Glass Expressions Chosen As First ‘Makeover Burien’ Recipient
Longtime Burien business Glass Expressions has been selected as the first ‘Makeover Burien’ recipient, with a full makeover scheduled to happen sometime in early February.
Glass Expressions has been in business in Burien since 1974, and in their current location at 648 SW 152nd Street since 1989. Kathy Johnson has owned it since 1983, and Lael Smidt has been a partner since 1993.
According to their website:
Glass Expressions is a full service stained glass studio. We do custom stained glass windows, repairs and teach classes. We carry a full line of tools and supplies for stained glass, fusing and glass beadmaking. And we’ve got lots of glass!
“After meeting with the owners, we determined some areas that would be beneficial for them that we could help with in our first Makeover,” said Organizer Daniel Keane.
Here are the areas that will be focused on to assist this longtime Burien business:
- Organization (office, supplies, etc.)
- Signage (internal)
- Floor covering
- Painting (interior)
- Marketing (classes, products, etc).
Participants so far that will be lending a hand include:
- Daniel and Melinda Keane of Serenza Salon & Spa, offering a “day of beauty” for Kathy and Lael.
- Debra George of The Mark Restaurant provided space for the meeting and snacks as well as great enthusiasm.
- Scott Schaefer of The B-Town Blog will get before photos and post stories and update the Makeover Burien Website.
- Dan Trimble, Burien’s new Business Development Manager, offered some helpful insights and is happy to see local businesses helping each other out.
- Patti Gifford of Keller Williams will take some measurements and make some contacts regarding Floor Coverings.
- Gina Bourdage of Discover Burien will will assist in finding some business planning and lighting assistance.
- Michelle Codd of Poggi Bonsi, Melinda Keane and Theresa White of Statements will work on a Merchandising Plan.
- Janet Grella will write a story.
- Dr. Jim Coleman will be doing teeth whitening for the owners.
- Maura Costello and Sally Law of Prudential Real Estate will help out with grunt work 🙂
- Andy Rodgers of Cox Financial and his charming daughter Gabrielle will offer assistance.
- Linda Plein will help as well.