Texas Gulf Coast

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TGCC June MeetingTGCC June MeetingTue, Jun 20, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

Register here:  http://texasgulfcoast-nkba.org/meetinginfo.php

TGCC-NKBA April 2017 Meeting & CEUTGCC-NKBA April 2017 Meeting & CEUTue, Apr 18, 2017 @ 5:30 PM to Tue, Apr 18, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

CEU Description:  It is without a doubt that, if you have a business, you need to have a presence on social media.  But, what can a small business do when there are more things to do than there are hours in the day? In this world of technology, it is be found or be forgotten.  Many business owners have set up social media sites only to let them go weeks and months without activity. Social media is about connections and engagement. When connections and engagement are overlooked, then your business just disappears in the mix. So, you have set up your sites and you are on social media–but you have not actually worked your strategy.

So, the question is:  I am on social media–now what?

Meeting Hosted by Cambria USA

Big Ass Fans
1224 N. Post Oak Road #120
Houston, TX 77055

TGCC-NKBA April 2017 Meeting & CEUTGCC-NKBA April 2017 Meeting & CEUTue, Apr 18, 2017 @ 5:30 PM to Tue, Apr 18, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

CEU Description:  It is without a doubt that, if you have a business, you need to have a presence on social media.  But, what can a small business do when there are more things to do than there are hours in the day? In this world of technology, it is be found or be forgotten.  Many business owners have set up social media sites only to let them go weeks and months without activity. Social media is about connections and engagement. When connections and engagement are overlooked, then your business just disappears in the mix. So, you have set up your sites and you are on social media–but you have not actually worked your strategy.

So, the question is:  I am on social media–now what?

Meeting Hosted by Cambria USA

Big Ass Fans
1224 N. Post Oak Road #120
Houston, TX 77055

KBIS 2017 – What’s Next, What's New, & TrendingKBIS 2017 – What’s Next, What's New, & TrendingTue, Feb 21, 2017 @ 5:30 PM to Tue, Feb 21, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Did you miss KBIS 2017? 
Or, you may have attended KBIS, but could not see it all. 

We have the scoop on what’s new and what’s trending. We will provide you with an inside look at some of the most exciting kitchen and bath products currently on the market and that are on the horizon for 2017.  There are some surprises, some fun must-haves, some nice-to-haves, and many things you must know to successfully compete in the design of kitchens and baths for the masses.  Join us for this exciting CEU.

Register today!

Vivaldi – The Stone Boutique
8566 Katy Freeway, # 124
Houston, TX 77024

HOLIDAY CHARITY EVENT & SOCIALHOLIDAY CHARITY EVENT & SOCIALTue, Dec 6, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Tue, Dec 6, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Our 2016 Annual Holiday Charity Event & Social
(Toys, Pajamas, & Dollar Drive)
Please join us for our Annual December Charity & Social Event!
December is the month where we recognize all of our sponsors for the year and where our TGCC members make an extra effort to give back to the community. So, mark your calendar and make plans to attend the December 6 meeting at Aria Stone in the DCH at 5:30 p.m.
(See the meeting link to register to attend and for more info.)
There will be donation drop off boxes at the following locations. Please tell your friends and all you know to make those donations.
BAY AREA KITCHENS - 17306 Highway 3 / Webster, TX 77598
EKLEKTIK INTERIORS - 1300 Shepherd Dr. / Houston, TX 77007
POGGENPOHL U.S., INC. - 5002 Westheimer Rd, Ste B / Houston, TX 77056
FERGUSON SHOWROOM - 16590 I-45 North / The Woodlands, TX 77384
This year's charity: Mattress Firm Foster Kids.org
Admission to the December 6 Event:
A Child's Toy (Age 3 mos. - Age 12) or
Children Pajamas (Age 3 mos. - Age 12)
(Please note:  Do not wrap gifts.  Please bring PJs in a clear plastic bag.)


