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OakWood Partners with Randall’s to launch new in-store Renovation Design Service

Four Renovation Design Centres across Ottawa offer homeowners a unique end-to-end renovation and décor planning experience


Ottawa, August 30, 2012 – OakWood, Ottawa’s largest and most established renovator, is announcing an innovative partnership with Randall’s, Ottawa’s #1 retailer for window and wall covering solutions, to offer a unique in-store end-to-end renovation and home decorating solution. The partnership is being celebrated with the Grand Opening of the new OakWood Renovation Design Centres on September 18th, 2012 at the Randall’s Barrhaven location.

The OakWood Renovation Design Centres now deliver OakWood’s award winning Design + Build services from four Randall’s stores across the City and are a perfect complement to Randall’s high quality window and wall covering products. By combining the services and expertise of both companies, OakWood and Randall’s now offer the most innovative and comprehensive in-store service of its kind anywhere in Ottawa.

“Partnering with Randall’s means customers now get the most complete and experienced in-store renovation and home décor expertise in the City,” says John Liptak, President & CEO, OakWood.

For homeowners, the partnership and new Renovation Design Centres offer a significant alternative to traditional big box store services. “Each Centre creates a creative, boutique-like environment within Randall’s,” says Patricia Liptak, Chief Operating Officer, OakWood. “Customers can come in and browse the Randall’s showroom to get inspired by various home décor ideas, and then bring that inspiration into the Design Centres,” she says.

“We are very excited by the Partnership,” confirms Lee Martin, Owner, Randall’s. “Where possible these new Centres incorporate Randall’s window and wall covering solutions into renovation designs and help our customers visualize their redesign before any construction or tear down begins.”

Using OakWood’s advanced rendering software, designers work with home-owners to create a floor plan, which is transformed into a colourful 3D drawing of their planned renovation and presented on a giant 55-inch HD screen. OakWood’s powerful rendering software enables customers to easily make changes and view multiple options for their dream renovation – in real time – while benefiting from the advice of an experienced designer.

In addition to the 3D concept design service, OakWood offers a free QuickQuote for homeowners who are just starting to plan their renovation. QuickQuote includes a 30-minute consultation with a certified OakWood designer, three cost options, and a preliminary 3D drawing and floor plan of one room.

The 3D concept design service is now available by appointment at four Randall’s stores across the region: Glebe (555 Bank Street), Orleans (2003 St. Joseph Boulevard), Bells Corners (120 Robertson Road) and Barrhaven (71 Marketplace Avenue). While visiting, customers can also enjoy Randall’s inspirational showroom setting, see displays of the latest decorating ideas and view the large selection of hand crafted Mennonite furniture.

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