NKBA Texas Gulf Coast Chapter

The NKBA Texas Gulf Coast Chapter (TGCC), Region 7, is just one of many NKBA chapters all over the country with more than 450 local members. We subscribe to all of the goals and objectives set forth by our national organization.

Click here to visit the NKBA Texas Gulf Coast website.


2018 Current Chapter Officers

President

Patricia Brewer
Pat Brewer Designs
6326 Greenvale Ln
Houston, TX 77066
(281) 583-7176
patbrewerdesigns@live.com

Programs Chair

Communications Chair

Analisa M. Pratt, CKD
Passionart
10218 Lost Path Ln
Magnolia, TX 77354
(832) 971-1071
passionart@sbcglobal.net

Membership Chair

Rima Nasr
11810 Caprile Ct.
Richmond, TX 77406
(832) 359-4198
rnasr1171@gmail.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Cynthia Qualia
C & L Contracting and Design, Inc.
706 South Friendswood Dr. Suite A
Friendswood, TX 77546
(281) 648-2643
clcontracting09@gmail.com


2019 Chapter Officers

President

Patricia Brewer
Pat Brewer Designs
6326 Greenvale Ln
Houston, TX 77066
(281) 583-7176
patbrewerdesigns@live.com

Programs Chair

Melanie Heinrich, AKBD
TriFection Remodeling & Construction
333 Cypress Run, Suite 280
Houston, TX  77094
(281) 906-0136
melanie.heinrich@trifection.net

Communications Chair

Analisa M. Pratt, CKD
Passionart
10218 Lost Path Ln
Magnolia, TX 77354
(832) 971-1071
passionart@sbcglobal.net

Membership Chair

Rima Nasr
11810 Caprile Ct.
Richmond, TX 77406
(832) 359-4198
rnasr1171@gmail.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Cynthia Qualia
C & L Contracting and Design, Inc.
706 South Friendswood Dr. Suite A
Friendswood, TX 77546
(281) 648-2643
clcontracting09@gmail.com


Texas Gulf Coast Chapter Events

Crystal Fundamentals by Swarovski

Tuesday, October 16,  2018 @ 5:30pm- 8:00 pm

Arizona Tile
10811 S Westview Circle Drive, Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77043

A Month of K&B Celebrations — Focus on Design Students
Come, meet us, and enjoy an evening of fun, good food, and an informative presentation on lighting.

Students Attend Free!

CEU Presentation: Crystal Fundamentals by Swarovski
Presented by: Richard Alan – (Certified Lighting Manufacturer’s Representative)
.2 credit hrs – Approved course for IDCEC-ASID, AIA, NKBA & IIDA.

Learn & Earn!

Tuesday, August 21,  2018 @ 9:00am- 2:00 pm

Cosentino
1315 W.Sam Houston Parkway North
Houston, TX 77043

Earn up to three CEUs in this exciting 3-topic event!

“Insights Into Design”

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 5:30pm
MS International (MSI Houston – Stone & Granite)
14777 Chrisman Road
Houston, Texas 77039

Come see, experience, and enjoy our table-top vendor displays, hear about the vendor’s most cutting edge and state-of-the-art products for 2018. There will be vendors on hand to give a full audience 3-5 min produce presentation with a 2–3 min Q&A.

Also the added bonus is the Houston MSI showroom with tiles and stones of all types, outdoor landscape materials, and more.

This will be a fun evening with great food, beverages to quench your thirst on a nice Houston evening in May, a great group of people to network with, and some nice surprises.

There is no cost to attend this event; however, everyone must register to attend this event.

Vendors interested participating and getting your name/logo added to this list, please contact Matt Hegemier or Pat Brewer at info@TexasGulfCoast-NKBA.org.

So stay tuned and be sure to join us!!!

Your Professional Box

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 5:30pm
Cabinets & Designs, Inc.
1022 Wirt Road, #308
Houston, TX 77055

Designing and Specifying Residential Steam Showers

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 11:30am – 1:30pm

Milestone Distributors
10633 West Little York, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77041

Our chapter welcomes your participation at this meeting. As part of our response to the Hurricane Harvey Relief, there is no cost to register for this meeting. However, we are asking that you bring gift cards ($10-15 ea card) from local food stores, pharmacies, and/or restaurants. Our officers will distribute cards to individuals and families affected by Harvey.

CEU Description: Is a steam shower or spa on your radar? Relax, restore, and renew in the comfort of your home with the power of steam. We have just the information you will need to make steam selections for your clients and yourself. Course Certified by: NKBA/ASID/IIDA/IDC
The trend in today’s bathroom design is to create a spa environment. This CEU will show how a residential steam shower fits that design trend.

