DPHA Awards Program

2021 Professional Award Winners

The goals of the DPHA Awards Program are to recognize outstanding accomplishments in the decorative plumbing and hardware industry, create industry awareness and spotlight exceptional products, companies, and individuals.  Each year the DPHA team receives an abundance of entries for industry leaders and products alike.

All award nominees must be current DPHA members.  Product of the Year Award nominations are open to the public, and to help ensure that the judging is unbiased, DPHA uses an independent panel of experts judges who are not affiliated with DPHA or any of its members.  Our Professional Award and Design Award nominations are open exclusively to active DPHA members.   

DPHA awards are presented at our Annual Conference held this October 27-30 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Past winners and can be found here


Award Categories

Product of the Year Awards

DPHA's Product of the Year Program recognizes uniqueness, design, functionality, innovation and technological superiority.  

  • Fixture of the Year – Bathroom
  • Fixture of the Year – Kitchen 

  • h2o Delivery Product of the Year – Mechanical

  • h2o Delivery Product of the Year– Trim

  • Furniture Product of the Year

  • Accessory Product of the Year

  • Hardware Product of the Year - Door

  • Hardware Product of the Year - Cabinet

  • Technology Product of the Year


Professional Awards 

Our Professional Award Nominees are nominated by their peers and recognized for their work ethic, passion and contributions to the DPH family.

  • Customer Service Department of the Year

  • Manufacturing Professional of the Year

  • Representative Agency of the Year

  • Representative Professional of the Year

  • Showroom Professional of the Year

  • Showroom of the Year


Room of the Year Award

This is a brand new award for 2022!  Created to recognize DPHA showroom projects, we are looking for the best spaces created by our DPHA showrooms.  These spaces could be kitchens, baths, laundry rooms, or any other room with DPHA products.  Voting for this award will be open to all DPHA members after the nomination deadline.

  • Design Space: Room of the Year


    Awards Criteria

    Products of the Year
    • Product release date must be between September 2021 and October 2022
    • Product must be from a DPHA member company
    • Nominations can be made by anyone, regardless of DPHA membership
    • Not sure where to put the nominations?
      • Fixtures (Bathroom) - bathtubs, toilets, sink basins, shower bases, etc.
      • Fixtures (Kitchen) - workstations, sinks, etc.
      • h2o Delivery (Mechanical) - valving, behind the wall, new tech
      • h2o Delivery (Trim) - all those fancy faucets and shower systems
      • Furniture - vanities and all of the stunning storage
      • Accessory - whether it falls in kitchen or bath, submit the best items that aren't hardware and don't deliver water here
      • Hardware (Door) - if it trims a door, this is your award
      • Hardware (Cabinet) - have a piece that fits like jewelry on a cabinet or furniture piece, submit that here.
      • Technology - this is where you can showcase any industry piece that brings new tech to the industry. Often shared with h2o delivery mechanical.
    • Want to have your product featured in 2 categories to increase your chances of winning? No problem, select the categories requested at submittal.

    Manufacturing, Showroom, and Rep of the Year
    • Degree of involvement in DPHA activities
    • Personal achievements in the industry
    • Pursuit of personal improvement and education
    • Job performance and accomplishments
    • Involvement in and support of other DPH-related organizations
    • Public recognition for a deed or accomplishment that may or may not pertain to the DPH industry but reflects favorably on the individual as a DPHA member
    Showroom of the Year
    • Training programs
    • Marketing programs
    • Customer service
    • Involvement and support of the industry
    • Merchandising
    • Innovative presentation of decorative plumbing and hardware products within the showroom

    Representative Agency of the Year
    • Training programs
    • Customer service
    • Involvement and support of the industry
    • Professionalism
    • Demonstrated ability to create value for lines and showrooms

    Customer Service Department of the Year
    • Responsiveness
    • Courtesy
    • Knowledge
    • Ability to go above and beyond
    • Overall performance

    Room of the Year
    • Must be submitted by a DPHA member
    • Design must contain products from at least TWO DPHA brands
    • Projects must have been completed between January 2020 and time of submission