Category Archives: Franchisee Profiles

Showhomes Fox Valley Success Story- A Whole Lot to Show for It

Spend less, make more. It’s such a simple concept but, like most things in the real world, it’s easier said than done. Not so for some franchisees who recognized a low-cost opportunity in the crowded franchise industry and through hard work, dedication and following the brand’s blueprint, have been able to turn a low-cost investment […]

From Wall Street to Award Winning Stagers

Carol Ackerman and her husband, Barry, met in 1974 while working in the finance industry. Carol has always had a passion for design but with the security the finance industry provided, she found it difficult to walk away and pursue her dream. Her husband on the other hand, a born and bred New Yorker, spent […]

Franchisee Success: How Jim and Kaye Biby Became Successful with Showhomes

Husband-and-wife team Jim and Kaye Biby of Jacksonville, Florida celebrated their highest grossing month ever in June, since purchasing their Showhomes franchise location in 2006. “Over the past several months we’ve rolled out a few new marketing initiatives, but above and beyond marketing, we rely on referrals,” Kaye said. “Over the years we’ve continually provided […]

Finding a Franchise Where a Banker and a Decorator Can Work Together (Entrepreneur Magazine)

Mike Callahan’s corporate career was focused on finance before he became a franchise consultant. However, even with his extensive experience in the industry, it took him a while to realize there was a franchise that would utilize both his financial knowledge and his wife’s design skills. Then, the couple discovered Showhomes, a home staging company. […]

Franchise Veteran Turns Passion Into a Career She Loves!

A Niagara Falls, New York native, Janelle attended a New York state college where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing. Upon graduation, Janelle began working for a small restaurant franchise before moving to Phoenix to pursue an opportunity with a medical spa franchise selling laser equipment to doctor’s offices. While working […]

The Perfect Opportunity Becomes a Reality

With almost 25 years of experience in the design industry, Nancy Jones is adding her expertise to the success of Showhomes in the state of North Carolina. Growing up in southwest Virginia, Nancy ventured out and graduated from Freed-Hardeman University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Nancy’s professional career began with Atlantic Wallcoverings where […]

Couple Leave Corporate America with Leap of Faith

Enjoying and appreciating her local community, Laura Landesman saw an opportunity to expand Showhomes to the Woodlands community.  Born in South Texas and having traveled around the world due to her father being in the oil business, Laura graduated from high school in Norway. With her family deciding they were moving back to the states, Laura […]

From Realtor to Superstar Stager!

As a Chicago native, Barbara Bliss has an extensive knowledge of the territories she serves. Her background as a Realtor for eight years, flipping homes, and a degree in Business Management from Robert Morris University makes her a top competitor in the home staging industry.  Barbara has won multiple awards during her time at Showhomes, […]

Finding the Perfect Family Business Opportunity

Lorelie Brown always placed a high priority on her family, career and education, and her growing Showhomes franchise has complemented and supported all three.  Brown began her college career at Columbia College in South Carolina when she was only 16 years old. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in business administration at the age of 19, […]

From Road Warrior to Home Staging Entrepreneur

Charity Keefer (36) was born and raised in Lynn, Indiana and moved to South Carolina in 1997 where she graduated from the College of Charleston with a BS in Business Administration in 2001. Upon graduation, Charity worked for one year at UPS conducting outside sales. She has spent the past 11 years selling pharmaceuticals. Her […]