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A Conversation with Jesús Carreño Carrillo, General Manager for the British Columbia region

The Cosentino Vancouver Centre is not an average showroom. It is a space that offers architects, designers, project managers and consumers inspiration from the minute you walk through the door. In the front seat, driving the dedication and hard work that goes into the showroom, is Jesús Carreño Carrillo, General Manager for the British Columbia region. We caught up with Jesús to learn about his important role at Cosentino and what drives his passion for the A&D community.

What makes you a great fit for the Cosentino team?

I have a sincere appetite for positive change, and no two days are alike at Cosentino. The company and I are both creative entities seeking constant improvement. I also think this company's corporate culture is incredible as there's a real sense of entrepreneurship and care for its people. My colleagues, not only from coast to coast in Canada but globally, are what truly makes Cosentino special.

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Take us through an average day at the Cosentino Vancouver Centre and your role as the General Manager of the BC region.

The days typically start early. The operations team, warehouse staff and drivers are all in before 6 am preparing for deliveries. The rest of the team members - CSRs, showroom specialists, sales members and myself arrive a bit later in the morning. Soon after that, we start receiving visitors. From material availability to the design of our displays and the service we provide, our customers leave inspired by all the design possibilities Cosentino surfaces offer.

My role is to make sure that everyone from my team at Cosentino to the customer enjoys their experience. I work hard to ensure that our internal and external stakeholders love having Cosentino as part of their lives.

Being the GM for Cosentino Vancouver is a process of constant learning. It's important to listen, be open-minded, and be consistent. Consistency in what we do, in our approach to the challenges and to become better. My motto:  Without commitment, you'll never start. Without consistency, you'll never finish.

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What can design professionals expect when visiting the showroom? 

Design professionals can expect a space to become inspired by our innovative surfaces and the best service in the industry. Between the showroom and the warehouse, we have close to 40,000 sq. ft. full of slabs, vignettes, and displays of all kinds, including countertops, furniture, wall cladding, façade, flooring, and outdoor furniture kitchens, wine cellars, and cabinet fronts. Our versatile surface offerings are supported by a knowledgeable and attentive team of experts who have been with Cosentino for several years, becoming consultants for our partners' projects. Together we make the process of doing a reno or a new build much more manageable, no matter if we are working on a small reno on a basement suite or a façade for a multifamily building. Whether you're looking for a quartz surface, tiles or natural stone, our Centre will provide you with the best advice and the best option for your project.

What are the showroom hours?

The showroom is currently located in the stone hub for the region at 8603 Glenlyon Parkway in Burnaby, a central location of the metropolitan area of Vancouver. However, we are opening a new showroom in Vancouver to be even closer to our clients. We are open from Monday to Friday from 8 am – 4:30 am and welcome walk-ins.

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Tags: Architecture, Cosentino, Cosentino Canada, Dekton, interior design, Silestone | 7 months ago | Written by: Cosentino