Majestic was down a few key people last week. That’s because Danny, Bobby and Josh were in Las Vegas touring four fantastic kitchen and bath trade shows. We know you enjoy hearing about the latest and greatest as much as we do so here’s a peek at what they discovered during their days in the desert.
Below is an excerpt from Bobby Medlin’s notes from the road:
- New spray techniques are producing modern colors and textures in Cultured Stone, while thick tops and contemporary rectangular sinks are on trend.
- Over the last two years, Majestic has begun to see manufactured quartz gaining on natural granite. Now, it’s exploding.
- More generally, the industry is becoming more automated, but the consumers are requiring more mass customization.
- Our supplier Kohler had a booth that was the envy of the show. It was simple, elegant and very sophisticated. To see the industry leaders excited made us excited that the business is there to earn.
At all four shows Bobby, Danny and Josh caught up with some old friends and made some new ones. More importantly, they saw what is new and on trend, and that is the key to staying in business for as long as we have. We’re excited to have them back home so they can share what they learned with the entire Majestic team and bring the latest trends to our customers. Because in this case, what happened in Vegas will NOT stay in Vegas!
More about the Shows
Kitchen and Bath Industry Show 2015
Put on by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), this show brings together over 125,000 residential design and construction professionals. Our team got up close and personal with some of the most exciting new products in the kitchen and bath industry.
International Builders Show/Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2015
The NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) is the largest annual light construction show in the world and this year more than 75,000 attendees gathered from across the globe. With over 1,700 exhibitors, Danny, Bobby and Josh were plenty busy talking to builders from around the world to better understand their needs and how Majestic can serve them.
Surfaces 2015, Building and Construction Trade Show
Two shows in one! Surfaces is the leading floor covering, stone and tile industry event, while StonExpo/Marmomacc America’s is the nation’s number one natural stone show. Over four days, thousands of retailers, distributors, installers, architects, designers and home builders come together for education and networking as well as to showcase the industry’s latest. The team saw some amazing innovations in natural and engineered stone, not to mention fantastic new manufacturing techniques. And, it was great to share best practices with other professionals in our industry.