NKBA LA/MS/AR Chapter

As leaders in the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA LA/MS/AR Chapter’s mission is to maintain the highest standard of conduct as we render outstanding service, protecting the integrity and dignity of the National Kitchen and Bath Association by creating confidence as we serve, educate, and enrich the lives of those in our communities.

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2018 Current Chapter Officers

President

Vickie Mire, CKD, CAPS
Mireworks, LLC
14106 Harry Savoy Rd
Saint Amant, LA 70774
(225) 571-2159
design@mireworks.net

Programs Chair

Richard Gruse, AKBD
Ourso Designs, LLC
11150 Cozumel Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 291-8588
gruse1@att.net

Communications Chair

Logan Ramirez
Ourso Designs, LLC
11150 Cozumel Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 291-8588
logan@oursodesigns.com

Membership Chair

Kelly A. Henrich Murphy
Stine Lumber, LLC
29200 Walker South Rd
Walker, LA 70785
(225) 667-7209
kellyh22@stine.biz

Secretary/Treasurer

Peter Webb
Top’s Appliances and Cabinetry
5826 Johnson St.
Lafayette, LA 70503-5305
(337) 984-4057
pwebbsr241@lusfiber.net


2019 Chapter Officers

President

Kelly Henrich Murphy
Stine Lumber LLC
29200 Walker South Rd
Walker, LA  70785
(225) 667-7209
kellyh22@stine.biz

Programs Chair

Richard Gruse, AKBD
Ourso Designs, LLC
11150 Cozumel Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 291-8588
gruse1@att.net

Communications Chair

Logan Ramirez
Ourso Designs, LLC
11150 Cozumel Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 291-8588
logan@oursodesigns.com

Membership Chair

Thomas Clarke
Todd Haley & Associates
5045 Harrison Way NW
Marietta, GA  30064
(225) 240-0529
tclarke@toddhaley.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Peter Webb
Top’s Appliances and Cabinetry
5826 Johnson St.
Lafayette, LA 70503-5305
(337) 984-4057
pwebbsr241@lusfiber.net


LA/MS/AR Chapter Events

December Social

Wednesday, December 7, 2018 @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Cosentino Center New Orleans
5800 Jefferson Hwy
Elmwood, La 70123

Join us for our December Social.

Celebrate with us as we wrap up another great year! Live Music, Food, Drinks, Fun, and Giveaways! It is sure to be a great time!

Champagne Taste on a Budget

Wednesday, October 24th @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm

M&M Glass Co.
13429 S. Choctaw Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Join us for our next NKBA La/Ms/Ark Chapter Meeting. Being held at M & M glass in Baton Rouge. CEU presentation brought to you by American Standard. Dinner provided. Tickets are $20.

DOORS PRIZES!
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1. Goodie bags for every attendee to take away.
2. Two door prize drawings, gifts provided by American Standard and M&M Glass.
3. Membership Drive – Bring the most new guests and win 2 tickets to the Saints vs. Rams game, Nov. 4th!

Certification for Aging in Place – CAPS

Wednesday July 25th, Thursday July 26th, and Friday July 27th  @ 9:00am – 5:00pm

ProSource of Mandeville
13464 Seymour Meyers Blvd., Bldg. #A
Covington, LA 70433

We will be holding a series of 3 (8 hour per day) classes over the course of 3 days. Each class is $300. You will need to complete all 3 classes to receive your CAPS Certification, for a total of $900.

If you are interested in getting your CAPS Certification, RSVP today. There are only 8 seats available!

Certified Aging In Place Specialist

The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.
The baby boom generation has many choices as this large population of potential clients for remodelers, builders, contractors and occupational therapists considers where to live – but overwhelmingly, seniors would prefer to stay in their own homes. The CAPS designation offers your potential clients what they need most: reassurance that you’ll help them make the choices that will help them stay in their homes safely and securely.

In addition, the CAPS designation helps you make your clients’ homes more “visitable.” Even if the home owners don’t think they need additional task lighting, grab bars, and other home modifications for their own use, their family members and visitors might. CAPS helps you help your clients make the right choices, and it gives you more security in remodeling market niche that’s continuing to grow in popularity.

