"I am proud to represent the finest people and products available."
M.A. and Associates wants to be your go to CREATIVE FORCE for interior products. We are an independent rep firm, located in the Midwest, providing connections between factories that produce FURNITURE, FABRIC, ART and RUGS and the A&D community and purchasing groups for the hospitality industry. This industry includes (guest room and public space), mixed use spaces, apartment and condo buildings, restaurant and food service community, senior living, higher education, and retail industries. We service Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
As our company grows and adapts, the main focus is ALWAYS consistent and excellent customer service, reliability, and creative solutions. I've always been known to be customer-centric. Our end goal is to provide an engaging and functional space for the guest and when that objective is met - all in the design and supply chain win.
Mary Ann began design school knowing that she was inspired by being in certain spaces, indoors and out; the spaces we occupy and move through generates energy – and we love working with the design community that is creating amazing experiences and memories.
"Spaces are so much more than beautiful; they need to perform and provide a return on investments, however it is always possible to ensure the end product achieves all three"
Diving right in to the industry after school, Mary Ann began working as a designer working on restaurants and night clubs for a design build firm. Starting at a small firm, she wore many hats. This allowed for invaluable hands-on office and field experience for the front and back of the house; verifying construction documents, budgets, receiving shipments, and overseeing installations and punch lists.
Needing to balance family and work, Mary Ann tried her hand in sales by teaming up with a vendor she often specified and purchased from. As a sub-rep she focused on the A&D community and enjoyed participation in many diverse projects. After a few years, a need to relocate to the Midwest provided an opportunity to become a Project Manager and then an Account Executive for decor companies servicing the Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR) industry.
"Working with a large corporation during their reimaging provided me with my first brand experience, this experience was a perfect lead in for hotel brands."
After several years of dedicated work within the QSR industry, a new chapter was created. M.A. and Associates, LLC was started.
"It has been challenging and rewarding to source Functional and Beautiful products and find relationships with factories that aligned with my customer service philosophy and bring them to you. M.A. and Associates, LLC will only work with factories that stand behind their product, are good to their word and are a joy to work with. Everyone has a choice of who you work with – why not have it be someone that is excellent at what they do and adds a smile to your day!"
"I am so appreciative of the many talented and professional people I have had the pleasure of working with throughout my career and have always tried to embrace their mentoring. I look forward to meeting new folks and continuing to learn."