The mission of the NKBA Arizona South Chapter is to heighten our members’ profession and to enrich the quality of their business. Promote recognition in excellence, integrity, creativity, and professionalism. Provide leadership direction and proficiency for the kitchen and bath industry for both locally and worldwide.
Kimberly Labriola, CKD
Living Space Design
5635 E River Rd Ste 111
Tucson, AZ 85750
8721 Aztec Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Arizona Designs Kitchens & Baths
2425 E Ft Lowell Rd
Tucson, AZ 85719-2416
Carlie Korinek, CKD
C K Cabinetry and Design
5300 N Casa Grande Hwy
Tucson, AZ 85743
Beyond Cabinets by Mueller
1941 E 13th St
Tucson, AZ 85719
Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 5:00pm -7:30pm
3688 West Orange Grove Road
Tucson, AZ 85741
Come and join NKBA Arizona South Chapter for their first CEU event of 2019!
CEU Credit = 0.1 (IDCEC and NKBA Qualified)
Let’s Talk Trends with Katie Baker of Kohler
Start the new year off with great information on modern ideas reflecting interior design trends in colors and more! With this CEU course you will leave with the following insight and understanding;
Tickets must be purchased by Friday, January 18. Purchase your tickets early for this informative event!
Saturday, December 8, 2018 @ 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Tucson Convention Center
260 S Church Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
NKBA Arizona South Chapter Holiday Hockey Night!!
Come and join NKBA South Chapter for their Holiday Event of 2018!!
A night of excitement and thrills watching the Tucson Roadrunners compete against the Ontario Reign at the Tucson Community Center. In addition to the game they will be having a Teddy Bear Toss!! One of the ONLY times you will be able to throw something onto the ice and NOT get into trouble, and it is for a great cause! Make sure to bring a teddy bear to join the fun.
Get your tickets now to make sure you have a seat for the action!!
Tickets must be purchased by Saturday, December 1. Purchase your tickets early for the best seats.
Thursday, October 19, 2018 @ 7:30am – 8:45pm
Meet at: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
3688 West Orange Grove Road
Tucson, AZ 85741
Join NKBA ARIZONA SOUTH CHAPTER for the 2018 Bus Tour!
A trip to Phoenix and surrounding areas to learn more about these exciting companies; Miele, Ferguson, The Stone Collection and OakCraft Elegant Cabinetry.
Spend the day networking, having fun, and eating all while learning something new and earning CEUs
This day will also give NKBA certified members .35 (3 1.2 hours)CEU credits!! 2 CEU credits are IDCEC approvedAgenda:
7:30 am: Meet at Ferguson Bath Kitchen and Lighting Gallery in Tucson for breakfast snacks and board the bus
8:00 am SHARP: Bus departs Tucson (please don’t be late, we don’t want to leave without you!)
OakCraft cabinetry for CEU and tour
Miele Experence center for CEU on Laundry Technology and lunch
The Stone Collection for tour and half CEU
Ferguson Mesa (This showroom recently won a NKBA award for best showroom design) for 1 CEU and dinner
Ride back to Tucson
Ticket pricing as follows:
NKBA Member: $50.00
Non NKBA Member: $65.00
Don’t miss out: Get your tickets fast as they are sure to sell out with limited seating available!!
Thank you to our sponsors: Ferguson, Miele & The Stone Collection
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
756 E Ft Lowell Road
Tucson, AZ 85719
Join NKBA and NARI for a presentation by Isabella Joffroy from YELP Tucson. There will be appetizers, beverages, and networking.
Isabella Joffroy will be sharing some of the newest features in YELP for remodelers and designers to reach more potential clientele.
In addition, she will be speaking about how to handle and respond to a negative online YELP review.
NKBA and NARI would like to thank Arizona Tile for sponsoring this event in their newly remodeled showroom.
