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Discussion Panel with our Local Building OfficialsDiscussion Panel with our Local Building OfficialsWed, Jul 12, 2017 @ 5:30 PM to Wed, Jul 12, 2017 @ 8:30 PM

Please join us for an engaging conversation with our local Building Officials at:

Stikwood 5860 Alder Avenue, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95828

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Our Panelists:

Joe Cuffe, City of Rancho Cordova, Building Official

Joe Cuffe is the Building Official for the City of Rancho Cordova. Joe has been working in Building Code Enforcement for over 20 years, starting as a permit technician, and working his way up to Building Official. He works with a team of ten staff members, and is responsible for issuance and inspection of over 3,000 permits a year. He is a member of the California Building Officials, International Code Council, National Fire Protection Association, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials.

Howard Williams, City of Rancho Cordova, Principal Inspector

Howard Williams is the Principal Inspector for the City of Rancho Cordova. Howard began his career as a licensed contractor for a number of years, then as a building inspector for Sacramento County. Howard joined the City of Rancho Cordova when the City incorporated, and was made Principal Inspector in 2006. He currently over sees the City’s three inspectors, in-house plan review, and three permit technicians.

Robert Logsdon, Sacramento County, Chief Building Official

Robert has been with Sacramento County for over 30 years. He began his career as a Residential inspector plan reviewing and issuing permits at the Public Permit Counter, downtown service center. He has held the positions of: Residential and Commercial field inspector, Residential and Commercial Plan Reviewer, Commercial field inspection supervisor, Assistant Civil Engineer, Sign inspector and the short lived OSPI, On Site Permit Issuance, program. He is an ICC certified Building Official, Plan Examiner, and Building Inspector. Robert completed the BOLA, Building Official Leadership Academy program through CALBO (California Building Officials) and was appointed to the position the Chief Building Official position in February of 2016. He was selected for the permanent position in December 2016.

Winfred DeLeon, City of Sacramento, Chief Building Official

Winfred DeLeon is the Chief Building Official for the City of Sacramento. He has more than 30 years of experience in the building construction industry. He received his B.S. in Architectural Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is a registered Professional Engineer and is an ICC certified building official and plans examiner. In March of this year, the City’s Building Division was presented with the California Building Officials (CALBO) Building Department of the Year Award. This award recognizes an outstanding jurisdiction for its demonstrated leadership over the preceding year. Winfred started his government experience as an Assistant Engineer and worked his way up to his current position. During this period, he was also a Project Manager for almost 15 of those years. That segment of his career has provided some valuable experience and a different perspective of the construction arena. Winfred is a Past President of the local chapter of building officials (SVABO – Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials) and stays active with this group to discuss ways to provide consistency amongst the region. In his spare time, he likes to travel and partake in various sports activities, especially golf.

You can reach Winfred at

Randy Goodwin, City of West Sacramento, Building Official & City Architect

Randy’s 30 years of experience in building, architecture and park and open space development arena began with his studies in architecture in the Big Sky Country of Bozeman, Mt.

Randy has used his BA and MA Degrees in Architecture from Montana State University, Bozeman, Mt., and his California General Contractors License to serve multiple private clients prior to his work for the City of West Sacramento as Architectural Projects Manager, City Architect and Building Official.

Randy served as one of the team leaders for West Sacramento’s team of residents, staff and other agency partners to develop the program, design and construct the new Community Center and Civic Center campus that includes the City Hall, Community College, Library, Community and Transit Center. During the project’s development, Randy spoke extensively to local and regional groups.

His affiliations include the American Institute of Architects, California Building Officials, Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials (SVABO Past President), and the US Green Building Council. Randy serves on the California Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission.

He served as a panel member for an educational session at the American Public Works Association “Sustainable Public Works – Efficient Infrastructure and Operations” seminar and made a presentation as part of that program. Randy, with City of West Sacramento Parks and Recreation staff and the City of West Sacramento Community Center Architect, presented a session titled “The Power of Partnerships” at the annual California Parks and Recreation Society convention in Sacramento. Randy was a panel member for the Urban Land Institute’s presentation of community and municipal strategies for creating sustainable communities.

You can reach Randy at

A Tour of the Stikwood Workshop will be arranged by the Host.

To REGISTER for this Event, Click Here

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.
This is an NKBA CA Capital Chapter event.

5860 Alder Avenue, Suite 500
Sacramento, CA 95828

Sustainable Material for the BathSustainable Material for the BathWed, Jun 14, 2017 @ 5:30 PM to Wed, Jun 14, 2017 @ 8:30 PM



Presents Eric Dietz

Sustainable Materials for the Bath

Eric answers how sustainable choices impact economic, environmental and social aspects in today's bathrooms. He defines what constitutes sustainable products and how to identify them.  You will learn how certain manufacturing processes can be used to increase the sustainable nature of a product and what third party certifications are.  Overall, Eric will detail how to use less energy and water, building with durable materials that are sustainably sourced and how that contributes to sustainable design.

