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NKBA Thirty Under 30 Class of 2022 Names 30’s Choice Award Winners

Feb 10, 2022

Six teams identify their product choices in six performance categories

Orlando, FL — (February 10, 2022)The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Thirty Under 30 Class of 2022 announces their 30’s Choice Award winners at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) , in Orlando, Florida.  Owned by the NKBA, KBIS is the platform where the newest class of Thirty Under 30 is introduced and asked to scour the show floor, scoping out products they deem to be the best in six performance categories. The 2022 Class of NKBA Thirty Under 30 program is sponsored by Delta Faucet Company and Signature Kitchen Suite.

Introducing the NKBA Thirty Under 30 Class 2022

Now in its 10th year, the NKBA Thirty Under 30 program recognizes accomplished kitchen and bath industry professionals under the age of 30. Each year’s class comprises rising leaders from throughout the industry and is widely regarded as the leading showcase for the brightest young talent working in kitchen and bath design and remodeling.   The 2022 Thirty Under 30 members are:

Jessica Bolles, Oasis Showrooms by APR Supply, West York, PA

Michael Boone, Green Forest Cabinetry, Chesapeake, VA

Andrew Converse, Moen, North Olmstead, OH

Alex Dickson, PK Brand Management, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Darla Duncan, Prime Cabinetry, Kennesaw, GA

Hannah Guilford, Heart & Hammer Homes, Fryeburg, ME

Cara Hansen, Triple Dot Design Studio, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Jesse Jarrett, Jarrett Design, Emmaus, PA

Becky Leu, Leu Interiors, West Des Moines, IA

Andrea Liston-Jones, Liston Design Build, St. Charles, MO

James McDonald, McDonald Contracting, Arlington, MA

Madelaine Millholland, Case Architects & Remodelers, Bethesda, MD

Basia M’Pinda, Kohler/Williams & Associates, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Antoinette Nunez, CKBD, F& J Builders, Wilmington, DE

Hannah Pregont, Superior Marketing, Brooklyn, NY

Megan Reed, AKBD, CLIPP, Beyond the Box, Billings, MT

Kelsey Richter, BDA & Associates, Fishers, IN

Caitlin Ryan, Fisher & Paykel, Manhattan, NY

Grace Sheehan, CLIPP, Kitchen Doctors, Midlothian, VA

Justyna Skolasinski, AKBD, Crystal Lumber Showroom & Design Studio, Crystal Falls, MI

Amanda Slattery, Artistic Cabinetry, Kearney, NE

Benjamin Stoler, Delta Faucet Company, Indianapolis, IN

AJ Tentler, Delta Faucet Company, Indianapolis, IN

Summerlyn Travis, Strohmaier Construction, Spokane, WA

Hannah Triebel, Sunnyfields Cabinetry, Baltimore, MD

Austin Waldhauser, Kenwood Kitchens, Columbia, MD

Emily-Anne Walker, Ferguson Enterprises, Newport News, VA

Patience Whipple, Chariot Plumbing Supply and Design, Salt Lake City, UT

Pip Wu, D.I.D, Ferguson/Wolseley, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Shantelle Yablonski, Superior Cabinets, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

The 2022 class selection committee comprised Thirty Under 30 alumni:

Justin Dedio, Class of 2013; Aimee Inouye, Class of 2018; Brandon Drum, Class of 2016; Celestina Demers, Class of 2017, and Karina Gaft, Class of 2020.

30’s Choice Award winning brands

Divided into 6 teams of five, the 2022 Class scoured the KBIS show floor to find their top product choices in one of six categories.  The following products/brands were selected as the 30’s Choice award winners:

Sustainability – Beko, Eco Recycled Tub

Outdoor Living – Cosentino, Dekton by Cosentino

Smart Home Integration/WIFI enabled products – GE Profile, GE Profile Kitchen Hub – Generation 2

Universal Design/Living In Place – Signature Kitchen Suite, 48″ French Door Refrigerator

Wellness/Health – Natufia, Natufia Smart Garden

Creative Use of Color – True Residential, 48” fridge: TR-48SBS-SG-B-086-H02; 30” fridge:

TR-30REF-R-SS-A-129-H01; 24” fridge drawers: TURADA-24-D-A~S~DSK-078-H03

Winners were announced on Thursday morning, February 10, from the KBIS NeXT Stage. 2020 Thirty Under 30, Joseph DeCasperis, hosted the awards ceremony.

“Each year we are blow away by the young talent our industry possesses,” said Suzie Williford, EVP, and Chief Strategy Officer of the NKBA. “Our Thirty Under 30 classes are some of the brightest and the best.  It’s so rewarding to celebrate these up and comers every year at KBIS.”

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design & Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 50,000 members in all segments of the kitchen and bath design and remodeling industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creation of certifications, specialty badges, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit www.nkba.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

About Emerald

KBIS is produced by Emerald, a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. With over 140 events each year, the Emerald team are creators and connectors who are thoroughly immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. For more information, visit http://www.emeraldx.com.

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