HOUSTON - Kiva Kitchen & Bath ("Kiva") announced today that Tolar Hamblen will assume the role, Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. Tolar is one of the original founders of Kiva and is a current shareholder and board member. As Chairman, Tolar will focus on strategic growth opportunities for the company and on expanding relationships with key suppliers and customers. Tolar will transition his day to day operating responsibilities to Mark Kalinsky, CEO and other members of the Kiva management team in the coming months.

“I want to thank Tolar for his dedication and hard work and for assisting me in a smooth leadership transition at Kiva since I joined the company as CEO in May of 2012,” said Mark Kalinsky. “I look forward to working closely with Tolar on Kiva’s continued growth and success.” Kiva is a leading re-seller and installer of high-end household appliances, plumbing fixtures, hardware, countertops and cabinets.

Kiva was founded in 1998, growing through local appliance retailer acquisitions and organically by establishing long term relationships with local builders/developers and interior designers. Kiva is headquartered in Houston, Texas and sells through nine showrooms located throughout Texas and Southern California.

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