As a National Sales Manager for more than a decade, Eric's passion for people is evident in everything he has done.  The unique roles of sales people, consumers and artisans motivates Eric to keep learning.  Our relationship and opportunities to care for our environment inspires him to share.  His down-to-earth persona is a perfect balance to his wide and thorough knowledge of the decorative plumbing world. 

Event Sponsor:

Staying in Front of your Customers in a Digital EnvironmentStaying in Front of your Customers in a Digital EnvironmentWed, May 10, 2017 @ 5:30 PM to Wed, May 10, 2017 @ 8:30 PM


Jim Nowakowski


Staying in Front of your Customers in a Digital Environment

The program will discuss how businesses can get a better understanding of the market today in regard to servicing their customers within the digital disruption going on.  You will gain a better understanding of the different types of tools available to keep your services relevant, and of your own value in the scheme of business today.

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

To REGISTER for this event, Click Here.

This is an NKBA CA Capital Chapter Event.


9971 Horn Rd
Sacramento, CA 95827

Induction Cooking in Today's American KitchenInduction Cooking in Today's American KitchenWed, Apr 12, 2017 @ 5:30 PM to Wed, Apr 12, 2017 @ 8:30 PM

Induction Cooking in Today's American Kitchen

  • Monark Premium Appliance Co.
  • 11340 White Rock Rd #150, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Our Sponsor:​


Induction Cooking in Today's American Kitchen

With many different design opportunities, we can provide an appliance that offers control, energy efficiency and safety, while looking fabulous in every kitchen. Induction Cooking in Today's American Kitchen teaches us how induction technology works and how it benefits the cooking process.

This presentation answers a variety of questions about induction cooking, including how it works, what type of cooking pans are required and why induction is a demand item with consumers looking for a modern cooking kitchen.

Presented by: Ace Ensign - BSH Home Appliances

Ace has worked for BSH Home Appliances for nearly 15 years with experience with Bosch's small appliance products in sales, customer service, product marketing and national service manager. For the past five years he has been a national product trainer for the western U.S. Lives in Antelope, CA and loves meeting new people.

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

This is an NKBA CA Capital Chapter Event.

Register on the website:  TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE

Monark Premium Appliance Co.
11340 White Rock Rd #150,
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Luxury Appliances vs. Luxury Kitchens: A Practical ApproachLuxury Appliances vs. Luxury Kitchens: A Practical ApproachWed, Mar 8, 2017 @ 5:30 PM to Wed, Mar 8, 2017 @ 8:30 PM

Luxury Appliances vs. Luxury Kitchens: A Practical Approach


Location Information: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery - 4525 Madison Ave, Sacramento, CA 95841

Sponsor:  Sub-Zero Wolf
Co-Sponsor: Kichler

Presentation Information:

This presentation will review the details that need attention when specifying luxury appliances in today's kitchens. Information will include remodeling aspects vs. new construction. With so many options available, it's good to know ahead of time how cabinets, countertops and appliances can be easily married so you and your clients don't end up divorced!

About the Presenter:

Kristien Stevenson of Full Circle Designs has been an Interior Designer since the mid '80's & has specialized in high-end residential interior design & remodeling since 1993, after receiving her Bachelors degree in Architecture from the University of Washington.

She's had the pleasure of owning her own design businesses in Seattle, WA, Tucson, AZ & now Sacramento. She has also worked as Lead Designer and Design Manager for design/build firms in all 3 cities. In 2014 she transitioned into designing showrooms for a luxury appliance dealer with 20 locations in CA, NV, AZ, and FL. In the past 2 1/2 years, she has designed & worked on well over 100 kitchen vignettes.

Kris has been an active member of NKBA & served on the Board of the CA Capital Chapter for 3 years. She is also an Allied member of ASID and is CAPS certified.

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

This is an NKBA CA Capital Chapter Event.

4525 Madison Ave
Sacramento, CA 95841

Designing Today's Bathroom. Go Curbless Go Big!Designing Today's Bathroom. Go Curbless Go Big!Wed, Feb 8, 2017 @ 5:30 PM to Wed, Feb 8, 2017 @ 8:30 PM

Mike Tigue talks about...

Designing Today's Bathroom.  Go Curbless-Go Big!

Trends and emerging design challenges of today's bathrooms.  Mike has a unique perspective as an contractor/installer and discusses some of the issues that arise as we move toward curbless showers and wet rooms in bathroom spaces.

Arizona Tile

10576 Industrial Ave,

Roseville, CA 95678 

February 8, 2017


Arizona Tile
1057 Industrial Avenue
Roseville, CA 95678

2016 Holiday Awards Dinner2016 Holiday Awards DinnerWed, Nov 30, 2016 @ 6:00 PM to Wed, Nov 30, 2016 @ 9:00 PM

  NKBA California Capital Chapter

2016 Holiday Awards Dinner

Enjoy the holiday season as we join with colleagues and friends to present our 2016 Design Competition winners and honor our 2016 Chapter Meeting Hosts, Sponsors & Retiring Board Members

-Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016
-6:00pm - 9:00pm
-Firehouse Restaurant - 1112 2nd Street Old Sacramento, CA 95814
-Cost, $75.00/per person
-Registration ends Friday, Nov. 18, 2016.
-Entree Choices:
-Chicken Marsala - Smoked Portobello Mushrooms, Marsala Demi-Jus
-Five Spice Salmon - Sesame Seed Crust, Black Bean Vinaigrette, Sweet & Sour Pear Chutney
-Pork Tenderloin - Caramelized Apple-Onion Chutney, Sherry-Shallot Cream, Buttermilk-Fried Red Onion
-Vegetarian -  Harvest Polenta - Cider-Braised Greens, Roasted Vegetables, White Balsamic            Gastrique, Burrata, Spiced Pepitas

Valet Parking Available

chapter news/event here...
Firehouse Restaurant
1112 2nd Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Minimal Space DesignMinimal Space DesignWed, Oct 12, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Wed, Oct 12, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

Presentation: Minimal Space Design

This course is designed to help learners understand the unique and growing challenges of design within limited interior spaces.

  • What are the drivers for increased demand for universal spaces?
  • What should a design take into consideration?
  • Where could we find inspiration for minimal spaces?


Speaker Information: Yana Haralanova

Yana has a degree in Business and Marketing and has been working in the Plumbing Industry for 10 years. Her knowledge of the commercial and residential plumbing design and available products is extensive. She is a member of AIA and ASID.

This presentation is eligible for 0.1 CEU - NKBA & IDCEC / ASID.

Panel Products Night - Advantages and disadvantages of surfaces?Panel Products Night - Advantages and disadvantages of surfaces?Wed, Sep 14, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Wed, Sep 14, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

  • Medimer Marble & Granite 
  • Presentation Information:

    Join us for an industry discussion panel with Genise Hood-Plessas - Medimer Marble & Granite, Michael Tigue - Modern Tile Supply, Kevin Stillian - Natural Stone Design Fabrication & Dan Doxan - Scythia Tile and Stone, Inc., as they cover current & emerging surface materials including large format tiles, manufactured slab surfaces, and natural stone slabs. We will address the materials' pro's and con's, fabrication, installation, supplier and challenges.

    This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

Medimer Marble & Granite
3979 N Freeway Blvd

NARI/NKBA 2016 Summer Golf ClassicNARI/NKBA 2016 Summer Golf ClassicFri, Aug 26, 2016 @ 11:00 AM to Fri, Aug 26, 2016 @ 5:00 PM


Haggin Oaks Golf Course
3645 Fulton Ave,
Sacramento, CA 95821

Live Your Dreams!Live Your Dreams!Wed, Aug 10, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Wed, Aug 10, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

Live Your Dreams!

August Chapter Meeting

Live Your Dreams!
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Hosted by:

Nar Fine Carpentry
4420 Town Center Blvd
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762


Presentation Information:

  • Business and Spirituality...How to achieve success in design.
  • Sales without selling.
  • Attracting everything you want in your business.
  • Learning what question to ask that open new ideas and generate new concepts.
  • Releasing "Designer Block"!

Speaker Information:

Nar Bustamante is president and principal designer of Nar Fine Carpentry, Inc. located in Sacramento, California. He is known for his modern eclectic and artistic designs. He has changed and reinvented the rules in California, redefining kitchens and homes into a complete new genre that speaks for its own brand. Nar Bustamante has received over 60 Local and National awards for his work. He has also been recognized in a multitude of National and Local publications. He relentlessly continues to produce unique projects never leaving room for predictability.

Click Here To REGISTER for this Event

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.


NAR Fine Carpentry
4420 Town Center Blvd. Ste.130
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

New Lighting Technologies & How to Apply Them to Lighting DesignNew Lighting Technologies & How to Apply Them to Lighting DesignWed, Jul 13, 2016 @ 11:30 AM to Wed, Jul 13, 2016 @ 1:30 PM

Location Information: Lofings Lighting Inc. Design Center, 2122 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816

Presentation Information:

Lighting is a continually changing industry. LED products are going to be the main light source on your projects, if it is not already. When preparing a lighting plan it is important to understand the differences in LED products. Besides LED technology, connected home technology is coming to be expected on quality projects. Connected home is the ability to control wired lighting and natural light with wifi technology. We will go over these items and more to help you make your design complete and to help meet the expectations of clients.

Questions that will be addressed:

  • How LED lighting products differ from each other?
  • How the quality of light will affect the way your projects will look?
  • How your clients will interact with lighting and with connected home technology?
  • The additional design opportunities available with LED technology.

Speaker Information:

Wendy Lofing-Rossotti is the third generation co-owner of Lofings Lighting, Inc., a Midtown Sacramento Institution since 1961. Lighting is a family tradition; Lofings was established in 1961 by Wendy’s Grandparents and Father. Wendy has a business finance degree from Sacramento State University. With her finance background Wendy is the Treasurer for Lofings.

In 2013, Wendy was awarded the American Lighting Association’s Pillar of the Industry Award. This is a great honor as it is only awarded to three ALA members per year; (a manufacturers’ representative, a showroom owner/representative and/or a manufacturer). She is one of only fifteen lighting showroom members receive to this award since 1999. She was instrumental in establishing a webinar series on key topics for ALA education, was on the membership committee and served as a moderator for many showroom network groups for ALA members. Living and working in California she was also recognized for her participation with the American Lighting Association government affairs committee regarding the regulation of lighting industry in California.