This course will qualify for NKBA CEU hours (approximately 20-24 based on instructional time). The hours  need to be self-submitted .

Linner & Learn: “You Are Not Your Job” and  “Your 4-Word Business Plan” by Liesbet Trappenburg

Tuesday, June 8th @ 3:30pm – 6:00pm

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
2150 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Kenn, LA 70062

Join us at Doubletree New Orleans for a “Linner & Learn”!

We will be providing “Linner” and CEU Presentations! There will be 2 separate presentations.

The first starting at 3:30 and the second at 5:00. A light dinner will be provided.

  • You can go to both presentations or just one.
  • Individual tickets are $25, $40 for both presentations. Get yours today!

3:30 pm
Presentation 1: Your 4-Word Business Plan

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.

  • 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!).

5:00 pm
Presentation 2: You Are Not Your Job

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.

Ventilation – Proper Processes & Installation

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Tops Appliances & Cabinetry
5826 Johnston St.
Lafayette, Louisiana 70503

Early Bird Special – Purchase Tickets Before April 5th, and get $5 OFF!
Members will be eligible for a $50 VISA giveaway!
This is a sit down dinner with a cash bar!

Presentation Description
Objectives:

Canopy or Capture Area
Correct CRM or Air Flow
Ducting
Hood Types & Blower Systems – Strengths and Weaknesses
Installation Processes and Common Errors to Avoid

Stacy Landry Catering – A Local Restaurant Favorite
Dinner Menu:

Appetizers
Crab Cakes
Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms

Dinner
Crawfish Bique served with Rice
Shrimp and Grits
Pork Tenderloin
Cajun Green Beans

Dessert
Pean Praline Bread Pudding

Iced Tea
Cash Bar

This event qualifies for .1 NKBA CEUs.

RSVP Now!

Bathroom Design Trends & Water Solutions

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Triton Stone of Baton Rouge
9434 S. Choctaw Dr.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70815

March Chapter Meeting: CEU Accredited (.1 CEU)

Sponsored By: Triton Stone Group
Presented By: Delta Faucet Company

MEET & Greet with Assured Flooring

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Rock-N-Sake
3043 Perkins Rd.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809

Join us at Rock-N-Sake for a MEET & GREET with Assured Flooring. Tickets are Free! Come enjoy complimentary hors d’oevres and drinks while mingling with other industry professionals! Don’t forget to RSVP!

This event qualifies for .1 NKBA CEUs.

Industry Finishing & Touch-Up

Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Millwork Supply
1857 Government St., Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

LA/MS/AR Chapter Event

Chapter Meeting

Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Costentino New Orleans Center
5800 Jefferson Hwy
Elmwood, LA 70123

LA/MS/AR Chapter Event

Industry Finishing & Touch-Up

Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Millwork Supply
1857 Government St., Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

LA/MS/AR Chapter Event

Letter To Membership

Monday, September 11, 2017

To all La/Ms/Ark NKBA Chapter Members,

Texas residents are suffering from the flooding from Hurricane Harvey and we want to help. Our members and their loved ones know all too intimately the financial and emotional pain flood waters can cause and how it effects buildings, businesses, and most importantly family members and friends’ daily lives. We have experienced the “rush in” of those who only want to benefit from the suffering and hardship of others. We also have experienced the best in humanity, with the “rush in” to provide support and help, as many of us have personally benefitted from during our recovery from the Great Flood in August 2016.

As professionals in the home building industry, we know that a home is not only four walls. We help make dreams come true for homeowners every day. We need to now help them get through the nightmare. Many have completely lost their homes and those with homes have a long road ahead.

As Louisianians, we can definitely empathize with the suffering of these flood victims and as Louisianians, we care and are generous, so let us join in the rebuild efforts. Our La/Ms/Ark chapter is committing $750.00 to the Southern Texas NKBA chapter.

If you want to help more directly, please get in touch with the Southern Texas chapter at: https://texasgulfcoastnkba.starchapter.com/catalog.php?cat=5. I have been in touch with their president, Patricia Brewer and she is overwhelmed with our desire to help their members and she thanks us for our support.

