Local Designer at Riverside Construction Earns Industry Certification Recognized for Expertise in Kitchen & Bath Design

Kelly Grish, DesignerWest Lafayette, IN (May 2019)—Kelly Grish of Riverside Construction announced today that she has earned certification as an Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the world’s leading trade association for the kitchen and bath industry.

The hallmark for kitchen and bath professionals, NKBA certification is based on continuing professional development, comprehensive exams, and industry experience. Its purpose is to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

The Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) certification recognizes extraordinary experience and achievement in kitchen and bath design, with specialized qualifications in product selection, space planning, materials, and finishes.

“Having a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Purdue University gave Kelly a broad knowledge of residential and commercial design,” said Andy Haste, owner of Riverside Construction. “The AKBD certification indoctrinates her into an internationally recognized group of proficiency experts, providing our clients extra assurance and confidence in our space planning and design capabilities.”

Proven to be an exemplary designer and professional in general, Kelly demonstrates the utmost dedication to the kitchen and bath industry. With all requirements met for trying out the next level of certification (five years of experience and sixty hours of NKBA education units), Kelly plans to keep climbing the ladder, applying for a Kitchen & Bath Designer (CKBD) certification next. The CKBD certification would further validate Kelly’s specialization in the design, planning, and execution of residential kitchens and bathrooms.

About Riverside Construction

Serving West Lafayette since 2008, Riverside Construction is an award-winning residential design/build firm that specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodels, basement renovations and room additions. Riverside Construction provides personalized, home design and remodeling services that promise an enjoyable, smooth remodeling experience, delivered on time and on budget.

For more information, visit https://www.riversideconstruction.com/

About NKBA

The National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade group that serves and represents the firms and individuals involved in all aspects of the residential kitchen and bath industry. Established in 1963 as a network of kitchen dealers, it has evolved into the premier association of designers, retailers, remodelers, manufacturers, distributors, fabricators, installers and other industry professionals.  As the only trade association dedicated exclusively to this industry, the NKBA is the leading source of information and education for consumers and professionals alike. For more information, visit https://nkba.org/.

Riverside Construction Makes General Contractors Magazine List of the Best Kitchen Remodeling Contractors in Indiana


GC Magazine is a web-based magazine dedicated to celebrating the best general contractors in America. Comprised of construction experts, researchers, and writers they highlight the best general contractors by city all throughout the United States. They produce annual ranked lists using criteria such as a history of quality service and the ability to work within the specified budget and timeframe. All the firms listed have been evaluated based on their business affiliations, portfolio, years of experience, track record, and customer service.

In 2019, Riverside Construction has made their list as #2 of the #15 top kitchen remodelers in Indiana.

View the full list here.