Aria Stone - The Decorative Center of Houston
5120 Woodway Dr, Ste 1016
Houston, TX 77056

TGCC 15th Anniversary Celebration!TGCC 15th Anniversary Celebration!Tue, Oct 18, 2016 @ 4:00 PM to Tue, Oct 18, 2016 @ 9:00 PM

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September MeetingSeptember MeetingTue, Sep 20, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Tue, Sep 20, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Presenter:  Katheryn Houk, CGR, CGP, CAPS
Owner, Masterpiece Kitchens and Baths / Masterpiece Cabinet Company

CEU Topic:  What's Trending in Bathroom Designs

CEU Description:  Katheryn will present and discuss the latest information on bathroom trends covering topics concerning:

  • Design --what's driving design for 2016
  • Technology--that adds to functionality and excites clients
  • Products and Finishes--what's the new up and coming trends
  • Storage--solution must haves
  • Designer/Remodeler Relationship--why relationships matter and how they impact sales 

Don't miss out on this exciting topic and a visit to a new NKBA showroom meeting location -- Houston northside.   During your visit to MSI's brand new showroom (a must see), there will be some welcomed surprises -- a tour of their renovated facility, networking opportunities for K&B professionals, great food and wonderful beverages.

Co-Sponsored by:  


M S International
14777 Chrisman Rd
Houston 77039

August Lunch, Learn, & Network!August Lunch, Learn, & Network!Tue, Aug 16, 2016 @ 11:30 AM to Tue, Aug 16, 2016 @ 1:30 PM

Presentation:  Redesign Components for the "Aging in Place" Market

Come lunch with us and receive product guide info for home remodel projects in the “Aging in Place” market incorporating various convenience and safety hardware items.  Knowing what available adaptive products to specify is a key factor in meeting these clients’ needs. Many aging Americans desire to maintain the dignity and familiarity of their personal residence, and so, wish to adapt their homes to progressively limited abilities, either realized or anticipated.

Learn about hardware components that can be used in an adaptive design that will enhance a client’s residential environment as a safe, attractive and comfortable home for life (in Kitchens, Bathrooms, Closets, Doorways, and specialties such as LED lighting).

Presenter:  Steve Lawrence, Outside Sales Representative for Cornerstone –A Division of Richelieu Hardware, has more than 25 years of experience as a custom residential builder.  He has earned multiple designations from the National Association of Home Builders, including CGR (Certified Graduate Remodeler), CGP (Certified Green Professional) and CAPS (Certified Aging in Place)

REGISTER HERE: https://texasgulfcoast-nkba.starchapter.com/meet-reg1.php?id=7
Cornerstone - A Division of Richelieu
8648 Glenmont Drive, Ste 150
Houston, TX 77036

June Chapter Social & MeetingJune Chapter Social & MeetingTue, Jun 21, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Tue, Jun 21, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

  • Topic: Healing Through Nutrition
  • Presenter: Chef Francesco Casetta
  • Description:  Poggenpohl has an exciting showroom and is bringing in the fabulous chef, Francesco, who will offer a creative, nutritional, fun cooking demonstration.  He will provide information on using the right kitchen appliances for food preparation and making healthy food selections. You will be able to taste first hand an exciting, delicious, healthy meal. The results of this experience will help you share with your clients how the appliances in their kitchens make a difference and can lead to healing through better nutrition.  So, why not take a moment to come enjoy and learn how you can make Healing Through Nutrition work for you.
  • .1 CEU for certified members
  • Register at texasgulfcoast-nkba.org
Poggenpohl Houston
5002 Westheimer Rd, Ste B
Houston, TX 77056

Hot Topic - Tankless Water Heaters - NEW DATEHot Topic - Tankless Water Heaters - NEW DATETue, Apr 26, 2016 @ 11:30 AM to Tue, Apr 26, 2016 @ 1:30 PM


Learn the basics of how tankless water heaters work, their sizing, and appropriate applications in this growing market of the bath & kitchen industry. Kevin Milazzo has a total of 12 years of tankless experience from working in tech support at Takagi to representing Rinnai and Rheem tankless water heaters for over 7 years. This will count for .1 CEU for certified professionals.

