NKBA Pittsburgh Tri State Chapter

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

Click here to visit the NKBA Pittsburgh Tri State website.

2020 Chapter Officers


Amy S. Bianconi
Bianconi Design
2466 Naomi Terrace
Allison Park, PA 15101
(412) 492-8483

Programs Chair

Kathy Balsamico
Armina Stone
780 Route 910
Cheswick, PA  15024
(412) 406-8442

Communications Chair

Liz Gregory
Copperleaf Design
75 Shenot Rd.
Wexford, PA 15090
(724) 935-0364

Membership Chair

Shawn Brannon
Copperleaf Design
75 Shenot Rd.
Wexford, PA 15090
(724) 935-0364


Kristin Mickle
Don’s Appliances
251 Bilmar Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 919-3559

Pittsburgh Tri State Chapter Events

Outdoor Living Vendor Showcase

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pine Community Park
100 Pine Park Drive
Wexford, PA 15090

Come and see what’s new in products for outdoor living, including kitchens, landscaping and appliances. Sign up for a charity softball tournament!

Day of CEU’s

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ 9:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Don’s Appliances
251 Bilmar Drive
Allison Park, PA 15101

Earn .5 CEUs in one fun day of learning!

The Snow Ball

Friday, January 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Don’s Appliances
200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15205

Please join us at the Snow Ball: a Winter New Year Party!

A Semi-Formal celebration of the New Year with friends and colleagues to benefit the Heyward House.
Silent auction, music, dancing, food, drinks and fun!

2018 Day of CEUs

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Don’s Appliances
251 Bilmar Drive
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15205

Join us for a fun and informative day of learning!

2020 Workshop with John Morgan

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hyatt Place Cranberry
136 Emeryville Drive
Mars, PA 16046

NKBA Pittsburgh Tri State Chapter welcomes John Morgan for an in-depth 2020 Workshop that includes a 1-Hr CEU and two hours of Tips & Tricks! Lunch will be served as well!

History and Art Adventure at the Frick

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 1:45 pm – 7:00 pm

The Frick
7227 Reynolds Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15208

Learn about historical design and fine art with two Docent-led tours and time to enjoy the grounds, greenhouse and carriage museum – all at the Frick. We will round out the day with heavy Hors d’oeuvres and Refreshments at Social in Bakery Square.  (.2 CEU’s available)

Customizable Shower System Demonstration-A Hand’s on Event

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Tile Shop
6511 Steubenville Pike, Suite #200
Robinson, PA 15205

Attendees will learn hands-on how to create easy customizable showers using shower systems.

Click Here to Register Now!

0.1 CEU available

Love Rocks – February Lunch-n-Learn

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Classic Rock
250 West Kensinger Drive Unit 200
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
United States

Learn firsthand how stone countertops are fabricated through every step. See how a template is translated to the CNC, watch slabs be cut, edged, polished and ready to install.

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0.1 CEU available

Field Trip!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 4:30pm

Tour starts at Wendell August Forge
2074 Leesburg Grove City Rd
Mercer PA 16137

Join us in Grove City on Wednesday November 15 to learn about two unique artisan crafters: Wendell August Forge and TimberCreek Tap & Table Brewery.

Registration 12:30, first tour starts at 12:45

Cost $45 Members, $55 Non-Members, $35 Students

1.5 CEUs available

2017 Day of CEU’s

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 9:00am – 4:15pm

Don’s Appliances
251 Bilmar Drive
Pittsburgh 15205

Join us for our 2017 Day of CEUs!
Don’t miss this opportunity to earn up to .6 CEUs in one fun day of learning!

Wednesday October 18 form 9:00 am until 4:15 pm.

Members $30 Non-Members $40

Showroom Crawl South

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 12:00pm – 7:00pm

Mountaineer WoodCraft
1917 Locust Ave
Fairmont WV 26554

Social Media Mysteries Solved

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 @ 5:30pm

Pittsburgh Tri State Event

Showroom Crawl – East

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Join us for a Fun & Exciting Tour of the East! Three Stops, Food & Drinks, Great Company.

Please join us for our 2nd Showroom Crawl; an evening of Networking & Fun!

5:30pm registration / First Stop, 6pm Event Start:
Karndean Designflooring
Bushy Run Corporate Park
1100 Pontiac Ct
Export, Pa 15632-9066

Hors d’oeurves & Drinks

– 7:00pm Stop 2:
Splash Kitchen Bath Home
4807 William Penn Highway
Murrysville, Pa 15668-2008

Finger Foods & Drinks

– 8:00pm Stop 3:
Dream Kitchens and Baths
4100 William Penn Highway
Murrysville, Pa 15668-2008
(724) 519-2577

Desserts & Drinks

Qualify more effectively, Estimate quickly, get a commitment faster

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Montour Heights Country Club
1491 Coraopolis Heights Rd
Coraopolis, PA 1510805-08

Steve Strauss is the president of Direct Kitchen Distributors. Based in Whitehall, Pennsylvania, DKD has served eastern PA since 1982. Steve has been a part of the family business since the age of 12 and moved up through, delivery, installation, sales and design. All through high school and college, he continued working in the business. Over the years, he has been involved with every facet of the kitchen and bath business, becoming president of the company in 1992, and later added AKBD certification to his credentials. Steve served as a Board of Directors member of the BKBG, a national group of kitchen and bath dealers committed to excellence in their field, from 2007 through 2010. In 2009, with the knowledge gleaned from his expertise in the kitchen and bath industry, Steve formed a company (Spread Sheet Services, LLC), for the purpose of designing, creating and maintaining spreadsheets, primarily for use by kitchen and bath dealers.