Emin Onuk and Ugur Dogan became franchise owners of The Kitchen & Bath Shop in November. Onuk recently spoke with the News-Post about the different products the store offers.
What made you want to open the franchise in Frederick?
There isn’t a Kitchen and Bath Shop in this area, and we found a really good location here in Frederick. Also, our franchise owner wanted a location in this area. We know the owner, that’s why we partnered with him.
Does the business offer remodel as well?
Our goal is just retail but our customers are asking for remodeling too, so we have subcontractors and direct our customers to them. This way we are all working together.
Do you also provide installation for closets, flooring, and countertops?
We have a sister store that makes the countertops, but we do the closets and flooring.
What are some of the popular items and brands that you sell?
We sell Norcraft Cabinetry, Marsh Cabinetry and also Medallion Cabinetry. The medallion is the most popular. We also have in-stock cabinets, Forevermark, which has a week time frame [to get in]. It’s not our brand, but we are the main distributor for Forevermark. We have our main warehouse in Virginia, so if we have it in stock, we can get the product right away. Even if it’s not in stock, we can get it in a week.
What is your favorite part about owning The Kitchen & Bath Shop?
We are in an excellent location. Right next to us is a Starbucks and a FedEx, so we have a lot of walk-in customers. Route 40 is busy so most commuters can see our sign, that’s another reason why customers are coming. In Frederick, we are the only location that does retail for kitchen and bath. We do the remodeling, but with our subcontractors. We also have nice closet displays in our showroom. We have in-stock vanities in our warehouse, and we can bring them to our customers in a couple of days. We have 200 different styles of vanities in stock. We can also get custom closets in a few weeks.