SEN Names Don Jessup Businessperson Of The Year

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The SEN Design Group announced today that Don Jessup, President of McDaniels Kitchen & Bath of Lansing, MI, was selected as the 16th recipient of the M. A. Peterson Businessperson of The Year Award. The award was presented during the organization’s National Spring Conference before a gathering of 200+ members and vendors.

The SEN Design Group announced today that Don Jessup, President of McDaniels Kitchen & Bath of Lansing, MI, was selected as the 16th recipient of the M. A. Peterson Businessperson of The Year Award. The award was presented during the organization’s National Spring Conference before a gathering of 200+ members and vendors.

Jessup was recognized for the outstanding client service improvements made to his firm and for his extraordinary support given to the group in 2012. Humble like the man for whom the award was named, Jessup already had developed a large, successful kitchen and bath business. Yet he implemented many of the recommendations offered by his SEN colleagues. Jessup’s firm increased their material purchases from SEN Preferred Vendors by 194% and achieved a national ranking of 5th within the group.

“Don Jessup is a quiet, modest business person that opened up his firm to embrace change, something that is often intimidating and can be considered uncomfortable. But Jessup had the courage to embrace his peers’ advice, and his business flourished even more as a result. That’s true leadership,” commented Ken Peterson, CKD, President of SEN Design Group.

The award is named in honor of Peterson’s father who made some notable contributions to the kitchen and bath industry during his 30-year career. M. A. Peterson helped establish NKBA in 1963, served on its Board of Directors for many years, was honored as the world’s first Certified Kitchen Designer, and inducted into the Industry Hall Of Fame in 1988 - its inaugural year. The SEN Design Group makes this award annually in memory of M. A. Peterson who died in March of 1997.

About SEN Design Group
The SEN Design Group is the industry’s first kitchen and bath buying and business development group. As an 18-year-old professional organization, SEN has over 210 members nationwide and more than 75 quality vendors in cabinetry, appliances, plumbing fixtures, decorative hardware, closets, lighting, bathroom products, flooring, tile, business services and accessories who offer their products/services to the membership at group rates. Additionally, SEN offers over 40 business development services to its membership, including financial planning, business coaching, business management training, sales training programs, marketing tools to generate leads, networking, and management systems. For more information on SEN visit http://www.sendesigngroup.com.

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