Preston Feather Building Centers is pleased to announce Carolyn Andrews, kitchen and bath designer with the Traverse City Showroom, has recently been designated by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) as one of 30 young professional designers under the age of 30.
Earlier this year the NKBA began a nation-wide search for 30 outstanding individuals under the age of 30 who are passionate in their profession and forward-thinking toward their success in the kitchen and bath industry. The purpose of the NKBA program is to engage and recognize young people who are the voice and next generation of kitchen and bath professionals.
Carolyn is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a major in Interior Design and a minor in Construction Management. In addition to her formal education, she also holds Green Build Certification, is a certified Home Inspector, and recently joined the board for the Northern Michigan Chapter of the NKBA and the Grand Traverse HBA.
Carolyn’s past experience has included a job as an estimator for a large national building corporation, a building material sales representative, and manager in the cabinetry and appliance field. Her focus in the past five years has solely encompassed kitchen and bath design. A combination of her prior experience in the construction and building industry and education, have contributed to Carolyn’s extensive expertise in kitchen and bath business and production. One of Carolyn’s recent kitchen remodels was selected and featured in the magazine, Northern Home & Cottage Magazine, which showcased twelve impressive kitchen designs throughout Northern Michigan. She joined Preston Feather Petoskey in January of 2012, transferring to the new Traverse City location one year later.
Carolyn is dedicated to getting the job done, while operating as quickly and efficiently as possible. With her knowledge of construction techniques, she can confidently assess the installation of her project design. Simply put, she believes that there is nothing as satisfying as overseeing the seamless transformation of a project from beginning to end. Carolyn states “I am ecstatic that I was chosen to participate. I am really looking forward to meeting all the other recipients and build professional relationships. This is a wonderful opportunity and I am eager to learn!”
Carolyn and the other 30 Under 30 up-and-comers will be recognized during KBIS (Kitchen & Bath Industry Show) 2014, February 4 – 6 in Las Vegas. Carolyn has been awarded full travel, accommodations and conference sessions at KBIS 2014.
“We are excited to present our 30 Under 30 young professionals at KBIS 2014 for the second year in a row,” says Nancy Barnes, NKBA Director of Learning. “The program launch in 2013 was a huge success with the group, which included enthusiastic entrepreneurs, forward-thinking CEOs, and cutting-edge designers who are all still in their 20s.”
About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
Now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®). With nearly 60,000 members, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry since the association’s 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. For more information, visit the NKBA Press Room or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522). KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.