NKBA Central Florida Chapter

NKBA Central Florida is the local chapter that brings together local Central Florida Kitchen & Bath distributors, retailers, remodelers, manufacturers, fabricators, installers, designers, and other professionals – and provides a resource for local consumers to research, educate and connect with Central Florida Kitchen and Bath professionals.


2018 Current Chapter Officers

President

Kerri Plazza
Cabinets Extraordinaire
5686 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 342-3443
kerri@cabinetsextra.com

Programs Chair

Robin J. Williamson
Venice, FL  34292
(941) 600-8059
sunlinesalesrw@gmail.com

Communications Chair

Brooke Eversoll, CMKBD
Bee Studios, Inc.
2253 Central Ave #104
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713
(321) 439-5348
brooke@beestudios.design

Membership Chair

Jason Leever
American Woodmark Corporation – Waypoint Living Spaces
3102 Shawnee Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
(813) 984-1237
JLeever@waypointlivingspaces.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Rebecca McClelland
Authentic Concepts Kitchen & Bath Design
3265 Tampa Rd.
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
(727) 785-3097
beckymcclelland@gmail.com


2019 Chapter Officers

President

Kerri Plazza
Cabinets Extraordinaire
5686 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 342-3443
kerri@cabinetsextra.com

Programs Chair

Robin J. Williamson
Venice, FL  34292
(941) 600-8059
sunlinesalesrw@gmail.com

Communications Chair

Brooke Eversoll, CMKBD
Bee Studios, Inc.
2253 Central Ave #104
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713
(321) 439-5348
brooke@beestudios.design

Membership Chair

Kelly Schartner
Cosentino
4420 N Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 902-3680
kellysc@cosentino.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Cecilia Bell
OZ Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry
7662 Currency Dr
Orlando, FL 32809
(407) 801-6088
cecilia@ozcabinetry.com


Central Florida Chapter Events

Effects of Color in Design

Thursday, December 13, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Terra Ceia Bay Country Club
2802 Terra Ceia Bay Blvd
Palmetto, FL 34221

Explore how to effectively harness the right color to provide the desired effect that positively enhances the ultimate function of the space. Understand what color really is and how it works with us (or against us) physiologically and psychologically. Learn how white and some grays actually can cause anxiety and depression in interior environments. Color has been deemed a “universal language” around the globe, and is used to create mood, enhance behavior, promote productivity and elicit certain desired responses from occupants within a given space. Color design is much more than just the aesthetic outcome, when used strategically, it can help to improve quality of life through promoting well-being. For more information, please visit www.functionalcolorsolutions.com .

Learning Objectives:

  • Communicate history/background of color to educate specifically what color is and how it works within humans in the built environment.
  • Initiate awareness of how color hues physiologically and psychologically can positively and negatively affect the well-being of occupants in design.
  • Promote functional color design strategies to elicit a desired mood, ambiance and behavioral response to enhance quality of life within interior settings.(.1 CEU)

Balance Luxury and Budget

Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Brio International
2223 N West Shore Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607

Who wouldn’t want to enjoy an evening filled with delicious food and learning how to Balance Luxury and Budget from a Sweden born Certified Kitchen Designer? We know we would here at NKBA Central Florida Chapter, why don’t you join us? Space is limited, first come first serve! Don’t miss your chance to meet Jonas Carnemark, CKD!(.1 CEU)

How Small Talk Leads to Big Talk

Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Hyatt Place Sarasota/ Lakewood Ranch
6021 Exchange Way
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

Join us June 28th as DeAnna Radaj talks about “How small talk leads to BIG talk!”

-Learn THE most important thing you need to do and bring to any networking event.
-Learn how to enter a group, get rid of a “glom-er” and the difference between networking and working a room.
-Learn the proper length of time to spend with any one person or group at a networking event.
(.1 CEU)

How small Talk Leads to Big Talk

Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Hyatt Place Sarasota/ Lakewood Ranch
6021 Exchange Way
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

Join us June 28th as DeAnna Radaj talks about “How small talk leads to BIG talk!”

-Learn THE most important thing you need to do and bring to any networking event.
-Learn how to enter a group, get rid of a “glom-er” and the difference between networking and working a room.
-Learn the proper length of time to spend with any one person or group at a networking event.
(.1 CEU)

Central Florida Chapter CEU Event

Thursday, April 5, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Aggressive Appliance
617 Mercy Drive
Orlando, FL 32805

CEU Event With NKBA Central Florida Chapter & Aggressive Appliances.

This event qualifies for .1 NKBA CEUs.

Click here to RSVP.

CEU Event for July

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Mont Krest Stone
6795 114th Ave
Largo, FL 33773

July is here and so is a CEU event! Come and join us!

This event is being hosted at Mont Krest and their very own Franzi Mangold will be the speaker for the CEU: “The Art of Quartz”.

ProKitchen will also be attending and giving a presentation about their product. And surprise! We are giving away a pair of VR Goggles as a door prize!

Happy hour starts at 5pm! There will be small bites served!

Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP) Course Opportunity

Sunday, January 8, 2017 @ 7:45am to Monday, January 9, 2017 @ 5:30pm
Clarion Inn & Suites At International Drive
9956 Hawaiian Court
Orlando, FL 32819

The Florida NKBA Chapters invite you to earn 16 hours CEUs and become a…

Certified Living In Place Professional™ (CLIPP™)

This National Certification Course is hosted by:

  • Central Coast Chapter – NKBA
  • Florida Treasure Coast Chapter – NKBA
  • North Florida Chapter – NKBA
  • South Florida Chapter – NKBA

DATE: January 8-9, 2017 (7:45 am – 5:30 pm)

LOCATION: Clarion Inn, Across the street from the Convention Center, Orlando

COSTS: see below (Additional savings for All Florida NKBA Chapter members)

Invited – All Professionals:

  • National Kitchen & Bath Association
  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • International Interior Design Association
  • Interior Designers of Canada
  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • American Society of Home Inspectors
  • (Membership not required)

You will learn:

  • Why Living In Place
  • Creating Collaborative Teams
  • Trends and Statistics
  • Medical, Pharmaceutical and Cognitive Issues of Aging
  • 8 Hours of Products & Design Ideas
  • Marketing & Selling Your Certification
  • Using an Electronic Safety Assessment Checklist
  • Prepare and Eat Your Lunch With a Temporary Disability
  • and much more!

Here is what the recent Certified Graduates are saying about the class and what they learned:

Solange Boice, Owner at Design Is Everywhere: “It is a great class to increase your market – Excellent to help clients. Opened my mind for learning safety at home. I learned how to perform assessments and market my certification”

Marjorie Kaplan, Senior Kitchen Designer at Palm Beach Cabinet Company: “It’s Worth It! Safety in the house is paramount, we can improve home conditions with relatively simple assessments.”

Maria Stapperfenne, 2015 NKBA National President says: “Honestly, I don’t know how someone in my profession can do what we do what we do, without the knowledge that this class imparted.”

Mary Jo Peterson, MJP Designs and Author of MJP Designs and Author of “Universal Kitchen and Bathroom Planning” and “Gracious Spaces” says, “A pathway for professional teaming.”

Sabrena McCarley, MBA-SL, OTR/L, CLIPP – Occupational Therapy Association of California Co-Chair Advocacy & Government Affairs says, “As occupational therapists we are a client-centered health profession concerned with promoting the health and well being of people through occupation. One of our primary goals is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life, and this begins in their home.The Certified Living In Place Profession certification course is an exciting certification. I was very impressed not only by the content and the resources that they offer, I am the most excited about the fact that they see the value of OT in home assessments!”

CEU approved for 2017: NKBA, ASID, IIDA, IDC.
Approval pending: AOTA.

HURRY AND SAVE $$$
New Year’s Savings $100: Register before Dec 30 and automatically save $100

SAVE up to $200: If you are a member of an *approved association, enter code ASSOCIATION when registering before Dec 30th.

SAVE up to $300: ALL NKBA Florida Chapter members Enter code NKBAFLORIDA when registering before Dec 30th.

See registration for special pricing for Students and Educators

*Approved Associations:

  • National Kitchen and Bath Association
  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry
  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • Interior Designers of Canada
  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • American Society of Home Inspectors

Includes all training materials, light breakfast, lunch and snacks.

All homes should be accessible, comfortable and safe!

Space is limited… Register today!

2016 Fall Appliance Event

Thursday, November 3, 2016 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Monark Appliances Winter Park
500 S Park Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789

Monark Appliances proudly hosts our Fall networking event for 2016 in their new showroom in Downtown Winter Park!

Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked cookies or of a great dinner party? Reserve your spot now to learn how these innovative and efficient appliances can make entertaining easier. Live product demonstrations from Bosch, Gaggenau, and Thermador representatives.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

There is parking available surrounding Monark Appliances.

In the spirit of the upcoming Holidays, our chapter will be collecting nonperishable food this evening to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. This Central Florida food bank goes above and beyond to help the community. With every 10 items of nonperishable food you bring, you will receive an extra raffle ticket!

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 6:00pm – 10:00pm
George Steinbrenner Field
1 Steinbrenner Drive
Tampa, FL 33614

Join in on the fun as the NKBA Central Florida Chapter watches the Tampa Bay Yankees take on the Clearwater Threshers at George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa!

Not only do you get to watch the game from the Multi Luxury Suites, but food is also included with each ticket.

Technology for Today’s Designer

Thursday, March 24, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
The Florida Hotel and Conference Center
1500 Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32809

Come and join us in Orlando for our first event of 2016! The night will be filled with technology, including a CEU Class!

Presenter: Vanessa DeKoekkoek, Global Training Manager for 20/20

Presentation: These are a Few of My Favorite Things (in Technology)
In today’s design world, our clients expect a lot from us. Their expectations are set by television shows and marketing that promise a quick turn-around from concept to completion. Are you taking advantage of all the technology and tools that are available to you? Are you using technology to save time and set the right expectations to reduce mistakes? This session will help you design efficiently and effectively from virtually anywhere.

About Vanessa DeKoekkoek: “As an active NKBA member from West Michigan, Vanessa fell in love with the details of kitchen design over 15 years ago. Her passion for technology has grown after teaching commercial and residential software courses at both the corporate and collegiate level.”

Our Sponsors: Milcarsky’s Appliance Center, S&W