There may be a need from our own Louisiana membership. If you are one of those affected in Louisiana and are a member of the La/Ms/Ark NKBA chapter, please email us at: http://www.nkba-la-ms-ark.com/. If you’d like to contribute to the national NKBA disaster relief effort to directly help NKBA members, go to info@nkba.org. or https://forms.nkba.org/harvey-relief/.

Thank you for your generosity and your ongoing prayers for the flood victims. As our friends in Florida, South Carolina and Georgia brace for impact of Hurricane Irma, we watch the resilience and strength of our peers across the south and it should cause us to stop and count our many daily blessings.

Your chapter president,
Vickie Mire

Meet and Greet @ BRQ!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 @ 5:30pm
BRQ
10423 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

LA/MS/AR Chapter Event

NKBA June – Meet & Greet

Thursday, June 8, 2017 @ 5:00pm
City Pork Brasserie & Bar
7327 Jefferson Hwy.
Baton Rouge, La 70816

LA/MS/AR Chapter Event

April Weekender

Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 5:00pm – Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 5:00pm

This is a weekend retreat in Biloxi at the Palace Casino and Resort. This retreat will start Friday evening, April 28th and continue through most of the day Saturday, April 29th. Meals will be provided along with each session. Saturday’s sessions will end with a reception at the bar with horderves. See detailed schedule below.

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THE WHOLE WEEKEND HERE!!! – $100

You can also purchase tickets separately at $25-$30 each. Click the link above and follow instructions for individual ticket purchases.

Friday, October 14
— Meet and Greet 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
— Session #1 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Steven Strauss – Direct Kitchen Distributors (National Speaker)

Saturday, October 15
— Breakfast 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
— Session #2 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Jason Duron with Vent-A-Hood
— Snack Break 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
— Session #3 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Scott Kirkland with Notoco Lighting
— Break for Lunch – No lunch provided
— Session #4 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Sheldon Linzy with Omicron
— Reception 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Room Rates: Friday Saturday
— Single Occupancy $155.68 + $155.68 = $311.36 (*** Limited Room Availability)
— Double Occupancy $155.68 + $155.68 = $311.36

MUST CALL MARY SMITH TO RESERVE YOUR ROOMS
Direct: (228) 386-2460
Or: 1-800-725-2239, #1
Tell them you are with group #688
Rooms rate will be held until April 14, 2017.

The Quality of Sink Innovation

Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 11:30am – 1:00pm
Coburn’s of Baton Rouge
11930 Airline Hwy,
Baton Rouge, LA 70817

LA/MS/AR Chapter Event

2016 DECEMBER SOCIAL

Saturday, December 3, 2016 @ 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Drusilla Seafood
3482 Drusilla Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Join Us for our December Social!

Food, Beer, and Wine. Live Music. Fun Games.

** WEAR YOUR UGLIEST SWEATER! **

FREE

Chapter Meeting

Friday, August 19, 2016 @ 11:00am – 1:00pm
Cosentino
5800 Jefferson Hwy
Elmwood, LA 70123

LA/MS/AR Chapter Event

August Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm
The Plumbing Warehouse – LCR
6232 Siegen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

***IMPORTANT: BRING YOUR LAPTOP!

LA/MS/AR Chapter Event

July Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm
The Plumbing Warehouse – LCR
6232 Siegen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

LA/MS/AR Chapter Event

June Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 @ 11:30am – 1:00pm
Stone Interiors
191 West James Dr.
Saint Rose, LA 70087 70087

LA/MS/AR Chapter Event

May Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 @ 11:30am – 1:00pm

LA/MS/AR Chapter Event

Chapter Meeting: Member Drive

Thursday, March 17, 2016 @ 5:45pm – 8:00pm

LA/MS/AR Chapter Event

Chapter Meeting Rescheduled

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm

LA/MS/AR Chapter Event

Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm
LCR/ The Plumbing Warehouse
6232 Siegen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

LA/MS/AR Chapter Event