Tell a Member’s Business Story: Rustic Designs Home Market
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has close to 500 AMAZING members. From restaurateurs to retailers and everything in between. They add a great amount of value to Liberty County and the surrounding area. Each member brings something special to our chamber family, and we want to take time to highlight our members by telling their business story. We had one of our program coordinators meet with Shelby Lee & Chris Nichols, co-owners of Rustic Designs Home Market, to get their story.
Who are you and what is your member business?
We’re Shelby and Chris, and we’re the owners of Rustic Designs Home Market. With us you’ll find the highest quality farmhouse style décor and furniture. We carry something for literally every budget! New, refinished and custom-built furniture is always in stock and ready to be delivered to your home or place of business.
What made you start your business?
Our business really started as a hobby. I was making things in my home and garage, and I started selling barn doors. We had several custom requests and progressed to building furniture. I was able to eventually quit my job and build and paint furniture as a vendor in a store much like ours. Shortly after that Chris had to quit his job as well because we just couldn’t keep up with the demand. Together we opened Rustic Designs Home Market with a vision to bring each and every one of you beautiful farmhouse accents.
What brought you to Liberty County?
We found the perfect space and location right here in Liberty County. With the store in the front and the workshop in the back, we have the best of both worlds. We have space for retail and the place to continue the job that we love so much!
What’s an interesting fact about your business that most people don’t know?
Everything here is hand-built in one way or another. All of it is solid wood, we don’t use particle board or anything like that. All of this is good quality. We also like to help host events for the community like in July 2020 we hosted a prom that had 100 teens in attendance. Another thing people don’t know about us yet is that we have a wholesale website where businesses with tax ID numbers can purchase things at wholesale prices for their businesses.
Do you have any advice for new business owners…like become a Chamber member?
We would definitely tell a new business owner to…….plan ahead! Also, try and have fun while you’re working. We try and have fun here all day. For us, it’s not work it’s a passion.
When you’re not working, where in Liberty County do you like to spend your time?
When we’re not at work we love to spend time on the water fishing with our kids. Anything to do with spending time together as a family is our number one priority.
What made you join the Chamber? What value have you gotten out of your Chamber membership?
We decided to join the Chamber to take part in the social side of operating a business here, as well as all of the marketing and networking opportunities. After the huge success of the recent Food Truck Festival, where we organized all of the arts & crafts vendors, we are looking forward to more events and opportunities in the future.
Where can we reach you to utilize your services/shop with you?
Our address is 1875 Elma G Miles Parkway – Hinesville, GA 31313. You can find us on Facebook at Rustic Designs Home Market – Home | Facebook. Would you like to read more stories about our members, click here.