Finalists Announced for the 2016 Innovative Showroom Awards

This year nearly 50 showrooms from across the country entered to be considered for the second annual KBIS Innovative Showroom Awards.

15 finalists have been chosen across five categories, and only one will be crowned the 2016 Innovative Retail Showroom Award. The finalists will be reviewed by the Innovative Showroom Awards Advisory Board, who will determine a winner in each of the five categories as well as an overall winner. The Advisory panel consists of industry experts including:

  • Chelsie Butler, Executive Editor for Kitchen + Bath Business Magazine
  • Ken Nisch, Chairman of JGA
  • Danny Swaim, Vice President of Business Development at PIRCH
  • Nancy Epstein, CEO at Artistic Tile
  • Mia Nicolaisen, Sr. Director of Sales and Business Development and Tony Lutz, President & CEO of Interior Systems Inc. (ISI)

The finalists for the 2016 Innovative Showroom Awards are:

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

  • Simmer & Soak, Saint Simons Island, GA
  • Barrett’s Technology Solutions, Naperville, IL
  • KONST SieMatic, Bethesda, MD

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

  • V6B Design Group, Vancouver, BC
  • Guy Gunter Home, Atlanta, GA
  • Palmer Todd, San Antonio, TX

Independent Retail Showrooms Locations (1–5 showroom locations) — Large (5,000+ sq. ft.)

  • Minnesota Cabinets, Clive, IA
  • Hartville Hardware, Hartville, OH
  • Insignia Kitchen and Bath, Barrington, IL

Multi Location Retail Showrooms (6+ showroom locations) — Medium (2,500–5,000 sq. ft.)

  • ANN SACKS Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Coburn Supply Company Inc., Lafayette, LA
  • Cambria Gallery — Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

Multi Location Retail Showrooms (6+ showroom locations) — Large (5,000+ sq. ft.)

  • PIRCH Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
  • Miele’s Chicago Experience Center, Chicago, IL
  • Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom Southern California, Costa Mesa, CA

The public will also have a chance to vote for their favorite showroom for the new People’s Choice Award! Voting takes place the week following KBIS 2016, January 27-February 5, 2016, via the KBIS Facebook page.

The 2016 Innovative Showroom Awards are exclusively sponsored by American Standard Brands and GROHE , who are returning to KBIS as part of LIXIL Water Technology.

The winners will be announced from the KBISNeXT™ stage on January 19, 2016, at 3:45PM. Register now for KBIS 2016!

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