A showroom and parts counter opened in Bridgeport. The company’s offerings expanded to include kitchen cabinetry and stone. 29 Oct As design became more important to homeowners, the practice of leaving fixture decisions to plumbers disappeared. To accommodate customers who wanted to shop for themselves, showrooms opened in New Haven and Waterbury that featured a huge selection of Kohler products. The Hartford showroom and parts counter opened. HVAC supplies were added to the wholesale lineup as area builders and contractors expressed their need for reliable heating and cooling materials.