Hawkins Design / Decorating Den Interiors was recently featured in the “Around Town” section of South Charlotte Lifestyle’s July 2016 edition!
Patrice Hawkins, owner of Hawkins Design / Decorating Den Interiors franchise and Master License in Charlotte, was named 2016 Field Manager of the Year by Jim Bugg, Jr., president and chief executive of the company, which is North America’s largest interior design and home furnishings franchise company. “This award recognizes Patrice’s outstanding mentoring, which has led to significant growth in her region,” said Bugg as he presented the award recently at the company’s 47th annual conference and supplier market held in San Antonio, Texas.
Hawkins’ region consists of franchises in the Charlotte Metro Area.
Hawkins opened her own franchise, in 2004, after retiring from Bank of America. Her daughter, Elizabeth joined working summers and holidays while in interior design college, during which she also worked for another Decorating Den Interiors franchise in Raleigh. Elizabeth became a partner in the business after her graduation in 2010. She serves clients in the Charlotte Metro area. Hawkins’ son, Edward, joined the business as a partner in 2007 and handles the back office as well as installations, and other customer service aspects.
Hawkins Design / Decorating Den Interiors franchise was recognized with an Eagle Award for sales that ranked in the top 15 percent in North America, and a Premier Club Award for achieving a new milestone in cumulative sales.
“We represent more than 100 home furnishings suppliers and offer our customers a wide variety of furniture, case goods, accessories, lighting, floor and wall coverings, draperies and other hard and soft window treatments in the good, better and best categories,” Hawkins explains. “We bring samples directly to the client’s home or office and provide complete design services which may include floorplans, 3-D drawings and we personally oversee all projects to completion.”
Decorating Den Interiors was founded in 1969 and has interior design professionals and decorators throughout the U.S. and Canada.