Register for this event on our NEW website at http://texasgulfcoast-nkba.org/index.php.

If you are a member & did not receive your member login information, please email nkbatgcc@gmail.com.

The Bath & Kitchen Showplace - Moore Supply Co. Tomball is generously sponsoring this event hosted at our Southwest Sales office on Beltway 8 between I45 & SH249.

Southwest Sales
4500 N Sam Houston Parkway West #140
Houston TX 77086

February Event - 2016 Kitchen TrendsFebruary Event - 2016 Kitchen TrendsTue, Feb 16, 2016 @ 5:30 PM to Tue, Feb 16, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Emser Tile will treat us to a Wine & Food pairing as well as a Beer & Food pairing provided by Spec's; give us a sneak peek of their new 2016 products; and have a fun game with a Spec's gift card drawing!

Brenda Bryan from RICKI (Research Institute for Cooking & Kitchen Intelligence) will present Kitchen Trends: What's the Next Big Thing in Kitchens. Based on research data from homeowners as well as professional kitchen designers, this presentation will identify products and kitchen features/layouts that may move from more high-end kitchens to more 'mainstream America' kitchens. This presentation will highlight specific kitchen-related products, product features, kitchen layouts, and working zones that will become more popular for the American family kitchen. Presentation will count for .1 CEU for certified professionals.

 Tuesday, February 16 - Emser Tile

10631 S Sam Houston Pkwy W #2, Houston, 77071

5:30-6:30 Registration & Networking

6:30-7:45 Chapter Meeting & Presentation

REGISTER AT https://app.etapestry.com/cart/NationalKitchenBathAssoci/default/index.php

Emser Tile & Natural Stone
10631 S Sam Houston Pkwy W #2
Houston TX 77071

December Event - Holiday Social For a CauseDecember Event - Holiday Social For a CauseTue, Dec 8, 2015 @ 5:00 PM to Tue, Dec 8, 2015 @ 9:00 PM

Join us for a fun evening with your bath & kitchen colleagues!

Generously sponsored by Cosentino, Peggy McGowen & Kitchen & Bath Concepts, and LeGrand!!!!

In lieu of registration fees, we ask that you bring a donation for the Houston Children's Charity. They are in need of teenage items - make up sets, jewelry, sports items, etc. They are also always in need of new packages of socks & underwear for boys and girls in sizes 3-18 years.

RSVP by December 4


1315 W Sam Houston Parkway N #150
Houston TX 77043

October Lunch & LearnOctober Lunch & LearnTue, Oct 20, 2015 @ 11:00 AM to Tue, Oct 20, 2015 @ 12:30 PM

We are very excited about our Universal Design panel program! Our intent was to have professionals who are well versed and experienced in creating spaces for folks of all abilities. Contractor, Designer, and Occupational Therapist. Our panel will be Dan Bawden, CGR, CAPS with Legal Eagle Contractors who is very involved in the Certified Aging in Place Specialist certification program; an Occupational Therapist who works with Mr. Bawden; and Barb Mueller, AKBD, CAPS who has extensive experience and specializes in designing these projects.

REGISTER AT https://app.etapestry.com/cart/NationalKitchenBathAssoci/default/index.php

Make sure you check our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NKBATexasGulfCoast and sign up for our emails to get all of the most current info!

Email nkbatgcc@gmail.com with any questions!

