If you’ve ever visited one of our stores, you’ve probably had a friendly chat about sectionals, throw pillows, or overall interior design with our talented team members. Everyone at HW Home strives to bring something special to your shopping experience.
Meet another one of our remarkable team members, Bev, who has been with HW Home since the inception of the company. You may know her as the longtime Senior Design Consultant from our Boulder store, or as the sister of HW Home President and Co-founder, Ron Werner. Bev’s story of becoming part of Team HW Home is also the story of how HW Home came to be!
It goes something like this: “In 1998, my brother Ron and his partner Jim visited my husband and me. They planned to help us design our recent home remodel and search for new furniture. As we shopped, they were both shocked that there were very few options for finding stylish, unique, and quality pieces. They told us not to buy anything yet, and to give them some time to think. A few months later they called to say they were moving to Boulder from Chicago, opening a “little” shop, and that they wanted to bring me into the business and teach me about design. The rest is history!”
Working for the same family-owned company for the last 17 years is sure to create special memories. Bev’s favorite is “when we first opened the doors in Boulder in June 1999, the community was so excited! They were blown away at how beautiful the store was.” And, we’re pleased to report that, as we’ve grown, the reception for our Cherry Creek and Greenwood Village stores has been equally warm.
Wanting to give our readers a few “insider secrets,” Bev says her favorite piece of furniture currently on the showroom floor is our Kika Cocktail Table in the White Milpa Wood Finish. She notes, “At the moment, I’m in love! It’s truly stunning!” If she could custom design any piece of furniture, it would be the perfect buffet for her dining room. She says, “My husband and I just scaled down and moved after 18 years into a much smaller home. I had a difficult time finding the perfect buffet that would fit into the space, look stunning, and provide the functionality that I need for storage.”
And as for enjoying life outside of work? Bev loves caring for her 10-month-old granddaughter Ella, running marathons, and cycling on the HW Home Girls’ Cycling Team in support of Children’s Hospital Colorado!