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MAKER OF DANVER OUTDOOR KITCHENS ENTERS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH BROWN JORDAN

July 2, 2012

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BROWN JORDAN ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC LICENSING PARTNERSHIP WITH CT ACQUISITIONS

Brown Jordan® Outdoor Kitchen Collection will combine unmatched style, unrivaled quality and functionality providing enhanced outdoor living solutions for homeowners, designers and builders.

El Monte, Ca. (April 2012) — Brown Jordan, the leading brand in outdoor leisure furnishings, announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Wallingford, CT.-based CT Acquisitions., to develop and market a collection of high quality and stylish outdoor kitchens.  The Brown Jordan® Outdoor Kitchen collection will include a breadth of exclusive cabinetry designs and styles to meet the needs of today’s consumers, architects, designers, and builders who seek Outdoor Kitchens that can uniquely fit the décor, style and personal tastes for an outdoor living environment.   CT Acquisitions, maker of Danver Stainless Steel Cabinetry, will develop Brown Jordan’s first-ever designer line of custom outdoor kitchens.

“CT Acquisitions is a pioneer in the industry of outdoor kitchens and has been pushing the market development over the past decade.  They have a proven track record of high quality and innovation and by offering the most extensive selection of outdoor kitchen cabinetry and related equipment in the industry, the Brown Jordan collection will reflect the outdoor leisure and entertaining heritage of our brand,”, said Chris Carmicle, President of Brown Jordan.

CT Acquisitions flagship offering is stainless steel cabinetry which continues to grow in popularity as homeowners demand, and designers create, robust outdoor living spaces with functional kitchens. Outdoor kitchen owners are looking for more than quality appliances that fit into standard designs.  They are seeking elegant outdoor kitchen solutions with adaptable cabinetry layouts that represent high-quality and premium design without the high price tag for maintenance and repair. The Brown Jordan collection will offer the durability of stainless steel combined with the style of various customized wood grain patterns, designer paint colors and subtle textures that are virtually maintenance free.

“We are excited to offer discerning trade customers a toolkit with which to build value into their designs helping them express their vision and creativity for consumer’s outdoor living environment,” said Mitch Slater, president of Danver.  “As the industry leader, we feel confident that Brown Jordan can accelerate the overall consumer, designer, and architect community awareness and penetration of this category – and we’re excited to provide both new and existing channel partners with a functional and profitable outdoor kitchen collection that emphasizes great style and creative choice. The Brown Jordan name is synonymous with outdoor entertainment and leisure and we’re proud to partner with them to launch a new, innovative product line. ”

“Brown Jordan and CT Acquisitions are both proven leaders in the outdoor living industry, and we share a commitment to superior design and high quality products,” said Mitch Slater. “We’re confident that this will be a strategic opportunity to lead a rapidly growing product category and launch an outdoor kitchen collection that is relevant to the needs of the market place.”

Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens will debut at HD Expo 2012 in May in Las Vegas.  The collection will be available to the trade at select Dealers and Brown Jordan Showrooms and via consumer retail at specialty outdoor and other dealers in 2012.

About Brown Jordan

Since 1945, Brown Jordan has designed iconic leisure furnishings that defined and transformed an industry. Established by Robert Brown and Hubert Jordan in Pasadena, California, Brown Jordan was the first company to create furniture for full-time outdoor use. The first of these innovative designs, constructed of tubular aluminum and vinyl lace, was fittingly called “Leisure” and marked the birthplace of outdoor furniture.

Brown Jordan furniture is designed to complement your leisure lifestyle. The Brown Jordan portfolio features more than 30 collections in a range of design styles and material. Distinctive silhouettes are hand- and machine-crafted into high quality furnishings that enhance traditional, transitional, and contemporary environments. Our collections are appropriate for residential and contract environments, both indoors and out. Known for producing stylish, award-winning designs, we have built a reputation on more than 60 years as the industry leader in innovation and design integrity.

Corporate offices are located at 9860 Gidley Street, El Monte, California 91731. Find inspiration at www.brownjordan.com.

About CT Acquisitions

Headquartered in Wallingford, Conn., CT Acquisitions is the leading provider of stainless steel outdoor kitchens, cabinetry and amenities for outdoor living including ventilation hoods, kitchen carts, US made stainless steel gas grills, refrigerators, ice makers, pizza ovens, ceramic smoker/grills, and outdoor bartending centers…all designed to maximize enjoyable outdoor entertainment.  www.danver.com

BROWN JORDAN is a trademark of Brown Jordan International, Inc. and is used under license to CT Acquisitions, LLC.

