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Innovative Design & Home Technology Trends – What You Missed at KBIS & IBS!

Wednesday, February 16th, 2022
9:00 PST

Didn’t have the opportunity to attend KBIS and/or NAHB’s IBS shows? We’ve got your covered! Join us for a comprehensive review of innovative new products, fresh design solutions, and evolving home technology from the following industry experts who attended the shows in Orlando.

Jeremy Miller
Sr Commercial Director – SmartHome Solutions, GE Appliances

Jeremy Miller is Sr Commercial Director – SmartHome Solutions for GE Appliances, where he is responsible for driving the marketing and commercialization strategy for the company’s B2B and B2C connected home platform called SmartHQ. Prior to joining GE Appliances, Jeremy was VP of Marketing at AI startup Sentient Technologies where he led the business’ growth and marketing initiatives, driving $36M in new business opportunity. Before Sentient, Mr. Miller was the Customer Innovation Leader at GE’s Measurement & Control business where he was responsible for identifying new market opportunities for GE’s industrial solutions in the power generation and oil & gas verticals. Prior to joining GE Measurement and Control, Jeremy was software product manager at GE Appliance’s where he worked for nearly 3 years helping the company develop and bring to market its appliance IoT platform. Before working for GE, Mr. Miller held various roles at startups in product marketing, business development and product management.

TK Wismer
Designer Department of the Interiors

T.K. Wismer started her career as a set and wardrobe designer, breathing life into commercials, television, and photography. In 2014, Wismer launched her company, Department of the Interiors, turning her focus toward residential and commercial interior projects. In 2017, she consulted with the group of strategists and designers at Deckel & Moneypenny, where she was introduced to the Café brand and fell in love with experiential storytelling and creating immersive environments. This is Wismer’s fifth KBIS season. Her unique point of view identifying trends and her ability to translate those strategies into compelling, integrated storytelling moments within the built environment has resulted in her disruptive designs being recognized as some of the best in the industry.

Ryan Rutzick
General Manager / President, ALL Inc.

Mr. Rutzick served as Executive Vice President and has been instrumental for the rapid growth of sales through his efforts advancing business development and building ALL Inc. into one of the nation’s largest builder distributors. Over his tenure, Mr. Rutzick has personally generated over $145 million in sales and growing ALL Inc.’s combined sales of near $715 million since 2003. He is active in a variety of civic, non-profit and industry trade associations. Mr. Rutzick is the founding member of the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce (SPACC) Young Professionals (YPro) group in 2005 and served on SPACC’s Board of Directors from 2010 to 2019. He has also been a board member of the Minnesota Multi-Housing Association, Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, and currently a board of director for Housing First Minnesota. In addition, as an industry leader, Mr. Rutzick sits on leadership councils for GE, Whirlpool, Electrolux, Samsung, and LG. Mr. Rutzick holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Previous Sessions

Top 5 Building Stronger Together Webinar Topics

Thursday, August 26th, 2021
9:00 PDT

Looking for the best webinars to attend? We’ve compiled the highlights of the five best webinars over the last year in under 60 minutes. You will find information from ADU’s to Zero Net Energy. Join us for an encore presentation of the five most popular topics:

1. Design Trends in Garage and Vertical Folding Doors
Doug Sequeira, from Carriage House Doors, discusses the trends and options for Garage and Vertical Folding doors. These doors are NOT your average garage or scenic door!

2. Sliding Door or Bifold Door? Which is right for your project?
Mariann Salvador, a Marvin Territory Manager in the South Bay of Northern California, explains the considerations in choosing a sliding door vs. a bifold door.

3. 6 Critical Factors to Designing and Building a ZNE Home
Zero Net Energy homes are still a growing trend in the United States. Ann Edminster (Zero-energy/emissions consultant, educator, author), talks about the 6 Critical Factors to Designing and Building a ZNE Home

4. Top Labor Challenges in the Building Industry
The building industry was facing labor shortage issues before the arrival of COVID-19. Now, the industry faces even more labor impacts. Industry entrepreneur Letitia Hanke focuses on how to fix labor challenges

5. ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units) are still a hot trend in 2021
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) have been known by many names. With many people still working at home, ADUs are an innovative, affordable, effective option for adding much-needed space. We review some of the top ADU trends.

New Products in 2021

Thursday, June 17th, 2021
9:00 PST

With shifting industry trends and remarkable innovations, we’ve been paying close attention. We take a look at some of the top home building products in this webinar.

ADU Building Trends

Thursday, April 22th, 2021
9:00 PST

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) have been known by many names: granny flats, in-law units, backyard cottages, and more. With more people working at home, ADUs are an innovative, affordable, effective option for adding much-needed space. Join us to review some of the top ADU trends.

2021 Remodeling Trends

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
9:00 PST

After a year that required more people to spend more time at home, many see 2021 as an opportunity to bring comfort and creativity to living spaces. Join us to take a look at some of the biggest home remodeling trends for 2021.

Labor Challenges – Workforce Education And Hiring

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
9:00 PST

One of the biggest challenges in operating a business is finding good talent.

Design Trends – Moving To Modern

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
9:00 PST

Guest Speakers:

  • Mitra Ahmadian – Architectural Consultant, BMD, Inc.
  • Brenda Brunk – Product Portfolio Strategist, Marvin
  • Erin Hermann – Modern Product Manager, Marvin
  • Doug Sequeira – General Manager, Carriage House Door
  • Greg Wozniak – Founder and CEO, Glenview Doors
  • Armen Hagobian – Designer, Edward Hagobian & Associates Architects Inc.

5 Essential Tips For Successful Scenic Door Upgrades

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
9:00 PST

For many remodel projects, clients are going from smaller doors/windows to massive door openings.  What are the pitfalls, requirements, pain points for these projects?

Guest Speakers:

  • Pat Bogdovitz - Precision Building Products, Services
  • Doug Wagner - Precision Building Products, Engineering
  • Mariann Salvador - BMD
  • Stephanie Mellor - Mellor Homes
  • Ryan Julien - Simpson Strong-Tie