Osborne Cabinets and Millwork
7026 Old Katy Rd, Suite 293
Houston TX 77024

Tee Off with Texas Gulf CoastTee Off with Texas Gulf CoastTue, Sep 15, 2015 @ 6:00 PM to Tue, Sep 15, 2015 @ 9:00 PM

Come socialize with industry professionals and play TopGolf! Vendors incuding Ferguson, LeGrand, McGuire Sales and more will be there with materials and prizes!  This will be an awesome evening that will also kick off our annual membership drive! Invite colleagues who want to learn more about the NKBA Texas Gulf Coast Chapter and meet your fellow members! For kitchen & bath designers, tile & granite vendors, lighting, plumbing & appliance suppliers, cabinet distributors, builders & remodelers, and students! Purchase your ticket today! Interested in promoting your business at the event? Check out our sponsorship opportunities!


TopGolf Houston - West Location
1030 Memorial Brook Blvd
Houston, TX 77084

July EventJuly EventTue, Jul 21, 2015 @ 5:30 PM to Tue, Jul 21, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Not Your Typical Lighting Program!

There are tons of lighting seminars out there but come & see how this one will be different! Prizes and a new lighting perspective will be presented! Check out Morrison's new lighting showroom and enjoy a tasty meal prepared by their corporate chef.

Joann Ontiveros will incorporate her background in the US Air Force as a communication and navigation mechanic combined with her design education as an ALA Certified Lighting Designer for a unique presentation on today's lighting technology & trends!

.1 CEU for certified professionals.

Morrison: 6867 Wynwood Lane, Houston 77008

Tuesday, July 21; Registration 5:30; Seminar 7-8pm

Tickets: https://app.etapestry.com/cart/NationalKitchenBathAssoci/default/index.php

Stay connected & in the know!  www.facebook.com/NKBATexasGulfCoast

Morrison Supply Showroom
6867 Wynwood Lane
Houston, TX 77008

June Chapter Event - Lunch & Learn!June Chapter Event - Lunch & Learn!Tue, Jun 23, 2015 @ 11:30 AM to Tue, Jun 23, 2015 @ 1:00 PM


(All registrations for June 16 will transfer to June 23)

Ken Jones will present "On The Margin' and lunch will be served.

Registration & networking: 11:30 a.m.

Presentation & lunch: 11:45-12:45

Register at: https://app.etapestry.com/cart/NationalKitchenBathAssoci/default/index.php

Follow us at www.facebook.com/NKBATexasGulfCoast!

Questions? Email nkbatgcc@gmail.com

Cabinet Innovations at the Decorative Center
5120 Woodway, Ste 219
Houston 77056

May EventMay EventTue, May 19, 2015 @ 5:30 PM to Tue, May 19, 2015 @ 8:30 PM

Mix and mingle in this chic Upper Kirby wine bar and hear a presentation from Gin Braverman.  Gin is a Houston Interior Designer and Consultant for restaurants, bars, and residences; has been a lead designer for HGTV's first full-house remodel show "Home Rules"; and has recently expanded her business to include a commercial branch. 

Register early and bring your friends! .1 CEU for certified members.

Beckrew Wine House
2409 West Alabama

Designing Dining 2015Designing Dining 2015Thu, May 14, 2015 @ 4:30 PM to Thu, May 14, 2015 @ 6:30 PM

The Texas Gulf Coast Chapter is proud to sponsor the Houston Community College in its innovative collaboration between the students of the Interior Design and Culinary Arts programs.

Students from both programs are paired into teams to work together to develop a restaurant concept, conceive a menu, and design the built environment of a restaurant space. The project will culminate in a team presentation of the design and a menu sampling at the Designing Dining event.

This is a great opportunity for industry professionals to meet prospective interns and employees and support our local design community.

The event is free for industry professionals but registration is requested.

The Decorative Center of Houston - Americana Cafe
5120 Woodway Drive
Houston 77056

Are You Connected With The Texas Gulf Coast Chapter?Are You Connected With The Texas Gulf Coast Chapter?Wed, Apr 8, 2015 to Wed, Apr 8, 2015

The NKBA Texas Gulf Coast Chapter has members from all parts of of the kitchen & bath industry in the greater Houston metro area. Stay connected on a local level by signing up for our newsletter and follow us on Facebook.  If you're thinking about becoming a member, this is a great way to connect with us!  Like us and Join Our List at www.facebook.com/NKBATexasGulfCoast or email us at NKBATGCC@gmail.com.