As a highly respected member of the lighting industry, manufacturers call on Wendy’s technical and design expertise to evaluate new releases and get ideas for new products. Over the years she has visited many manufactures and participated in many technical training classes. She has worked on many residential and commercial projects. The Lofings are known for their understanding of technical lighting products, lighting control systems and how to correctly apply them to lighting designs.

Wendy is a past President of the Midtown Business Association, a past President of Executive Women’s International Sacramento Chapter, and she has served on various committees for the American Lighting Association. In addition to the office of President she has served as Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary for both the Midtown Business Association and Executive Women’s International Sacramento Chapter.

Wendy is born and raised in Sacramento. She lives in Land Park with her husband Paul, son Anthony and dog Rio.

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

To REGISTER for this Event, Click Here.

This is an NKBA CA Capital Chapter Event.

Note:  Last years NKBA Winning Competition Design Posters can be picked up at the September 14th Chapter Meeting.

Lofings Lighting Inc. Design Center,
2122 J Street,
Sacramento, CA 95816

The Art of Designing for LifeThe Art of Designing for LifeThu, May 12, 2016 @ 2:00 PM to Thu, May 12, 2016 @ 3:30 PM

The Art of Designing for Life

Play your Genius Out!Play your Genius Out!Thu, May 12, 2016 @ 12:01 PM to Thu, May 12, 2016 @ 1:30 PM

Play your Genius Out...
Old Sugar Mill
35265 Willow Ave,
Clarksburg, CA 95612

1st Annual Sacramento Regional Design & Build Expo1st Annual Sacramento Regional Design & Build ExpoThu, May 12, 2016 @ 11:00 AM to Thu, May 12, 2016 @ 9:00 PM

1st Annual Sacramento Regional Design & Build Expo -

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at The Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, CA 95612

Proudly Presented by: JennAir and Featuring America's Got Talent & Sacramento Artist David Garibaldi

& Sacramento's Benefit Auctioneer David Sobon!

What's on the Schedule:

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Exhibits are Open To Explore

12:00PM - 1:00PM - The Learning Experience

Playing Out Your Genius with Angela Merola - CEU Presentation

1:30PM - 2:30PM - The Learning Experience

Incorporating Art with Design with Victoria Price - CEU Presentation

2:00PM - 5:00PM - The Old Sugar Mill Experience

Wine Tasting

5:00PM - 6:00PM

VIP Reception with David Garibaldi

6:00PM - 9:00PM

Dinner & Live Auction with David Sobon

Money raised will be used to benefit the NKBA CA Capital Chapter, protecting our right to practice, providing educational scholarships as well as continuing educational units (CEU's) for our membership and a portion will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.

The Old Sugar Mill
35265 Willow Avenue
Clarksburg, CA 95612

Intuitive Leadership & You Are Not Your JobIntuitive Leadership & You Are Not Your JobWed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 4:00 PM to Wed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

Intuitive Leadership:

In today’s world, it’s not enough to “solve” problems. As the thought-leader Daniel Pink explains, finding and anticipating problems are more valuable skills than solving them. This new skill set requires insightful thinking and decision-making that is not linear in nature.  Tackle “information overload” and be decisive, not overwhelmed!

It’s difficult and stressful keeping up with technology and client deadlines. Through interactive lecture, small group exercises and personal worksheets, learn how to use, strengthen, and trust intuitive skills to make fast and accurate decisions in your career and personal lives.

Seminar attendees will:

• Understand the differences between instinct, impulse, emotion & intuition.

• Identify and test intuitive styles to gain confidence in their use.

• Discuss obstacles to using intuition in the workplace.

• Create an inspired and effective action plan based on intuitive decisions that accurately reflect and support your highest goals.

You Are Not Your Job!  Preventing Burn Out To Create Sustainable Work/Life Balance:

 Your most important “product” is your creativity. Clients and employers expect innovative and creative solutions to their complex design problems and depend upon you to deliver results. It’s critical, therefore, to be good stewards of your most precious resources: your time, creativity, and energy. Learn how to cultivate inspiration and manage time wisely with a healthy work/life balance based on core values and a visionary outlook.  Without it, you quickly burn out and produce mediocre results.

Sustainable design is not just a trend in the built environment, but a lifestyle that can maximize your talents and personal fulfillment through a renewable and inspired process.

Through interactive lecture, small group discussion, worksheets, real-life stories and games, attendees will:

  • Discuss the direct correlation between sustainable design concepts, creativity and work/life balance.
  • Identify & reclaim core values to properly apply time management tools.
  • Create a personal benchmark and action plan for defining “success.

Presented by Liesbet Trappenburg:  Dutch-born, Liesbet has corporate experience in sales and management positions in Fortune 500 companies such as Irving Trust and Eastman Kodak. She’s also experienced 3 recessions and several identity crises! Since 1995, she’s inspired real changes for professionals through her keynote speeches, seminars, and corporate retreats on work/life balance, intuitive leadership, and authentic branding. A popular ASID Distinguished Speaker (2008-2013), Liesbet’s clients also include: IIDA, IFMA, NKBA, IIDEX Canada, Antron/Invista, Allsteel, BUILDEX Canada, Art Institute, Boeing Co., DuPont, Metropolis Magazine, and Gensler Architecture.

