Intrepid Marble and Granite values our strong presence in the design, construction and architectural fields. Our membership in these respected associations allow us to better support our clients and industry.
We routinely host events in our showrooms and participate in association sponsored trade shows, fairs and educational summits. Membership in the renowned associations listed below provides us another opportunity to support our clients and industry. We firmly believe the quality of the associations listed below speaks for itself.
Since 1857, the American Institute of Architects has represented the professional interests of America’s architects. The AIA is the voice of the architectural profession and the resource for its members in service to society. As AIA members, over 80,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners express their commitment to excellence in design and livability in our nation’s buildings and communities. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures the client, the public, and colleagues of an AIA-member architect’s dedication to the highest standards in professional practice.
The American Society of Interior Design is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 38,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.
The mission of Construction Specifications Institute is to advance the process of creating and sustaining the built environment. CSI is a national association dedicated to creating standards and formats to improve construction documents and project delivery. The organization is unique in the industry in that its members are a cross section of specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors and building materials suppliers. The organization has 146 chapters and more than 15,000 members. Monthly Chapter meetings allow members the opportunity to communicate openly with their counterparts and exchange information for successful project management. CSI is renowned in the industry for its rigorous certification programs for professionals seeking to improve their knowledge of accurate and concise construction documents. CSI provides continuing education, professional conferences, and product shows.
The Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland was started in 1942 and is recognized and respected as the leading voice for the residential building industry and the value of homeownership and diversity of housing choice. The HBA is dedicated to maximizing housing choice for all who reside in the greater Portland area. The HBA unites and supports industry professionals in shaping an environment in which members can efficiently and profitably meet the diversified needs of our communities. Over 1,450 members call the HBA home.
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is a professional networking and educational association of more than 10,000 Members in 8 specialty Forums, 9 Regions, and more than 30 Chapters around the world committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in interior design and advancing interior design through knowledge. IIDA was founded in 1994 as the result of a merger of the Institute of Business Designers (IBD); the International Society of Interior Designers (ISID); and the Council of Federal Interior Designers (CFID). The goal of the merger was to create an international association with a united mission that would represent interior designers worldwide. Since that date, IIDA has worked to convene communities of interior designers across regions and specialties representing the interests for the entire community.
The Marble Institute of America works to promote the use of natural dimension stone, to be the authority on natural dimension stone in the world, and to help members succeed.
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade association that has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry since 1963. With nearly 40,000 members and growing, the NKBA owns the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference (K/BIS), the world’s largest trade show dedicated to the kitchen and bath industry. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry.
The Northwest Society of Interior Designers is a regional organization of professional interior designers and resource affiliates dedicated to promoting excellence in design through career development, peer networking, continuing education, and adherence to high ethical standards. NWSID Designers have acquired college level training in interior design, and are required to regularly attend continuing education lectures and seminars.
The Oregon Remodelers Association works to enhance the ability of member firms to succeed financially, improve the image of the remodeling industry, provide opportunities to facilitate a unified voice and implement education and networking opportunities for member firms. Founded 1952 the ORA currently has approximately 400 members
At Intrepid we carry the best. We demand that from our Vendors, so why shouldn’t you demand that from us. You won’t find grout from 10 different companies in our trade rooms. You’ll find all of our products come from the best companies in their business. We continuously review and edit our product lines to ensure you get the best product to help you get your jobs done right the first time.