At Laurysen Kitchens in Ottawa - it's all in the family.
When it comes right down to it, people are the very heart of Laurysen Kitchens in Ottawa.
Established in 1970 by John & Adri Laurysen the company has grown over the past 40 years from a small garage of 1200 square feet to the present 55,000 square foot manufacturing facility with the latest in computerized machines and qualified, experienced staff members.
As with any family owned business, the operation has evolved and grown up. Along the way there were some growing pains but that is what makes us who we are today. Our original name was "John Laurysen Custom Cabinets" and our slogan was "Custom Designed with you in Mind." As John's reputation for quality kitchens grew, so did his children Bill & Caroline. Both would come home after school and help Mom & Dad in the shop.
In August of 1987 saw the demise of our factory due to fire, the 40,000 sq.ft facility burnt down and it seemed that all was lost that day, everything but our spirit. We set up a temporary plant by renting and converting 3 barns from a local farmer. While the new facility was being built, operations continued with the support and loyalty of our customers and suppliers. The dedication and spirit of our family and staff carried the day.
The official opening of our new plant provided us with an opportunity to introduce our company in a manner that reflected the new management team which now included Bill and Caroline. We became "Laurysen Kitchens Ltd." And with tongue in cheek we changed our slogan to "Kitchens that Sizzle!"
In 1994, the passing of John Laurysen led to his children Bill and Caroline taking on the mantle and leading the company into its 25th year of business. Bill is the General Manager and VP of Operations, Caroline is the VP of Administration and son-in law Giuseppe Castrucci is the VP of Sales & Marketing.
Since 1994, Laurysen Kitchens has experienced strong growth not only in Ottawa but across the province of Ontario with a Dealership Network that stretches across 27 different marketplaces with much more than just kitchen cabinets. The demands and trends of Ontario has led to positive changes to our product, modes of operation and provided us with the ability to purchase the most modern machines for manufacturing. This allows us to maintain our commitment to quality as we increase our production capacity.
Laurysen Kitchens is proud of its newest line "Klozets by Laurysen". These exquisite closets and storage solutions come in a variety of woods and melamine colours that are built to enhance and complement your life style.