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About Embroidery Boutique by Designs for You

Embroidery Boutique by Designs for You is a family-owned and run monogramming, embroidery, engraving and gift store, established in 1989 by Laurae and Gary Hathaway. Laurae’s skill and passion for design and customer satisfaction has been the driving force behind its success. Laurae has been involved in the world of fabric, color and design since she was a teenager. Her many years of experience in floral design and interior decorating has enabled Embroidery Boutique by Designs for You to assist many of our satisfied customers with their decorating and gift ideas.

As Embroidery Boutique by Designs for You is a family-run business, Laurae and Gary’s four children have made a contribution in the growth of the company and have experience working at Embroidery Boutique by Designs for You. Three of the four eventually moved on to other things and have families living in Florida. Laurae and Gary’s youngest, Debby, did her own thing after college, moving to New York City and gaining many valuable life experiences. Now married as Debby Nohe, she joined the family business in 2006 and has become extremely experienced in embroidery. Debby is the General Manager and runs the day-to-day operations.

Gary’s long career with IBM, working in sales and finance, enabled him to provide backroom business and technical skills to the business. Gary does the in-house digitizing. He has been performing this function now for over 20 years. Gary learned how to do digitizing the traditional way before the computer automated software evolved. Digitized logos that sew well, with depth and dimension, require thought, patience and digitizing expertise. Logos that stand out cannot be successfully done via automated software. Just like anything that requires skill, there is no substitute for years of experience.

Laurae and Gary are originally from Ohio and West Virginia respectively. They started their business and lived in South Florida for 30 years. In 2005 they moved to East Tennessee where they are now permanent residents. East Tennessee has many wonderful people and a great climate. They love the area and are active in golf, tennis, boating and hiking.

Embroidery Boutique by Designs for You is located in Farragut, TN. The decision to alter the name came about because Designs for You has been misinterpreted as an interior design company, therefore we are now doing business as Embroidery Boutique by Designs for You.