Brown Jordan
Contact: Stephen Elton, Chief Brand Officer                                                
Direct: (703)625-1648
selton@brownjordan.com

CT Acquisitions/Danver
Media Contact:  Laura Roman                                                
Direct:  770-595-1266
lroman@kleberandasociates.com

Trends in Outdoor Kitchen Design 2012

June 5, 2012
Stainless steel outdoor kitchen

New Orleans Rooftop Outdoor Kitchen by Danver

With outdoor living projects on the rise, DANVER is proud to be an industry trendsetter and major contributor for the past ten years.  We have seen with our years of experience, sales and daily interactions, that the principal trend in upscale outdoor living is moving beyond just building an outdoor kitchen toward creating a complete outdoor living and area where the kitchen is one component.

During the first half of 2010, we noticed a major shift in outdoor kitchen design.  The transition consisted of a change from the traditional BBQ island or masonry kitchen island to modular cabinets, either inside a three-sided surround, made of a stone, brick, or framed stucco, or completely stand-alone.  Increasingly, these kitchens are being made with custom finishes to really look like indoor cabinetry, but able to withstand all the elements.

The force behind this growing trend is twofold. First, homeowners are seeking a fully functional kitchen, which is not easily accomplished with masonry islands. The islands typically have cutouts for the appliances (grills, side burners and refrigerators), access doors and small drawer inserts.  The access doors typically lead to an unusable black hole and the drawers tend to be too small for real storage. In the past year, we have seen a substantial increase in designs that started as BBQ Islands and morphed into fully functional outdoor kitchens utilizing space via storage cabinetry. In many cases, these homeowners and their contractors were simply not aware of cabinetry as an option or the door styles, colors and finishes available on the cabinets.

The builder/remodeler is the other major force.  Builders realize the cost of modular cabinetry is very similar to the labor and material costs to build a BBQ or masonry kitchen island. The more stone work involved, the more work for the contractor. With modular cabinetry and a stone surround, the crews can quickly finish an installation and move on to the next project so the cost is close for the homeowner but they get a superior product in looks and functionality.

The kitchen is still the focal point of any outdoor design, but the layout and materials are becoming increasingly more sophisticated and complex.  Outdoor living spaces are now given as much detail, budget and design as indoor kitchens and living rooms.  Outdoor kitchens should also serve multiple purposes. When designing an outdoor kitchen, always consider the flow of the area, especially if the backyard includes a pool.   From layout, to size, to door styles–every little detail should be taken into consideration to help make your outdoor living area a creative, warm and inviting space to entertain family and friends.

Contributing to the Leisure Industry’s 15% to 17% annual growth is the creative freedom architects and designers are enjoying by offering realistic wood grain and designer color powder coat finishes.   With the durability of stainless steel cabinetry at their base, Danver’s high-quality, no-maintenance powder coat finishes offer the perfect choice for the discriminating homeowner. Production and technical advances in outdoor furniture, floor and wall coverings and electronics also help make outdoor kitchens more like “outdoor rooms” thus creating a need for cabinetry that requires a painted or wood grain appearance. Over the past three years, Danver outdoor kitchen sales incorporating powder coat or wood grain finishes have grown from about 10% to over 30%!  So whether you are a homeowner, designer or builder, keep this alternative in mind.

There are many things to consider when planning to build your outdoor kitchen.  We can help with any questions you have!

Danver Stainless Steel Cabinetry Honored with 2012 ADEX Award for Cabinet Finishes

April 17, 2012

Your Painted Finishes on Stainless has won a 2012 Platinum Award.

DANVER Stainless Steel Cabinetry was honored with a Platinum ADEX award for its painted stainless finishes. Along with DANVER’s long-standing reputation for quality, the ADEX awards reinforce DANVER’s dedication to innovative solutions for outdoor living spaces.

“DANVER is proud to offer our customers award winning products. Every year, we focus on developing stylish designs for our performance products,” stated Mitch Slater, president of DANVER. “An ADEX award is a distinguished honor in our industry, and we are delighted to receive Platinum recognition for our outdoor living products.”

