RSI Professional Cabinet Solutions Line of Frameless Cabinetry KCMA Certified

ANSI 280 logo [Converted] copyRSI Professional Cabinet Solutions (RSI PCS) is proud to announce that their line* of European-inspired, frameless cabinetry has passed the stringent Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) certification process. The company’s frameless kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanity cabinets are now in conformance with American National Standard ANSI/KCMA A161.2-2012, Performance and Construction Standard for Kitchen, Vanity Cabinets and comply with the provision of paragraph 611-1.1, HUD Minimum Property Standards – Housing 4910.1 (9/8/86).

Referenced by U.S. government agencies, architects, builders, remodelers, and other specifiers, the KCMA has administered nationally-recognized performance standards for cabinets since 1955. An advocate for the industry, their certification program assures the specifier or user of kitchen cabinets and bath vanities that the cabinet bearing the blue and white seal complies with the rigorous standards set by ANSI and sponsored by the KCMA. Once certified, manufacturers are independently tested twice annually to maintain certification credentials.

“Being KCMA certified guarantees that our frameless cabinets meet or exceed the demanding performance standards set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI),” said Christopher Harley, vice president, sales and marketing, RSI Professional Cabinet Solutions. “The assurance this provides to our customers is monumental as we continue to produce and delivery top quality cabinetry.”

The KCMA certification program tests the reliability of the cabinetry by performing a series of tests, such as:

  • Five structural tests measuring the cabinet’s structural integrity
  • Two drawer tests measuring mechanisms and capabilities
  • Two door operation tests measuring durability
  • Four finish tests measuring usage

RSI PCS Announces Natural Maple Interiors Standard with Maple and Oak Cabinets

RSI Professional Cabinet Solutions (RSI PCS) announces the inclusion of a new natural Maple interior for the company’s frameless line of Maple and Oak cabinets*. Standard with the full line of Maple and Oak door styles*, the natural characteristics of the maple interior highlight a durable and bright, light maple wood grain, complementing the exemplary beauty of the cabinet’s exterior.

In addition to the standard natural Maple interiors, the Maple and Oak base cabinets have a new, matching metabox drawer with Powder Coated sides and rails and natural Maple shelves. Further enhancements to the upper wall cabinets include a natural Maple finished top and bottom. The RSI PCS frameless line of Thermofoil cabinets continue to come standard with the company’s durable, white laminate interiors.

Wall and Base Maple Interior OpenNatural Maple Interiors Standard Specifications

  • Natural Maple EB-Cured laminate interior
  • KCMA tested and certified
  • Matching standard metabox drawer with Powder Coated sides and rails (BaseCabinet only)
  • Natural Maple finished top and bottom (Wall Cabinet only)

“As we continue to improve upon our quality frameless cabinets, we want to ensure our product appeals to all homeowners, nationwide. Updating our wood cabinet boxes with natural Maple interiors does just that as it increases the aesthetics of our Maple and Oak wood offerings,” said Christopher Harley, vice president of dealer and distributor sales, RSI Professional Cabinet Solutions. “We are utilizing quality EB-cured paper that not only is appealing and long-lasting, it adds value to the home, and is simple to clean and maintain. And, that is something homeowners want.”

RSI PCS Welcomes Rudy Escobar as Account Manager

RSI PCS welcomes Rudy Escobar as the company’s newest Account Manager for the Southern California residential builder market. A well-respected professional with nearly 15 years of sales experience in the residential home building industry, Escobar is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with top residential builders while supporting the expansion of the company’s European-inspired line of frameless cabinetry.

As a Territory Sales Manager for Primera from 2013 – 2015, Escobar’s key leadership capabilities played an integral part in managing the Southern California Richmond American portfolio. Escobar also served as Territory Sales Manager for MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc., from 2000 – 2013 where he was primarily-focused on single and multi-family residential home builders in California and successfully completed the implementation and delivery of several key initiatives with the top three accounts in Southern California delivering over $7.8M in annual sales. Join us in welcoming Rudy to the RSI PCS team.

RSI PCS Welcomes Randy Tipps as Market Development Manager for Chicago Metro

RTippsphotoRSI Professional Cabinet Solutions (RSI PCS) welcomes Randy Tipps as Market Development Manager for Chicago Metro as the company continues to expand nationally. Randy is responsible for developing long-term relationships with local cabinet dealers and distributors as he introduces and promotes the company’s frameless line of kitchen and bath cabinetry.

With more than 30 years in the building materials industry, including kitchen and bath, Randy is an accomplished professional with the proven aptitude to build and retain strong customer relationships. Most recently, Randy was the Territory Account Manager for Masco Cabinetry where he managed a number of cabinet and countertop lines within the dealer and distributor multi-family and builder businesses. The management of this multi-million dollar territory allowed Randy to gain market share while he also developed product training and conducted territory analysis.

Celebrate Chocolate Mint Day

ChocolateMintDayWe know there are many days to observe throughout the year, but today unites two of the world’s favorite flavors—mint and chocolate—making it the official Chocolate Mint Day. From cookies and brownies to cheesecake and ice cream, chocolate mint goes hand-in-hand. Indulge in your favorite minty, chocolate treat today! And, here’s one of our favorites, combining ice cream, cookies and chocolate: Mint Cookie Ice Cream Cups.