Gene is CEO of Thrive Home Builders of Denver, Colorado. A mid-sized builder, Thrive is Professional Builder Magazine's Builder of the Year. Known for healthy, energy efficient homes, Thrive also recently garnered the US Department of Energy's Grand Award for Housing Innovation.
Bob has 31 years of experience in the home building industry. He joined Whirlpool in 1999, and for the past 18 years has held eight roles of increasing responsibility in Sales, Brand, Product, Marketing and Merchandising. Leading the builder business for Whirlpool has been a passion and privilege. Prior to joining Whirlpool, Bob worked for 13 years in the kitchen cabinet industry for companies in Minneapolis, San Francisco and Las Vegas. Bob is married, has two children, is currently living in South Bend, Indiana and works at the Whirlpool corporate headquarters in Benton Harbor, Michigan. His personal interests include reading, golf & biking.
Scott Sedam is President of TrueNorth Development, now in its 21st year with a staff of 5 field consultants. TrueNorth conducts consulting projects and training workshops with more than 250 clients in 5 countries, known to improve product, process supplier/trade relationships, customer satisfaction and profit. Scott's hard-hitting presentations on key building industry issues are a popular feature at conferences and company meetings. He is also a multiple award-winning contributing editor for Professional Builder Magazine. Scott is a long-time Judge of the National Housing Quality Award was a past Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Bill Darcy is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), a forward-thinking trade organization serving the $134 billion kitchen and bath industry. It owns the premier trade event in this space, the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), and serves 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of employees.
Chet Willis is Western Window Systems' vice president of production builder sales, reporting to president and chief executive officer Scott Gates. He is responsible for the business operations and management of the company's Volume Program, designed to help production builders differentiate their homes and drive sales.
Angela Wellborn O'Neill is the Director of Marketing and Advertising at Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. Angela was born and raised in and around the family business and began working in her father's cabinet manufacturing business at a very young age. Since graduating from Auburn University, earning her degree in Marketing, Angela has worked in the Marketing for the family business. Angela and her husband Kevin have four beautiful children where they reside in Anniston Alabama.
The business began in 1950 when his father Mario started building homes, instilling his love of construction, work ethic and high standards in Victor at a very early age. Victor took the reins and has been leading the company since 1980, honoring the same commitment to quality and integrity and taking the business to the next level. Today, Farina & Sons is regarded as one of the premier custom home and remodeling companies in Central Florida, having received many local and national awards and honors. Victor's professional expertise and honesty is widely respected in the building industry and in the community.
Kate Clarke has created beautiful interiors all over the world. Her greatest attribute is turning a house into a home by creating an atmosphere that wraps its arms around you. Kate's success results from over 25 years of experience, truly listening to her clients, and subsequently delivering their dreams. When it comes to running a business, Kate strongly believes that customer service is the key to success. With this in mind, she has created a new concept: a service based design service that stands out from the rest.
Founded in Phoenix in 1959, Western Window Systems designs and manufactures door and window systems that bring indoor and outdoor spaces together. Inspired by modern living, our high-quality products are available in custom sizes, standardized sets, and massive dimensions for unlimited design possibilities in residential, prefab, retail, commercial, and educational projects. From superior craftsmanship and timeless design to exceptional customer service, Western Window Systems is a preferred choice of architects, builders, and homeowners throughout North America.
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®). With 13,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in segments of the $134 billion kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since its founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide.
Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. is excited to reveal the new Full Access Frameless line, Aspire Cabinetry. This addition truly makes Wellborn Cabinet an aggregate choice for all consumers. Aspire Cabinetry will offer over 40 door profiles with over 100,000 species and finish combinations featuring door style selections of Wood; Decorative Laminate Veneer (DLV): Textured Melamine; Smooth Melamine; Solid High Gloss, Matte, Metal and Glass Doorsand designer colors; as well as three drawer options including Wood, Deluxe Metal and Superior Metal. With the addition of Aspire Full Access Frameless to the many brands Wellborn offers, Aspire Cabinetry adds the finishing touch to Wellborn Cabinets extensive product offering.
Every project and every homeowner is different, and Whirlpool Corporation provides a clearly differentiated portfolio of brands to suit every need. From the value-driven simplicity of Amana brand to the status and prestige of Jenn-Air brand, each brand is strategically designed with a specific customer and home type in mind. You know your homes and your customers. And the Whirlpool Corporation portfolio of brands can help you choose the appliance brand, style, features and upgrades that will allow you to provide them with the complete home experience they're looking for.
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