Laure Pierron, Stella Riggs, Karol Heath, Teresa Higdon Kate Kos and Lea Marlin all have years of design/showroom experience, so our sales team understands how to make your job easier. And, our behind the scenes staff, Shelly McCrea, Carlos Alvarado, Frankie Requena and Britt McGannon, help things run smoothly.
The McGannon Family attributes the success of the company to the staff and allows the team to work autonomously to respond to the needs of their clients. Whether the project is residential or contract, the team is prepared to make executive decisions based on their knowledge of their clients' needs and expectations.
It's all about teamwork and client satisfaction! How can we help you with your project?
WE INVITE YOU TO MEET OUR STARS!
STELLA RIGGS has a very diverse furniture background and she brings a unique eye to our showroom. She is schooled in 18th and 19th century European antiques, as well as having experience in management, buying, merchandising and display within a showroom setting. Stella joined our sales team in 1997 and continues to prove herself as a preemptive salesperson to her clients and our showroom team.
Stella is a very proud Granna to Gracie, Audrey, Stella and Tommy. She is known for her sense of humor and twinkle in her eyes.
LAURE PIERRON has been in the furniture and design industry for over 25 years. She is a degreed designer and a member of the Texas Association of Interior Designers. Laure has an extensive background in selling, management, buying, and display in a showroom setting. Laure joined our sales team in early 2008 and is a leader sharing her knowledge and expertise. She has a keen eye for design and takes the credit for the look of our showroom. She truly enjoys connecting with people and she amazes us all with her energy, tenacity and passion.
Laure stays just as busy away from the office in her personal time working on design projects, planning a celebration with family, babysitting her beautiful granddaughters or preparing for her favorite time of year- Christmas.
KAROL HEATH has been in the furniture industry for over 20 years. High end furniture retail for 15 years and 7 years selling to the trade. She joined the McGannon Team in 2013. Her expertise is not only in furniture but also in fabrics. She has the experience of working with some of the area's top designers. Karol is truly kind and graceful with a gift to engage people with a story.
Karol has three grown sons, Steve, Mike and Joe, as well as daughter Kelli, who keeps her very busy. She loves to travel and spend time with her adventurous family.
TERESA HIGDON has been in the design and construction industry since graduating from the Art Institute of Dallas in 1991. She brings years of experience working with commercial & residential projects, assisting custom builders, interior designers, landscape designers and homeowners with the selection of indoor & outdoor furniture and hard surfaces. Teresa joined the team in 2013 with energy and a joyful smile that will inspire you.
Teresa loves designing and creating mosaics and has taught groups interested in learning the ancient art. Teresa moved to Dallas from Las Vegas, NV to be close to her daughter Tatiana and grandson Sam.
KATE KOS joined the McGannon team in 2016. Her love of textiles and design began at an early age in her mother's fabric store and later lead to her studies in interior design at Texas Tech University. She has over 15 years experience in the design industry working with both retail and trade clientele; from traditional to contemporary. She's inspired by her many travels and is constantly learning and exploring the newest trends in furniture and design.
"Your home is your sanctuary and should be your personal source of comfort and beauty."
In Kate's spare time she loves playing on the white sandy beaches of the Caribbean, trying her hand at new recipes, and playing with her pug, Izzie.
LEA MARLIN is the newest addition to the McGannon Showrooms family since 2017. With a degree in Interior Design and a skillful artist in her own right, Lea has a knack and gift for color. You may even see one of her paintings on our walls or around Dallas. Lea loves all things creative and enjoys connecting with people. She is known to go the extra mile for clients.
Outside of work, Lea can be found painting or hanging out with family and friends.
SHELLY MCCREA joined the team in 2015. She is active in the business office working closely with our vendors, sales team and Director of Operations. Shelly smiles brightly and finds a way to make things happen.
In her free time, Shelly is enjoying her beautiful family of six. If she is not seen out and about with her family, she may be found searching Pinterest for new ideas related to fashion, design or events.
CARLOS ALVARADO is a proud American citizen who came to McGannon Showrooms via California. Carlos worked for 15 years at CBS Furniture in California (one of our many fine furniture manufacturers) and when his wife wanted to move near family in Texas, we were fortunate that CBS recommended him to us.
From the time he came to work for McGannon's in 2007 Carlos quickly became part of our team and works very hard to make sure our inventory is received and placed in perfect condition. Carlos is our Warehouse Manager and helps keep our business running smoothly.
FRANKIE REQUENA joined McGannon Showrooms in 2014 and serves as the Director of Operations. He oversees the business office and works directly with our vendors and manufacturers. Frankie has an entrepreneurial spirit and is great at problem solving. He is the lead innovator for our delivery service. In his free time, Frankie is in motion- from remodeling a house to tasting the best IPA or enjoying time with his family.
BRITT McGANNON joined the team in 2013. Britt is inspired by art and design and believes interior design is a conduit for bringing beauty into the world. She is driven by the desire to carry on the family tradition of providing creative people and design teams quality resources and top notch service. Her passion is people and building relationships within the community.
Britt can be found planning an event, crafting social media posts, re- arranging furniture, hanging at the barre or enjoying a nap.