Established in 1963, the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) is an international non-profit network of kitchen and bath professionals. The NKBA Ottawa Chapter connects the area’s leading designers, manufacturers, installers, distributors and retailers.

NKBA Ottawa works to bring a general awareness of what the Kitchen and Bath industry can contribute to consumers and to local industry members. We also foster continuous renewal of the industry by mentoring students of Algonquin College’s Kitchen and Bath Graduate Certificate Program, and funding Achievement Awards for selected graduates.

The annual NKBA-Ottawa Design Excellence Competition is a popular event to share latest trends and best practices with the general public, and to recognize excellence within our industry.

Click here to visit the NKBA Ottawa website.


2020 Chapter Officers


Sandra Gibbons, AKBD, ARIDO, IDC
Algonquin College
1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8
(613) 727-4723 x 5541

Programs Chair

Lorin Russell
HanStone Canada
150 Caldari Rd
Vaughan, ON L4K 4L1
(613) 299-7075

Communications Chair

Shanna Hebert
Rustic Rummaging & Decor
1855 Prince of Wales Dr
Ottawa, ON K2C 1P2
(613) 240-0111

Membership Chair

Julia Fortey
Stittsville, ON K2S 1B8
(613) 838-8833


Steve Corbell
The Cabinet Connection
1523 Laperriere Ave
Ottawa,  ON K1Z 7T1
(613) 759-4999


Ottawa Chapter Events

Work Life Balance”YOU ARE NOT YOUR JOB”!

Tuesday, November 14, 2019 @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Urban Quarry Showroom
2717 Stevenage Dr
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3N2


Prevent Burn Out For Work/Life Balance your most important “product” is your creativity. Clients & employers expect innovative & creative solutions to their complex design problems & depend upon you to deliver results.

That’s why it’s critical to be good stewards of your most precious resources: your time, creativity & energy.
Learn how to cultivate inspiration & manage time wisely with a healthy work/life balance based on core values & a visionary outlook. Without it, you quickly burn out & produce mediocre results.

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

Through lively lecture, small group discussion, worksheets, real-life stories & games in an interactive & organized format, attendees will:

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

Your 4-Word Business Plan:

Rediscover Your Inspiration & Reinvent Your Business! Today’s economy requires you to be flexible, responsive, curious, and proactive (not reactive) in order to stay relevant to your ideal clients. In this fast-paced marketing environment, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, overloaded and ultimately stuck in an old pattern. You may have burned out or lost motivation in the current chaos of unrealistic deadlines, constantly changing technology, and demanding customers.

Before you can implement an effective sales and marketing campaign, you must first identify, reclaim, and redefine your inspiration for your business. By taking a big-picture approach, you will develop an inspired and well-defined 4-word business plan that will drive, clarify, and guide all your business goals and decisions.

• Identify & transform your most difficult clients into your best teachers.
• Learn & apply 3 steps to effective mission statements/taglines and why many fail.
• Rediscover core values & passion for the industry.
• Practice the role of intuition on first impressions to identify business values, take risks & rebrand successfully.
• Develop an inspired, well-defined 4-word business plan (yes, only 4 words!).

Pre Survey Link included:

The survey is anonymous & confidential. No other data is collected.

Here’s how:

1. Click on the link to the survey:
2. Put in your exclusive NKBA Ottawa password: Relax (Note: case sensitive)
3. Take the survey.
4. Deadline: 11:00PM EDT, Sat. 11/02/19

Million Dollar Designer Event

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 9:30am – 4:00pm

St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall
523 St. Anthony St.
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 0A6

In this fun and engaging seminar, attendees will learn the Top Strategies to connect with today’s prospects, be seen as an industry authority and simply sell more kitchen & bath products and services.

Kirk Heiner is an Author, Speaker and Sales Trainer who’s spent over 30 years as an entrepreneur. He built his own multi-million dollar company with 5 Kitchen Bath Showrooms. Kirk has been a sales trainer for the past 15 years.

Kirk’s credentials include 30 years of exceptional business success. He’s the author of the book “Unleash the Sales Superstar Inside You”, unlocking the keys of success in selling.

Kirk is a regular contributing writer for Countertops & Architectural Surfaces magazine on sales. He has written numerous sales articles sharing Secrets of Sales Mastery with thousands of sales reps throughout America. He spent the past 20 years studying key influencing factors of “Why people buy”. His dynamic and captivating seminars engage and ignite audiences to take action.

He’s trained major corporations and organizations across America, including KBIS, the NKBA, DuPont, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Stock Building Supply, Danze, the Small Business Association, Realtor’s Associations and many more.

***Includes lunch with a morning and afternoon coffee/tea break***

Luxury and Budget

Monday, November 26, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm

St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall
523 St. Anthony St.
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 0A6

Come join us as The Ottawa NKBA Chapter Hosts Special Guest
Jonas Carnemark CR, CKD From Bethesda, MD Baltimore-Washington Chapter

So! get ready to soak up all the knowledge that Jonas has to share with his presentation Luxury And Budget! Walk away with guidance on how to tackle that “champagne taste on a pop bottle budget” client and gain their trust to help teach them how to make the right choices when spending their money.

 Ignite Creativity & Micro Size Me

Thursday, June 7, 2018 @ 4:30pm – 8:00pm

Urban Quarry
2717 Stevenage Dr
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3N2

What a great way to celebrate that Spring has Sprung! Join us for a double 2 CEU event hosted by Ottawa NKBA member Urban Quarry as we welcome Paula Kennedy to bring her inspiring talks of Ignity Creativity and Micro Size Me. This is a great time to connect with new and old members, put hooks into some diverse thoughts and discover where your design inspiration stems from!

Thank you to Urban Quarry for hosting!

As this event has 2 presentations we are pleased to include a delicious BBQ!