NKBA Southern California Chapter

NKBA Southern California is the local chapter that brings together local Southern California 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 Southern California Kitchen and Bath professionals.

Click here to visit the NKBA Southern California website.

2018 Current Chapter Officers


Nichole S. Cooper
Expressions Home Gallery
17138 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92614
(818) 481-1781

Programs Chair

Lauri Howell
Percy Floyd Productions
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(619) 947-2225

Communications Chair

Jennifer R. Beavers
Norm Tessier Cabinets Inc
11989 6th St
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 987-8955

Membership Chair

Kelly Arballo, AKBD
Zieba Builders, Inc.
400 East 3rd St
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 439-5294


Natalie M. DiPiazza
Whittier, CA 90601
(480) 390-2236

2019 Chapter Officers


Nichole S. Cooper
Expressions Home Gallery
17138 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92614
(818) 481-1781

Programs Chair

Lauri Howell
Percy Floyd Productions
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(619) 947-2225

Communications Chair

Jennifer R. Beavers
Norm Tessier Cabinets Inc
11989 6th St
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 987-8955

Membership Chair

Kelly Arballo, AKBD
Zieba Builders, Inc.
400 East 3rd St
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 439-5294


Julie Johnson
6658 156th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA  98006
((425) 644-6925

Southern California Chapter Events

Greased Lightnin’ Gala Holiday Party

Friday, December 7,  2018 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

So Cal Classic Car Storage
23522 Commerce Center Dr.
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

It’s holiday party time, and we’re revving things up with Greased Lightnin’!

Join us for a 50’s themed party (participation only recommended, not required!) at the fabulous museum of classic cars! We’ll eat, drink and enjoy the end of 2018 and all it had to offer our membership!

The live band and checkered dance floor will keep you moving all night long!
Catering will be a fun gourmet spin on the retro diner, but let’s not forget about the open bar!

Tickets are ONLINE ONLY, be sure to register soon as tickets are limited and will run out as it gets closer!

Making Midcentury Modern with Christopher Kennedy

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pirch at SoCo
3303 Hyland Avenue, Suite D
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Join us as we learn from celebrity designer Christopher Kennedy, tips and tricks to introduce Modernist Design into a Contemporary Home.

The principles he shares are fresh and relevant, serving as an inspiration for bringing Mid-Century Modern into the most unassuming spaces.

Christopher will be on hand to sign copies of his book “Making MidCentury Modern.”
Purchase yours with registration for a discounted rate.

Day of Design, Kitchen & Bath Month

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Expressions Home Gallery
17138 Von Karman Aenue
Irvine, CA 92614

October is Kitchen & Bath Month!

Join the NKBA Southern California Chapter, and our Host, Expressions Home Gallery, for a full “Day of Design.” We’ll kick the day off with Subzero, Wolf & Cove for a delicious brunch and CEU with Tracey Burge.

Next we’ll be featuring an array of talented, dynamic Speakers that will help inform, motivate, re-energize and kick-start your business! A complimentary food & drink concessions bar will be available to you throughout the CEU Presentations.

If that’s not enough, you’ll have an opportunity to update those retro head-shots with an Industry Pro, Nick Shetterly, in a gorgeous Kohler Suite. Just make your appointment online when you register! We are booking appointments every 30 minutes from 10:00AM-5:00PM.

The fun doesn’t end there! At 6:00PM the showroom will be filled with music, laughter and all your favorite appliance vendors preparing gourmet treats, just for you – and of course, we’ll have some EXTREME raffle prizes!

Don’t miss out on our Day of Design – come immerse yourself in everything Kitchen & Bath!

Attend each presentation to receive EXTRA Raffle Tickets!

Parking: Complimentary, Valet starts at 5:00PM

Open Bar, Music, Food, Networking

Design Contest Awards Gala

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Venue
18582 Beach Blvd #7
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

The time has come to reveal the winners of the 2018 NKBA Southern California Design Contest.

