News from NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter   
May 2017
Chapter Updates
May Chapter Meeting

Designing the "Feels Right" Kitchen

Thursday, May 25th - 5:30-8:30 pm
Granite Imports, Denver

Presented by Richard Landon, CMKBD
How can we discover the effective, "feels right," information that inspires unique design solutions?  This presentation visits multiple avenues to drawing out our clients, developing their designs, creating trust and motivating their decisions.  Attendees will feel more equipped to be intentional in their design decisions and have a least one new way to create more distinctive designs.

PEAK AWARD ENTRANTS: This is the drop off point and date for all designers submitting boards for the Sponsors Choice Judging.

Granite Imports are extensively experienced importers and distributors of high quality, specialty granite. They source only premium grade granite slabs, half slabs and tile, as well as other premium stone materials, and distribute them through independent fabricators in Grand Junction, Denver, and Fort Collins. They have over a decades worth of experience, having served the granite needs and requirements of the Western States since 2001. They value the long-term partnerships we have been able to develop with various quarries across the planet. Those relationships help them maintain their reputation as providers of quality, hand selected granite materials.

April Meeting Recap

David Lupberger's extensive reputation in the Construction Industry is well deserved based upon the presentation he gave on "Managing the Emotional Homeowner".  His engaging speaking style and decades of experience made the topic relevant and informative to all who attended the excellent presentation.  Those who attended also received his generously shared information including a link to his book written on the same topic. 
The attendees included a great mix of designers as wells as contractors and builders. A great dinner with amazing deserts by the Specialty Appliance chefs made the evening complete.

Membership Questions??

Contact our VP of Membership, Holly Shaw!
303-552-6376 cell
303-295-1546 office

Industry Events
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!

Please RSVP to
Call for Entries/Submissions

PEAK AWARD ENTRANTS:  The May Chapter Meeting is the drop off point and date for all designers submitting boards for the Sponsors Choice Judging.  

Reed Art & Imaging is offering a 20% discount off prints for  design boards. Use the code NKBA with your order. Normal print turnaround times are 3-4 days. 

Voices from the Industry for KBIS 2018 
 Call for Submissions is now open. 
 May 19th Deadline.

We want to hear from YOU at KBIS 2018 in Orlando! Is there a topic you are passionate about, a subject you have researched already or one you are ready to explore and develop? The 2018 Voices From The Industry Conference will feature 80 sessions presented by the kitchen and bath industry's leading speakers. And if you complete the submission form, you could be one of them! Deadline to submit is Friday, May 19, 2017. 

   Click here to complete your submission form today! 
5280 Home Top Denver Design Submissions
Deadline: June 30, 2017

5280 Home is welcoming submissions for our second annual Top Denver Design issue. Entries can be whole-house projects, single rooms, or outdoor spaces. 5280 Home editors will choose the top spaces to professionally photograph and publish in our  December/January 2018 Top Denver Design issue.

This accessible remodel provides the homeowner with much-needed quality of life without breaking the bank
April 04, 2017

This  project  by Doug Walter was awarded Project of the Year in 2016 CARE, and was done on a tight budget and impossible timeline.

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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