News from NKBA Rocky Mountain  
April 2016  
Dear Members & Friends,

Springtime creates more opportunities for our Rocky Mountain Chapter to learn, compete and grow!
Become a plumbing whiz, dare to submit for Peak Awards and invite a colleague to share a night out to experience a RMC Chapter Event or the Peak Award Gala!
Don't miss out on these opportunities!

Melody Highman 
VP of Communications 
April Chapter Meeting
Plumbing: How it Works!
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Ferguson
Social Hour  5:30 -6:30, Presentation 6:30 pm 
  • New Plumbing Systems  - PEX versus Copper...why it's important to you, Instantaneous Water Heaters versus Traditional Water heaters, Recirc Systems     
  • Toilets - How they work, Wall hung versus floor mount
  • Shower Systems -Thermostatic versus Pressure Balance, What's coming, Cal Green
Speaker Chuck Davis, Owner of Charles A. Davis & Associates, LLC has taught basic plumbing to both the design community and apprentice plumbing associations for the last 25 years.

Ferguson 17655 E 25th Dr., Aurora, CO 80011 
Members $30/Non-members $40/Students $15

Peak Awards - Call for Entries!

Friday, May 6 - Project Entries Due
Tuesday, May 31 - Design Boards Due
Thursday, June 23 - Gala Event at Mile High Station

Mark Your Calendar

Visit the events page of our website to stay up-to-date on the full schedule of Chapter Meetings and other events.

Five Under 40 Design Awards
Nominations are now OPEN for 2016!

Colorado Homes & Lifestyles' Five Under 40 awards spotlight the hottest emerging talent in residential design in Colorado, including architecture, home-design products and accessories, interiors, furniture and landscape design. Selected by an expert design panel, Five Under 40 winners are the people to watch, producing some of the most stunning and innovative work available today.

Profiles of the  winners will appear in a special magazine section in the August  issue of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, and a private awards celebration will be held in early August.

Job Openings

Customer Service/ Inside Sales for Granite Showroom
Full Time Position
Full Time Customer Service/ Inside Sales for Granite Showroom: Position requires working one on one with customers, strong phones skills, organization, paperwork, follow up, strong communication skills and great attitude.  

Kitchen/Bath Remodel - Design, Estimating and Sales (Colorado Springs)
Celebrating its 25th year in the Pikes Peak Region as a leading remodeling company, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen is currently seeking an energetic, experienced design/sales professional to join our team.

We are searching for an individual who is passionate about design and wants more than just a job; but is pursuing a long and successful career.   We desire someone who has a strong work ethic and wants a place where they feel valued, appreciated and critical to the company's success.

Did you know?

Did you know your Rocky Mountain Chapter Newsletter goes out to over 2,900 contacts?

Do you have a bit of news to share? Contact Melody Highman,  
VP of Communications at
Update from National: Utah Governor Signs Commercial Interior Design Certification Act

As expected, on March 25th Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed S117 to create a state certification for commercial interior designers to allow certificate holders to prepare plans for purposes of obtaining a building permit for work affecting an area of 3,000 sq. ft. or more so long as the structure is not impacted, the occupancy classification is not changed, and the building life safety components have been installed or designed and permitted.

We do not anticipate that this bill, as revised from the original draft, will have much impact on our members.

Specialty Appliance hosts a fantastic Grand Opening event in Louisville!

The most innovative and up to date showroom in the region just had their grand opening. Significant numbers of appliances are on display in creative and stunning displays which make it a dream for clients and professionals. Visit the new location at 3 05 McCaslin Blvd in

The top notch team staffing the new Louisville Showroom

News from the Living in Place Institute

The Living in Place Institute provides education to make all homes accessible, comfortable and safe for everyone...regardless of their age or needs.

Accomplishments from the 2016 Colorado Garden & Home Show
  • Total attendance for the entire 9-day show was 48,252. We hope you were able to connect with many great prospects!
  • Total advertising buy and promotional campaign for the 2016 Show was $562,038 and included print, TV, radio, outdoor billboards, digital, and social media.
  • They collected 12,000 pounds of non-perishable food and donated it to local Food Banks!
  • Because of your continued support of this show and the Colorado Fall Home Show, they were able to award two students with 4 Year Full-Ride Scholarships to study horticulture at the Colorado State University. Currently, they have a total of five students attending CSU on our Full-Ride Scholarships.
  • This year alone, they've awarded $479,000 to non-profits for horticulture projects throughout Colorado.  
  • To date, the Colorado Garden Foundation awarded $6.8 million in horticulture-related grants and scholarships in Colorado. It is because of your support and support of their sponsors their program exists!

Thank you to our 2016 Chapter Sponsors!
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