NKBA Ohio State Chapter

NKBA Ohio State is the local chapter that brings together local Ohio State 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 Ohio State Kitchen and Bath professionals.

Click here to visit the NKBA Ohio State website.

2020 Chapter Officers


Rebecca Philipson
Cleveland, OH 44113
(440) 226-0800

Programs Chair

Jena Walker
Payne & Payne Builders
10750 Mayfield Rd
Chardon, OH 44024
(440) 420-7821

Communications Chair

Nancy Abbott
Bradley Stone
30801 Carter Street
Solon, OH  44139
(440) 519-3277

Membership Chair

Veronica Money
Welker-McKee, Division of Hajoca
6606 Granger Road
Cleveland, OH 44131
(216) 986-6190


Abigail DeNigris
Dasco Custom Cabinetry
17200 Pearl Rd
Creston, OH 44217
(330) 749-6719

Ohio State Chapter Events

Ugly Sweater Year End Partyt

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Spins Bowl
5619 Brecksville Road
Independence, Ohio 44131

Join your peers for a just for fun, end of the year event.

Refreshments, bowling, and two drink tickets provided per person

4 “Ugly Sweater” prize categories:

Behind the Scenes Tour & Networking Event

Thursday, September 11, 2019 @ 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Bradley Stone Industries
30801 Carter St
Solon, Ohio 44139

Come network, observe and learn about the steps to fabricating stone for residential and commercial applications. Tours thru Bradley Stone’s working shop will be ongoing while refreshments are served in their stone & tile showroom.

Future Kitchen Trends CEU

Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Cabinet-S-Top INC
1977 Medina Road
Medina, Ohio 44256

Understand which Macro Trends will affect our lifestyles and how that will shape the future of kitchens.
Learn about new design concepts which are affecting kitchens and appliances.
Explore recent surface developments bringing versatility and new features to surfaces and materials.
Understand technological developments and drivers that are influencing the future of kitchens.

Appetizers and drinks will be provided for all guests. Registration begins at 5:30. CEU begins at 6:15.

Google SketchUp CEU

Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Trevarrow Inc
12610 Corporate Drive
Parma, Ohio 44130

SketchUp is a FREE and easy to use 3D CAD software. For anyone who is struggling in incorporating CAD into their workflow, SketchUp is arguably the most painless program to learn. Your NKBA Ohio State Chapter is offering a DESIGNER BOOTCAMP that will get any kitchen and bath designer up and running in SketchUp!
Remember to bring your laptop, mouse and extension cord! (.3 CEU)
Food and Refreshments included!

Click here to RSVP. 

Love Your Selfie

Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Beachcliff Cabinet & Design
1150 Linda Street
Rocky River, Ohio 44116

Join your NKBA Ohio State Chapter for drinks and appetizers and get your PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT taken for your website or social media page!

Free Headshot for Members, $5.00 for Non Members.

Click here to RSVP. 

2017 Design Awards Gala

Friday, November 3, 2017 @ 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Cibreo Privato
1438 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Join NKBA Ohio State Chapter in a formal evening of excellence, honoring and acknowledging the accomplishments of our members. Enjoy a night on the town at the fabulous Privato space at Cibreo. The NKBA Ohio State Chapter Design Awards recognizes individuals across Northern Ohio who produce kitchens and baths that illustrate design quality and success in the marketplace. Open to all members who hold a good standing current membership with NKBA national. NKBA Ohio State Design Awards salutes the individuals responsible for producing Northern Ohio’s finest kitchens and baths.

Wine and Stone CEU

Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Formica CEU

Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Please join the Formica Corporation as we explore how emerging social, economic, and design trends from around the globe will influence the world of Architecture and Design.

Designer Bootcamp Google SketchUp CEU

Thursday, March 9, 2017 @ 3:00pm – 7:00pm

VIP Party and CEU Night!

Thursday, February 2, 2017 @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm
IX Center (West Entrance)
1 I-X Center Dr (West Entrance)
Cleveland 44135

Xtend Technologies, along with Pepperwood Homes, has built the ULTIMATE SMART HOME for the 2017 Great Big Home and Garden Show located at the IX Center. The home is a stunning 6,200 square foot show feature that will inspire visitors with ideas for building, remodeling, decorating, and outfitting their own homes with the latest in smart home technologies.

