News from NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter   
April 2017 
Chapter Updates
March Chapter Meeting

Managing the
Emotional Homeowner

Thursday, April 27 - 5:30-8:30 pm
Specialty Appliance, Greenwood Village

Managing emotional homeowners means managing expectations, and managing the process as well as the project. In this program, speaker David Lupberger reviews how to set clear project expectations, how to guide homeowners through the process, and how to implement specific strategies for managing homeowners during the remodeling process. Done properly, your customers become your biggest fans and best source of future referrals.

Specialty Appliance is a privately owned local company that has been in business for 15 years. Specialty Appliance's  mission is to offer the widest variety of quality appliances and factory certified in-house appliance installation at the best prices. Our relationships with Industry Partners such as NKBA and HBA are the backbone of our company. Read more...

March Meeting Recap

We had a fantastic turnout for our March meeting at Christopher's Baths & Kitchens! Over 60 people attended and were treated to a beautifully remodeled and well appointed showroom. We would like to thank Christopher's for their hospitality and Chris Jones from Hansgrohe USA for a great CEU on "Selling Luxury". 

Grand Opening for
Pental Surfaces - Save the Date! 
May 18, 2017  5-9 pm

One of the largest wholesale tile and stone distributors in the Western US is now open in Denver!

10000 W. 40th Ave. Denver, CO 80238
News from National
NKBA Partners with Trade UP

Trade UP: Working Together to Change Minds
"There are many well-paying jobs in the building trades these days. But next year, almost six million skilled jobs will go unfilled." So says Norm Abram, the celebrated master carpenter of "This Old House," in a new video with NKBA CEO Bill Darcy about the growing skills gap affecting the design and construction industry.

Considered the ultimate home improvement guru, Abram has inspired millions of homeowners to renovate and restore their homes. Now he is working to inspire a new generation of trade professionals through This Old House Venture's Generation Next initiative. Watch the video at the link below  which recognizes the NKBA as an important partner to ensure today's youth are aware of the lucrative career opportunities in construction and remodeling.

Call for Entries/Submissions

Every year the NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter brings together Colorado's best kitchen and bath designers for the annual Peak Design Awards. This year's Peak Awards Gala will be held at Mile High Station honoring winners from seven different categories as well as the student design winners.

Save the date for the Peak Awards Gala on June 15th 2017 at Mile High Station in Denver.

Submit your Kitchen Designs to Colorado Homes and Lifestyles!

CH&L is on the looking out fabulous Colorado kitchens to feature in our September/October issue! Please submit images and a quick project description to:

Eleanor Williamson

FIVE under 40 Nominations
Deadline: May 12, 2017

Nominations are now open for CH&L's annual Five Under 40 design awards! Five Under 40 spotlights the hottest emerging talent in residential design in Colorado.

Click here for more information.
Casting Call for Generation NEXT

The Generation NEXT Casting Call is a nationwide search for three outstanding apprentices. The program is open to candidates interested in all building trades and with varying degrees of experience, from high school grads, vocational students, and returning veterans to journeymen and women looking to take their skills to the next level.

Along with our charter partners, This Old House proudly supports the mikeroweWORKS Foundation through our Generation Next campaign. Together, we're working to close the skills gap by encouraging young people to master the vocational trades that built this country.

2017 Chrysalis Awards

The 2017 Chrysalis Awards program is now open to receive entries from all professional remodelers and residential designers in the United States. Details on the 2017 program and entry process can be found on our website at

If you have an entry from another competition, it can be submitted to Chrysalis with no changes required. Any project completed in 2014,2015 or 2016 is eligible

Align yourself with CH&L's Home of the Year Issue

Design Maker  is an editorialized, photo, driven, special advertising section with an eye acting platform for you to share your expertise with CHL&L's  affluent audience.

Contact Amy Watkins, Advertising Director, 303.524.6554

If you have received accolades for your work as a designer or industry partner please let us know so we can share the good news with the entire chapter!

Thank you to our 2017 Chapter Sponsors!
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