Our Team

The award-winning Integri team handles every aspect of your kitchen, bathroom or home renovation from planning to design to installation.

Our Integri Kitchens team approaches every client from a personal, collaborative perspective, working together with you to design and bring to life your perfect kitchen or bathroom. Our team includes interior designers, contractors, and cabinet suppliers who work together with home builders, plumbers, electricians and carpenters to create your dream home.

Karen Smith

Karen Smith – Principal / Design & Sales

An entrepreneur and award winning designer, Karen embodies that rare combination of business acumen and the creative design process. A designer in the industry for over twenty years she’s earned her stripes the old fashioned way; working her way up from sales to business owner. Taking on Integri Kitchens in 2012 as owner was a challenging step but a natural progression for her. Karen immediately evaluated and then enhanced Integri’s operations to optimize the customer experience. Utilizing her knowledge of the Edmonton market, she’s assembled one of the most experienced, professional teams in the city.

“We’re a smaller, personalized shop and about 95% of our business comes through referrals,” states Smith proudly, “We have great suppliers and product but most importantly we have an outstanding team of people that care… we listen.”

Karen oversees all aspects of the business to ensure her philosophy of customer satisfaction is met on each and every project. Working collaboratively with clients, sharing their ideas and working through the creative process to realize their perfect kitchen is both the motivation and the reward.

Rick Hlady

Rick Hlady – Manager

Rick began his career 32 years ago when he and a partner decided a business in the kitchen cabinet industry would be their ticket to success. Armed only with desire and determination he set off to Seattle to learn the basics of kitchen design and he’s never looked back. Over the span of his career he’s been “hands on” with virtually every aspect of sales, design and installation. Now an expert in his field, Rick believes his passion for lifelong learning, professional development and a desire to be the best, keeps him on the forefront of an ever evolving industry.

“Kitchens aren’t simple anymore,” states Hlady, “now they’re like an intricate puzzle that requires our team members to always be at the top of their game. Our attention to detail from design to installation ensures every aspect of our customers vision is accomplished in a professional, friendly manner… and we thrive on that challenge.”

Personalized service, an award winning design team, top of the line products and retaining the best installation experts, has earned Rick and the Integri staff an enviable reputation in the Capital region.

Larae Peppard

Larae Peppard – Sales & Design Consultant

Larae Peppard joins Integri Kitchens with more than 20 years’ kitchen design and installation expertise. Larae worked alongside Karen in a previous position, and is now proud to be a member of the Integri Kitchens team.

“Working at Integri Kitchens feels like family,” says Larae. “I prefer the smaller setting and the ability to really connect with our customers.”

Larae loves designing spaces of all styles – she prides herself on her ability to incorporate any design and adapt to a client’s unique needs. Whether you’re looking for an on-trend transitional kitchen or a traditional space with warm, rustic vibes, Larae has the experience and talent to bring your kitchen dreams to life.

Larae enjoys working with customers redesigning spaces in many of Edmonton’s neighbourhoods, but has a soft spot for some of the quintessential homes from the 70s and 80s.

“Most older homes have really great bones with large spaces and big lots. We get to work with you to design a space that both beautiful and functional for your family.”

When she’s not helping people design their perfect kitchen, bathroom or refreshed space in their home, Larae enjoys golfing, playing in a competitive darts league, and spending time with her daughter.

Her prediction for the next big kitchen design trend? Bold colours.