NKBA West Michigan Chapter

NKBA West Michigan is the local chapter that brings together local West Michigan 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 West Michigan Kitchen and Bath professionals.

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2019 Chapter Officers

President

Alisha Doorlag
Renaissance Interiors & Remodeling
0-1636 Lake Michigan Dr
Grand Rapids, MI 49534
(231) 649-2496
alisha.doorlag@gmail.com

Programs Chair

Heidi N. Veneberg
Infinity Flooring and Cabinets
18946 174th St
Spring Lake, MI 49456
(231) 799-8402 ext102
heidi@infinityflooringandcabinets.com

Communications Chair

Vanessa Dekoekkoek
2020
400 Armand Frappier Blvd
Laval, QC H7V 4B4
(616) 732-5527
vanessa.dekoekkoek@2020spaces.com

Membership Chair

Joseph Valente
Manufacturers Rep Group, Inc.
8540 Camelot Drive NE
Rockford, MI 49341
(616) 540-0758
Jrvalente107@hotmail.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Michelle L. Timmerman
Direct Supply, Inc.
1055 36th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
(616) 245-4415
michelle@directsupplyinc.com


2020 Chapter Officers

President

Alisha Doorlag
Renaissance Interiors & Remodeling
0-1636 Lake Michigan Dr
Grand Rapids, MI 49534
(231) 649-2496
alisha.doorlag@gmail.com

Programs Chair

Stacy Bristol
Details Interior Design
1338 Edgewood Dr
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 218-5700
stacy@detailsbystacy.com

Communications Chair

Nicole Cramblit
Rycenga Building Center
1053 Jackson Street
Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 842-5600
ncramblit@rycenga.com

Membership Chair

Joseph Valente
Manufacturers Rep Group, Inc.
8540 Camelot Drive NE
Rockford, MI 49341
(616) 540-0758
Jrvalente107@hotmail.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Michelle L. Timmerman
Direct Supply, Inc.
1055 36th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
(616) 245-4415
michelle@directsupplyinc.com


West Michigan Chapter Events

Advanced Porcelain Tile Manufacturing

Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Genesee Tile
4025 Broadmoor Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

This course will review and discuss the newest revolutionary technologies in the production of ceramic tile. We will review the manufacturing process from the types of minerals used to the final packaging procedures. Along the way pointing out the newest advancements in both kilns and glazing advancements. Each types of tile by classification has different physical characteristics and testing regimes which will be discussed.The methods of manufacturing together with the standards of those techniques will be review and attendees will be shown the step by step process to achieve the highest quality porcelain tiles and adhere to the stickiest standards for both manufacturing and as we ll as adhering to the Green Squared standards of the ANSI & TCNA guidelines.

IDCEC, AIA & NKBA CEU’s available

Help – I’m Too Busy; Overcoming the Tyranny of Busyness

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wayland Carpenter Millwright Training Facility
500 Reno Dr.
Wayland, MI 49348

Join the NKBA- West Michigan Chapter for an evening at the Wayland Carpenter Millwright Training Facility

5:00pm – Networking, drinks & light snacks
6:15pm – Tour of the Wayland Carpenter Millwright Training Facility
7:00pm – CEU Presentation “Help – I’m Too Busy; Overcoming the Tyranny of Busyness”

Habitat for Humanity Build Day

Thursday, August 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Habitat for Humanity of Kent County Home
757 Olympia St SW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Join us for a day of volunteering!
You can sign up to help in the morning, afternoon or all day.

We’ll be working on siding and other miscellaneous projects.

We have the tools, equipment and safety gear – no prior construction experience necessary.

Minimum age 18 years old.

Projects can change at any given time with very little warning. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding of our fluid construction schedule.

Top Ten Questions to Ask a Prospect

Thursday, May 23, 2019 @ 5:30 – 8:00 pm

McDaniels Kitchen and Bath
16839 South U.S. 27
Lansing, MI 48906

In today’s sales environment we cannot spend time designing for people that won’t buy, can’t buy, or are just kicking the tires. Learn how to qualify a customer with 10 easy questions that will assure you that your design time is well spent. By the way, none of the questions have anything to do with door style, finishes, or trends.

Presented by John Valente.
John is currently President of Manufacturers Rep Group, Inc. a business that markets cabinetry to dealers and home centers in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and West Virginia.

Why Choose Natural Stone?

Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 5:30 – 8:00 pm

DUCA STONEWORKS (Fabrication Facility)
1261 S. Waverly Rd.
Holland, MI 49423

Tina Brittain Presents:

With so many building materials on the market today, this course will remind you why architects and designers keep choosing natural stone for their projects. Throughout history we’ve seen natural stone used in iconic structures symbolizing strength and permanence. New materials strive to mimic its beauty, but genuine natural materials connect us with our planet and its future in a unique and undeniable way. Its inherent durability allows stone to perform impeccably in commercial and residential applications, interior or exterior. New technologies are also keeping stone a front runner with innovative interior design trends by introducing new textures and patterns.

