Avondale Kitchens: Family Spotlight

If you haven’t had a chance to stop into our showroom, you may not realize what a family affair we are around here.  We’d like to introduce you to the immediate family members working at Avondale Kitchens, with introductions of the rest of our staff in the upcoming weeks.

Jim Lawrence “The Dad”. Owner and Lead Designer

Q. When did you start Avondale Kitchens?

A. We started Avondale Kitchens itself in 1982, when our current Production Manager/Foreman was just a bun in the oven.  Since then we have relocated our shop from Avondale, to Jacksvonille, NB. (1994).

Q. What is your favourite thing about designing kitchens?

A. It has to be helping the homeowner get not only a great kitchen, but a fully functional space with lots of room and light coming in.

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Jim Lawrence, Owner of Avondale Kitchens

Suzanne Lawrence: “The Mom”

Q. What is your role at Avondale Kitchens?

A. Well, let’s see. Technically I am the Co-Owner, and Showroom Manager, but in reality I cover everything from running errands to helping customers pick-out high end finishes.

Q. What is your favourite part about working at Avondale Kitchens?

A. It would be between working with my family everyday, with our customers, and with our loyal and hard working employees.  Our employees look forward to seeing me, especially on the days I have treats for them.

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Suzanne Lawrence, Co-Owner

Adam Lawrence: “The Son”

Q. When did you join the Avondale team, and how has your role progressed?

A. I started when I was 8 years old doing inventory, sweeping and garbage disposal.  I worked my way through the factory, covering all aspects of production.  When I was 22, I took over as production manager of the factory.

Q. What is your favourite part of working at Avondale? 

A. Working with great employees, who over the years, have become part of our family.

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Adam Lawrence- Production Manager/Factory Foreman

Karen Lee: “The Daughter”

Q. What is your role at Avondale? 

A. I started working at Avondale in 2013.  I take care of our customers in the showroom, help with all of their pick-outs, and make sure their choices are translated to our CAD designer and then to our production team.

Q. What is your favourite part of working at Avondale?

A. I love the excitement of helping customers make choices for their dream kitchens. It’s so much fun to live vicariously through our homeowners and go through the process of selections, right through to seeing their new kitchens installed. I also really enjoy all of the people I get to work with every day.

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Karen Lee- Customer Liason/Marketing

Bobae Lee & Gus Lawrence: “The Grand Kids”- Toy Room Manager/Assistant Toy Room Manager

Q. What’s your favourite part of being the Toy Room Manager?

A. (Bobae). Playing with the kids in the play room, and getting paid from Grampy, a dollar every hour.

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Bobae Lee (4)- Toy Room Manager

Q. What’s your favourite part of being the Assistant Toy Room Manager?

A. (Gus). Rarr rarr rarrr.

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Gus Lawrence (2)- Assistant Toy Room Manager

Are you ready for your dreams to come true?  Give us a call today or stop in for a factory and showroom tour. We have designers in your area every week, from Grand Falls to Saint John!

317 Lockhart Mill Road, Jacksonville (Woodstock), NB, Canada

1-506-328-4111/www.AvondaleKitchens.com/jim@avondalekitchens.com

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Saint John Trade Show 2015
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