First Wave of Design and Build Professionals Announced for Second Design + Connection Tours at CEDIA Expo 2019

August 23, 2019

CEDIA Expo is excited to announce the first group of design and construction professionals who will make up this year’s Design + Connection Tours at CEDIA Expo 2019.

The initial group includes a diverse field of design and construction professionals including:

Toni Sabatino, Toni Sabatino Style, NKBA, CLIPP
Dawn DeLuca, Dawn DeLuca on Design, AKBD, CLIPP, CAPS
Dean Larkin, Dean Larkin Design, AIA
Alena Capra, Alena Capra Designs, CMKBD
Michael Kaestner, Kaestner Designs, NKBA, CLIPP
Susie Feia, Feia Construction, LLC., CKBR, UDCP
Doug Walter, Doug Walter Architects, NKBA, IES, AIA, ICC, NAHB
John Petrie, Mother Hubbard’s Custom Cabinetry, CMKBD, CAPS
Eric Ware, Wild Wood Cabinetry & Design, CKD, CAPS, CLIPP
Rose Dostal, RMD Designs
Barbara Haberman, Bloomingdale’s
Sarah Wilson, Chansaerae Designs, LLC
Veronika Miller, Modenus
Paula Kennedy, Timeless Kitchen Design, CMKBD, CACC, CLIPP
Mark Hopwood, BAC Appliances
Zac Frank, Ferguson
Barbara Barton, Barbara Barton & Associates, CMKBD, CLIPP, CAPS

Joining the 17 designers listed above will be four VIP members of the media:

DJ Carey, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, editorial director
Erinn Loucks, Kitchen & Bath Business, managing editor
Eric Schwartz, Technology Designer, co-founder and publisher
Dan DiClerico, Home Advisor, home expert and smart home strategist

“We’re excited to provide the design and build community with a VIP guided tour to experience the true essence of CEDIA Expo,” said Brian Pagel, executive vice president of Emerald Expositions. “The Design + Connection Tours represent an introduction to the world of connected living and we’re thrilled to welcome these professionals to this year’s show.”

The designers and media will make up two groups of 20 individuals and will tour 10 locations on the CEDIA Expo show floor on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13, respectively. Each tour will be led by a technology integrator, with Peter Cook, president and founder of Automation Design + Entertainment, Inc., leading the Thursday tour and Jamie Briesemeister, CEO and co-founder of Integration Controls, guiding Friday’s group.

Seven of the tour stops will be chosen by the integrator tour guides with the other three stops being allotted to sponsors Control4, Salamander, American Society of Interior Designers, Samsung, and the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

The additional tour members will be announced leading up to the show.