Peter Hadchity, Design Consultant and Sales Representative
Peter Hadchity is proof that good management results in dedicated employees. For him, feeling a strong sense of belonging to the Spectrum Team has made him even more dedicated to his role as a Design Consultant and Sales Representative, and in turn, he purposely goes out of his way to ensure each customer is happy with their kitchen.
His nearly 40 years in the field has given him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the kitchen industry. It all started when he took over his father’s kitchen cabinet company in Barbados, where he grew up. Peter ran the company for 7 years before closing it in 1985 to move to Canada.
Peter worked in kitchen production and later in sales for Morewood Industries in Ottawa until it closed. He then, immediately, landed a job at Canac Kitchens in 1989, where he spent 21 years in sales. Working with small and medium sized builders, as well as retail, Peter created many beautiful kitchens for his clients.
When Canac Kitchens closed it’s doors in 2008, he took a year’s sabatical before joining the Spectrum team in 2009.
Peter treats Spectrum Kitchens as though it’s his, because for him, the Spectrum team, and their customers, are like family.
Kim Ozen, Design Consultant and Sales Representative
For Kim Ozen, liking your kitchen isn’t enough. She wants you to be thrilled with it. And she’s confident she can help make that happen.
Kim is a Kitchen and Bath Designer at Spectrum Kitchens who believes that you can have a kitchen that is functional, efficient and beautiful, without having to settle.
She specializes in retail and renovation, and custom homes, and is there every step of the way with her clients, from inception to conception.
She graduated from the Business program at Algonquin College in 1986, but took the following three years to travel before starting a home-based staging and decorating business in 1990. In 1996, her job description changed to full-time mother.
In 2011, she returned to Algonquin College to upgrade her skills. She earned her diploma in Interior Decorating, which she needed in order to get acceptance into the graduate program for Kitchen and Bath Design, which is an approved accredited National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) program. She graduated with Honours in 2013.
Her internship at Spectrum Kitchens turned into a full-time job.
Kim loves the fast-pace and creativity the job offers, and the chance to meet new people and work with them toward creating the kitchen of their dreams.
Maria Jenkins, Design Consultant and Sales Representative
Grit, tenacity, and determination.
It’s a winning combination that has led Maria Jenkins to her role as Design Consultant and Sales Representative at Spectrum Kitchens.
To her clients, however, it’s her passion and commitment that stands out the most.
Maria has been working in various aspects of interior design since 2001, when she was employed as an office manager for a closet design company. Prior to this, she owned her own aesthetics company. Finding the manager job unsatisfying, she began to pay closer attention to the detail of the closet designs that crossed her desk, and formed the opinion that she could do it better.
So, she did.
As a self-confessed ‘nitpicky organizer,’ the Ottawa native had a natural flair for organizing and designing.
When the company she worked for went under, she rose up. She began taking courses in Professional Organizing and Interior Decorating and became a Professional Organizer.
Making the move to kitchen design came with a new set of challenges, especially after being hired for a job with only her positive attitude and willingness to learn as assets. But whenever that kitchen design job knocked her down, she got back up and kept going.
She worked for two premiere kitchen companies in Ottawa before taking a five-year hiatus. In 2018, she returned to the industry as a designer for Spectrum.
Her passion for design doesn’t end with kitchens and bathrooms. She has designed built-in furnishings for her home and has helped friends and family with interior design and organizing.