Learning Objectives Include:
1. Review historical uses of natural stone that have stood the test of time.
2. Examine attributes of natural stone that allow it to outperform other building materials on the market.
3. Find out how the sustainability of genuine natural stone connects us with our planet and its future.
4. Learn how the latest design trends are satisfied with natural stone.

AIA Course Number: NSI20, 1 LU/HSW
IDCEC Course Number: 106930, Subject Code: 5.3 , 0.1 HSW CEU
LACES Course Number: NSI20, 1.0 HSW
NKBA: 0.1 CEU

Best of KBIS

Thursday, March 28, 2019 @ 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Maddalena’s Catering and Banquets
4166 Lake Michigan Drive NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534

What happens in Vegas… it’s so good, we have to share!

What’s up and coming in the industry? Join our panel discussion to find out! Panel participants will share the latest and greatest from the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and the International Builders Show (IBS) that was held in Las Vegas last month. (.1 CEU)

Presentation highlights:
Best of KBIS, Generational Selling, Badges Program & NextUp Initiative.

5:30pm Registration, Networking followed by Refreshments & Heavy Appetizers
7:00pm-8:00pm CEU Presentation

Holiday Party & Vendor Night

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 @ 5:30 – 8:00 pm

City Flats Hotel
77 Monroe Center St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Attendees!
Join us for an evening with your favorite vendors. Bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots and we’ll buy you a drink! Raffle prizes and a grand prize will be awarded (if you have attended any meetings this year, you will be entered to win $500 toward a trip to KBIS)!

Vendors:
Display and promote your products and services!

Healthy Kitchen & Bathrooms

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 @ 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Direct Supply, Inc.
1055 36th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 4950

Healthy Kitchen & Bathrooms for the Health of the Home & Family by DeAnna Radaj.
“You will learn how to identify & define what it actually means to be sustainable, eco-friendly and/or GREEN in design. How to avoid GREEN-washing & the importance of reading & understanding labels.”

Join us between 5:30-7pm for yoga & massages!

Ignite Creativity & Student Day

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Day Event 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Gallery Divani
15 Ionia SW, Ste 130
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Day Event – Showroom Tours for Students!
10:00 am-4:00 pm

Evening CEU – Students and Design Professionals are welcome!
Ignite Creativity with Paula Kennedy, CMKBD
5:30 pm at Gallery Divani

What’s on Tap

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 @ 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Grand Rapids                                       Holland                                       Lansing
Founders Brewing Company            New Holland Brewing              Lansing Brewing Company
235 Grandville Ave. SW                    66 E 8th St.                              518 E Shiiawassee St.
Grand Rapids, MI  49503                Holland, MI 49423                   Lansing, MI 48912

Join NKBA West Michigan for an informal evening after work. No registration, no CEU, just a few professionals grabbing a drink! Choose the location closest to you and join us at the bar.

Build a Habitat House

Saturday, August 4, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
or
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Habitat for Humanity of Kent County
449 Pleasant St SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

We are looking for volunteers to help with interior work on a Habitat for Humanity house in Grand Rapids, MI. Tools, equipment and safety gear provided – no prior construction experience necessary.

Select 1 or 2 dates! Saturday, August 4th and/or Wednesday, August 8th.

Material donations are also appreciated! Please contact Alisha Doorlag (Alisha@renaissance-exteriors.com) if you would like to donate.

Capturing the Extraordinary Hosted by Paxton Products

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Paxton Products
1340 S Waverly Rd.
Lansing, MI 48917

Capturing the Extraordinary by Andre Boykin from Weston Florida

What’s the difference that causes some people to excel while others remain at the status quo?The biggest difference between those who soar and those who don’t is their ability to capture and utilize their inner strengths and talents. All too often people fall into a routine of being mediocre.For various reasons they hold back and don’t use the extraordinary potential they have.When people use their full potential, extraordinary things happen!

Thank you to our gracious host, Paxton Products!

You’ll have the chance to check out their showroom with beautiful eternal colors as well as Dekton & Silestone too. Join us for the chance to win prizes, including a $100 Visa gift card!

2018 Color and Design Forecast

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Tile Shop
2323 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508

2018 Color and Design Forecast by Ruthanne Hanlon, PPG Paints National Color + Design Manager.

You’re invited for an evening of drinks, appetizers, trends and inspiration!

0.1 CEU for IDCEC
0.1 CEU for NKBA
1 LU AIA Credit

Holiday Party Vendor Night

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

City Flats Hotel – Ballroom
77 Monroe Center St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

West Michigan Holiday Party

Your favorite West Michigan vendors will be on display!

Bring a toy and we’ll buy you a drink. Look your best, we’ve hired a photographer to take professional headshots. You won’t want to miss out, there will be lots of raffle prizes to win!