It sure has been a wild first part of 2018! The city was all energized with our Vegas Knights! I am guessing there is a movie in the making. One thing is for sure, Vegas is back! We seem to be seeing a steady growth in tourism and the home builders can’t build fast enough. Let’s hope that this growth continues in a productive way for all of us.



The HD show was filled with activity, seminars, parties and networking. The layout seemed to be a little less confusing this year and traffic seemed to be a little lighter than in the past. Perhaps it is because everyone is so busy these days, they barely had time to get to the show. TRI-KES previewed many new products like our new P3TEC wall protection product. We also showcased new wallcoverings, fabrics and sheers from Stacy Garcia and Source One. We had a little sneak peak of the new Magnolia Collection from York that will roll out this summer. Joanna Gaines, the busy gal that she already is, carved out some time and designed some wonderful new wallcovering patterns for York.

Northland Furniture had a fun booth that cleverly displayed several of our collections but in miniature form. The fun thing about the collection is that the doors and the drawers worked on the scaled down displays. It was very well received by the attendees. A big thank you to all of you that took time to stop by the booths and the TRI-KES cocktail party to see what is new and exciting on the horizon.

Grand Rapids Chair has been busy with new table top designs this spring and get ready for a few new chair collections to be introduced later this year.

Tri-Tex has been gearing up for a big move to a larger facility and I am happy to announce that we are ready and able for whatever comes our way this year for bedding and drapery fabrication projects.

Rizzy Home will be getting ready for show at Las Vegas Market in late July and early August. We will be hosting an event at the showroom late this summer. Stand by for more info as the date gets closer.

I have decided to no longer represent Credible Hospitality. Please contact Anthony Marcucci directly for future requests for quote and bids. Due to TRI-KES’ ever expanding fabric selections, I will also no longer be representing Dekortex. I wish them both the very best.



The VIVA Awards were well attended this year and Forgotten Song Foundation gave out $10,000 in scholarships and grants to UNLV, CSN, The Joyce Straus Foundation, The Composer Showcase and American Jazz Initiative. It was a fun night and we had some fabulous food, wine, artists, musicians, raffle and silent auction items. We even had a mini flash mob with the scholarship winners from CSN & UNLV leading us into the showroom joining the band on stage for one fun chorus of “When the Saints Go Marching In”. We showcased a talented young lady, Roxy Jones, who played classical piano during the cocktail hour in the gallery.



Well, here we go again into the heat of summer. May you have a great second half of the year and hope you are able to escape the heat for a little R&R these next few months. As always, thank you for all your support over these years and have a fabulous summer.