"When Bob and I bought our company, 25 years ago, we experienced a seamless transition because I had already been working here and running the residential side of the business for the previous 6 years. One day Patrick Contardo owned it... the next day, we owned it. It wasn't until we had completed our first year that the reality of all that it takes to run a small business really set in! At that point, Bob left his career to join me in our business, taking over the 'day to day' operations as well as 'project management'."
"This allowed me to focus on what I do best....working with clients to design wonderful spaces."
"Through these 25 years we have raised a family and are now grandparents. We feel we have provided a valuable service to Duluth and the Northland. We look for ways to give back to this wonderful community that has supported us, allowing us to be successful."
"Looking back over these past 25 years of business ownership... a lot has changed!!! "Our industry has become very complex! The explosion of product offerings has resulted in a certain amount of 'product choice overload' for our clients and we've needed to become 'experts' at so much, to assure successful projects."
"Technology has advanced beyond anything we could have imagined 25 years ago (The Internet, cell phones, CAD drafting & Facebook?! Who Knew?) Some things are easier because of technology... but some things are not so great. We miss the personal attention and training we once routinely experienced from our industry and the many 'sales reps' who, over time, have been phased out as manufacturers look to make cuts in the name of 'efficiency.' We frequently must rely on websites for product training... it's just not the same as human interaction and relationships! Sometime the 'web' just adds confusion... so much information to weed through."
"But one thing has remained constant - my passion for what I do." "How blessed are Bob and I to have a business we love, supported by amazing staff, tradespeople, suppliers and of course... the best clients anyone could wish for! 25 years is a wonderful milestone, as we continue to look forward to the future..."
- Rebecca Gullion Lindquist CMKBD
Keep reading below to see some of our favorite present and past pictures of the Lindquist & Company showroom. It has really been a blast from the past digging through binders and folders and finding old Polaroid pictures!
Keep Checking back for more blog posts!To further celebrate this 25 year milestone, Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer Rebecca Gullion Lindquist, will be looking back on some of her favorite past projects. Up next will be a couple gorgeous kitchens that have stood the test of time. Click Here to follow us on Facebook and see photos from our latest projects.
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