The kitchen and bath industry continues to prosper largely due to the efforts of innovators who aren’t afraid to lead the way and chart their own course, whether through design, education, technology, showroom development, community service, new business models or specialty areas that evolve alongside today’s ever-changing consumers.
Kitchen and Bath Design News Magazine selected 50 top innovators whose work, creative talents, business acumen and professionalism are currently leading the way for industry, elevating the kitchen and bath trade. Nominated by their peers and then carefully reviewed by the KBDN nominating committee, the 2017 Innovators reflect a true cross section of the industry.
Congratulations to Morris Black president, Bob Black, for being awarded one of Kitchen & Bath Design News Top 50 Innovators! He was selected for his legacy of community service and fine design. Bob Black has long recognized the value of fostering a corporate environment that encourages community service. Morris Black has set examples for community service through their involvement with various local organizations, and the family has upheld that tradition, along with the firm’s role as a trendsetter.
In 1976, Morris Black and Sons predicted the do-it-yourself trend by opening a free-standing home center to market building products directly to homeowners. In 1986, the company consolidated its operations in a facility located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. An architectural millwork department was created to supply the commercial and institutional markets, giving Morris Black the ability to manufacture its own custom casework. Today, Morris Black and Sons and Morris Black Designs are on the cutting edge of innovation, embracing current technology trends, like 3D augmented reality, to provide homeowners the opportunity to stand in their virtual kitchen.
Click here to read the full article in the digital edition of Kitchen & Bath Design News October 2017 issue. Stay updated on the latest company news by liking Morris and Black on Facebook!
#MorrisBlackDesigns #BeTheJoneses #KBDN