We had the good fortune of connecting with John & Sarah Westphal and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi John & Sarah, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
We prioritize the quality of our products. We want the best for our customers and take pride in knowing that we are delivering the best possible quality. We also live and work by the slogan “Never Give Up”. Keeping that in mind, we strive to always do our best and to always keep going.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What sets Olive & Oak Designs apart from other businesses is that the craftsmanship of our furniture can be passed down through the generations! We take a lot of pride in letting our customers know that once they design a custom piece of furniture they will be able to have that furniture for many years to come. Along with quality, we also provide range. Olive & Oak Designs can make everything from a small cutting board and furniture, to one of our newest ventures, custom shipping boxes. We are truly a versatile business. It is a great feeling giving the client a product that they have only envisioned and making it a reality. It’s not always an easy route, but it is the right one!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Some of the most fun things to do that we would share with friends and family who would be visiting are the preserves and parks in the Houston area. The Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve off of 249 and Louetta is one of our favorite nature trails! It has everything from park/playground areas to lakes for fishing and trails for running. After soaking in the nature, we would recommend trying Sushi Choo Choo, a fun a exciting way of trying a variety of sushi. Don’t forget to stop at Connies Frozen Custard (12545 Jones Rd, Houston, TX 77070), you won’t be disappointed!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Our family and community deserves a huge shoutout! Our family is the main motivation for what we do. We have created many projects on their behalf ranging from custom gifts to furniture. The support is endless! We can not thank them enough for cheering us on in our business endeavors. We are located in the North Houston area and without the support of the local communities, we would not have grown as much as we did in the year 2020. It was a rough year for everyone and much of that struggle came from the small business owners. The community was so supportive by continuing to shop local! The year 2021 is going to be another year of growth and we are excited to share that with our family and community.
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