Please join us for an elegant evening celebrating our chapters’ esteemed designers who submitted their best projects into the competition. Many talented designers entered – and a winner will be selected from each category.

Come explore the ‘Sponsor Showcase’ and mingle, while enjoying live music, a premium open bar and delicious appetizers. Our Title Sponsor will welcome the audience, a plated dinner will be served, and our ceremony will commence. The evening isn’t over after the awards ceremony – the band will be playing and everyone will be dancing!

It will be a night to remember, and everyone will feel like a winner!

Dress: Cocktail Attire

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Check In
Apps, Sponsor, Showcase, Live Music
7:30 PM Dinner
8:30 PM – Ceremony
9:30 PM Music and Dancing by Heartless, Rock & Blues

Summer Nights and Ballpark Lights

Friday, August 24, 2018 @ 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Angels Stadium of Anaheim
2000 E. Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806

Join NKBA So Cal, because the FUN continues, during our month long Membership Drive!

We’re headed to Angel Stadium, Left Field Pavilion, to cheer on the Angels as they play against the 2017 World Series Champion, Houston Astros! Your ticket includes vouchers for an Angel’s hat and a Hot Dog and Soda. You can’t’ beat that deal! Make sure not to miss out on the fun, invite your family and friends too! The more the merrier!

*guests are responsible for their transportation to and from the ballpark.

Design & Style

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Mode Distributing
4945 E. Hunter Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92807

Join us as we celebrate beautiful Italian design with live music, delicious food, fantastic giveaways, and stunning displays in the MODE Distributing’s newly remodeled showroom. This is your chance to get an exclusive look at the latest luxury appliances for indoor and outdoor dream kitchens and get to know the NKBA So Cal Chapter!

It’s going to be a great party, so Members come have fun and bring your friends! This event is open to EVERYONE!

There are LOTS of raffle prizes to win, and many ways to earn raffle tickets! Guests who JOIN that night will receive 10 tickets for becoming a member! Bring a non-member guest, and receive 5 tickets, you’ll get 5 more if they join that night!

6:00 PM Check In
8:30 PM – Raffle Drawing (must be present to win)

Raffle Prizes:
$500.00 South Coast Winery Getaway
Restaurant Gift Cards
DeWils Engraved Cutting Board
Spa Gift Certificates
Golf Course Gift Certificates
and many more!
Register Now!

About the Host:
MODE Distributing is the premier home appliance distributor in the western United States. With factory trained Territory Managers, elegant showrooms that offer hands-on learning opportunities, and an outstanding inside sales team. Mode provides the highest level of service and luxury appliances for your building, remodeling, or replacement project.

Design & Style

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm

2955 Randolph Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

July 17th, you won’t want to miss a glorious summer evening with the NKBA Southern California Chapter and event host, Friedman’s Home Experience, at the brand new event venue, Alleylujah, in Costa Mesa.

In addition to a beautiful new venue, we are proud to provide you with a panel discussion on Design & Style, led by the Senior Director of Industrial Design for Delta Faucet Company (Delta and Brizo). You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from Judd Lord about style, design and where his team finds their inspiration.

The evenings event also includes complimentary valet (required), catered apps and dinner, open bar, and a live jazz trio, for your enjoyment. Let’s not forget about the exciting raffle prizes – every paid guest receives a ticket, and additional tickets will be available for purchase.

Make sure to secure your attendance, this event has a limited capacity.

Registration page will be updated once the event sells out. Register early to secure your spot!

Date Night with Dacor – A Modern Look

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Anaheim Packing District, Cooks Chapel
440 South Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805

We’re ready to mix and mingle – with our host, DACOR!

DACOR wants to upgrade not just cabinets and countertops, but expectations. To throw out the old ideas of what a kitchen should be and reimagine its place in the home and purpose in our lives. A space built for entertaining. A place that’s as fun as it is functional, as spontaneous as itis stylish. An open invitation to come together and cook up not just great dishes, but engaging conversation, spontaneous laughter and new stories.

