The Decorative Plumbing + Hardware Association (DPHA) is a community of decorative plumbing and hardware professionals who believe in the positive impact of bringing people together.
The DPHA provides an opportunity to make connections with dealers, manufacturers and representatives within the decorative plumbing, hardware and home fixture industry. We offer a gathering place and a platform of shared interests.
We believe that the education of professionals within our Association – and exposure to new products and new ideas – is a cornerstone to professional development and success.
Exploring the Innovation Cycle with Martin Siwy, CEU Events
Phil Hotarek from Lutz Plumbing Inc. discusses the innovation cycle with Martin Siwy and his company, CEU Events. Martin shares his experiences with various manufacturers and how it led him to completely change event planning and attaining CEU credits in all building industries.
How Covid has Affected Supply Chain
The home building industry is experiencing a surge not seen in decades. Covid has kept people stuck in their homes, making them realize a change is needed. Whether it's remodeling or moving, supply just can't keep up with demand. This has greatly affected the DPH industry, as kitchens and baths are still the hottest rooms in the home to remodel.
Join Andrew Moss of Advance Plumbing, Traci D'Antoni of D'Antoni Sales Group and Todd Jacobi of Delta Faucet Company as we discuss how Covid has affected supply chain, what our member segments have done to combat the issues, and how we see the next 6-12 months unfolding.
The Consolidation Effect
Phil Hotarek hosts a discussion with Vik Szemerei from House of Rohl on the effects of consolidation in the DPH industry. Vik shares his personal experience with a company that transitioned from family owned manufacturer to a "pool to penthouse" provider.
The World of Virtual Showroom Consultations
In this session, DPHA will dig into how several of our dealer members are handling the world of virtual showroom consultations. What do they look like? How are they working? How does the close rate compare to in-person meetings?
· Jordan Tatosian, Premier Bath + Kitchen
· Jennifer Lopez, Director of Showrooms, ProSource Supply
· Jonas Weiner, President, Best Plumbing Tile & Stone
The Internet's Impact on the DPH Industry Part 2
The DPH industry has been battling the internet for years. IMAP policies have been created, some enforced better than others, some showrooms have become e-tailers and some manufacturers have even started selling their products online. COVID-19 has brought this battle to the forefront, as people are hesitant to go into stores and more of our customers are shopping online.
· Noah Taft, Senior VP Marketing + Sales, California Faucets
· Dan Chinitz, Owner of Creative Bath Sales
· John Parks, Owner of Parks Decorative Hardware and Plumbing
· Adam Waller, President and Founder, DDI System
Design Trends: Halfway Through 2020
We are halfway through 2020, and most of the country has been stuck inside their homes way more than ever before. Disposable income that would normally be spent on traveling is being redirected to making homes updated and more comfortable, especially kitchens and baths! Join a panel of designers as we discuss what was trending pre-COVID, and what is trending now!
· Jamie Galapo, Galapo Group Design (So Florida)
· Jessica Stewart Lendvay, Emily Summers (Dallas)
· Vanessa Helmick, Fiore Home (Maine)
Great content for K&B Industry
Content is informative and on the pulse of where the kitchen and bath industry is headed.