This event will be worth .05 CEU for NKBA certified members
Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
4545 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85711
Intuitive Leadership and Decision Making Workshop
Special 2 hour CEU presented by Liesbet Trappenburg
Qualifies for 2 IDCEC credits too! (NKBA CEU cycle ends June 30, 2018)
5:00 – 5:30: Check in / appetizers & beverages
5:45 – 6:45: First hour of program
6:45 – 7:00: Break
7:00 – 8:00: Second hour of program
TICKETS FOR PURCHASE
Early Bird (purchase before April 20): NKBA Members $30.00 / Non-Members $40.00 / Students $15.00
After April 20: NKBA Members $35.00 / Non-Members $45.00 / Students $20.00
Intuitive Leadership & Decision-Making
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 thank 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.
During this lively and fun program, attendees will:
Understand the differences between instinct, impulse, emotion and intuition
Identify and test intuitive styles to gain confidence in their use
Discuss obstacles to using intuition in the workplace
Create and inspired and effective action plan based on intuitive decisions that accurately reflect and support your highest goals
With new confidence in their intuitive abilities leaned in the first hour of the seminar, attendees will now apply these tools, techniques, and styles specifically to their work projects. This will be an interactive lecture with small-group discussion, group debrief, worksheets, stories, anecdotes, prizes for attendees’ volunteer insights.
Gain practical experience making intuitive decisions that positively impact work projects in an efficient manner
Provide holistic foresight into potential problems, innovative solutions to any design dilemmas, or client issues
Determine what the next immediate steps need to be on the work project and develop an effective action plan to implement these intuitive insights
About Liesbet Trappenburg:
A vice-president of sales for a sporting goods manufacturer, Liesbet maintained the “American Dream.” She owned a beautiful home and sports car, and enjoyed a lucrative management post with an unlimited expense account.
She also suffered from career burnout and had no “life!”
Recognizing that an increased standard of living doesn’t guarantee an increased quality of life, Liesbet did the unthinkable. At age 33, she “downsized” her lifestyle, built up her savings, quit her job, and retired.
Dutch-born, Liesbet has corporate experience in advertising, sales, marketing, and management positions in Fortune 500 companies including Irving Trust Bank and Eastman Kodak. Her last job with Eastpak, Inc. took her to Europe, Mexico, and Canada where she observed other cultures’ values regarding work/life balance.
Since 1998, through her company Windmill Worldwide, Liesbet offers provocative keynote speeches, seminars, and executive coaching to create transformational experiences for her clients. Her tools and strategies motivate participants to reclaim their work/life balance rather than “channel surf” their way through life.
She’s helped inspire real changes for individuals in a variety of organizations. Her clients have included: Amgen, the Boeing Co., DuPont, Eddie Bauer, Gensler Architecture, Immunex, Steelcase, and Weyerhaeuser.
Others include: AARP, Canadian Booksellers Association, Eastern Michigan University, International Interior Design Association, US Federal Courts, Unitarian Church, United Behavioral Health, Virginia Mason Hospital, and many educational institutions.
She resides in the Emerald City, Seattle, Washington.
In-between rainstorms, Liesbet likes to play soccer, research genealogy, and volunteer. She is currently writing a book, Tilt: Life-Balance Strategies from a Windmill.
Education: B.A. Political Science-cum laude; Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.
This event qualifies for .2 NKBA CEUs.
Thursday, November 9, 2017 @ 4:15pm – 7:00pm
Broadway Village – Sushi Garden
3048 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson AZ 85716
Architect Bob Vint will take our chapter on a tour of Josias Joesler’s Broadway Village. We’ll learn about how to preserve the unique character of Joesler’s coveted buildings when approaching a remodeling project. Mr. Vint will point out features that make these buildings unique and sought after several decades later. Along with historic preservation techniques, we’ll also learn a little Tucson history along the way. Earn 1 NKBA CEU. Comfortable shoes recommended.
