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Cambria Hits Newsstands with Mid-Century Modern Style

California interior designer, Michelle Boudreau features Cambria stone throughout her mid-century modern home renovation.   The appetite for mid-century modern-influenced design is showing no signs of dissipating. Its clean, classic, understated lines, and quality materials create the perfect...


Posted May 28

Plant Manager for Urban Quarry within the construction industry

TITLE: Plant Manager for Urban Quarry within the construction industry   REPORTS TO: Director of Operations   SUMMARY: The plant manager will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and employees on the plant floor while increasing production and revenue by providing lead...


Posted May 23

Urban Quarry Visits the KBIS Conference in Las Vegas

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is North America's largest trade show dedicated to all aspects of kitchen and bath design. With a showroom floor filled with the freshest designs from over 600 brands, it is a one-stop shop providing visitors with the ultimate destination to network, exchange ...


Posted April 26

Urban Quarry Collabs with Cuisines Verdun for the Jérôme Ferrer Kitchen

Urban Quarry was proud to work on a very special project for Cuisines Verdun, a kitchen and bathroom supplier with showrooms in and around the Montreal area. The project was completed for a large marketing and promotional campaign in collaboration with top reputable chef, Jérôme Ferrer. ...


Posted February 26

Get to Know Me! Peter Hibbert, Account Manager

To say Peter Hibbert is well-versed in the Urban Quarry business would be an understatement. As one of our longest-standing employees, Peter knows the Urban Quarry product line like no other. In fact, he knows it so well, he has taken on a teacher role in recent years. Peter started with us 22 yea...


Posted January 26

Get to Know Me! Chris Bjornestad, Account Manager

Pre-2014, Urban Quarry Account Manager, Chris Bjornestad, was working overseas in international development, but once back in Ottawa, he wanted to give the private sector a try. Chris joined Urban Quarry in May of 2014 in the scheduling department assisting with customer service but his previous ski...


Posted December 27

224 Crestview: RND Construction and Urban Quarry Team Up on a Masterpiece

When RND Construction President, Roy Nandram, wanted to do something that had never been done before in Ottawa, he teamed up with the best of the best to help achieve that goal. Roy and his team designed and built a home with the highest energy-efficiency ratings in the city, but this home wa...


Posted November 27

The Buildings Show – November 28th to 30th

The Buildings Show provides an unforgettable experience as North America's largest event for construction/architecture/designer/renovation products, services, and professional networking. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, this event takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and wi...


Posted November 13

Doing our part for the environment comes naturally

It only seems fitting (or should we say, natural) that Urban Quarry would care about the environment. We are in the business of natural stone (quartz, marble and granite) and we want to do our part to ensure our planet thrives – today and in the future. As well, many of our clients care deepl...


Posted October 2

Uncovering Cambria’s Latest Designs

Rugged. Sumptuous. Captivating. These are all words that can be used to describe the new quartz collections from Cambria. And as always, their exceptional beauty is matched by their immense durability. Try not to be mesmerized. CROWNDALE™ Crowndale is a peacefully alluring meld of warm c...


Posted October 1

Get to Know Me! Shawn McGuigan, Account Manager – Montreal

Welcome to the team, Shawn! He’s an Urban Quarry Account Manager based out of Montreal, but even though we don’t see him in the Ottawa office every day, he’s still a huge part of our growing team. With a Mechanical Engineering Technician diploma, Shawn is trained and experience...


Posted July 19

Get to Know Me! Shanna Hebert, Urban Quarry Account Manager

On the road visiting showrooms, or out on the town with clients – you may recognize Urban Quarry Account Manager, Shanna Hebert from photos on our social media or perhaps through her new volunteer based role as Communications Officer on the NKBA committee. She’s smart, talented, passiona...


Posted July 3

Not just countertops … welcome to Cambria SURFACES!

Your countertop is usually one of the first things you decide on when designing your kitchen and bathrooms, right? The design, the style, the finishing details all make a difference when it comes to the overall look and feel of your room. BUT, don’t stop there. Cambria is an excellent surface ...


Posted May 23

A Legend is Born

Exciting, thrilling, with smiles from ear to ear. It feels just like Christmas morning around the Urban Quarry showroom because the five latest designs from Cambria have just been revealed, and they are spectacular! Inspired by the majestic landscapes of Wales, every Cambria design is a masterp...


