safety Courses

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (August 6, 2015) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recently introduced a brand new collection of compliance and safety courses on NKBA University, the association’s virtual Learning & Professional Development arm. These newly introduced courses that fall under the Ethics & Code of Conduct Curriculum and Workplace Health and Safety Curriculum, cover a variety of topics essential to promoting awareness of ethical conduct as well as safety and health standards in corporate environments and construction sites. In addition, newly included courses on workplace harassment are being offered in French and Latin American Spanish versions, catering to a diverse audience in the U.S. and Canada.

Jul 29, 2015

The NKBA Appoints Consulting Economist; Initiates New Research Programs on the Industry

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (July 29, 2015) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has announced the appointment of Manuel Gutierrez as the first consulting economist in the association’s 52-year history, spearheading a new robust research initiative into the kitchen and bath industry.

Jun 22, 2015


WASHINGTON, DC June 22 - The NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) today announced the addition of The International Surface Event (TISE) as an official show partner for Design & Construction Week (DCW), Jan. 19-22, 2016 in Las Vegas. TISE joins the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) as a partner event.

Jun 1, 2015

The 2016 NKBA Design Competition is Now Open for Member Submissions

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (JUNE 1, 2015) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) announced today that the 2016 NKBA Design Competition will be accepting member submissions starting June 1, 2015. Exclusive to NKBA members, the annual competition offers an excellent opportunity to submit kitchen and bath projects that were installed between Jan. 1, 2014, and Aug. 14, 2015.

May 1, 2015

NKBA Awards Outstanding Student Awards for 2015

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (May 1, 2015) — Each year the NKBA proudly recognizes the top kitchen and bath design students at NKBA accredited colleges across North America. For 2015 the National Kitchen & Bath Association was pleased to award a $200 scholarship, sponsored by Sub-Zero Group, Inc., to 27 deserving NKBA student members attending these programs.

Apr 28, 2015

The NKBA Releases New Kitchen & Bath Lighting Book

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (April 28, 2015) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has announced the release of a brand new volume in its Professional Resource Library Kitchen & Bath Lighting: Concepts, Design, Light. The NKBA Professional Resource Library (PRL) makes up the core knowledge of the Kitchen & Bath Industry. The 9 volumes cover design, construction, mechanics, presentation and everything else vital toward success in this field.

Apr 20, 2015

The NKBA Releases Inaugural State of the Industry Report

HACKETTSTOWN, NEW JERSEY (APRIL 20, 2015) — Professionals seeking a better understanding of the current status, future prospects and general sentiments of the kitchen and bath industry can now access a valuable tool in the new National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) State of the Industry Report.

Apr 2, 2015

The NKBA’s Voices From The Industry Conference Program Expands its Horizons to Dwell on Design LA, May 29 - 31

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (APRIL 02, 2015) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is proud to announce that its very own Voices From The Industry Conference Program, which has had a highly successful run at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®) over the past three years, will now be expanding its horizons to other industry events. The NKBA will be taking the show on the road, starting at Dwell on Design Los Angeles, May 29 – 31.

Mar 3, 2015


HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (March 3, 2015) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recently announced Georgian College as the newest addition to their Supported Programs. Georgian College, located in Barrie, Ontario, has met all requirements to become an NKBA Supported Program provider of the Kitchen and Bath Design (KBDE) Ontario College Graduate Certificate, effective January 1, 2015. This is a 1-year (2 semesters) program consisting of 44.5 semester credits.

Feb 26, 2015

Montgomery College Reaccredited

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (Feb 26, 2015) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association recently announced that Montgomery College, located in Rockville, MD, has met all requirements to continue as an NKBA Accredited Program provider of theirA.A.S. Interior Design (NKBA Track) Degree.

Jan 29, 2015


HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (JANUARY 29, 2015) — The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) announced the winners of the 2015 NKBA Design Competition at an exclusive awards ceremony at the Tryst Night Club in Las Vegas on January 19, prior to the opening day of the 2015 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS®). Winners from across six main kitchen and bath categories and 10 specialty categories were honored and recognized at the awards ceremony for their outstanding contribution to the industry.

Jan 20, 2015


LAS VEGAS, NV (JANUARY 20, 2015) — At KBIS 2015 in front of a panel of industry judges and KBIS attendees, four Finalists competing for the title of NKBA U Professional of the Year shared the importance of professional development and how NKBA University has contributed to their growth and success. Rhonda Knoche, CMKBD, of Portland, Oregon-based Rhonda Knoche Design was named the first-ever NKBA U Professional of the Year.

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