NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter

  • The NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter is part of Region 8 (NKBA Southwest Central). It is based primarily in Colorado, but also includes parts of southern Wyoming. The NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter has a history of over 30 years and is recognized as one of the most active chapters within the region and throughout the country. Our outstanding programming efforts have been awarded “Best of the Best” within Region 8 over the past two years.

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2019  Chapter Officers

President

Holly Shaw
Caesarstone
11341 W 27th Place
Lakewood, CO 80215
(720) 281-0436
Holly.shaw@caesarstoneus.com

Programs Chair

Kimberly Stubbs
Fine Lines
1045 Zuni Street #2
Denver, CO  80204
(702) 261-4208
kimberly.stubbs@appliancefactoryfinelines.com

Communications Chair

Jeremy M. Parcels, AKBD
Christopher’s Baths & Kitchens
2857 W Hampden Avenue
Englewood, CO 80110
(303) 789-4362
jmparcels@gmail.com

Membership Chair

Ana L. Carrillo
Cornerstone Granite Inc
5440 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80216
(720) 292-7536
ana@csgraniteinc.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Amber F. Howard Dearing, CKD, CBD
Showplace Kitchens
17051 Lincoln Avenue Unit G
Parker, CO 80134-3148
(303) 373-9555
ahoward@showplacekitchens.com


2020  Chapter Officers

President

Jeremy M. Parcels, AKBD
Christopher’s Baths & Kitchens
2857 W Hampden Avenue
Englewood, CO 80110
(303) 789-4362
jmparcels@gmail.com

Programs Chair

Kimberly Stubbs
Fine Lines
1045 Zuni Street #2
Denver, CO  80204
(702) 261-4208
kimberly.stubbs@appliancefactoryfinelines.com

Communications Chair

Ana L. Carrillo
Cornerstone Granite Inc
5440 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80216
(720) 292-7536
ana@csgraniteinc.com

Membership Chair

Secretary/Treasurer

Amber F. Howard Dearing, CKD, CBD
Showplace Kitchens
17051 Lincoln Avenue Unit G
Parker, CO 80134-3148
(303) 373-9555
ahoward@showplacekitchens.com

Rocky Mountain Chapter Events

August Chapter Meeting – DENVER

Thursday, August 15, 2019 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Christopher’s Kitchen and Bath ​(Newly opened, 2nd location!)
900 N Grant St, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80203

European Design Trends
Join Jonas Carnemark, CR, CKD, CLIPP, for an inspiring dialogue on how European design trends have influenced modern kitchen and bath design here in the US. You will learn about the leading European design school philosophy that is as modern today as it was when it was founded 100 years ago this year. Jonas will teach you how to guide your high-end clients into feeling comfortable about making less traditional decisions and help you create award-winning designs that share international appeal. He will also share his insights on how to build client trust using tested principles of value engineering to create outstanding kitchen and bath designs. Discover how to delight your clients with a European aesthetic, while creating compelling marketing opportunities for you and your firm. (.1 CEU)

Jonas Carnemark, CKD
In 1987, Jonas Carnemark founded a company to realize his creative goal: to bring home remodeling dreams to life—with both beauty and purpose. Since then, he has grown a 17-person design + build firm where devotion to the clean lines of modern design flows easily alongside a practical attention to function and comfort. The same ethic carries through to his sister business, called KONST SieMatic, an exclusive European kitchen showroom and his newly minted exclusive European bath product gallery KONST Union.

A Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD), Certified Remodeler (CR), and Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP), he often serves as a voice for the profession, leading seminars, writing articles, and judging design competitions. Speaking engagements include the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), Dwell on Design, and state and local chapters of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). With over one hundred national and regional design awards, CARNEMARK projects regularly earn attention from such media outlets as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Food Network, Home & Design magazine, and numerous trade publications.

August Chapter Meeting – NORTH

Thursday, August 14, 2019 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Specialty Appliance – Ft Collins Location
3710 Mitchell Dr. Unit 110
Ft. Collins, CO 80525

Selling to Design by NOT Designing to Sell
IF you are spending 8-9 hours quoting/designing before a client commits to buy from you,
You need to learn how to Sell to Design by NOT Designing to Sell
IF you are working 40-60 hours and making less than $50K,
You need to learn how to Sell to Design by NOT Designing to Sell
IF your closing ratio is less than 75%,
You need to learn how to Sell to Design by NOT Designing to Sell
IF you are struggling to find ways to make more money,
You need to learn how to Sell to Design by NOT Designing to Sell

Selling to Design is a process that Jan Neiges, has developed over the years to improve her time on task in cultivating a lead to a sale. She has utilized her 26 years of sales training to create a selling process that improved her closing ratio to 95% and earns her a design fee after spending only 2 hours with a lead.

