Houston, TX – Bath and Kitchen Buying Group (BKBG), one of the leading buying groups aimed at kitchen and bath dealers, has celebrated its fifth anniversary and elected its officers and board of directors for 2001, the organization announced.
The Houston-based BKBG, which recently added its 216th member showroom, conducted its bi-annual fall conference in St. Louis recently, and announced the addition of nine new preferred vendors, bringing the organization’s total of preferred vendors to 74. BKBG also said that group purchases from its vendors were 70% ahead of the prior year.
Elected by the buying group for 2001 were the following: president Stu Dettelbach, SD Kitchens, Baltimore; first v.p. Tony Piazza, RSI Kitchen & Bath, St. Louis; v.p. Barry Carnow, Aquaworks, Evanston, IL; treasurer Bob Lando, Community Home Supply, Chicago, and secretary Nancy Braamse, Olde World Cabinetry, Largo, FL.
Elected to BKBG’s board of directors were Rick Bozynski, Sara Busby, Kimball Derrick, Rick Glickman, Gerald Johnson, Lee King, Peggy McGowen, Gary Nagel, Dave Norton, Charles Olsen, Ralph Palmer, Rich Petrella, Thompson Price and John Strong.