“I never had a chance! Growing up in a construction family, I’ve been working punch outs for as long as I can remember. I have spent two-thirds of my life on the jobsite – and I have loved every minute of it! It’s not common for a 15 year old to know specs for stud width or how to read a door schedule. It really allowed me to foster this enormous respect for this industry—even though that wasn’t my first choice for career path. Breaking away from the family business, I took a detour into cosmetology – opening my own salon. I’ll admit that the salon wasn’t my passion that I hoped it would be, but the most important thing that I took from working in cosmetology is that you are as good as the level of service that you offer your client.
Years later, after having a family of my own and starting a new business with my husband, Furniture Specialties, it finally seemed that it was time to follow my passion. FS Design Group is a labor of love many years in the making. Just like anyone else in life, I’ve definitely learned from my past –through listening to others in the industry and even falling on my butt from time to time. FS Design Group, to me, is the place that anyone needing help curating their space—from full Build to just sprucing up an old space—can receive concierge-style service from a team of professionals that understand their needs.
Nowadays I get to be the one taking my little ones to the jobsite. I hope that it inspires the same type of creativity in them as it did in me.”