2021 Round Up | Year in Review
It was a BIG year.
Celebrating 35 years in business, a new website, and back to (somewhat) normal business operations, Urban Quarry’s commitment to exceeding expectations through quality products, innovative technology, and superior craftsmanship is stronger than ever!
We continue to be grateful for the strong support from our preferred brands this year – Cambria, HanStone, Silestone by Cosentino, Dekton by Cosentino, Caesarstone, and Caribou Block. Many of which provided and sponsored monthly employee lunches in an effort to touch base with our Urban Quarry team members, discuss upcoming projects and new product launches. 2021 also saw a return to in person meetings as our Account Managers were back on the road visiting their clients, showrooms and offices.
Our management team spent a lot of time at the beginning of the year working on our new look, finalizing our corporate values and looking for ways to improve your online experience with us. In October, we were finally ready and launched our brand new website featuring a ton of informative and inspiring content. Click through and take a look at some of the new features we’re really proud to showcase.
GOHBA Annual Housing Design Awards
In November, the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA) held its annual Housing Design Awards, virtually. As we always do, we were proud to sponsor this event, but equally honoured to have won four trophies, co-submitting with some amazing partners! This is a huge accomplishment for us and a big thank you goes out to our entire team. This is would not be possible without their hard work, as well as our talented partners. The awards include:
- Production Kitchens 125 sq./ft or less – with Deslaurier Custom Cabinets (Festive Zest)
- Production Kitchens 201 sq./ft. to 250 sq./ft – with Deslaurier Custom Cabinets and Metric Homes (Nuance Neutrals)
- Custom Kitchens 251 sq./ft. or more in traditional ($75,000 & under) – with BEX Interiors (Bennies Corners) which also won The People’s Choice Award!
Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health – Rock Warriors Donation
In the summer, our walking team, The Rock Warriors, spent time fundraising and walked 5k for the “Shopper’s Drug Mart Run for Women” event in July. Together with our team’s fundraising efforts, and Urban Quarry matching – we proudly donated $5,000 which was given to the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health supporting those in need of mental health services, right here in our community
35th Anniversary Celebrations … Done Differently!
The pandemic hit us all in different ways, and as much as we wanted to gather, like many other companies, we unfortunately had to put plans on hold for an in person celebration for our 35th anniversary. In lieu of a party, we partnered with Ottawa small business, Bar From Afar, who helped us coordinate four virtual cocktail parties – each one hosted by one of our four Account Managers for their clients. Over the course of four days, we invited our designers, dealers and partners to join us over Zoom for virtual celebrations. We had so much fun making Urban Quarry-inspired custom cocktails. Thank you to everyone who joined and made this an anniversary we won’t ever forget!
As a reminder, our showroom is open by appointment only, so please email to book your appointment firstname.lastname@example.org (for 2022). Our showroom and offices will be closed from December 24th to January 3rd, returning on January 4th, 2022. Happy Holidays from our Urban Quarry family to yours! Thank you to everyone who has helped make this a memorable 35th year.