Posted May 2

What’s Trending in 2018 Kitchen Countertops

Your countertop is like the front lawn of your kitchen. It sets the stage with first impressions, it takes a beating, and it needs to be cared for. And for all these reasons, we salute the countertop with our 2018 trend predictions. WHITE VS. WHITE All-white kitchens may be out, but white-toned qu...


Posted February 22

See for Yourself with Cambria Augmented Reality

Too many design styles? Colour doesn’t seem right? When you can’t decide, sometimes you just need to see it for yourself. Well, your wish is our command! Cambria has recently launched a new Augmented Reality (AR) app for you to see their designs on your own countertops, islands and more....


Posted December 15

Caring for Your Quartz Countertops

We get so many questions from customers on how best to care for their Cambria quartz countertops. With the holidays in full swing, your kitchen is most likely in full use! So we thought we’d let you in on all the quartz maintenance secrets in this blog, so you can focus your attention on what ...


Posted December 15

Cambria Represented in Ottawa’s Newest Restaurant, Stofa

Ottawa’s hottest new restaurant, Stofa, has left our taste buds salivating! The opening of this new dining establishment on Wellington Street West, featuring a contemporary Canadian style menu, has been so highly anticipated that it’s already been featured in articles for both Ottawa Mag...


Posted October 19

Urban Quarry Staff Blog: Behind the Scenes

What makes for successful leadership? The most important thing for any good leader is to understand the importance of their staff. When you work in a team environment, the employees “behind the scenes” play a very important role in the overall success of a business. Day in and day out, t...


Posted September 25

Urban Quarry Employee Spotlight: Monique Bellavance

How do you say a thank you big enough to a woman who has made such a significant impact in our lives, both professionally and personally? With love, respect and gratitude, we want to shine a spotlight on someone who is truly valued and appreciated by all of us at Urban Quarry – thank you Moniq...


Posted July 27

Urban Quarry Welcomes Account Manager Tracey Pratt Read more about Urban Quarry Welcomes Account Manager Tracey Pratt

As a family-owned and operated company for 30 years, when you work for the Urban Quarry team, you truly are an extension of our family. In January, we welcomed a new member to our Account Management team: Tracey Pratt. We are so thrilled to have Tracey on board, bringing a wealth of experience and e...


Posted February 27

Cambria Launches Two New Designs Read more about Cambria Launches Two New Designs

More big news from Cambria! In December 2016, Cambria released two more stunning designs: Canongate™ and Kentmere™ both providing unlimited versatility with two subtly textured, neutral hues – adding additional diverse design palettes to the selections within the Desert Collection&...


Posted January 16

Holiday Decorating – In The Kitchen Read more about Holiday Decorating – In The Kitchen

The holidays are here! When decorating our homes for the season, we always put up a tree in the living room, hang stockings under the fireplace, twinkle lights around the windows, but we sometimes forget to trim the kitchen – an untouched area when it comes to holiday decorations. The kitchen ...


Posted December 3

The Urban Quarry Before and After Room Makeover Challenge Read more about The Urban Quarry Before and After Room Makeover Challenge

There comes a time when our well-loved and well-lived in spaces need a well-deserved makeover. Not every space requires a full overhaul, and sometimes simple changes can transform an ordinary room into a super stylish space. But then there are those room transformations that really make you say, WOW...


Posted November 16

Start Planning with Adjectives Read more about Start Planning with Adjectives

Before you even start to put pen to paper with the planning of your new kitchen or bathroom, sit down in the space with a nice glass of wine, a cocktail, or even a cup of coffee and turn on your creative brain. Jot down adjectives to describe the feelings that you want to achieve in the room. Modern...


Posted October 27

“Dream. Plan. Do” with Scott McGillivray Read more about “Dream. Plan. Do” with Scott McGillivray

It’s the heart of the home – your kitchen. It’s also the most popular and most in-demand home renovation right now. If you are thinking about renovating your kitchen and don’t have a clue on where to start – Cambria partner, trusted contractor, real estate investor and ...


Posted September 15

Celebrating 30 Years with Showroom Grand Opening! Read more about Celebrating 30 Years with Showroom Grand Opening!

