Established in 1963 as a network for kitchen dealers, the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) has evolved into the only all-industry, not-for-profit trade association for the estimated $189 billion kitchen and bath industry.
World Vision, a faith-based humanitarian organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families worldwide, has been making an impact over the last two decades through the partnership of companies in the construction and building supply industries.
Growing up in Cleveland, Louis Schlessinger was a young man with administrative skills and financial acumen. He befriended Frank Lifshitz, an owner of a local hardware store involved in building and repairing boilers.
The mission of HARDI, the national association of Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International, is “Making wholesale distributors the channel of choice for HVACR manufacturers and contractors.”
The personal approach is what has allowed Wal-Rich to grow. Started in 1950 in a stockroom in Long Island City, N.Y., Wal-Rich now spans three generations and is a national manufacturer and master distributor of plumbing, heating and industrial specialties.