Welcome to 2026

8th Weekend Edition of Breakfast and a BlogI am sitting here just taking in all the changes that have happened over the last 5 years. When I look back over this very unsettled Kitchen & Bath Industry, I hardly know where to begin. The best place to start is with the main thing that quickly changed […]

Miracle on ice

I would probably just be embarrassing myself if I shared how many times I have watched the Walt D. movie “Miracle” but suffice it to say, it’s a lot, but not as many times as I have heard the term “Transitory Inflation” lately…. Ugh… enough already! I am honoring the team’s 40th anniversary win over […]

The Impact of Vertical Integration

I guess the first thing we should talk about is what exactly vertical integration means. Simply put, when a manufacturer of finished goods sells directly to the end consumer. Now, in the Kitchen and Bath industry, that could mean Builders, Remodelers etc. It could also start with raw materials, but we will leave that segment out […]