At the end of May, with months of hard work and the dedication of our remarkably talented team behind us, the vision of our new Urban Quarry showroom finally came to life. We pulled it together just in time to celebrate our 30th anniversary of conducting business in Ottawa!  On the evening of ...


Posted August 25

The Magnificent 7 – New Cambria Designs Read more about The Magnificent 7 – New Cambria Designs

Cambria recently launched the Magnificent 7 – seven new designs that translate the beauty of nature into luxurious design palettes, adding even more choice to the stunning Coastal, Desert and Marble Collections. It’s easier than ever to compare and discover Cambria designs with DragonVis...


Posted July 31

What You Need to Know About Quartz Countertops Read more about What You Need to Know About Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops are made from one of the hardest minerals on earth. Quite possibly the most durable option for your kitchen or bathroom counter, quartz countertops come in a wide variety of dazzling designs and colours, including everything from red and green, to subtler tones of brown, black, an...


Posted June 14

Importance of Customer Reviews Read more about Importance of Customer Reviews

Day in and day out, we do our best to make sure your experience with us is the best it can be. There is also an important role that you (the customer) plays in this experience: writing and posting reviews and feedback. Whether there is something you’d like us to improve upon, or you’d ...


Posted May 5

Cambria Brings the Luxury to Club Bell, Canadian Tire Centre Read more about Cambria Brings the Luxury to Club Bell, Canadian Tire Centre

The Ottawa Senators’ home game opener in October also featured the launch of Club Bell, a brand new premium fan experience featuring an environment of custom luxury seating, one-way valet parking, in-suite service, and brand new food and beverage options prepared by Aramark’s top chefs. ...


Posted April 7

The Oceanic Winter Tour Read more about The Oceanic Winter Tour

Cambria, the first American-made natural stone and quartz producer in North America, recently introduced brand new designs into a stunning new collection called Oceanic. Urban Quarry is one of only a few select fabricator partners in North America to be part of the Cambria program and we were honour...


Posted March 7

Wishing you and yours the very best this holiday season! Read more about Wishing you and yours the very best this holiday season!

Please note that our showroom and office will be closed from December 24th-January 4th. We look forward to serving you in 2016!


Posted December 23

Ottawa-Area MPPs make Exciting Funding Announcement at new Urban Quarry Facility Read more about Ottawa-Area MPPs make Exciting Funding Announcement at new Urban Quarry Facility

On November 20th, Ottawa-South MPP John Fraser and Ottawa-Orleans MPP and Chief Government Whip Marie-France Lalonde visited the new Urban Quarry facility at 2717 Stevenage (Ottawa) to make an exciting announcement. With over $247,000 in support from the Eastern Ontario Development Fund, the Ontar...


Posted November 20

Urban Quarry and Cambria

In 2004 Urban Quarry saw enviable similarities between their own business model, quality control, and corporate culture and those of US-Based Cambria and embarked on a relationship that has continued to evolve. In 2011, Urban Quarry joined Cambria’s Lexus Partner Program. The Lexus Partner ...


Posted November 10

2015 New Designs Read more about 2015 New Designs



Posted September 8

Happy Holidays to you and yours Read more about Happy Holidays to you and yours

Please note that our showroom will be closed Dec 24th and re-open on Monday January 5th, 2015.


Posted December 23

A tidal wave of new possibilities Read more about A tidal wave of new possibilities

Cambria introduced 20 new Designs in 2014. Urban Quarry will be hosting a special VIP event at the Ottawa Home and Design Show at the EY Centre on September 26, 2014. Come see the revealing of these beautiful designs.


Posted September 17

Creating Brand Awareness & Driving business to its dealers. Read more about Creating Brand Awareness & Driving business to its dealers.

Urban Quarry partners with Cambria in its latest advertising campaign with the Ottawa Magazine neighborhoods issue.


Posted January 14

Ottawa Home and Design Show

September 2013, partnered with Cambria, Urban Quarry’s re-designed booth at the show was a show stopper at the Ernst & Young event. Showcasing Cambria’s latest designs with a fresh new look supporting our dealer network in creating brand awareness and demand for the product.


Posted October 1

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and certified fabricator