We’re invited to experience this new vision – and experience our own engaging conversation, laughter and new stories through mingling, delicious dining, drinks, displays and a brand new CEU! So join us, for a fabulous ‘Date Night’ getting to know the new, ‘Modern’ DACOR.

CEU: “A Designer’s Survival Guide- Chapter 1”

Today’s affluent consumers values and ideals are shifting and we set out to define them. After an in depth study with Architectural Digestand Conde Nast, we have cracked the code of consumer’s behaviors and trends. This course will help you navigate those waters and begin the process to meet their needs.

Agenda (Timeline for meeting):

6:00PM Check-In and Apps
6:30PM Welcome Presentation
7:00PM Dinner
7:30PM CEU
8:30PM Raffles & Announcements
9:00PM Goodnight!
Register Now!

Kris Feneque, Dacor Western Region Trainer:

Kris has been training over the past 6 years, managing field teams throughout the US and Canada and now is one of the National Trainers for Dacor. As a part of his role, he has taken over the design community initiatives to drive brand awareness and build advocates for Dacor across the nation.

About the Host:

Since our founding more than 50 years ago, Dacor has tirelessly followed the principles of Techcraft to create new ways of making the time wespend with friends and family more enjoyable. Combining advanced technology with the artistry of precision craftsmanship, these principles have led us to continuously push the boundaries of what’s possible in the kitchen. Thinking beyond the functional purpose of the products we make, to the emotional role they play in your life. We see the kitchen asa space for togetherness, and the act of cooking and sharing meals as away to make deeper connections, create new memories and share laughs. And it’s through these principles that we continue to imagine,innovate and lead the way forward, reinventing the idea of what an appliance should be, and what a kitchen can be, to improve performance, inspire creativity and entice collaboration.

Red Carpet Reveal

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Red Bird
114 E. 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Early Bird Registration Ends April 5th

Space is Limited! Register Now!

Advance Registration ONLY

Are you ready for the Red Carpet?

With Jenn-Air?

We will be transported to Los Angeles, in style, to a private suite at the highly acclaimed restaruant, Redbird.

Redbird is a modern American, downtown, Los Angeles restuarant in the cathedral-turned event venue Vibiana. Redbird’s chef’s will showcase cooking demonstrations on the Jenn-Air products installed on-site.

Enjoy innovative, chef prepared dishes, paired with creative cocktails and a snazzy historic setting, as our host Jenn-Air unveils their newest collection: Column Refrigerators and Freezers.

This will be an evening to remember!

Agenda (Timeline for meeting)

2:30PM – 3:00PM Depart (Expressions Home Gallery)
5:00PM Red Carpet Arrival (Heavy Apps & Cocktails, Chef’s from Red Bird/Vibiana)
6:00PM Welcome Presentation / Jake Meyers
6:15PM Private Group Tours of New Product
7:45PM Drawing
8:00PM Close and Departure
9:00PM Estimated Arrival at Drop-Off (EHG)

More Event Details
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About the Host

Jenn-Air makes luxury kitchen appliances, known for their sophisticated design, innovative technology and exceptional perforamance.

Jenn-Air first became known for creating the legendary downdraft cooktop in 1961 as well as for bringing cooking into the home. We now make appliances for the entire kitchen, from powerful professional style ranges to stylish built-in refrigerators.

Our appliances offer you unprecedented performace as you cook and entertain. Out built-in refrigerators have been ranked #1 for the past four years running.

Whether you currently own Jenn-Air appliances or are considering purchasing them, you’ll receive an exceptional level of care. We’re here to assist you with any questions you may have about our appliances. Once you become a Jenn-Air owner, you’ll receive the same dedicated attention, along with exclusive offers and benefits.

