They started their first renovation while still in design school. The client’s trust in this complete restoration of a 1930s home in nearby Coral Gables strengthened their confidence. However, they admit it’s a huge learning curve.
“When we first set foot on the construction site, no one took us seriously,” Perez said. “But we stuck with it. Soon the contractors realized the client was paying for our design, and if they didn’t get it right the first time, we’d make them redo it. So they started cleaning everything up with us first. We slowly It’s really exciting to earn their trust, but surely.”
share their passion
In addition to earning the trust of colleagues, contractors and suppliers, designers have quickly earned the respect of their clients.
“I think we really value projects and customers, and I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing,” Purrinos said. “We really care about what we’re doing, which is why we sometimes go overboard. Our chemistry and positive energy attract clients, and our atypical European sense of design stands out from typical Miami design.”
Women never forget the fact that an interior design project can be a huge investment, so they spend the client’s money as thoughtfully as they would our own. They believe the most important thing is people doing the right thing and building deep relationships. Then referrals and business will come.
For them, their relationship has never been one-sided. That’s why Chase for Business is the perfect partner. “We all have personal bank accounts at Chase, so it was an easy decision,” Purrinos said. “Plus, the accessibility of a bank that has branches all over the place and still provides personal customer service — it’s unmatched.”
Because they’re always on the go, designers are excited to be able to use their phones to pay on the phone Chase Business Complete Checking account, “If we talk to a customer at their home, we can collect payment right there instead of having to go back and send an invoice and wait for payment,” Obregon said. “The same goes for a contractor on a construction site.”
looking to the future
In the spring of 2022, Obregon, Perez, and Purrinos officially received their graduate degrees from Florida International University, and they (the designers) had accumulated two years of practical experience. Besides a nice interior, what’s the next thing they want to build?their business reputation chasing ink® Business credit card.
There is no doubt that these design women will continue to break down industry barriers—both literally and figuratively.
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