4:15 pm – Meet near the patio outside Sushi Garden
4:30 – 5:30 – Walking tour around Broadway Village (1 CEU)
5:30 – 7:00 – Sushi Garden patio for a bite to eat and networking with colleagues
NKBA member early bird pricing: $25 (register by Nov 3) | NKBA member: $35
Non-NKBA member early bird pricing: $35 (register by Nov 3) | Non-NKBA member: $45
Principal architect BOB VINT is a native Tucsonan who has practiced as a licensed architect in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Massachusetts. He received a Bachelor of Architecture with High Distinction from the University of Arizona in 1982. After working with various architectural firms in Boston and Tucson, he established an independent practice in 1993.
Bob serves as preservation architect for the Mission San Xavier del Bac in Pima County, the most significant historic building in Arizona (dating to 1783, built of low-fire clay brick with lime mortar), as well as for the pre-historic Native American Cliff Dwellings of the Sierra Ancha in the Tonto National Forest (dating to 1290, built of stone with mud mortar – a preservation study carried out for the U.S. Forest Service.) Additional projects of note include design of the San Xavier Franciscan Friary and Mission School, Linda Ronstadts’s Tucson residence, the main entrance of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, the mixed use Plaza San Agustin in downtown Tucson, and the St. Michael’s Campus Master Plan, Classrooms and Student Center.
Vint is author of a book on affordable housing in the Southwest published in 2005 by the department of Housing & Urban Development, Southwest Housing Traditions: Design, Materials, Performance. Since 2011, Vint has taught at the University of Arizona’s College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture as a member of the adjunct faculty. His courses at the U of A include the History & Theory of Urban Design, Arid Region Urbanism (featuring field trips throughout the Southwest) and an interdisciplinary downtown design studio.
Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Embassy Suites Paloma Village
3110 E Skyline Dr
“Kitchen Whispering: Successfully Resolving Problem Jobs” 1 CEU presented by John Morgan
Sponsored by 20/20 Design
NKBA Member Early bird registration: $25 (by 8/4/17). $35 after deadline or at door.
Non-NKBA Member Early bird registration: $35 (by 8/4/17). $45 after deadline or at door.
5:00 – 5:30: register and networking
5:30 – 6:30: presentation
6:30 – 7:00: networking
A typical day in the kitchen and bath industry is usually fun, rewarding and fulfilling but there are those moments that many dread. The moment your phone loudly blares the warning siren of a text message, email, phone call from a client that is less than satisfied … sometimes downright apoplectic.
Rest assured you are not alone, these moments happen to everyone at some point, but the most successful develop the skills to manage these moments to a successful conclusion. One proven tool is understanding how to best utilize the partnership between manufacturer, dealer, and designer to increase your probability of profitably navigating these situations.
Join us and take an in-depth look at real life field examples, and develop successful job-site and project management tools to use in your own business. Happy customers equal successful businesses and keeps all of us on course for fun, fulfilling and rewarding days in the kitchen and bath industry.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 @ 4:00pm – 7:15pm
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, and Lighting Gallery
3688 W Orange Grove Rd
Tucson AZ 85741
The National Kitchen and Bath Association, Ferguson Kitchen and Bath, and BSH Home Appliances presents: Communication BLING! (2 CEUs) presented by special guest: Maria Stapperfenne, CMKBD
Plus an additional IDCEC-approved CEU, Steam Cooking in the American Kitchen presented by Janne Mahan of BSH Thermador for a total of 3 CEUs in one night.
4:00 – 4:30: Check-in/networking
4:30 – 5:30: Steam Cooking in the American Kitchen 1 CEU (IDCEC approved)
5:30 – 6:00: Dinner break
6:00 – 7:30: Communication Bling! 2 CEUs
Do you work hard to keep a design or construction project on track, only to find yourself frequently caught up in problems caused by poor communication? Is talking through the situation only making things worse? Would you like to avoid future misunderstandings? We “BLING” up our designs and presentations, but how about honing our interpersonal skills for SUCCESS? Discover your own communication style, its strengths and weaknesses, as well as how to identify others’ styles for more effective communication, and ultimately add to your bottom line. In this fun and lively interactive session, Maria will introduce a variety of communication styles to help you determine which is yours, and how to modify it to meet the needs of others. You’ll practice using real world examples. As an added bonus, everyone will take away an “emergency toolkit” of phrases to help in stressful situations!
