Family-owned business, AlliKristé, Opens New Showrooms in Florida

The St. Petersburg cabinetry and kitchen design company will open its fourth showroom in Jacksonville after help from ActionCOACH Pinellas
June 28, 2010 - PRLog -- While people in residential construction today might be astonished to hear it, AlliKristé Fine Cabinetry and Kitchen Design is experiencing continued success and growth. The company announced the opening of its fourth showroom located in Jacksonville, Fla. this week at 3653 Regent Blvd., Suite #205.

AlliKristé opened its doors in 1996 and is family-owned and operated. They perform cabinetry and kitchen design installations throughout Florida and selectively across the country. Last year, AlliKristé started working with ActionCOACH Pinellas, a Palm Harbor-based business coaching firm, to help raise their business potential.

“I have never seen our sales team so excited about receiving training,” said Joe Houlton, CEO of AlliKristé. “The ActionCOACH instructors are experienced, practical and frequently challenging to the group when we discuss how to apply what we learn in real life situations.”

This new showroom is only the beginning of what Houlton sees as continued success in the Sunshine State working with the assistance of ActionCOACH Pinellas. His personal business coach, John Lankford, helped him craft a clear sales and marketing plan, and now they have the highest number of quality leads in the company’s eight year history.

“Most business owners probably plan more for their summer vacation than they do for their company’s growth and business development,” said Lankford. “But with some simple planning, AlliKristé now has more quality leads being developed than during the glory days of the construction boom.”

The ActionCOACH model emphasizes the power of crafting written business plans and goals in its curriculum. A study of Harvard MBA graduates showed that after 10 years only 3% of those graduates had written plans and 98% of the wealth were in those 3% graduates who planned.

“Our current strategic planning has us opening an additional showroom in another Florida market by January 2011,” said John Houlton, Joe’s brother and business partner.

At AlliKristé, Joe and John Houlton and Bob Ostrowski, the company’s founder, seek to build relationships with individuals and select industry professionals looking for unique design, high quality custom cabinetry, professional project management and superior installation.  They have design options and custom cabinetry for almost every project, from beach-front penthouses to historic renovations to new hotels or medical facilities.  

Whether the project is large or small, residential or commercial, their experienced and creative design staff will listen carefully to customer priorities and provide designs, cabinetry and a level of service that will exceed expectations.

For more information on AlliKristé locations, products and services, visit

About AlliKristé
AlliKristé is Florida's premier resource for kitchen & bath design and remodeling throughout Florida and selectively across the country.

About ActionCOACH Pinellas
Relying on proven tactics and existing strategies to maximize individual potential, ActionCOACH uses a multifaceted framework for efficiency and profit by fusing powerful marketing, business and management training strategies that can result in dramatic improvements in revenue. The diverse team of certified business coaches at ActionCOACH Pinellas has been in mentoring and leadership positions for over a combined 55 years. The Pinellas Firm founders, Ford and Barb Kyes, have always been passionate about serving their community through their careers in health care and volunteer leadership and work in numerous non-profit, civic and professional organizations. For more information, visit

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