KBIS Innovative Showroom Award Finalists Announced

November 24, 2014

More than 5,000 cast their vote from all over the country for their favorite showroom in the inaugural Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) Innovative Showroom Awards. The public vote, held November 10-14 on the KBIS Facebook page, determined 18 finalists out of a total 127 showrooms who were initially nominated via an open form submission. The 18 finalists for the KBIS 2015 Innovative Showroom Awards are segmented into six categories.

View the gallery of finalists here.

Independent Retail Showrooms Locations (1-5 showroom locations) – Small (1,000- 2,500 sq ft)
Peter Salerno Inc., Wyckoff, N.J.
Colmar Kitchen and Bath, Margate, N.J.
Re-Bath of Houston, Houston, Texas

Independent Retail Showrooms Locations (1-5 showroom locations) – Medium (2,500 – 5,000 sq ft)

Geneva Cabinet Company, Lake Geneva, Wis.
Bellacina Kitchen & Bath, Lawrenceville, N.J.
Monique’s Bath Showroom, Watertown, Mass.

                                      Bellacina Kitchen & Bath, Lawrenceville, N.J.

Independent Retail Showrooms Locations (1-5 showroom locations) – Large (5,000 sq ft+)
Stone Age, Anaheim, Calif.
Mingle, Plymouth, Minn.
Builders Surplus Kitchen and Bath Cabinets, Santa Ana, Calif.

Multi Location Retail Showrooms (6+ showroom locations) – Small (1,000- 2,500 sq ft)
The Ultimate Bath Store, Colchester, Conn.
Modern Builders Supply Ypsilatni, Ypsilanti, Mich.
SieMatic New York, New York, N.Y.

Multi Location Retail Showrooms (6+ showroom locations) – Medium (2,500 – 5,000 sq ft)
Artistic Tile Dallas, Dallas
Frank Webb’s Bath Center, South Boston, Mass.
Premium Kitchens, Boca Raton, Fla.

Multi Location Retail Showrooms (6+ showroom locations) – Large (5,000 sq ft+)
Ferguson Lakewood (in partnership with Danze), Lakewood, N.J,
PIRCH, San Diego
PIRCH, Glendale, Calif.

                                                         Stone Age, Anaheim, Calif.

“The showroom is arguably the most important part of the customer experience,” said Brian Pagel, vice president of the Kitchen and Bath Group under Emerald Expositions. “This award is an opportunity for kitchen and bath industry professionals to publicly recognize those who are raising the bar on innovative showrooms. The response to the call for recognition has been tremendous, with participation and interest from every corner of the industry.”

A jury of retail showroom design professionals will review the finalists, determining the winner in each category.  Additionally, an overall Innovative Retail Showroom Award will be given. The judging panel includes:

Designer and HGTV personality, Libby Langdon, Libby Interiors, Inc.
Miho Koshido-Downey, Creative Director, JGA – Jury Only
Ken Nisch, Chairman, JGA – Panel Only
Alison Embrey Medina, Executive Editor, design:retail
Susan Serra, President, Susan Serra Associates, Inc.
Eileen McComb, Collaborator-In-Chief, Devil in the Details
In partnership with the Hearst Design Group (Elle Decor, House Beautiful, and Veranda), winning showrooms will be recognized on the show floor via a larger than life wall during KBIS at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 20-22, 2015.

“The depth and variety of our judges’ experiences and background makes this award really meaningful,” said Sean Sullivan, associate publisher/group marketing director for the Hearst Design Group. “All aspects of the showroom experience will be factored in, ensuring the winners are truly setting new standards in our industry. There are so many fantastic entries the judges have their work cut out for them.”

The winners will be announced from the KBISNeXT stage on January 21, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. Awards will be presented by Brian Pagel and Sean Sullivan followed by a panel discussion with nominees and judges moderated by Sullivan. For more information about the Innovation Showroom Awards and other programming at KBIS 2015, visit www.kbispressroom.com.