Our corporate offices are located in Benton Harbor, Michigan. We have manufacturing plants in several U.S. locations. And our Jenn-Air showrooms where you can experience our appliances first hand, are located coast to coast.

Spring Fling

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm

MSI International Inc.
2095 N. Batavia St.
Orange, California 92865

Come Join NKBA at our Spring Fling with our Friends from MSI Stone.

Start the evening sipping cocktails and nibbling on tasty appetizers while mingling under the stars with colleagues and vendors in the beautifully landscaped patio, A select assortment of vendors will be featuered throughout the venue, allowing you to explore the vast showroom and their dazzling displays!

Dinner will consist of tantalizing chef stations from our fabulous caterer California Fresh (you’ve tasted their bites at the Holiday Party).

The night won’t be complete without exciting raffle prizes!

Agenda (Timeline for meeting)
6:00PM – 7:00PM Check in & networking, Apps & Beverages, Vendor Visits & Raffle Eligibility
7:00PM Dinner
7:30PM Meeting & Announcements
8:30PM Closing Announcements and raffle

Modernism Week Irvine Pick-Up Ferguson Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
6 Cushing Way Suite #100
Irvine, CA 92618

FEB, 20, 21 OR 22
NKBA Southern California Members are invited to participate in a Private VIP Bus Tour highlighting the Best of Modernism Week for design professionals.

You and your peers from other associations will visit the showcase homes of Modernism Week and conclude your day with a poolside cocktail reception.

Space is limited with only three buses leaving each day. Reserve your spot and be sure to use the NKBA-OC promo code to identify your membership.

Due to extreme popularity of Modernism Week, we encourage you to book today.

Use Promo Code NKBA-OC for the Member price of $75.00
Choose Member Price for $75.00
Enter code NKBA-OC
A portion of the fee will benefit both Modernism Week and the NKBA Southern California. Of the $75.00, $25.00 will be contributed to each of your organizations (tracked via registration) and $50.00 will be directed to Modernism Week to help preserve modernist architecture throughout the state of California.

NKBA Southern California is primarily registering for Tuesday, February 20th.

Joint NKBA & ASID “A Taste of New Zealand”

Southern California Chapter Event

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fisher & Paykel
695 Town Center Drive. Suite 180
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Join the NKBA Southern California and ASID Orange County as they come together for a joint meeting at the all new Fisher & Paykel Experience Center in Costa Mesa.

You’re invited to come and enjoy an evening of exotic flavors as we explore Fisher & Paykel’s heritage with sights, sounds and smells from New Zealand. We will be the FIRST to visit their new showroom so don’t miss this exclusive sneak peak!

It will be a festive evening of fun with our friends from the NKBA and ASID with great food and exciting raffle prizes.

Tour New Zealand’s use of natural resources
Touch and feel kitchen products
Be inspired by designer vignettes
Foodie worthy treats and bites
New Zealand imported wines and beverages
Chef demonstration and photo ops
Agenda (Timeline for meeting)

6:00PM Check in & networking
7:00PM NKBA & ASID Updates, Fisher & Paykel Host Updates, Showroom Tours
8:30PM Closing time and raffle

Valet Parking is being offered by our gracious host, Fisher Paykel

Holiday Party & Masquerade Ball 2017

NKBA Southern California Holiday Party & Masquerade Ball 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Hangar 21
3970 W. Artesia Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92883

Masked in mystery and draped in decadence, the NKBA Southern California’s Masquerade Ball and Holiday Party will be nothing short of magical.

Enjoy scrumptious entrees prepared by our wonderful chef’s from California Fresh Catering. The dinner will be delightful – and we haven’t forgotten those with dietary restrictions! Make sure to mark your selection if you are ‘Vegan’ or ‘Gluten Free’. And, a bit of advice for everyone, keep an eye out for the ‘late night snacks’ for our partygoers (delish!).

Helicopter rides are being offered throughout the evening.

Wear: Cocktail Attire & Masks