There are 0.2 CEU's available for this event.

Living Large in Small SpacesLiving Large in Small SpacesWed, Mar 9, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Wed, Mar 9, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

Living Large in Small Spaces!

Living large in small spaces reviews the philosophy of those who elect to streamline their living quarters.

Topics covered, include:

  • When did this trend start?
  • Who's downsizing and why?
  • What are some suggestions for implementing this compact living fashion?
  • What are the installation details to be discussed?

Presented by: Ace Ensign - National Product Trainer - BSH Home Appliances

Ace has worked for BSH Home Appliances for nearly fourteen years. Ten years in the small appliance division and four years as a National Product Trainer. Ace looks for the "WOW" in appliances and how they can fit the needs of the consumer.  Ace lives in Antelope, CA, has been married "forever" with four children and 12 grandchildren.

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

Instagram for DesignersInstagram for DesignersWed, Feb 10, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Wed, Feb 10, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

Social Media is becoming an important aspect of every-day business. Join us as we learn about the ins-and-outs of Instagram including:

  • You and Instagram - How to set up an Instagram account
  • What to Post
  • Branding your Posts
  • How and When to Post
  • What to put in the Caption
  • Hashtags
  • How to get Followers
  • Curating Images
  • Step by Step Examples

Presented by Kathleen Jennison, an award winning Certified Interior Designer and General Contractor in Stockton, California. Currently serving as President of the ASID California Central/Nevada Chapter and Marketing Director of the Great Sacramento NARI Chapter. 

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

Holiday Party and Design Competition AwardsHoliday Party and Design Competition AwardsThu, Nov 19, 2015 to Thu, Nov 19, 2015

Join Us as we celebrate the Holiday Season and NKBA CA Capital Chapter’s Design Competition Winners 

Thursday, November 19, 2015  -  from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Firehouse Restaurant in Old Sacramento

We will present the Design Competition Winners while you are enjoying the holiday season and catching up with friends and colleagues.  We will also honor our 2015 Chapter Meeting Hosts and Sponsors as well as our retiring Board Members.

Title...Designing and Selling Using 3D SoftwareTitle...Designing and Selling Using 3D SoftwareWed, Oct 21, 2015 @ 5:30 PM to Wed, Oct 21, 2015 @ 8:30 PM

Please join the NKBA CA Capital Chapter on October 21st, 2015 for “Designing and Selling Using 3D Software”. Networking will begin at 5:30pm, followed by dinner and our NKBA Chapter meeting. The presentation will begin at 7:00pm at Nar Fine Carpentry4420 Town Center Blvd #130El Dorado HillsCA 95762.

  • Do you see designers using software to show clients design options to sell projects?
  • Are you able to quickly show options to your clients?
  • If you’ve entertained these questions, be prepared to learn about today’s 3D design software providing clients with timely, visual, and dynamic designs.

Scott Harris, CKD / CBD and VP of Sales & Marketing for ChiefArchitect® Software, will present on Designing and Selling Using 3D Software. If a client can visualize how a new project will look and interact with your design ideas, they are much more likely to begin a project.

Scott will demonstrate how 3D software can provide a variety of visualization tools to help with elevations, perspectives, photo realistic and artistic renderings such as line drawing and watercolor. He will also demonstrate designing an interior space by showing added details with specific windows, colors, material textures and details like vaulted, coffered, or trey ceilings to sell clients their new living space.

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

NAR Fine Carpentry
4420 Town Center Blvd #130,
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Luxury in the Kitchen & BathLuxury in the Kitchen & BathWed, Sep 9, 2015 @ 5:30 PM to Wed, Sep 9, 2015 @ 8:30 PM

Please join the California Capital Chapter of NKBA on September 9, 2015 for “LUXURY in the Kitchen and Bath”. Networking will begin at 5:30pm, followed by dinner and our NKBA Chapter meeting. The presentation will begin at 7:00pm at Premier Bath and Kitchen, 2690 Sunrise Blvd., Suite #300, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.

Sal Cianciolo, Business Development Manager for KALLISTA, will present a course on Luxury in the Kitchen and Bath. He will discuss the evolution of the definition of luxury as it pertains to today’s affluent home owner and offer specific product solutions that meet these ever changing needs.

Sal will:
· Define luxury,
· Provide today’s definition of luxury,
· Explore how luxury has evolved over the past 100 years,
· Discuss the wants & needs of today’s luxury homeowner specific to the kitchen and bath industry,
· Provide specific product solutions by category that meet these needs.

Sal Cianciolo has been with the Kohler Company for nearly a decade working almost exclusively with architects, designers and custom builders throughout the Americas. In his current role at KALLISTA he is accountable for 260+ showrooms throughout North America, Central America, South America and the United Kingdom.

