31 Mar SPONSOR PROFILE: AMANDA COOK, TISDEL DISTRIBUTING
Amanda Cook, Territory Sales Manager, Tisdel Distributing- Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Distributor
What does your firm do?
For the past 30 years, Tisdel Distributing has been the exclusive distributor for Sub-Zero, Wolf, Asko, Faber, Best and Scotsman in the midwest and midsouth, USA. We are the direct link between the manufacturer and more than 100 dealer showrooms. It is our job to ensure that our products, dealer displays, and your ownership experience exceed expectations. We are passionate about excellence and represent the very best in residential kitchen appliance brands
How did you get into this field?
I went to design school and have always been passionate about the design and building industry. I completed my design degree and while getting my bachelor’s degree in marketing I started working for a local tile distributor. I quickly learned that I could stay engaged in the community of design that I loved, while working in it from a sales perspective. This keeps me connected to the clients that I have developed such strong relationships with, while continuing to build new ones.
How does your firm work with architects?
We provide education and resources for the architectural community for any Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove products. We have a staff that is educated to work alongside architects to assist in the specification process, design phase, service needs, and the distribution to the trade clients. Our showroom offers a space to bring clients to walk through product selection, experience the appliances through our living kitchen and cooking demonstrations, and we encourage architects to use our space to host meetings with their clients as well.
Who or what inspires you?
I am most inspired by travel.
Mark Twain – “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s life”
What is your favorite building and why?
I cannot say I have one favorite building; I have an appreciation and love of seeing the creative work of so many. I have recently been trying to see, tour, or stay at as many midcentury modern architecture homes as I can. Airbnb stays have made pairing my love of travel and midcentury modern architecture a lot of fun to explore. I absolutely love the style of incorporating nature and bringing in the outdoors.
When you’re not working, what do you love to do?
Spending time with my family, traveling, outdoor activities (kayaking, hiking, biking). I love cooking, baking, and visiting new restaurants whenever possible.
Tisdel Distributing is a longtime supporter of AIA Cincinnati, beginning as a CRANawards sponsor before becoming one of our first Title Sponsors. Learn more at https://tisdeldistributing.com.