Jan will explain her process and share documents she uses with her clients to help you improve your time on task and increase your closing ratio resulting in more income.

For more than 18 years, Jan Neiges has been helping homeowners define and realize their visions for high-use living spaces that are not only beautiful, but also highly functional. Jan brings a strong customer-service background to her practice, working with homeowners to translate their style – not her own – into compelling designs that work for their families and lifestyles.

As an award-winning kitchen and bath designer in Denver, Jan designed and project managed a 3,000 square foot design showroom, translating a wide range of materials, finishes and cabinetry into stylish kitchen and bath vignettes.

July Chapter Meeting: The 5 P’s for Design Success

Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

The Stone Collection
4210 Carson St.
Denver, CO 80239

The 5 P’s for Design Success: Procuring, Planning, Partnership, Psychology and Publicity

Speaker: Christopher Grubb

Even the most successful business owners often wonder “am I doing it right?” For kitchen and bath experts curious to know what other designers do to stay on top of their game, “The 5 P’s For Success: Procuring, Planning, Partnership, Psychology, and Publicity” is a unique opportunity to hear first-hand and share ideas to consider in creating a more successful design business. Beverly Hills based interior designer Christopher Grubb will host a casual yet intimate discussion on the practices he has relied on for success. His “5 P’s” have helped him run a successful boutique design firm for over 25 years. He’ll share his methods for obtaining new business (Procuring); organizing his design team, selecting projects for “luxury,” and setting fees (Planning); building relationships with contractors to boost business and increase profits for both (Partnerships); helping couples negotiate a project for two (Psychology); and finally obtaining visibility on a variety of media platforms (Publicity). Grubb will share his own award-winning projects as examples, providing tips to those designers looking to polish their business practices.

Attendees Will:

Learn a variety of ideas to market, interview, and procure projects, plus how to plan a project, discover a client’s actual budget, and organize the project for the client to understand the process.
Utilize existing relationships with contractors or other trades-people to partner and increase profit.
Use Psychology – working with couples, playing therapist and facilitating today’s demands for luxury – no matter what the budget.
Gain publicity – Learn ideas to pitch projects and yourself to a multitude of media outlets for maximum exposure for your projects and yourself.

Members: $25, Non-members: $35 Students: Free

Peak Awards Gala

Thursday, June 20, 2019 @ 6:30pm

Mile High Station
2027 Old West Colfax
Denver, CO 80204

Join us as we celebrate this year’s winners of the NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter Peak Design Awards!

Featuring Jennifer Bertrand as MC!
Jennifer Bertrand is best known as the winner of HGTV’s ‘Design Star’ drawing over 5 million viewers to her no-nonsense, accessible approach to making positive and impactful design changes without breaking the bank. After taking the competition by storm, Jennifer moved on to host her own show, Paint Over! with Jennifer Bertrand featuring families in transition and in desperate need of help.

She is also co-host to the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s new podcast called “KB Talks” with a reach to 300,000 people in the industry.

TWO MAY MEETINGS – TWO LOCATIONS

May Meeting – Denver

Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Appliance Factory Fine Lines
1045 Zuni St #2
Denver, CO 80204

Designing & Building with Innovation in Mind with Dawn Deluca, AKBD

This presentation will explore the building technique’s, interior design and products employed in NAHB’S “The New American Home” ™ (TNAH) and “The New American Remodel”™ (TNAR)

TNAR showcases industry best practices, innovative design concepts, state-of-the-art products and the latest construction techniques. Each year, a new home is unveiled, at IBS®, to demonstrate the most noteworthy advancements in home building. A principal goal of the program is to maximize housing performance and energy efficiency. Each home incorporates elements from the NAHB Green Building Standard® and embodies only the highest levels of quality, safety, aesthetics, and sustainability. (Copyright TNAR website).
A strong understanding if the concepts and products used in the interior, kitchen (indoor & outdoor) and bath design.
A comprehensive review of the building innovations, smart home technology and green building techniques employed in both projects.
An enriching and extensive visual review of both homes through photography and video (.1 CEU).

Dawn Deluca, AKBD, Dawn is an award winning designer with over 25 years of industry experience as Principal of Interior Transitions, a design studio based in NYC and north-western CT. Also, as a Founding Partner of Camille Rossy, Inc, in NYC. Her projects span the eastern seaboard of the US and Europe. As a certified designer and professional speaker, Dawn has spoken to various organizations about many industry topics all across the US.

