Learning and Earning

posted on Jul. 09, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.

NKBA Staff

Congratulations to the following individuals who have earned NKBA Specialty Badges:

Lizzy Paluszek has earned two badges, in Floorplans & Specifications and Remodeling. This Thirty Under 30 alumna graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Residential Environments & Design and a B.A. in Art History. She is a designer and project manager at Better Kitchens & Baths in Richmond, Va., and has been a member of NKBA since February 2012. Learn more about Lizzy here.

Len Marcu, principal of Len’s Remodeling & Contracting Service in Englishtown, N.J., added a Sales & Marketing Specialist badge to his array of credentials and service awards. His full-service remodeling, renovation and repair company in Central New Jersey has been in business since 2003. Learn more about him here.

Jonathan Rowland, who has been selling and designing kitchens for SSI Schieber Sales Inc., in North Chesterfield, Va., has earned his Sales & Marketing Specialist badge. This 24-year veteran of the K&B industry has also been a presenter at NKBA’s Voices from the Industry Conference at KBIS. Learn more about Jonathan here.

NKBA Specialty Badges are a great way for badge holders to communicate that they have focused knowledge in a particular area of the kitchen and bath field. They are available to all members of the NKBA, whether remodelers, installers, sales representatives, marketing specialists, dealers or designers. The five badges currently available are Living In Place, Floorplans & Specifications, Remodeling, Cabinetry and Sales & Marketing. More badges will be rolled out this year, including Lighting, Color and Sustainability. To learn more about the Specialty Badge program, click here.

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