About UsA little about us. Mary and I have been blessed with many great adventures, two fantastic sons and their wonderful families. May we brag just a bit to say we have seven awesome grandkids?
We started our journey together over 48 years ago and have had the opportunity to live in many different places, nine states in all and now reside in the Nashville, TN area.
Both of us have had several professional jobs over the years from computer consulting, military service, logistics, calligraphy, project management, and teaching to name a few.
We are project people; we seem to always have a project (or projects) under way. From quilting to woodworking, from photography to fishing, from card-making to calligraphy, from remodeling to helping neighbors and friends, you will most likely find us involved in something.
We have become the jacks of all trades and masters of some over the years and believed we could put our experiences to work for us.
Why a Niche About Porches?We have always been fond of porches. I grew up in a home with a large country style porch and Mary fondly remembers visiting her grandmothers' home with a large porch.
Not too long ago I had the opportunity to sit on a friend's cabin porch - I sat there all day doing nothing. Quite unlike me but it was great!
We have lived in almost the four corners of the United States so we have seen how people design, decorate, and entertain on their porches.
A porch is a great place to just relish moments and watch the world go by.
Our goal is to give you great ideas for your own porch - whether for comfort, convenience, or as an investment in your home. We hope our ideas inspire you to increase the curb appeal of your home or to simply have more fun on your porch with friends and family.
If you want to know what tools we use for our business and how we got started, just skip ahead.
When we lived in Nebraska, we purchased a home because we loved its porch so much. It was a screened porch that overlooked the backyard. Mary and I enjoyed reading the newspaper out there and entertaining friends and family. We even slept on our screened porch on many evenings.
What's in a Porch?Porches are the first thing you see on a home. Ever pass a home with a great porch and notice your eyes linger just a bit? A great porch stands out. So much so that you may not be able to describe the house later, but you will remember the porch!
Even small porches can reflect your personality and add great curb appeal.
Love What We Do and Appreciate You Stopping ByWe've turned something we love into a business that will take us into retirement. Mary and I work on our business together at home at our kitchen table.
We began thinking and planning our site in late 2008 and it has blossomed into what you see today. One page at a time. We are amazed and appreciative of the people who visit our site.
We hope you like the casual and personable feel to our site. We put a lot of heart into what we do. It's the most fun work we've ever done.
Places We Have Been Featured
We are featured on Sitesell's Success blog about our entrepreneurial journey of our love of porches.
Inspired Home OmahaWe were recently interviewed about the value of a sleeping porch in Inspired Home Omaha.
On National Television
Dave and I are so appreciative to be featured on a major TV network as Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs. You can see the video they did of us here.
In the Tennessean
This is the kitchen table where our site was born and where we put in countless hours.
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