My Designer Concierge began as the Workroom Association of America in 2007. Founder Mary Ann Plumlee envisioned a group of like-minded workroom owners interested in sharing ideas and expanding their businesses.
In 2015, Claudia Buchanan and Anita Boetsma took over the reins, added more vendors and changed the name to the Workroom Resource Group while removing the trade association affiliation.
In 2017, Jill Ragan Scully stepped into the driver’s seat and once again changed the name to My Designer Concierge LLC. Having a deep-rooted background in many areas within the soft furnishings industry she saw the need to expand the discounts offered, offer more design market-type products and expand into the services market as well.
“My focus is to help small business owners compete with the big companies by offering great pricing on products, our first level of membership. Once our members’ businesses start to grow beyond a certain point we will be there to offer our second level of membership, services. My Designer Concierge will be there to assist them with our research department, rendering and design presentation service, virtual and social media assistants, etc. for an additional monthly fee. We want to partner with businesses to help them grow without having to add staff and increase internal overhead”.