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Faces of Omaha 2018

April 19, 2018 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Faces of Omaha is an annual sponsored publication that introduces a variety of “faces,” local industry leaders and experts, to the community. This exclusive publication was carefully cultivated​,​ so only one person and company per business category is invited to participate.

In the publishing industry, this sort of publication is known as “native advertising.” Native advertising is a unique form of sponsored content produced by editorial staff in conjunction with advertisers. The end result is an enjoyable book that has value to both the readers and advertisers.

Everyone featured in the book is truly the “face” of their field. Our sales team spent considerable time cultivating this list.

The following pages introduce more than 100 people and companies, the leaders in their respective areas of expertise, who stand ready to serve their community.  

Todd Lemke, publisher Omaha Publications

This sponsored content was printed in a special annual. To view, click here: Faces of Omaha 2018

CKF Cabinetry

April 6, 2018 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

CKF has designed and installed thousands of kitchens in the Omaha area. Known for their staff of talented designers and quality service staff, CKF is proud to be the face of cabinetry for three years in a row.

The company’s cabinet business serves a diverse network of customers. From large commercial projects such as the Mutual of Omaha Midtown Crossing project to residential remodels, the team is well positioned to provide the products and services for which customers ask.

CKF is committed to giving customers a quality showroom experience. People will find several full kitchen presentations showing the latest in design and fashion. It is well noted as being one of the premier showrooms in town.

Locally owned by Sam & Connie Marchese, with over 200 employees in the Omaha area, the company is firmly committed to being a part of the  community by supporting several local charities. The company wants to thank the many customers that have allowed CKF to serve them since 1923.  


CKF
10325 J St.
402.331.0500
ckfco.com

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CKF Countertops

Photography by Bill Sitzmann

CKF continues to be the leading provider of countertops in the Omaha market. With over 125 talented craftsmen in the fabrication facility, CKF has the ability to service a wide spectrum of countertops—from a small vanity top to the most intricate of designs. CKF’s years of experience provide the assurance of quality and service customers have come to expect.

The CKF showroom is a must see when a customer decides to purchase a countertop. With over 30 full kitchen displays and 200 large samples finding a dream countertop is easy.

CKF also offers over 2,000 full slabs of Cambria Quartz and granite. Being recognized as Best of Omaha in the Countertops category for the past several years is a testament to CKF’s commitment to providing customers with a great experience.

CKF has been a locally owned family business since 1923. Sam & Connie Marchese are firmly committed to being a part of our community by supporting several local charities. On behalf of CKF, they want to thank the many customers that have allowed the company to serve them.  


CKF
10325 J St.
402.331.0500
ckfco.com

This sponsored content appeared in Faces of Omaha 2018. To view, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/faces_2018/28

CKF Inspired Closets

Photography by Bill Sitzmann

CKF recently announced the opening of their Inspired Closets division. Their showroom, located at 10325 J St. in Omaha, allows customers the opportunity to touch and feel a wide variety of closet and organizational solutions for their homes.

With a dedicated design team, CKF Inspired Closets offers in-home personal service to help customers understand the potential for inspired design in their own homes. With a full turnkey service, getting an Inspired Closet from CKF is simple.

As a locally owned company by Sam & Connie Marchese, with over 200 employees in the Omaha area, CKF is firmly committed to being a part of the community by supporting several local charities. They want to thank the many customers that have allowed CKF to serve them since 1923.

They look forward to bringing their newest division, ”Inspired Closets” to their valued customer base in 2018.   


CKF
10325 J St.
402.331.0500
ckfco.com

This sponsored content appeared in Faces of Omaha 2018. To view, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/faces_2018/26

CKF

April 1, 2017 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

As one of the largest and most trusted names in countertops in Omaha, CKF provides their customers with the best brand name products and the latest in countertop designs. They hold an exclusive partnership with Cambria® quartz and are able to bring the newest designs and innovations in quartz countertops to Nebraska and Iowa.

In addition to quartz, they continue to fabricate and install other natural stone, Corian®, wood, and laminate countertops. They fabricate natural stone countertops in their state-of-the-art fabrication facilities to bring custom designs to life in homes and businesses.

Producing such a high volume of countertops means they are left with small pieces of beautiful quartz and other stone materials, perfect for DIY projects. In CKF’s newest Omaha endeavor, the Countertop Outlet, customers can find stellar deals for their homes without spending full retail price. The Countertop Outlet is located just a few buildings from CKF’s Omaha showroom. 