Maria started her career in kitchens and baths in 1992, finally becoming a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer in August of 2015. In 2016 she also became a Certified Living in Place Professional. She is the Manager of Tewksbury Kitchens & Baths, a division of Huston Lumber & Supply Co. and has a BA from Trenton State College.
Maria has been an active NKBA volunteer in her Northern NJ Chapter as well as on the national level, most recently serving as the 2015 NKBA National President. She loves volunteerism, learning, great design, still holds a K-12 teaching certificate in the state of NJ and is a musician as well as a wife and mother of 3 in her spare time.
Members: $35 early bird registration by 6/9/17 ($45 after deadline or at door)
Non-members: $45 early bird registration by 6/9/17. ($55 after deadline or at door)
Sponsored by Ferguson Bath Kitchen and Lighting, BSH, and NKBA
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 4:00pm – 7:00pm
2430 N Flowing Wells Rd
Tucson AZ 85705
Who: Come one, come all
What: NKBA AZ South Presents 2017 New Product Expo and Emser Tile Trends
Where: Emser Tile 2430 N Flowing Wells Road
When: April 26,2017 2017 4:00-7:00
4:00-5:00 (1) CEU/IDCEC approved “Check yourself before you spec yourself
NKBA AZ South and Emser Tile have what’s new in 2017 and we want to show YOU the goods! The entire board attended KBIS and we wanted to bring our chapter/community the latest trends, innovative products, and additions to the lines we know and love (ex: paint, plumbing, lighting, appliances, counter surfaces, tile, cabinets, decorative hardware, accessories, glass/mirror, windows, building materials, smart features/ technology).
CEU Member Price $25 early bird (RSVP by 4/21/17). $35 @ door or after 4/21/17
CEU Non-Member $35 early bird (RSVP by 4/21/17). $45 @ door or after 4/21/17
Expo only: no charge, RSVP requested
This is our annual membership drive. If you fill out an application, you will receive member admission and we will waive the application fee ($100) for joining the NKBA for our 2017 season.
Monday, January 30, 2017 @ 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Tucson Appliance Co
4229 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson AZ 85712
Bake Valentine’s Cookies for the Soldiers
Meet our guest Janne Mahan – Bosch National Product Specialist. We will be baking from new Bosch ovens. Bring a hand written – Thank you note / Valentine Card.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 5:00pm – 7:00pm
3925 N Business Circle
Tucson AZ 85705
Thursday, November 3, 2016 @ 7:30am – 8:30pm
3688 W Orange Grove Rd
Tucson AZ 85741
NKBA Arizona South Chapter Proudly Presents:
Made in Arizona: NKBA Bus Tour to Phoenix
Meet at Ferguson to board the bus. Bus leaves promptly at 8am sharp.
Sub-Zero Factory and Showroom
Gravity Glas Showroom
Tabarka Studio Factory and Showroom
Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright – Price House in Paradise Valley
Includes transportation, lunch, and dinner!
We’ll be visiting 2 factories and 3 showrooms of companies that make their products in Arizona. As a bonus, we’ll also tour one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural gems that is rarely open for tours. This is an event not to be missed. Join us!
This is our annual membership drive, so bring a friend or colleague!
Become a NKBA member and receive free admission and we’ll waive the application fee.
NKBA members: Free! Non-members: $50
RSVP required, contact Carlie Korinek at (520) 256-1523 email@example.com
7:30 am — Breakfast at Ferguson and board the bus – 3688 W Orange Grove Rd., Tucson
8:00 am sharp — Depart Ferguson
9:15-9:30 am — Pick up Phoenix attendees – Park and Ride at Pecos Rd & 40th St., Phoenix – Contact Carlie (520-256-1523) if you are planning on riding with us. We need to confirm that there are enough seats on the bus.