This is a CA Capital Chapter Event and qualifies for 0.1 CEU.
2690 Sunrise Boulevard
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Appliances and the Designer…A Love/Hate RelationshipAppliances and the Designer…A Love/Hate RelationshipWed, Aug 19, 2015 @ 5:30 PM to Wed, Aug 19, 2015 @ 8:30 PM

Please join the California Capital Chapter of NKBA on August 19, 2015 for “Appliances and the Designer…A Love/Hate Relationship”.

Networking will begin at 5:30pm, followed by dinner and our NKBA Chapter meeting. The presentation will begin at 7:00pm at Ferguson, Bath Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, 4525 Madison Ave., Sacramento, CA 95814.

Appliances are a major driver for new kitchens in American homes. Kitchen Designers need to understand the homeowner’s attraction to specific equipment to help them make the correct choices for their spaces and lifestyles. Designers must maintain knowledge of current models and develop a business plan to keep abreast of changes in the marketplace. The intimate relationship between cabinetry and appliances is a major challenge the successful designer must address with knowledge and creativity.

These topics and the mechanics of proper sizing of appliance panels, flush installation of ovens and providing the proper ventilation in challenging situations will be addressed.

Presenter: MaryJo Camp, CKD, CBD, CID, CAPS, CGP

Driven by a philosophy that thoughtful, practical and architecturally driven design improves lives, MaryJo is an award-winning designer who has built a career on providing expertise for clients to live and work well. For over 30 years, she has practiced her skill in a variety of positions including Principal of Great Kitchens in Menlo Park, CA., Vice President of Marketing and Lead Designer for Standards of Excellence’s State of the Industry appliance showrooms and Adjunct Professor at Canada College.

MaryJo is currently Partner in DesignCamp, RLLP, a Kitchen and Bath Design Experience in Denver, NC, consulting with residential and industry clients. Her kitchens are featured in the Bosch Kitchen Design Guide App and she is the author of Kitchens with Confidence, a training program designed for Lowe’s. MaryJo is an active member of NKBA and NAHB and the designer of record for kitchens and baths at all price levels in locations across the country.

We look forward to seeing you there!

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

4525 Madison Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95814

2016 NKBA CA Capital Chapter Design Competition2016 NKBA CA Capital Chapter Design CompetitionTue, Jul 21, 2015 @ 5:00 PM to Fri, Sep 25, 2015 @ 5:00 PM

Calling All NKBA California Capital Chapter Designers!!

We are excited to announce the 2016 NKBA California Capital Chapter Design Competition. This competition is an excellent way to be recognized professionally and to showcase your talents and skills. It is also a wonderful marketing tool for establishing credibility with new clients and for building your portfolio. The results will be announced at our Awards Gala & Chapter Meeting in late 2015 or early 2016. Winners are featured on our website and in our Annual Membership Directory.

Our Entry Form is now electronic! Simply CLICK HERE to access the Entry Form online and to submit your entry fee(s). All entries must be submitted by Friday, September 4, 2015. You must complete one (1) online entry form and fee for each design submission. You will also need to complete the Client Release Form and include the signed original in your Binder. To Download the Client Release Form, CLICK HERE.

For more complete details on the competition rules and requirements, download the full 2016 Design Competition GuidelinesTo Download the 2016 Design Competition Guidelines, CLICK HERE.

Completed binders must be received at:

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery
4525 Madison Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841
at 5:00 pm - Friday, September 25, 2015.

If you have difficulties with the online entry form, please detail your issue and send a message via our Contact Us form and we will contact you as soon as possible.

If you have questions regarding the Design Competition, please contact Adel Visser, CKD, CBD, CID at or 916-448-4945.


Lighting Controls as a Component of Interior Design Lighting Controls as a Component of Interior DesignWed, Jul 15, 2015 @ 11:30 AM to Wed, Jul 15, 2015 @ 1:30 PM

Join the NKBA California Capital Chapter, along with ASID California Central/Nevada Chapter as we present ‘Lighting Controls as a Component of Interior Design’, Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 11:30am - 1:30pm at Lumens, Light + Living for a mid-day LUNCHpresentation.

Lighting controls allow homeowners to control lights, ceiling fans and small appliances from anywhere in the home, without the need for special wiring or expensive master controllers. They can be integrated into a home for single-room, multi-room or whole house systems.

Rob Garcia, A & D Specification Sales, from Legrand, will present a course to discuss the role of lighting in design, and more specifically how lighting controls can impact the lives of occupants and performance of the home, including enhanced energy efficiency.

Rob will:
• Discuss lighting; including different forms, uses and types, as well as qualities of lighting that plan an important role in design and function.
• Examine lighting controls; including various types, technologies and design options available, and how they can impact the lives of occupants and performance of the home.
• Describe how to specify and plan for the installation of lighting controls for single-room, multi-room and whole house systems.
• Define how proper use of lighting controls can enhance energy efficiency and contribute to sustainability goals.

Lumens Light and Living
2020 L St. Suite LL12
Sacramento, CA 95811

Photography for the DesignerPhotography for the DesignerWed, Jun 10, 2015 @ 11:30 AM to Wed, Jun 10, 2015 @ 1:30 PM

Join us at Medimer Marble for a mid-day LUNCH presentation. Speaker Rich Baum will be presenting an informative program on Photography for Designers.

