Standing the heat
BY GREGORY J. SCOTT
The women of Satoree Design want you to love your kitchen
Designers Lori Harrington, Carolyn Johnson and Heidi Pierce didn’t waste any time.
Just days after their previous employer, Home Valu Interiors, fell spectacularly into bankruptcy last January, the three women were in Harrington’s basement, cooking up an entrepreneurial plan. By the end of the month, they had launched Satoree Design, scooping up many of the orphaned Home Valu customers and providing some business to the company’s newly out-of-work contractors. Eight months later, the trio opened their cozy Uptown showroom at 1612 West Lake St. They’re now winning bids for some major kitchen and bath remodels in the area.
How five local women turned their entrepreneurial spirits into thriving businesses.
BY: NANCY EIKE | FROM THE ISSUE: OCTOBER 2011
Sometimes those unexpected bumps in the road of life send us skittering in a new direction, on a new path. And sometimes those new paths turn out to be better than the ones we were on in the first place. And that’s exactly what happened to Lori Harrington, Carolyn Johnson and Heidi Pierce.