We support your pursuit of European-inspired design.
Beyond our wide product selection, our experts are ready to assist.
Working side-by-side with design enthusiasts for three decades.
31 years ago, contemporary design influenced by European esthetics was simply not available in Dallas. Europe had them, the US coasts had them but Dallas was an island.
Betsy Hoag and Karen Vamberi were routinely approached by friends, young architects and pioneering designers for the girls’ discriminating eye for design. Thus the light bulb flashed and TKO was born. The dynamic duo partnership ended when Karen relocated to the East coast in the late 80’s but the dream continues to this day.
TKO (Technical Knock Out) is now a leading wholesale supplier of high-end residential and commercial decorative hardware, plumbing fixtures and accessories. At TKO you will find unique, contemporary European-inspired products along with more traditional offerings from manufacturers around the world.
In addition to our exemplary lines of products, we pride ourselves on advising and assisting our community. We are proud to be the place when individuals can bring in a 20-year old door handle and ask, “we’ve never heard of this company, do you recognize the name or the piece?” and answer them, “yes.”
Meet the TKO team
Founder & Fearless Leader
In 1981, just two years after graduating SMU with a degree in fine arts, Betsy opened one of Dallas’ first showrooms to import European bath and kitchen fixtures. This, after studying abroad in Spain, getting cut off financially by her dad, and being forced to earn her own keep. While sinks and faucets seem an unlikely pairing for this former art student, TKO has been a long-term hit in Dallas and made her father proud.
With 22 years of experience, Ann knows the business and understands the industry. Working with clients and assisting them with their decisions on products is what she enjoys most. She can often be found mentoring our employees and interns along with being TKO’s spokesperson for ASID.
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