The team at Snappy Kitchens design studio recently celebrated a distinguishing achievement. Erica Illions, lead designer, was named to the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) Thirty Under 30, Class of 2018.
“I feel so fortunate to work for a company that has given me the opportunities to accomplish everything I have,” Ellions said. “Without the owners of the company trusting me and allowing me to wear so many hats, there’s no way I would have received this honor.”
Illions was nominated for the honor by several of her peers. To qualify, applicants must work in the kitchen and bath industry, be involved in their local communities, have industry certifications, be leaders in NKBA or other industry-related organizations and have innovative accomplishments.
Erica was instrumental in launching Snappy Kitchens, which specializes in revitalizing home kitchens and baths in Dallas and Atlanta.
Their designers work to quickly tackle smaller remodel transformations, where clients want more of a refreshing “facelift” for their space than a full “demo & reno.” Erica’s keen eye for design and understanding of the design process helped her continually grow the business since 2010.
NKBA Thirty Under 30 honorees receive a free trip to the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), in Orlando. This includes show passes, airfare and lodging, networking opportunities with lauded industry professionals and other perks. The Class of 2018 will make their debut January 9, 2018.
This year’s Class has a new challenge before them; they’ll be assigned to teams to develop a “Product of the Future,” which will be presented at KBIS. NKBA began their Thirty Under 30 in 2013 to recognize, capture the voice of and celebrate future rock stars in the kitchen and bath industry.
“We’re proud of Erica’s incredible contributions to Snappy Kitchens,” Jennifer Sherrill, co-founder/vice president of Snappy Kitchens, said. “We’re honored to have two Thirty Under 30 honorees on our teams. This shows our dedication to the kitchen and bath industry and the importance we place on continuing education.” For more on the award-winning team at Snappy Kitchens, call the Dallas showroom at 214-390-1600 or Atlanta at 470-268-7787.