  • Even if you have a good camera and can take OK photos, why should you hire a professional photographer?
  • What should you expect from a professional photographer?
  • How much should you expect to pay?
  • Why are professional photos more important now than ever?
  • What's all this I hear about branding?
  • Tell me about web sites like Houzz, Pinterest and Facebook!

If you have ever asked any of these questions, you won’t want to miss our June ‘Lunch ’n Learn’ with Photographer Rich Baum. Along with addressing these questions, Rich will present a discussion on topics such as composition and framing, techniques to shooting, framing elements, lighting, styling and staging, and technology for both a professional presentation and/or design composition entry.

Before moving to Northern California as full time photographer, Rich Baum spent over 35 years in the ‘Biz’ down in LA. He was a union prop master, stylist and production designer working on feature films and television commercials. With over 75 high profile projects, some of the more notable movies he worked on were Hoosiers, Gandhi, Naked Gun and Beaches. For the past 10 years, Rich has perfected his craft photographing both residential and commercial interiors and exteriors, weddings and portraits.

Lunch will be served.

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

Medimer Marble & Granite
3979 N
Sacramento 95834

Make Your Business Fit to Profit & Compete Without Cutting PricesMake Your Business Fit to Profit & Compete Without Cutting PricesWed, May 13, 2015 @ 4:00 PM to Wed, May 13, 2015 @ 8:30 PM

Join us for this special double presentation with Vicki Suiter of Suiter Business Builders. 

We'll start at 4pm, with...

Make Your Business Fit to Profit:

Is your business falling down on the bottom line? Are you amazed when you have a good month and confused when you don't? Are you tired of trying to figure it out on your own? Find out how you can make your company fit to profit...Consistently! Vicki will show you how you can be competitive, keep your prices up and costs down, manage a roster of happy clients and build your bottom line - all at the same time!

And then, continue with...

Compete Without Cutting Prices:

Is your competition telling you how to run your business? If they bid lower, do you bid lower? If they deliver fast, do you deliver faster? Racing to the bottom line is no way to come out on top! If you want to be the "designer of choice", you've got to stop thinking about what your competition is doing and start taking control of your business. That means controlling your sales process, controlling your relationship with clients and ultimately, controlling the bottom line.

About Vicki:

Since starting her business in 1990, Vicki Suiter has helped hundreds of contractors and designers build solid foundations for their businesses, run operations more efficiently, and achieve the kind of success they never dreamed possible. Today, in addition to running a fully-booked consulting practice, Vicki has become an in-demand speaker at construction and design industry conferences nationally and internationally. Her presentations for ASID, IDS, NARI and NKBA are consistently ranked among the most popular. She is a current and active member of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC); the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA); and the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI). Vicki's articles and opinions have been widely promoted in industry publications. She is currently working on her first book, "Fit to Profit: How to Make Money in Any Economy".

Attending both of these presentations qualifies for 0.2 CEU's.

Cosentino Center Roseville
10015 Foothills Blvd, Ste 150
Roseville, CA 95747

What's New in Surfaces!What's New in Surfaces!Wed, Apr 8, 2015 @ 5:30 PM to Wed, Apr 8, 2015 @ 8:30 PM

Join us as we learn "What's New in Surfaces!" Large-Format, Ultra-Compacted surfaces are of a size and thinness that was previously unimaginable. Along with Quartz surfaces, Ultra-Compacted surfaces are low maintenance - never needing sealers, have built-in antimicrobial protection and are resistant to UV rays, scratching, staining, heat and cold.

This presentation offers 0.1 CEU

Standards of Excellence
11340 White Rock Road, Suite 150
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Color & Paint in Environments for the AgingColor & Paint in Environments for the AgingWed, Mar 11, 2015 @ 5:30 PM to Wed, Mar 11, 2015 @ 8:30 PM

Benjamin Moore and Kali Sipes-Pleasant presents ‘Color & Paint in Environments for the Aging’. This presentation provides an overview of the changes in color perception among the elderly as a result of aging or disease, with discussions of appropriate color use and application of low-or no-VOC, durable, high-quality paint to facilitate quality of life in all environments for aging.

Kali’s Sipes-Pleasant’s charge is to maintain and grow Benjamin Moore’s brand position of Color Leadership. Specifically she provides expertise, education and brand awareness to the Building Industry with focus on the Designer segments. Duties include: providing product information, assisting with Project Specifications, submittal review, supporting the Design community (Architect, Designer, and Universities) with various lectures and presentations approved for CEU credits. We hold Benjamin Moore Architect and Designer-focused events held throughout the year and attend keyIndustry Design Trade shows.

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

Emser Tile
9819 Business Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95819

Are you Nervous About Specifying LED's for Clients?Are you Nervous About Specifying LED's for Clients?Wed, Feb 11, 2015 @ 5:30 PM to Wed, Feb 11, 2015 @ 8:30 PM

Is there anything to talk about other than LEDs? The answer is really - NO!

