NKBA 30 Under 30 to be featured at KBIS next January in Las Vegas. Rob Cooper has been selected as one of the 30 Under 30 recipients by The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) for the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show 2016 (KBIS®), to be held January 19-21 in Las Vegas.
“For the fourth year in a row, we are excited to present our 30 Under 30 young professionals at KBIS 2016,” says Nancy Barnes, NKBA Director of Learning. “Each year we continue to be delighted by the success of the program, which brings together a group of bright, enthusiastic twenty-something entrepreneurs, forward-thinking CEOs, and cutting-edge designers. It is a privilege to work with them, and I’m looking forward to seeing them in Las Vegas.”
The goal of the NKBA 30 Under 30 Program is to acknowledge outstanding young professionals, while helping these individuals to immerse and apply themselves to new opportunities for growth and development in support of the industry.
Rob Cooper has been involved with the construction industry since 2002. Initially beginning his career as a carpenter in the United Kingdom, he went on to work for an international commercial construction company, assisting in the completion of some of the most advanced and innovative project designs in Europe and Scandinavia. He then transitioned into a sales and managerial role for a regional leader in lumber and material sales in the UK, while maintaining an active role in the family electrical contracting business.
In 2013, Rob moved to the U.S. after marrying wife, Sarah. After volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, he began to work for White Oak Construction in a sales and project management role. Rob was offered the position of Director of Business Development nine months later due to his ability to grow White Oak Construction's presence in the accessibility and home modification marketplace. In the last 18 months, White Oak Construction has become one of the largest installers of Medicaid, Vocational Rehabilitation and Aging in Place projects in the Midwest. He was awarded the CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist) qualification and CGP (Certified Green Professional) qualification in 2014. Rob's continual involvement with all aspects of the construction process, from initial site consultations and estimating, to purchasing and project management, helps him to continually grow his knowledge base. He will be a speaker at KBIS 2016, as one of the 'Voices From The Industry'.
Rob would like to see the current trend continue with regards to Aging in Place home modifications, and expand into surrounding states throughout 2016. Working with the country’s leading manufacturers and installers, Rob and White Oak Construction continue to innovate and expand in this continually growing market.
“After just 2 years of living in the US, it is a great honor to be selected as one of the 30 Under 30’s. I hope that I will be able to continually contribute to the construction industry’s growth in Indianapolis and help others become more knowledgeable on topics that, at the moment, are somewhat forgotten.”
On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, the group of 30 young professionals will present their findings on the Las Vegas show floor in a presentation for KBIS 2016 show attendees. They will share the results of their explorations and answer questions from the audience.Click here to read about the 30 Under 30 Award. Click here to learn more about the recipients. Click here to learn more about the KBIS.
July 2015 - Corner Bakery Café will make its inaugural debut in Indiana on August 10th at the Clay Terrace Mall in Carmel. With construction completed ahead of schedule and under budget, White Oak Construction has set the stage for the grand entrance. With elaborate woodwork, custom tile, and a mix of classy traditional and modern finishes, this Corner Bakery will be a cozy place to grab lunch or chat over a cup of coffee.
Corner Bakery has an expanded menu featuring local favorites and a large variety of flavorful sandwiches, hand-tossed salads and desserts made from scratch. The menu contains specialty items such as hot breakfasts, including oatmeal and made-to-order egg dishes, as well as lunch and dinner entrees like famous grilled paninis and pastas. Also, several seasonal fresh products are highlighted throughout each year. Each menu item is made-to-order, so every guest can feed their cravings in a way that fits their lifestyle.
Plans are already in place to bring more Corner Bakery Café’s to Indiana. “We’re already researching several potential locations,” says Mike Bucci, Operations Partner at Café Indy, LLC a franchisee of Corner Bakery Cafe, “with at least 10 new café’s to come in the area.”
Jon Aiello, Chief Operating Officer at Café Indy, LLC, commented, “White Oak will always be our first choice for contractors. They are professional, organized and our entire construction process is made seamless because of all of their behind the scenes legwork.”
June 2015 - The 2014 Window Contest Winners, Mr and Mrs. Moody of Brownsburg, IN, were presented their check by Sam Luppino, President of White Oak Construction. See us at one of these area events soon in order to be entered to win the 2015 contest!
May 2015 - Soon the first Corner Bakery Cafe in Indiana will be ready for business! Our commercial team is currently constructing this Clay Terrace Mall cafe and say they'll be on time and on budget with this new addition to the Carmel, Indiana community. Click here to check out their menu!
April 2015 - We're proud to support the Life Centers organization. On April 23 we sponsored the 32nd Annual Celebration of Life banquet. With over 1,200 friends in attendance, it was a huge success.
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