May Meeting – Fort Collins

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Forte Design Studios
400 N College Ave Suite, #404
Fort Collins, CO 80524

The Marriage Between Construction and Design with Jamie Hahn and Nowell Vincent, CKD

We all want successful projects! We all want happy clients! We all want an enjoyable experience for each of us as Contractors/Builders, Architects and Designers! How we build our working relationships and set up our project processes can give us this success! In this presentation, you will discover the perspectives from each as well as find tips on integrating project delivery and useful tools to directly apply to your working relationships. Audience attendees will receive an engaging and interactive discussion about:

  • Integrated Project Delivery
  • Creation of a Successful team process
  • Best Practices when collaborating with a Designer
  • Best Practices when collaborating with a Contractor/Builder
  • Best Practices when collaborating with a Architect
  • Communication tools
    And so much more! (.1 CEU)

Join us as we grow and build together​

April Chapter Meeting: One Great Goal with Ursula Mensjes

Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Roth Living
742 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

What if one goal could change everything? Ursula will inspire attendees and make the principles of One Great Goal impossible to forget with the stories of her own struggles and triumphs. Audience members will come face to face with their Soul Purpose, what’s stopping them and the tools they need to identify and overcome whatever has previously stood in their way.

Course Learning Objectives:This moving and inspiring presentation will help audience members:

• Discover the “Power of One”
• Understand why clarity matters
• Realize the importance of “Soul” and “Sole” purpose.
• Recognize the impact of thoughts and beliefs on success
• Take “inspired” and “intentional” action,
• Step into the flow
And more!

The Founder of Sales Coach Now as well as an inspirational speaker, author of Selling with Intention, Selling with Synchronicity and One Great Goal, Ursula specializes in Neuro-Linguistic Programming to help clients double and triple their sales in as little as 30 days. Honing her skills at an international technical training company, where she began her career in 1996, Ursula increased sales by 90% in just one year! Ursula is the recipient of the Small Business Administration’s 2014 Women in Business Champion Award and was just recognized as Polka Dot Powerhouse’s Extraordinary Speaker of 2015.

March Chapter Meeting

Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

BAC / Ferguson
1880 W Oxford Ave
Englewood, Colorado 80110

KITCHEN TECHNOLOGY and HEALTHY HOME INTEGRATION
With Mark Hopwood, Showroom Professional at BAC/Ferguson and owner, Steve
Sullivan, CTL-AVL, owner and Master Electrician, Control 4 Certified Showroom.

Based on the NKBA Kitchen Technology Awareness and Usage Report (July 2018), Designers and Consumers are both struggling with understanding the benefits and costs of Smart home Technology for the kitchen, and other areas of the home. Utilizing the BAC/Ferguson Showroom and a top professional, they will illustrate the newest Smart Appliances and how to embrace the ease of use through a live demo.

Course Learning Objectives:
1. Summarize the Kitchen Technology Awareness and Usage Report, 2018.
2. Explain how new Smart appliances, lighting, security, music, climate and plumbing
products produce a Healthier and more convenient Home Environment.
3. Analyze the design, specification and installation parameters with current Home
Integration systems.

SPEAKER BIOS

Steve Sullivan is the Owner, CEO of Carry the Light Electric and has been a Master Electrician for over 35 years, even teaching Journeymen Electricians.

Mark Hopwood is the Sales Manager at Ferguson and BAC appliances and was one of the first 100 to be certified as an authorized programmer nationally when Control 4 was first introduced to the market of Home Integration. He chose to create the Ferguson/BAC showroom to illustrate multiple product playgrounds so consumers can envision how these technologies can work in their daily lives.

* Approved for .1 NKBA CEU

Shining a Light on Home Modifications by Jeni Finnigan & Doug Walter

Thursday, October 25, 2108@ 5:30pm – 8:15pm

Specialty Appliance
8775 E. Orchard Rd.
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Event Description TBA. More information Coming!

* Approved for .1 NKBA CEUs

Quintessential Kitchens by Matthew Quinn

Thursday, September 20,  2018 @ 5:30pm – 8:15pm

Hauss Modern Showroom
1298 S. Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80223

The first book from celebrated kitchen, bath and product designer Matthew Quinn, Quintessential Kitchens by Matthew Quinn: Volume One, highlights fifteen extraordinary residential kitchens — each one a detailed vision of quintessential design, no matter size, setting or style. Matthew designs for many of the world’s most exacting clients, and does so from a philosophy that precise and personal function leads ahead of aesthetics.

As one of the leading experts in kitchen, bath, and product design, Matthew Quinn has worked around the world, providing his clients with original, memorable living spaces. Through residential, commercial, multiunit, and hospitality projects brought to him by top architects and interior designers, he increases the design and functionality of kitchens and baths. Inspired by his clients—their environments, lifestyles, and desires—Quinn collaborates with them to design spaces that are the perfect fit for their everyday lives.