Participants in this course will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of a steam shower
  • Make a specification presentation to the client
  • Discuss design elements of a steam shower
  • Describe bathroom/shower design trends
  • Describe the health and wellness benefits of a steam shower
  • Describe elements of steam shower design
  • Calculate the water savings of a steam shower

So, make plans to attend this presentation and to visit Milestone Distributor’s newly renovated showroom. We look forward to seeing you there! Lunch will be served.

NKBA TGCC August 2017 Meeting

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery Showroom, The Woodlands
16590 Interstate 45 S
The Woodlands, TX 77384

CEU Details: Come Taste, Learn & Explore!

We have a different format for this exciting evening meeting!

The Ferguson Woodlands Showroom is beautifully designed for a multi-topic CEU (Total 2 CEU credits).

Come Taste, Learn & Explore, and all among friends… Start your evening with chef prepared tasty bites and smooth mellow beverages to cool you down on a warm summer evening.

You evening will begin with Chef Michelle Morris, owner of Southern Cadence Cuisine, one of Houston’s leading Chefs. Michelle will be providing an interactive cooking demo on preparing delicious foods while presenting information necessary for making selections of some of the newest appliances on the market.

The second part of the evening will be finished off with a showcase of some of the newest trends in plumbing for kitchens and baths (presented by: Karen Ashcraft, Southwest Sales).

Our Sponsors make our meetings very special for all in attendance. The food & beverages will be top notch. Please make plans to attend.

Thank you to our sponsors for making this meeting possible:

  • Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
  • Thermador – Joe Gonzales
  • Delta/Brizo – Karen Ashcraft

TGCC June Meeting

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 @ 11:30am

TGCC – NKBA April 2017 Meeting & CEU

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Big Ass Fans
1224 N. Post Oak Road #120
Houston, TX 77055

CEU Description: It is without a doubt that, if you have a business, you need to have a presence on social media. But, what can a small business do when there are more things to do than there are hours in the day? In this world of technology, it is be found or be forgotten. Many business owners have set up social media sites only to let them go weeks and months without activity. Social media is about connections and engagement. When connections and engagement are overlooked, then your business just disappears in the mix. So, you have set up your sites and you are on social media–but you have not actually worked your strategy.

So, the question is: I am on social media–now what?

Meeting Hosted by Cambria USA.

KBIS 2017 – What’s Next, What’s New, & Trending

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Vivaldi – The Stone Boutique
8566 Katy Freeway, # 124
Houston, TX 77024

Did you miss KBIS 2017? Or, you may have attended KBIS, but could not see it all.

We have the scoop on what’s new and what’s trending. We will provide you with an inside look at some of the most exciting kitchen and bath products currently on the market and that are on the horizon for 2017. There are some surprises, some fun must-haves, some nice-to-haves, and many things you must know to successfully compete in the design of kitchens and baths for the masses. Join us for this exciting CEU.

Holiday Charity Event & Social

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Aria Stone – The Decorative Center of Houston
5120 Woodway Dr, Ste 1016
Houston, TX 77056

Our 2016 Annual Holiday Charity Event & Social (Toys, Pajamas, & Dollar Drive)

Please join us for our Annual December Charity & Social Event!

December is the month where we recognize all of our sponsors for the year and where our TGCC members make an extra effort to give back to the community. So, mark your calendar and make plans to attend the December 6 meeting at Aria Stone in the DCH at 5:30 p.m.

There will be donation drop off boxes at the following locations. Please tell your friends and all you know to make those donations.

  • BAY AREA KITCHENS – 17306 Highway 3 / Webster, TX 77598
  • EKLEKTIK INTERIORS – 1300 Shepherd Dr. / Houston, TX 77007
  • POGGENPOHL U.S., INC. – 5002 Westheimer Rd, Ste B / Houston, TX 77056
  • FERGUSON SHOWROOM – 16590 I-45 North / The Woodlands, TX 77384

This year’s charity: Mattress Firm Foster Kids.org

Admission to the December 6 Event:

A Child’s Toy (Age 3 mos. – Age 12) or
Children Pajamas (Age 3 mos. – Age 12)

(Please note: Do not wrap gifts. Please bring PJs in a clear plastic bag.)

TGCC 15th Anniversary Celebration!