Design Journal introduced the Awards for Design Excellence in 1994 and it is the largest, most prestigious awards program for product design of furniture, fixtures and finishes marketed to the design trade. An anonymous panel of professionals representing a cross section of the design industry conducts all voting for the ADEX awards.  Each category has potential for three award levels of platinum, gold or silver. Winners are announced each year in the April issue of Design Journal.

DANVER Stainless Steel Cabinetry is the leading provider of stainless steel cabinetry and amenities for outdoor living. DANVER is dedicated to providing a luxurious outdoor living experience through its vast array of products to complete any space.

For more information on DANVER Stainless Steel Cabinetry and their award winning outdoor living products, visit www.danver.com or call (888) 441-0537.

DANVER Stainless Steel Cabinetry Honored with Silver, Gold and Platinum ADEX Awards for both Cabinetry and Outdoor Living Amenities

April 11, 2011

WALLINGFORD, CT – (April 11, 2011) – In the Design Journal’s April issue, the 2010-2011 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) were announced and DANVER Stainless Steel Cabinetry was honored with two Platinum ADEX awards for its manufactured products, Designer Cabinet Finishes and Specialty Door Styles. Additionally, for their distributed products, DANVER was awarded a Platinum ADEX for the Solaire Anywhere Portable Grill and a Gold ADEX award for the Solaire Grill and a Silver ADEX award for the Saffire Ceramic Smoker Grill. Along with DANVER’s long-standing reputation for quality, the ADEX awards reinforce DANVER’s dedication to innovative solutions for outdoor living spaces.

“DANVER is proud to offer our customers award winning products. Every year, we focus on developing stylish designs for our performance products,” stated Mitch Slater, president of DANVER. “An ADEX award is a distinguished honor in our industry, and we are delighted to receive Platinum, Gold and Silver recognition for our outdoor living products.”

Design Journal introduced the Awards for Design Excellence in 1994 and is the largest, most prestigious awards program for product design of furniture, fixtures and finishes marketed to the design trade. An anonymous panel of professionals representing a cross section of the design industry conducts all voting for the ADEX awards.  Each category has potential for three award levels of platinum, gold or silver. Winners are announced each year in the April issue of Design Journal.

DANVER Stainless Steel Cabinetry is the leading provider of stainless steel cabinetry and amenities for outdoor living. DANVER is dedicated to providing a luxurious outdoor living experience through its vast array of products to complete any space.

For more information on DANVER Stainless Steel Cabinetry and its award winning outdoor living products, visit www.danver.com or call (888) 441-0537.

About DANVER

Headquartered in Wallingford, Conn. DANVER is the leading provider of stainless steel cabinetry and amenities for outdoor living including island inserts, grills, specialty burners, pizza ovens, bartenders, refrigerators, freezers and beverage coolers, sinks and faucets, floating shelves and kitchen carts, and door and drawer fronts. DANVER is dedicated to providing a luxurious outdoor kitchen experience.

DANVER Offers High Style and Low-Maintenance Finishes for Outdoor Kitchens

November 9, 2009

As the growth in outdoor kitchens has spread to more and more areas of the country, we are seeing a growing demand for a variety of door finishes. In addition to offering a variety of design options, we know no one wants to spend their time cleaning or maintaining the finish on their stainless cabinets. We have addressed these concerns in 3 ways:

PAINT
We have built several stainless kitchens where the doors and drawer fronts were painted with colors that blend in with their surroundings such as stone and masonry, or wooded yards or plantings. The painted natural colors give the kitchen a more rustic look while the stainless construction preserves the resilience of the cabinets, creating a low-maintenance product.

CLEAR COAT
Our clear Protect-A-Coat finish continues to be popular for kitchens near salt water and pool areas. This virtually maintenance-free coating retains the stainless look while offering maximum protection against chlorine and corrosive chemicals like muriatic acid, which is frequently used to clean pavers.

POWDER COATED WOOD FINISHES
The base powder coat seals the stainless from the environment like Protect-A-Coat, while setting the base color of the desired wood species. Then inks depicting the grain of the desired wood species are transferred permanently into the base coat. Result: extremely realistic wood finishes that are unaffected by the environmental conditions! We offer 10 different wood finishes.

No matter where you live or your design needs we have maintenance-free option that will finish your outdoor kitchen!

For more information on our extensive-line of maintenance-free finishes, designed to stand-up to any climate conditions, visit the DANVER Web site.