Fixtures and lamps are changing at warp speed. Furthermore, Title 24 was updated effective July 1, 2014. Title 24 and LED fixture updates will be presented in this seminar about lighting for kitchens and baths.

Be sure to arrive early and browse vendor tables to see new products and ask questions. Seating is limited, please sign up early.

Speaker: Nancy McCoy, IES, principal of her own firm McCoy Lighting Design, is an independent lighting designer working on residential and commercial projects. Her lighting career was launched at a seminar when she heard the words “lighting can make or break your space.” She works by specifying layers of lights, doesn’t like to see ‘glarey' downlights and enjoys finding wonderful decorative fixtures to enchant a space.

In her thirty years experience, Nancy has won design awards for her work and has been published in magazines including Fine Home Building, Inspired House, Sunset, Interiors, and Hospitality. She has taught lighting seminars nationally for the American Lighting Association, has spoken at national conferences for NKBA, NAHB, JLC, IES and ALA. Nancy is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).

The qualified CEU for this presentation is 0.1

Arizona Tile
10576 Industrial Avenue
Roseville, CA 95678


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Zinfandel Grille
2384 Fair Oaks Boulevard
Sacramento 95825

Lunch N LearnLunch N LearnWed, Oct 8, 2014 to Wed, Oct 8, 2014

Come and learn about code updates, designer, contractor and property owners responsibilities and the long term effects of legislation.

Presented by Linda Panattoni, CKD
Chapter Representative NKBA CA Capital Chapter
Past President of CLCID
Standards of Excellence
111340 Whiterock Road Suite 115
Rancho Cordova 95742

NARI / NKBA - ACE Mentor Program Charity Golf TournamentNARI / NKBA - ACE Mentor Program Charity Golf TournamentFri, Sep 26, 2014 to Fri, Sep 26, 2014

If you know of a company that would like to help sponsor this event, please share this attachment with them! 

More information about this event is on our website...
Woodcreek Golf Club
5880 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd
Roseville 95747

Concepts from the Science of SellingConcepts from the Science of SellingWed, Sep 10, 2014 to Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Concepts from the Science of Selling

Robb Best takes a fascinating look at how the brain decides. Best explains how understanding the decision-making process can radically change the way we sell and ultimately how we communicate with all the people in our lives. Using techniques culled from his Five Step Process, Best ground his teaching in the art of simplification. 

Robb Best, CKD is a 27 year veteran of the kitchen and bath industry. Throughout his career he’s been an award-winning designer and top salesman, moving on to become General Manager of the largest kitchen and bath distributorship in the nation during its most profitable years. His fascination with neuroscience has led to the development of a communication and sales system based on human behavior. Robb has two grown children, Casey and Jess. He lives in Minnesota with his wife, Mary.

· Twenty-seven year veteran of the plumbing and cabinet industry

· Certified Kitchen Designer since 1992

· Certified Predictive Index (behavioral indicator)

· Award winning designer featured in national publications

· Designed, built and remodeled over 50 kitchen and bath showrooms

· Top sales person for a national kitchen cabinet brand

· Has successfully negotiated multimillion dollar contracts

· Has trained and coached thousands of Design and Sales professionals

 This presentation qualifies for 1.0 CEU


Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
4525 Madison Ave
Sacramento 95841

“Construction Industry MBA”“Construction Industry MBA”Wed, Aug 13, 2014 to Wed, Aug 13, 2014

Construction Industry MBA
by Bob Wellman

Cash flow can kill your business, EVEN IF you are profitable. So, how do you really get a
handle on your cash flow?
There are three elements of business that will allow you to be successful if you balance them.
MMS is what I call it...I will touch on margin, market share and scalability. We will review the
importance of each and how to balance them in good times and in bad.

Bob Wellman started his career as a small business owner at the age of 17. He did quite
well until he had to have an emergency appendectomy. It was while lying in a hospital bed,
he decided to go to college and earn his undergraduate degree in Accounting and Master’s in
Business Administration. He worked in the corporate world as an internal auditor, accounting
manager, and controller and eventually as Chief Financial Officer for a $300 million media
company. He also led a $2 billion, 350 employee division at a local technology company for
four years before deciding to open a strategic tax and consulting firm. For the past ten years,
Bob has worked with hundreds of small business owners providing strategic, operational and
financial advice. He lives in El Dorado Hills with his wife and three sons and enjoys traveling
to anywhere with a beach.
Floor to Ceiling, Kitchen, Bath & Flooring
10461 Grant Line Rd. #100
Elk Grove 95624

What it takes to be Successful in BusinessWhat it takes to be Successful in BusinessWed, Aug 13, 2014 to Wed, Aug 13, 2014

Floor to Ceiling
10461 Grant Line Rd. #100
Elk Grove 95624

What we do not know can hurt us “Carbon Monoxide”What we do not know can hurt us “Carbon Monoxide”Wed, Jun 11, 2014 to Wed, Jun 11, 2014

During this presentation we will explore Carbon Monoxide. It is a gas we come in contact nearly every day. Some questions: What is CO? Is it an issue? Is it in my home? How to protect from it? Is a UL listed CO alarm really enough?

We look forward to seeing you there!

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

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