Student ConnectionsStudent ConnectionsWed, Apr 8, 2015 to Wed, Apr 8, 2015

STUDENTS: Are you looking for internships and/or employment in the kitchen & bath industry? EMPLOYERS: Are you looking for interns or design assistants? Contact Melissa Sharp, VP Academic Relations for connections at msharp@kitchen-concepts.com. Get our newsletter to see and post connections!  Join Our List for our newsletter at www.facebook.com/NKBATexasGulfCoast.

AKBD Study Group Now Forming!!AKBD Study Group Now Forming!!Wed, Apr 8, 2015 to Wed, Apr 8, 2015

Interested in getting your AKBD? Want to learn more about the exam process & requirements, course materials, study with locals, meet chapter members, talk with folks who have already been certified? Contact Sheree DeGennaro, AKBD, VP of Professional Development at sheree.degennaro@gmail.com!

Find Your Pot of Gold!Find Your Pot of Gold!Tue, Mar 17, 2015 to Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Wondering how you can improve your business financial well-being? Do you know how well you are doing with your professional risk management? Do you understand how to ensure well written contracts? Join us on Tuesday evening, March 17th for some St. Patrick’s Day fun and get professional advice without pricey consultation fees.

Our Panel:

Marrick Armstrong – Attorney/Owner of Armstrong Legal, PLLC. Marrick specializes in general business legal consulting, regulatory compliance consulting, contract negotiation and contract drafting.

Albert Okagbue – CPA/Owner of Cerebral Financial Strategies. He understands the financial deficit many families/businesses face today. He believes the best finance professionals should not only be available to the wealthy, but also to those on their way there.

Chris Woods – Agent/Owner of W Risk Consultants. With over 15 years of specialization of commercial property & casualty insurance, he specializes in assisting small to mid-sized businesses develop proper risk management strategies to avoid financial ruin and total property loss.

Post your questions ahead of time on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/NKBATexasGulfCoast!

Our Host:   Cornerstone Hardware – St. Patty’s day themed photo booth & props, green beer & other beverages, and a delicious menu of burger sliders, spinach & tomato quiche, guacamole bites, fruit cups, and Irish Dirt Cake!!!

Register early and bring your friends! .1 CEU for certified members. This event is for all professionals and those interested in small business in the Bath & Kitchen Industry!

Cornerstone Hardware
8648 Glenmont, Ste 150
Houston 77036

LUNCH & LEARN - Forward Thinking in 2015LUNCH & LEARN - Forward Thinking in 2015Tue, Feb 24, 2015 @ 11:00 AM to Tue, Feb 24, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Contemporary/Transitional Design Trends and Installation
Tue, February 24, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Join us for LUNCH at the beautiful, centrally located Asia Society Texas Center. Contemporary design is the 'IT' trend of 2015 - learn how to incorporate it into transitional and traditional spaces. Presenters from both the design and installation professional segments will share their experience, knowledge, and take-aways from recent international conventions that will influence your business in 2015.

Learn about effective communication and the need-to-knows for designers, contractors, installers, and vendors for the seamless installation of integrated appliances and completing a successful project in this popular trend that is taking off in 2015.

Presenters and Sponsors Include:

-Peggy McGowen, CMKBD, ASID, former National NKBA President, ASID Board President, and Owner of Kitchen & Bath Concepts

-Gregg Pratt, one of Houston’s top cabinet installers

-Joe Gonzalez, BSH/Ferguson – distributors of Bosch, Thermador, Gaggenau

-Siematic, and more!!!

This will count for .1 CEU and is an event for all professionals including Designers, Contractors, Installers, Vendors, Students.

Parking and Lunch included in Registration.


Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd
Houston, TX 77004
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Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd
Houston 77004

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