LIVE from HAVEN 2022: Trent and Jen Fancher, Noting Grace (Organization Conversation, Episode 48)
DIYers Trent and Jen Fancher own Noting Grace and offer tutorials for their projects. At their third HAVEN Conference, they sat down with host Richard Grove to talk about all their businesses. They discussed how they got into the DIY space, how they manage their time, how to stay organized, how to get inspired through the DIY community, and much more.
This show was originally broadcast live from the 2022 HAVEN Conference held at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia.
Trent and Jen Fancher, Owners, Noting Grace
Trent and Jen are self-taught DIYers taking on each renovation project one room at a time. The phrase “Broke Musicians in Love” is what drives them to do what they do with the eye on the prize, which not only is a beautiful room, but also a gorgeous budget to go with it!
Through this learning process, they share the tips they find with you. They know that having the home of your dreams isn’t a reality for most, but you can create a home you love with a little bit of ingenuity.
When they share room reveals, or images of their home with you, know that the picture isn’t perfect.
Many hours, mess-ups, and redos were done to get create that look. If you could look behind the lens, you would see all the papers, shoes, and junk pushed aside to get that shot.
One question they often get asked is “How do you keep your house so clean all the time with 2 boys?” Well, they don’t!
That’s why they love finding items that are less than perfect– items with character. Life is meant to be enjoyed despite this constant goal, Jen battles to reach perfection. They hope to provide you with all the tools to help you create a home with intention that you love to live in while giving you grace when it’s not perfect.
Not only do they hope to inspire you, but Jen and Trent want to connect with you. They are honored to read each and every comment you leave. You can always find behind the scenes shenanigans over on Instagram or you can sign up for their emails so you don’t miss a post.
There is “Beauty in the Blemishes” and they hope to help you find it!
About Organization Conversation
Organization Conversation is hosted by Richard Grove and broadcast and produced from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta. You can find the full archive of shows by following this link. The show is available on all the major podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, Amazon, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn, and others.
About Richard Grove
Richard Grove‘s background is in engineering but what he enjoys most is brand building through relationships and creative marketing. Richard began his career with the Department of Defense as an engineer on the C-5 Galaxy Engineering Team based out of Warner Robins. While Richard found this experience both rewarding and fulfilling, he always knew deep down that he wanted to return to the small family business that originally triggered his interest in engineering.
Richard came to work for the family business, Dekalb Tool & Die, in 2008 as a Mechanical Engineer. At the time Wall Control was little more than a small ‘side hustle’ for Dekalb Tool & Die to try to produce some incremental income. There were no “Wall Control” employees, just a small warehouse with a single tool and die maker that would double as an “order fulfillment associate” on the occasion that the original WallControl.com website, which Richard’s grandmother built, pulled in an order.
In 2008, it became apparent that for the family business to survive they were going to have to produce their own branded product at scale to ensure jobs remained in-house and for the business to continue to move forward. Richard then turned his attention from tool and die to Wall Control to attempt this necessary pivot and his story with Wall Control began. Since that time, Richard has led Wall Control to significant growth while navigating two recessions.
Outside of Richard’s work at Wall Control he enjoys helping other business owners, operators, and entrepreneurs along their own paths to success by offering personal business coaching and advising through his website ConsultantSmallBusiness.com. Richard has developed an expansive and unique skillset growing and scaling Wall Control through a multitude of challenges to the successful brand and company it is today. Richard is happy to share his knowledge and experience with others who are looking to do the same within their own businesses.
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About Wall Control
The Wall Control story began in 1968 in a small tool & die shop just outside Atlanta, Georgia. The first of three generations began their work in building a family-based US manufacturer with little more than hard work and the American Dream.
Over the past 50+ years, this family business has continued to grow and expand from what was once a small tool & die shop into an award-winning US manufacturer of products ranging from automobile components to satellite panels and now, the best wall-mounted tool storage system available today, Wall Control.
The Wall Control brand launched in 2003 and is a family-owned and operated business that not only produces a high-quality American Made product but sees the entire design, production, and distribution process happen under their own roof in Tucker, Georgia. Under that same roof, three generations of American Manufacturing are still hard at work creating the best tool storage products available today.
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