Casey’s Creative Kitchens – 5 showrooms located in London, St. Thomas, Stratford, Sarnia and Waterloo, Ontario.
We have 35 employees plus 10 installers who are independent contractors. Fifteen of those employees are designers. We have been working with Decor since opening our Waterloo showroom which was 4 and a half years ago.
Mom and Dad opened their first location in St. Thomas in 1978. After 20 years with the one store they started expanding locations. In 1998 they opened the London showroom. In 2000 Chris officially joined the company and in 2001 they expanded to Stratford with Chris as the lead designer. In 2004 they opened Sarnia. In 2005 I joined the company as the Marketing and HR person. In 2010 we expanded to Waterloo. With five locations we could see that our volume was big enough that we decided to get into granite and quartz fabrication. In 2012 we opened our granite and quartz shop. Our brother Jamie, who had previously worked for us on our delivery team, took on a new role as head of the granite operations.
For the last few years we have worked on 4 of the London Millionaire Lottery Dream Home kitchens. Always an exciting project as we get to do some very unique and beautiful designs!
For the last 4 years we have been local sponsors of the CIBC Run for the Cure in London and every year we also put in a team for the run. Our first year we raised over $10,000!
We are proud supporters of Ronald McDonald House and last March we went to the house and cooked dinner for the families. We will be doing another meal for the house in late fall.
OUTSIDE OF WORK:
Our crew is very close and many of them are great friends outside of work. The London designers hold regular craft nights at the showroom where they make various crafts. Last year we went as a group to a Blue Jays game in Toronto as a fun day out!
Quite a few of our employees have different hobbies. Damien, our Operations Manager and his wife Robin, our Service Manager are avid Geocachers. They call it a “high tech scavenger hunt.” They have intrigued a few fellow employees with this pastime, and there could be a Casey’s Geocache coming soon! The London office designers are all big crafters. Caleigh Higman being the most active of the bunch. She recently made her own headboard for her bed and a rug! Chris Willemse is a big golfer, but he will say he doesn’t get out as much as he should! Benjamin Ouellette, our recent “30 under 30” winner in the Waterloo showroom is a world traveler, and has no plans to slow down his adventures! Abbie Vosburg at our Sarnia location loves to scrapbook and is a big runner. Casey himself is a VERY avid gardener, always willing to share his knowledge. Casey and Linda are also big into charity work, and serve as an inspiration to all of us with their endless enthusiasm for helping others.
Written By: Jennifer McIlveen, Owner
Visit Casey’s Creative Kitchen: http://caseyscreativekitchens.com/