Kitchen Tune-Up Franchise System's Lead Designer Earns Industry Certification

Aberdeen, SD, May 16, 2008 --( Kitchen Tune-Up announced today that Tammy Doerr has earned certification as an Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the leading trade association for the kitchen and bath industry.

The premiere hallmark for kitchen and bath professionals, NKBA Certification is based on written examinations and industry experience. NKBA Certified Designers must also meet mandatory continuing education requirements annually. The AKBD certification recognizes achievement in the competencies necessary for both kitchen and bathroom design. The proficiencies required for the AKBD enhance an individual’s kitchen and bath career whether they are in industry sales, design or manufacturing.

To earn AKBD certification, the professional must document a minimum of two years of industry experience, successfully complete 30 NKBA Education hours, submit two professional affidavits and pass the written AKBD academic exam.

This combination of experience and education ensures that Tammy Doerr, AKBD, is a trained, qualified professional in the kitchen and bath industry. A member of the NKBA, Doerr is Lead Kitchen Designer and Trainer at Kitchen Tune-Up’s corporate offices. Members of the media are encouraged to contact Tammy Doerr, AKBD, for information on design projects, features stories and expert quotes and advice.

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association -
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade association that has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry since 1963. With nearly 40,000 members and growing, NKBA owns the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference (K/BIS). The mission of NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry. For more information, visit

About Kitchen Tune-Up -
Kitchen Tune-Up specializes in kitchen and bath remodeling. They offer their signature “Tune-Up” wood reconditioning service, cabinet refacing and redooring, custom cabinetry, no-sand wood floor restoration and acrylic bathtub liners. Franchises are available nationwide and in Canada. Learn more at

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Beth Schmitz