10325 J. St., Omaha, NE 68127

402.331.0500 • ckfco.com

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CKF

Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Innovative design and exceptional products are the backbone of CKF. Since 1923, the company has grown and evolved with Omaha’s ever-changing kitchen and bath design trends. In 1986, Sam and Connie Marchese purchased the company, which was originally a wholesale distributor of lumberyard products. Today, CKF remains a wholesale distributor, as well as a dealer and retailer of multiple cabinet lines, countertops, and other top-of-the-line building materials. They provide home builders, interior designers, contractors, remodelers, and homeowners in Nebraska and Iowa the best products in the industry. As the face of custom cabinetry, CKF’s team of talented designers work persistently to create kitchen, bathroom, garage, office, pantry, and closet designs for various residential and commercial projects. Their wide selection of cabinet lines fit their customers’ tastes and budgets.  CKF brings these designs to life in their Omaha, Lincoln, and Des Moines showrooms so that customers can experience first-hand what they install in homes.

10325 J. St., Omaha, NE 68127

402.331.0500 • ckfco.com

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Italian Contemporary in the SoMa Lofts

April 25, 2013 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

It was the Old Market specifically that sold Ros Mercio into moving to Omaha from Buffalo, N.Y. “It has a nice vibe and restaurants and art and culture,” she says. “It was just cool.”

Mercio settled into one of the 15 SoMa lofts at 11th and Leavenworth streets in December 2011, scaling down from a large house with three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and a den. “I’m an empty nester,” she explains, “and I didn’t want to take care of a house, and I knew I wanted to be downtown.”20130326_bs_9165

Friends in Toronto had inspired her to try the condo lifestyle for herself. “I wanted to get away from managing a lawn,” she says, “and I don’t have to drive on the weekends. I can walk everywhere.” She has about a 20-minute drive to her job as director of sales at Journal Broadcast Group in West Omaha.

Her SoMa loft is nestled back in a quiet courtyard, past the community garden with its once-a-week wine tastings. The nearby railroad can cause some noise, but she’s used to it. She shares the 1,050-square-foot condo with Tessa, a tiny, gray-and-white rescue cat from Buffalo. They’ve been together for three years, and Mercio says she still couldn’t say exactly who rescued whom.20130326_bs_9196

Something else that’s made several moves with Mercio is one particular framed photo of her family’s farm in Tuscany. She has uncles and cousins there whom she visits every year. “It’s my happy place,” she says, noting that her favorite times to go are in May or September.

Of course, the trips make it easy to supplement her contemporary Italian décor. Carnival masks from Venice decorate the entertainment center, the light fixture in the bathroom is Venetian glass, and the blue-glass plates on the dining table are also Italian. But don’t be fooled. Though the table has a contemporary Italian look, it’s actually from Nebraska Furniture Mart along with the rest of the condo’s furnishings.20130326_bs_9185

Aside from new furniture, Mercio only made a couple changes to the loft when she moved in. Local designer CKF put granite and quartz countertops in the kitchen and marble in the bathroom, as well as a stainless-steel backsplash behind the kitchen sink. Mercio laughs and says the stainless steel shows water stains like mad. She says she knew it was impractical but couldn’t get it out of her head after she saw it in the showroom. “Every time I look at it, it makes me happy,” she confesses. “I don’t have any regrets.”

The kitchen includes an island with a stovetop and Jenn-Air range hood. Mercio says it’s just one more example of the extra thought the developers put into the SoMa Lofts. After having built three homes of her own, she says she knows what it looks like when someone’s cut corners. “It’s a solid feel,” she says. “You don’t hear people walking around. It doesn’t feel like an apartment.”20130326_bs_9169

Though she does love to entertain, she admits she doesn’t use the kitchen to its fullest because “that’s the thing about living downtown…I find myself eating out more.” Mercio doesn’t particularly have a favorite, but she does like walking to J’s on Jackson by herself. “But they know me at Stokes; they know me at Ahmad’s.”

The floorplan of the condo is small but open. The high ceilings and lots of windows keep the overall feel airy, set off with muted blues and grays. Mercio compliments the developers with making great use of the space with clever cabinets everywhere. The only area that she’s contemplating renovating is an odd workspace nook in the condo’s entrance. It looks ready to house a 10-year-old desktop computer. “That was the only thing I think they missed on,” she muses. She plans to expand the empty, dimly lit square to add on to her pantry, which currently houses a modest collection of shoes instead of cereal boxes.20130326_bs_9208

She does have an extra storage room down the hall, in addition to her double, heated garage. “You don’t realize how important it is until you have one,” she says with a laugh. “They did a lot of little extra things that maybe other builders wouldn’t have done.”

Every once in awhile, she’ll see a larger condo and wonder why she didn’t opt for more space, “but then I remember the whole point was to simplify my life.”