The recipient of numerous national design awards, including first place in the National Sub- Zero Wolf Kitchen Design Competition, Matthew’s designs have been published in magazines and books including House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, Traditional Home, Elle Decor, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Luxe, and Veranda. Quinn has designed innovative, award-winning products for MTI Baths, Sun Valley Bronze, Francois & Co., Art for Everyday, the Rubinet Faucet Company, AKDO, and Julien: Home Refinements.

* Approved for .1 NKBA CEUs

Rent your Brain by Corey Klassen

Thursday, August 16, 2018  @ 5:30pm – 8:15pm

Contract Appliance
1045 Zuni Street
Denver, CO 80204

Design Professionals are increasingly challenged to determine the right services, fees and business structures for their design firms or studios. Designers are out priced by online services, online shopping and misunderstandings of what professional design services include. By identifying the skill sets, growth opportunities and client psychographics, the design professional can increase their creative value and apply their skills with homeowners and trade professionals.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completing this program, you should be able to:
1. Identify your professional skill setS
2. Determine the skills and assets that align to your business model
3. Formulate a client profile
4. Implement strategies for professional growth

About the Speaker
Corey Klassen, CMKBD, Assoc. IIDA, DDA Accredited Corey is a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD), Associate Member of the International Interior Designers Association (Assoc. IIDA), and Accredited Member of the Designers & Decorators Association of Canada (DDA Accredited).

Corey comes from a long line of creatives from artists, home builders, drafters, and floral designers. At 16 years old, he completed an internship in a Winnipeg Architecture firm and worked in CAD for the first time. After earning his
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (B.F.A.) from the School of Art at the University of Manitoba, he completed his Interior Design (Dipl. KBD) studies with distinction in Vancouver from an NKBA-Accredited College. He has created
production designs for malls and vendors, worked in luxury furnishings and home decor, and kitchen & bath sales.

Since starting the design studio in 2011, he has won multiple international awards for his design work and has been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, Globe & Mail, Vancouver Sun, Gray Magazine, Homes & Design Magazine, and more.
Corey is known for creating symmetry in awkward spaces, with a use of strong line and form, and a pleasing material pallet inspired by the Pacific Northwest. More recently, Corey and his team have focused on the use of multiple colours and patterns in their work to bring a stronger and more creative design aesthetic while enhancing the users connection to their community and services.
As a master in his field, Corey is frequently called on by large brands as an insider expert in the industry with BLANCO Canada Inc., Perlick Residential, and DXV. He also is a professional speaker, co-author, NKBA Instructor, educational instructor, and recurring guest on LuAnn Nigara’s A Well Designed Business TM podcast.
https://coreyklassen.ca

* Approved for .1 NKBA CEU

Fashion Forward Thinking by Richard Anuszkiewicz

Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 8:15pm

Monogram Design Center @ Specialty Appliance
8775 East Orchard Road # 805
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

This presentation is geared towards the trend-setting, fashion-forward designer. Someone who is looking to heighten his or her creativity, execution techniques, material selection, and product knowledge in today’s market. Designers are encouraged to approach each project with a holistic method of thinking, and eliminating the cliché, everyday choices. They must implement and successfully attain the “wow” factor. After attending this session, participants will be able to effectively communicate how to enhance their client’s lifestyle, achieving the best of both worlds – creative design elements that improve the overall visual and purpose of their space.

Watch this video to learn more about this speaker and topic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZyzM6jZKV4

* Approved for .1 NKBA CEUs

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Peak Design Awards Gala

Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 5:30pm

Mile High Station
2027 Old West Colfax
Denver, CO 80204

Gala and presentation of the 2018 Peak Design Awards.

Register Here!

Same Place, More Space by Karl Champley

Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 5:30pm-8:15pm

Ultra Design Center/IDC Building
590 Quivas Street
Denver, CO 80204

Before you or your client invest in a remodel or build and no matter how large or small our homes are, we all seem to struggle with finding extra space.
Presentation of the Ellen’s design challenge photos etc.
Trends & space saving solutions throughout the entire home

Learn more about Karl http://www.karlchampley.com/

Karl is a familiar face on the DIY Network and HGTV and has hosted over 200 episodes viewed in over 95 million homes in the United States and is seen in Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Turkey and several other countries around the world. Both of his home improvement shows “DIY To The Rescue” and “Wasted Spaces” have won 7 Telly and Aurora awards. Karl recently WON Ellen’s Design Challenge on HGTV with Ellen DeGeneres and he will be back for season 2.

* Approved for .1 NKBA CEUs

Register Here!