Meet Board & Brush Vestavia Hills Owners
Suzanne Liles & Katherine Stephen
Suzanne has worked in the insurance industry for decades while raising her family. Now with her family grown, she is reaching retirement age but is looking to continue a fulfilling role in her life through Board & Brush. Interacting with people has always been one of the most enjoyable parts of her career and she feels that Board & Brush is the perfect opportunity. A math major in college, and a detail-oriented worker in her day-to-day job gives her the skills to hone-in on the nitty-gritty details of the business side of things. She also wants the focus of her retirement to be on family, so opening a family-run business with her daughter Katherine makes perfect sense.
Katherine’s 10-year career in public relations, with a focus on event planning and media relations, lends itself well to getting the word out about Board & Brush and hosting parties as well as promotional events for the business. Now a mom to two young daughters, she was looking to get back into the business world, but in a flexible role that would also allow her to spend time with family. The timing made perfect sense for the two of them to go into business together with a company like Board & Brush.
Suzanne and Katherine heard about Board & Brush after Katherine’s sister, brought back a project from a workshop in Oxford, Mississippi. They were blown away by the quality of the project, and the overall impression she made about the workshop experience. After a bit of research, the mom and daughter duo found that there wasn’t a location in Alabama! On a road trip that day, they began brainstorming, and decided Board & Brush sounded like the perfect fit for them, and for their hometown. Katherine is the youngest of Suzanne’s three daughters. Suzanne is most proud of her grandchildren Carter, Davis, Addison and Eloise. Katherine’s oldest, Addison, just entered 1st grade at one of Vestavia’s local elementary schools, and she and her husband, Brad, are Vestavia Hills residents, so opening the studio in their community was important to them. Katherine and Suzanne are both Auburn University fans (Katherine’s alma mater), and love attending football games in the fall. They also both enjoy traveling to new places, finding new restaurants to try, and of course, spending time with their families.
Make Your Own Personalized Sign at Board & Brush Vestavia Hills
Pick your preferred custom wood sign design, sign up for a DIY wood sign workshop that best works
for you and your friends or family, and then show up for a fun, instructor led, hands-on
Board & Brush Vestavia Hills is located in Vestavia Village, a shopping center attached to the backside of Walgreen’s at the corner of Canyon Road and Highway 31. It is convenient to many of the community’s best restaurants and has plenty of parking!
Have any questions? Please feel free to contact us via phone or email. We are happy to help and
would love to see you in our wood sign workshop very soon!