Honors & Awards

TOP 50 INNOVATOR AWARD

Kitchen and Bath Design News (KBDN) named Danielle Burger as one of the Top 50 Innovators in the kitchen and bath industry in their October 2017 issue.  The honored recipicants whose work, creative talents, business acumen and professionalism were nominated by their peers and carefully reviewed by the KBDN nominating committee.  KBDN is the leading business, design, and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.  Click here!

 

FORTY UNDER 40 AWARD

Every year Professional Remodeler Forty Under 40 Award Program recognizes a handful of young, promising industry professionals, who represent the industry both as it is and as it will soon be, and 2018 has an exceptional group. These are the minds that will overcome the labor shortage and embrace the next generation of technology and will take remodeling into an era of new professionalism and efficiency.  Click here!  and Click here! and Click here too!

 

BEST OF HOUZZ 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 AWARD

Kitchen Vitality Design has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The company was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 1 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. The Best Of Houzz award is given in three categories: Design, Customer Satisfaction, and Photography. Honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews received. Click here!

 

NATIONAL DESIGN AWARD – 1st PLACE

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) named Danielle Burger as one of the winners of the 2017 NKBA Design Competition at the Design Competition and Industry Awards ceremony held January 9 at the Epcot World Showplace in Orlando, Florida. She won 1st Place for Small Bathroom category. Click here!

 

NATIONAL DESIGN AWARD – GOLD

Kitchen Vitality Design was named a winner of the 2016 Design Award in the annual national competition presented by Professional Remodeler magazine. Kitchen Vitality Design won the Gold Award in the Bathroom under $30,000 category. Professional Remodeler’s Design Awards recognize outstanding remodeling projects in 23 categories. Entries submitted by residential remodeling companies from around the country are judged on quality, design expertise, material choices, and problem solving and creativity by a panel of four expert judges from the industry. Click here!

 

PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR 2016 RECIPIENT

Danielle Burger has been named THE 2016 NKBA U PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR. The four-month contest culminated live at KBIS 2016 in Las Vegas, where Burger and three other Finalists took to the NKBA Center Stage before a panel of judges and full audience of KBIS attendees. Her persuasive speech focused on NKBA University’s customer learning path and the importance of continuing education and professional development. Click here! and here! and here!

 

ELECTED INDUSTRY OFFICER

Danielle Burger is slated for the 2017 VP of Professional Development position – NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter. Her responsibilities include chairing the Chapter Professional Development Committee, seeking sources for continuing education opportunities, promoting participation in conferences and certification programs, and leading study groups twice a year, among other things. Danielle is a proud member of the NKBA and looks forward to volunteering as an officer.

 

DESIGN COMPETITION JUDGE

Danielle Burger participated as a judge in a 2015 NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter Kitchen and Bath Design Competition. Categories for the Bath and the Kitchen were each separated into Small, Medium, and Large based on square footage of each space. The entries were judged on the following five core areas: Safety & Ergonomics, Elements & Principles of Design, Creativity & Solutions, Presentation, and Visual Appeal. Awards were given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each category. Awards were also given for specialty categories which included Green Design, Universal Design, and Budget Friendly Kitchen or Bath.  

 

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION

Danielle Burger announces her certification as a Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer (CKBD) from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), the leading trade association for the kitchen and bath industry. They are highly skilled in design, space planning and product selection and have extensive knowledge of building codes, flooring materials, appliances, and mechanical systems. They write specifications and draw plans that are easily interpreted by plumbers, electricians, and installers. A CKBD must meet specific requirements such as 60 hours of approved kitchen and bath education, at least 5 years work experience, and pass a comprehensive academic and practical exam.