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CEU Title: Casegoods 101

CEU Description:
Hotels are one of the first locations that can set the tone for travelers coming from all over the world. It’s a structural reminder of the aesthetics to that particular region and culture. This is why considering all possible use cases for hotel guests will play a role in selecting your casegoods as they will be sleeping, eating, relaxing and working in this space. Not only is durability important, a designer must account for function and aesthetic to set the right mood. In this course, we will cover the fundamentals of Casegoods, and what to look for when specifying them for your next project. We will cover health and safety tips, as well as the potential guests needs and welfare. We will go through a general guideline to casegoods as participants will learn through examples of finished hospitality projects in understanding the importance of casegoods.

Company Biography:
Established in 1985, Kimball Hospitality is the leader in hospitality casegoods. Trusted by the most prominent brands in the industry, Kimball Hospitality brings a best-in-class product and an all-inclusive experience to designers, buyers and owners. Kimball Hospitality specializes in casegoods and seating projects, and our acquisition of D’Style, a powerhouse in the public space sector, significantly expands our capability as a full facility provider. We provide services that allow us to be a “concierge” to those who partner with us, making KH the “go-to” for hospitality projects. From design consultation, product engineering and project management, to on-time shipments and installation support, we’re there every step of the way to build long-term, meaningful relationships.

Presenter Biography:
Walter Rice is a Director of Sales for Kimball Hospitality. In this role, he coordinates the purchase, manufacturing design, and delivery of casegoods and upholstered product for hotel guest rooms and public areas. He works externally with owners, purchasing groups, and designers. Internally, he manages the criteria of the project with product development, customer service, and logistics. Walter is also on the advisory board for Hospitality Cares.

Walter began working in electronics in 1981, before starting his career in furniture. He started with Kimball Office in 1983, working his way through inventory control, CNC programming, and engineering before transferring to Kimball Hospitality in 1996 as a design engineer. In 2001, Walter migrated to Project Management, becoming a Senior PM in 2012. In 2018, he moved into the Sales Director role with a focus on high end, custom furniture. Walter’s goal is to leave everything better than he found it and create unique solutions that make the customer smile. Projects are a personal source of pride. But even more important are the friendships he forms along the way.

Presenter Contact: Walter Rice

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