As a celebration of this huge accomplishment between all our partners, we would like to invite you and a guest to our VIP party and get a sneak-peak of this incredible home before the Home Show begins.
Light hors d’oeuvre and drinks will be provided. Casual attire.

There will be CEU presentations by:

Kichler Lighting: Let’s Talk About Light – 0.1 credit hour CEU

With the emergence of new lighting technologies and the expected dominance of LED in the next decade, the color of light has and will continue to become increasingly important. To appropriately use and specify light in this new era, it is crucial that an understanding of the color of light becomes as familiar as all other elements of good design.

What Will Be Covered:

  • Natural and Artificial Light
  • What is the Color of Light
  • How the Color of Light is Measured
  • Pending Changes to Color Measurement
  • Why Color Looks Different Under Different Light
  • Using the Color of Light in Designs
  • What Lighting Might Look Like in the Future

Learning Objective: An understanding of the color of light and the way in which that color is quantified so it may be understood and appropriately used in projects and designs.

American Standard: The Impact of Plumbing on Bathroom Design – 0.1 credit hour CEU

Key points will include integration of technology, addressing space planning and code requirements for a luxury bath. Through a case study, a review and demonstration of how luxury can be incorporated into bathroom design.

What Will Be Covered:

  • The impact that indoor plumbing has had on society and bathroom design
  • The different design eras influenced by technology and different materials
  • The impact of ergonomics and performance on bathroom design
  • The future of where we are going on safety performance, conservation and style in regards to plumbing
  • How to determine the appropriate approach for your client

Learning Objective: Learn to identify specific considerations when designing today’s bathrooms.

Savant Smart Home Automation: Introduction to Smart Home Control & Automation – 0.1 credit hour CEU

With all of the smart devices now available for the home, one of the challenges is how to make all of them work in harmony as one system. We discuss the difference between a smart device and true automation, and how it benefits the end user as well as the Builder, Designer, and Architect.

What Will Be Covered:

  • Why Home Control & Automation Are In Demand
  • Features and Benefits of a Control & Automation System
  • Considerations for the Designer/Architect
  • System Design and Working with an Integrator

Learning Objective: An understanding of home automation, and how it benefits the homeowner.

2 in 1 Night Countertop CEU Night! 0.1 CEU NKBA & IDCEC

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 @ 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Omicron Granite & Tile
30600 Carter Street #100
Solon, OH 44139

Join NKBA Ohio State Chapter for a evening of CEU’s! 2 CEU’s in 1 Night!

Course 1: Design Basics for Sintered Compact Surfaces – 0.1 CEU NKBA & IDCEC. Presented by Neolith

At the end of this course, participants will be able to gain a better understanding about sintered compact surfacing materials by: – Being able to identify the types & descriptions of sintered compact surfaces – Recognizing important performance characteristics of sintered compact surfaces – Understanding the proper applications of sintered compact surfaces – Understanding the importance of performance properties in the material selection process

Course 2: Quartz Surfacing Basics – 0.1 CEU NKBA & IDCED. Presented by Caesarstone

Provides an overview of quartz surfacing materials in terms of its performance capabilities, sustainable attributes, and endless design possibilities for both residential and commercial construction and design applications.

Food and Refreshments will be provided.

Specifying for Custom Luxury Kitchens – 0.1 CEU (NKBA & IDCEC)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Trevarrow Inc.
12610 Corporate Drive
Parma, Ohio 44130

For most designers, architects and contractors, specifying for a luxury kitchen is a pleasure. With an expanded budget, savvy clients and continual innovation by appliance makers, upscale kitchens can reach toward perfection. However, keeping up with new and innovative kitchen features can be daunting. This course explores how to determine client needs and wants for a custom luxury kitchen, and then expands into products on the market, some new, some continually useful, that can truly customize the highest-functioning luxury kitchen for the each owner.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss steps to determine a client’s needs and wants in a custom luxury kitchen.
  • Define custom options in major appliances.
  • List custom options for accessory appliances.
  • Identify technologically advanced kitchen features and what type of client would use them.

Hor’dourves, wine & other refreshments to be served.