Join a Trade Association and Form Great Partnerships
Do you belong to your local trade association? Do you know what benefits you could see by doing so?
“A trade association, also known as an industry trade group, business association or sector association, is an organization founded and funded by businesses that operate in a specific industry. An industry trade association participates in public relations activities such as advertising, education, political donations, lobbying and publishing, but its main focus is collaboration between companies, or standardization. Associations may offer other services, such as producing conferences, networking or charitable events or offering classes or educational materials. Many associations are non-profit organizations governed by bylaws and directed by officers who are also members.” (source)
Patrick Kennedy of Superior Woodcraft in Doylestown, PA belongs to the Bucks-Mont Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). One of the many great outcomes Patrick has seen by being a part of this trade association is teaming up with a fellow member Bob DuBree of Creative Contracting in North Wales, PA to create a beautiful timeless kitchen remodel.
This custom kitchen was handcrafted using quarter sawn white oak and was inspired by the arts and crafts tradition.
This revolutionary era farmhouse, built in the rolling hills of Medford, NJ was in major need of remodeling. A cramped, two level, poorly designed space for modern living was recreated into a one-level spacious room by lifting the ceiling and creating a single level floor plan. The homeowners, originally from England and the birthplace of the arts & crafts tradition, found Superior Woodcraft’s custom quarter sawn white oak cabinetry to be exactly the old world feel they desired.
Superior Woodcraft’s traditional craftsmanship combined with DuBree’s simplicity of design creates a kitchen that demonstrates truth to material, structure and function. The atmosphere is inviting, calm and warming to the soul. This space is a retreat from today’s volatile and uncertain world. This kitchen is a testament to what can only be achieved by using hand-crafted cabinetry, local materials and local craftsman. Anything less is simply a material object, which lacks the integrity and spirit of the designer and craftsman; it lacks truth and honesty.
“Superior Woodcraft’s mission is to bring utility, beauty and harmony into our client’s homes and lives. Creative Contracting, where inspirational design and quality craftsmanship combine to create the home of your dreams. Together Superior Woodcraft and Creative Contracting create custom made dreams.” (source: Superior Woodcraft, Inc and Creative Contracting, Inc)