MEET OUR TEAM AT CPI INTERIORS
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Catherine is an award winning designer, winning Canadian Franchise of the Year from 2012 to 2015. In 2016, her Living Room design was chosen as the Dream Room winner in that category, as judged by an esteemed panel of international home furnishings journalists.
She has over 25 years of extensive experience in residential interior design & decorating. Work experience ranging from an exclusive home interiors retailer to the Region's foremost home builder, has established a professional wealth of knowledge that Catherine has built on by hiring professionals. This translates into a superior ability to offer a complete package of design and decorating services for any client's needs. Catherine has put together the best design team in Ottawa. Their interior design and decorating experience comes from working on over 5,000 residential projects since 1998. Prior to 1998 Catherine's experience came from both retail and custom design studio projects ranging from new home customization, remodeling of residential spaces, interior decorating, space planning and colour schemes. Her 25 years of combined experiences along with her teams combined 50 years experience provide the clients with a varied and a wealth of knowledge and a resource of unmatched ideas. She uses CPI Interiors as her brand name and joined forces with Decorating Den Interiors in 2012.
Catherine is past member of the Board of Directors of The Better Business Bureau of Ottawa. She also is a member of the Canadian Decorators Association, Capital Business Association, West Ottawa Board of Trade.
Catherine has designed and renovated 100s of kitchens and bathrooms. She has been a guest speaker at many of the Home shows in and around Ottawa over the 20 years, has been a guest lecturer at Algonquin College to the graduating class of Interior Designs, as well as Interior Decorators. She has been published in many different print media, including the Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa Sun, Arabella Magazine, Active Adult Magazine, Home Renovation Guide.Com to name a few. She has been interviewed and quoted in a number of national magazines such as Style at Home and Homemakers and McLeans Magazines. She was seen twice a month on Design Line on the A-TV (CTV-2) breakfast show for over 2 years. She has had her own “Expert on Call” call radio show on CFRA radio.
Interior Design Consultant
Natalie loves saving her clients time, money and stress by offering a full range of design services for both new and existing residences. She is known for her customized floor plans, and for helping clients make the most of their space. She specializes in designing homes that flow from room to room.
Creating harmony and balance is one of numerous skills that Natalie acquired during her earlier career as a graphic designer. Her design clients today benefit from her excellent attention to detail, project management and customer service.
Interior Design Consultant
Megan grew up in St. Catharines, attended Fanshawe College in London for Interior Design and now happily calls Ottawa home. She has had a passion for interior design from a young age and now enjoys bringing her clients dreams to life. She specializes in residential design and project management and takes pride in her ability to make a space functional while maintaining a personal touch. She has a keen eye for detail that can be seen in her designs and drawings.
Interior Design Consultant
Margaret has a Diploma in Interior Decoration from Algonquin College and was the 2015 recipient of the Canadian Decorator's Association (CDECA) Ambassador's Scholarship Award, for her work in support of the industry. She has a Master's Degree in Politics from Waikato University in New Zealand and an Honours Bachelor in Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa.
Margaret has returned to Ottawa, and launched a second career, after living and working abroad for over twenty years. The cities she has called home, including Riyadh, Paris, Tehran, Washington, D.C. and Quito, have informed her style and approach to interior decorating. She draws upon these rich cultural influences to create unique spaces for her clients.
She believes that you should live with what you love, honour your personal history, and surround yourself with positive memories and inspiration, whether from a family heirloom, a favourite painting, or an obscure collection which may only have meaning for you. She works closely with her clients to create spaces which are comfortable, functional and aesthetically pleasing, but which also reflect the essence of who they are.
Interior Design Consultant
After years of being the "go-to" person for interior design, decorating and staging advice amongst family, friends and colleagues, Nicole decided to transition from a career in Audiology to pursue her true passion, interior design and decorating. Nicole has now done this on a full-time bases and has her certification in Interior Decorating. Nicole has found that years of caring for patients makes for a natural fit in working with clients in the interior design and decorating industry. She believes that listening and understanding the client's needs is of foremost importance. She takes great pride in helping clients articulate their vision for their homes. Translating that emotion into a finished space that is pleasing to the eye and functional for the client's lifestyle, while respecting their budget is Nicole's priority. Nicole is so pleased to be apart of CPI Interiors and is so excited for her clients.
To reach Nicole call 613-599-5564 ext 238 or email email@example.com
Executive Assistant & Franchise Development
Emily is from small town west of Ottawa called Ashton, but has always called Ottawa home. She graduated from the Business Management & Entrepreneurship program at Algonquin College and began her journey in the working world with a products and service company before joining CPI Interiors. Emily has over 5 years experience in customer service and a strong passion for business. She is thrilled to be part of CPI Interiors and is so excited to be working in the interior design world.
To reach Emily, call 613-599-5564 ext 225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Installation Services Manager
Mark began working for Catherine and Jerome at Ethan Allen in Ottawa 25 years ago and has been an important part of their team since they opened CPI Interiors in 1998. He works closely with the designers at CPI Interiors to provide a smooth transition from concept to reality on all custom projects.
To reach Mark, call 613-599-5564 ext 237 or email email@example.com.
Matt is CPI Interiors' installation services specialist. He has over 10 years experience in the home improvement industry and takes great pride in his work. He graduated from Conestoga College with his cabinet maker diploma. Matt is quite familiar with CPI Interiors as he has been working with our interior design consutants on their projects since 2013 and is excited to be apart of the CPI Interiors team.
To reach Matt, call 613-599-5564 ext. 236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen was born in Goose Bay, Labrador, where she grew up with her 2 younger sisters Theresa & Natalie and parents Margaret and John Davis. Moving to the area in 1992, she now considers Ottawa home. Karen was married in the summer of 1999, and she and her husband, Kevin, have 2 wonderful children, McKenna who is 16 years old and Kaden who is 13. Karen has been managing the CPI Interiors office for 18 years and she continues to enjoy the day to day challenges of her role with the company.
To reach Karen, call 613-599-5564 ext 210 or email email@example.com.
Jerome, as the master license owner for Ontario, is responsible for franchise development for Decorating Den Interiors for the province of Ontario. In this capacity it is his job to locate and evaluate people interested in owning a Decorating Den Interiors franchise as well as mentoring existing franchise owners in the business aspects of owning their franchise.
Jerome is responsible for all the business facets of the CPI Interiors, such things as marketing, accounting, warehouse & delivery and the general day-to-day operations. He brings over 30 years of management experience, 8 of which was with the local Ethan Allen Home Interiors retail store, (which, by-the-way is where he and Catherine met).
Jerome also is a member of the board of directors for the West Ottawa Board of Trade. He is a member of the Interior Decorating Advisory Committee at Algonquin College, and also volunteers his time with Futurpreneur Canada where he is a mentor to a new business owner in the first two years of their business's existence.