10:15 am — Arrive at Subzero Factory and Brunch – 4295 N Cotton Ln., Goodyear
1:00 pm — Price House tour – parking at 4841 E Prickly Pear Ln., Paradise Valley
2:30 pm — Gravity Glas – 5330 N 16th St., Phoenix
3:30 pm — Tabarka Tile – 7501 E Redfield Rd., Scottsdale
4:40 pm — Subzero Wolf Showroom – 15570 N 83rd Way., Scottsdale
7:00 pm — Drop of Phoenix attendees at Pecos Park and Ride
8:30 pm — Arrive at Ferguson Tucson
Thursday, September 15, 2016 @ 4:00pm – 7:00pm
930 E 9th St
Tucson, AZ 85705
What Works, What Doesn’t and Why: Appliances and Veneers
2 CEUs & Hors d’oeuvres – Merci Gallery 630 E 9th St., Tucson
RSVP to Carlie: 520-256-1523 or firstname.lastname@example.org
$45 members; $65 future members, guests, and non-members
Tom Scott from ARAUCO will discuss the differences between Thermally Fused Laminates and High Pressure Laminates. With the popularity of contemporary styles, this is a timely CEU not to miss! This CEU is accepted by IDCEC. ARAUCO has done projects commercially with Starbucks and LINQ Hotel in Las Vegas.
NKBA National Speaker: Moorea Hoffman, principal of Kitcheneering, a boutique kitchen and bath design studio in San Clemente, California. Moorea co-authored the book Kitchen Design with Cooking in Mind. She will analyze appliances from the cook’s perspective and review kitchen trends like steam ovens, microwave drawers, integrated appliances and professional style appliances.
This event is sponsored by NKBA, Rugby Architectural Building Products, and Prism TFL.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Interiors In Design
510 N 7th Ave
Tucson AZ 85705
Let’s get creative and have some fun! Join NKBA for a creative evening of painting, networking, food, and fun.
Artist Victor Navarro will lend his expertise and assist us in creating our own masterpiece. No prior art experience necessary.
$45/person includes supplies, instruction, food, and beverages.
Monday, May 9, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Vero Amore – Patio
2930 N Swan Rd.
Tucson AZ 85712
NARI is hosting the 3rd Annual Multi-Industry Association Mixer
Join NARI, NKBA, ASID, SAHBA, ACT, and more for a night of networking with local industry leaders
Appetizers provided. Cash bar.
$10 NARI members
$20 for other association members and guests.
Saturday, April 16, 2016 @ 8:30am
Meet at: Davis Kitchens
4650 S Park Ave
Tucson AZ 85714
Join NKBA Arizona South Chapter for an exclusive Tour of Sonoita-Elgin Wine Country.
Bus departs promptly at 9:00 am
1 CEU presented by Perlick: How to Incorporate Undercounter refrigeration in Today’s Market
Flying Leap Vineyards – Tasting and tour
Kief-Joshua Vineyards (Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival)
Lunch at The Café in Sonoita
Arizona Hops & Vines – Tasting and tour
Lunch, wine tastings, admission to the SE Arizona Wine Growers
Festival, and transportation is included
$65 for NKBA members
$85 for non-members
Spouses and industry guests welcome! RSVP today to reserve your spot!
Saturday, February 6, 2016 @ 11:00am – 3:00pm
Meet at Hotel Congress Courtyard
311 E Congress St.
Tucson AZ 85701
JOIN US FOR A DAY OF FOOD, FUN, AND HISTORY
TOUR LASTS APPROXIMATELY 4 HOURS
COST: $50 PER PERSON INCLUDES FOOD SAMPLING AT EACH STOP AND ALL NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALONG WITH A HISTORIC OVERVIEW OF DOWNTOWN TUCSON
6 LOCATONS ARE:
EMPIRE PIZZA & PUB
PIE BIRD BAKERY & CAFÉ
EL CHARRO CAFÉ
SPACE IS LIMITED TO 25 PEOPLE