Exciting Changes at Urban Quarry as a New Chapter Begins

We have some exciting news to share regarding the ownership future of Urban Quarry and our founder, Laurent Bellavance.

Founder’s Retirement: After 35+ years of dedicated leadership, Urban Quarry Founder, Laurent Bellavance is preparing to embark on a new adventure: retirement. Laurent is stepping down from his role as CEO to focus on spending time with his family, nurturing his health and pursuing his passions which include woodworking and travel. His contributions to Urban Quarry have been immeasurable, and his legacy will forever be a part of our company’s fabric.

“Today, as I begin a new chapter in my life, I am so grateful to the UQ family, partners and customers who have helped build on my vision for this business. I’m confident that the new executive team will flourish in growing the family culture and values built over the past 37 years and I’m looking forward to seeing them take the company to new heights.”
– Laurent Bellavance, Founder

Management Buyout

With Laurent’s retirement on the horizon, we are pleased to announce the successful completion of a management buyout for the current executive team. This milestone marks a pivotal moment as we enter this new phase of our company’s history.

Continuity in Leadership

Serge Bellavance (VP, Sales and Marketing) and Mireille Bellavance (VP, Operations) will continue as co-owners while President, Bob Gould, and General Manager, Brian Gray, will now assume new ownership roles. This transition will not alter the roles and responsibilities of our dedicated executive team who have contributed significantly to the success of Urban Quarry.

“I am excited about the opportunity to move this company into its next chapter with continual growth. I want to personally thank the Bellavance family for their belief in me and for affording me the chance to lead Urban Quarry into the future. Looking forward to working alongside new partners Serge, Mireille and Brian.”
– Bob Gould, President

Roots in Ottawa

Urban Quarry’s identity as a local, family-oriented business based in Ottawa remains unchanged. We are committed to upholding the values and community connection that have defined us since Laurent founded the company in 1986.

“My father built this business from the ground up and I am looking forward to building on his legacy and to reaching new heights alongside my new business partners and the hard-working UQ family.”
– Serge Bellavance, VP of Sales and Marketing

Unchanged Location and Focus

Our operations will continue to thrive from our Stevenage showroom and fabrication facility. We remain a Business-to-Business company specializing in custom Granite, Quartz, Ultra Compact, and Porcelain solutions from well-known brands such as Cambria, HanStone, Cosentino and others.

Investing in Quality

Our dedication to providing superior craftsmanship remains as strong as ever. We are committed to consistently adding new equipment and maintaining the highest quality standard in the industry.

The Road Ahead

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Laurent for his exceptional leadership and vision in building a strong and resilient business. We are confident that our company’s growth will only strengthen in the years to come.

We also want to express our thanks to each of you for being part of our journey thus far. Urban Quarry’s future is indeed promising, and we are eager to continue serving you with the same level of commitment, excellence, and innovation that you have always known.