Industry Folks – Kim Cavanaugh, Showroom Consultant, The Bath & Kitchen Showplace, a division of Moore Supply Co
HOUSTON – After gaining experience in architecture and interior design, Kim Cavanaugh entered the plumbing industry 10 years ago.
These days Cavanaugh runs appointments in the showroom and deals with builders, designer and other clients.
She helps clients with their selection of plumbing, hardware, appliances or custom cabinetry for remodels or new construction projects. Every once and a while, she will assist walk-in customers at the showroom.
Born in Korea, Cavanaugh came to the United States as a child. She attended Memorial High School in Houston and studied architecture at the University of Houston.
“I worked for a designer throughout high school,” she said. “My friend’s mom was a designer and she needed us to help her pick out fabrics for furniture or window coverings. It was a fun summer job.”
Cavanaugh did interior design for a while, too, but decided it was not what she wanted to do for a living.
“I eventually got an offer to run The Bath & Kitchen Showplace and began to revamp the displays,” she said. “I have really enjoyed working here!
“The best part of my job is dealing with people on a daily basis. I like talking to clients and getting to know them. It is rewarding when they come back five years later.”
When Cavanaugh is not at work, she loves traveling to new places, riding her bike, listening to music and watching sports.
“I had a nice time spending Thanksgiving in Playa del Carmen, Mexico,” she said. “It was great to get in some beach time in the fall season.
“If I could go anywhere in the world, I’d love to travel to Fiji and explore the different islands. I would have to take a lot of time off to go, though, since it is so far away. Maybe one day!” –ab
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