Tuesday, October 16, 2016 @ 4:00pm – 9:00pm

Texas Gulf Coast Event

September Meeting

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm

M S International
14777 Chrisman Rd
Houston 77039

Presenter: Katheryn Houk, CGR, CGP, CAPS, Owner, Masterpiece Kitchens and Baths / Masterpiece Cabinet Company

CEU Topic: What’s Trending in Bathroom Designs

CEU Description: Katheryn will present and discuss the latest information on bathroom trends covering topics concerning:

  • Design –what’s driving design for 2016
  • Technology–that adds to functionality and excites clients
  • Products and Finishes–what’s the new up and coming trends
  • Storage–solution must haves
  • Designer/Remodeler Relationship–why relationships matter and how they impact sales

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and a visit to a new NKBA showroom meeting location — Houston northside. During your visit to MSI’s brand new showroom (a must see), there will be some welcomed surprises — a tour of their renovated facility, networking opportunities for K&B professionals, great food and wonderful beverages.

Co-Sponsored by:

  • MS International, Inc.
  • BSH Thermador, Joe Gonzales, District Sales Manager
  • “Appetizers prepared by Thermador Chef Robbie Rensel” and sponsored by Manna Distributors.
  • Mainland Stoneworks, Alvin, TX

August Lunch, Learn, & Network!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 @ 11:30am – 1:30pm

Cornerstone – A Division of Richelieu
8648 Glenmont Drive, Ste 150
Houston, TX 77036

Presentation: Redesign Components for the “Aging in Place” Market

Come lunch with us and receive product guide info for home remodel projects in the “Aging in Place” market incorporating various convenience and safety hardware items. Knowing what available adaptive products to specify is a key factor in meeting these clients’ needs. Many aging Americans desire to maintain the dignity and familiarity of their personal residence, and so, wish to adapt their homes to progressively limited abilities, either realized or anticipated.

Learn about hardware components that can be used in an adaptive design that will enhance a client’s residential environment as a safe, attractive and comfortable home for life (in Kitchens, Bathrooms, Closets, Doorways, and specialties such as LED lighting).

Presenter: Steve Lawrence, Outside Sales Representative for Cornerstone –A Division of Richelieu Hardware, has more than 25 years of experience as a custom residential builder. He has earned multiple designations from the National Association of Home Builders, including CGR (Certified Graduate Remodeler), CGP (Certified Green Professional) and CAPS (Certified Aging in Place).

June Chapter Social & Meeting

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Poggenpohl Houston
5002 Westheimer Rd, Ste B
Houston, TX 77056

Topic: Healing Through Nutrition

Presenter: Chef Francesco Casetta

Description: Poggenpohl has an exciting showroom and is bringing in the fabulous chef, Francesco, who will offer a creative, nutritional, fun cooking demonstration. He will provide information on using the right kitchen appliances for food preparation and making healthy food selections. You will be able to taste first hand an exciting, delicious, healthy meal. The results of this experience will help you share with your clients how the appliances in their kitchens make a difference and can lead to healing through better nutrition. So, why not take a moment to come enjoy and learn how you can make Healing Through Nutrition work for you.

.1 CEU for certified members

Hot Topic – Tankless Water Heaters – NEW DATE

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 @ 11:30am – 1:30pm

Southwest Sales
4500 N Sam Houston Parkway West #140
Houston TX 77086

Learn the basics of how tankless water heaters work, their sizing, and appropriate applications in this growing market of the bath & kitchen industry. Kevin Milazzo has a total of 12 years of tankless experience from working in tech support at Takagi to representing Rinnai and Rheem tankless water heaters for over 7 years. This will count for .1 CEU for certified professionals.

The Bath & Kitchen Showplace – Moore Supply Co. Tomball is generously sponsoring this event hosted at our Southwest Sales office on Beltway 8 between I45 & SH249.

February Event – 2016 Kitchen Trends

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Emser Tile & Natural Stone
10631 S Sam Houston Pkwy W #2
Houston TX 77071

Emser Tile will treat us to a Wine & Food pairing as well as a Beer & Food pairing provided by Spec’s; give us a sneak peek of their new 2016 products; and have a fun game with a Spec’s gift card drawing!

Brenda Bryan from RICKI (Research Institute for Cooking & Kitchen Intelligence) will present Kitchen Trends: What’s the Next Big Thing in Kitchens. Based on research data from homeowners as well as professional kitchen designers, this presentation will identify products and kitchen features/layouts that may move from more high-end kitchens to more ‘mainstream America’ kitchens. This presentation will highlight specific kitchen-related products, product features, kitchen layouts, and working zones that will become more popular for the American family kitchen. Presentation will count for .1 CEU for certified professionals.

5:30-6:30 Registration & Networking
6:30-7:45 Chapter Meeting & Presentation