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bruce-johnson

BRUCE JOHNSON

Owner and Account Manager

Bruce is not originally from Middle Georgia, but he finds it a friendly place for economic growth. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, furniture has been in his blood for three generations. He has been working in or owning a Steelcase dealership for over 30+ years. He graduated from Hillsdale College in Michigan with a degree in Political Economy. His experience in the industry benefits each and every client. He and his wife, Sarah, have three sons. Kirk and Josh are in college and Joseph is in high school. Bruce is a member of The Rotary Club of Warner Robins. In his spare time, Bruce enjoys golfing and landscaping.

Marie-Leach

MARIE SALE, ALLIED ASID

Account Manager and Senior Interior Designer

Marie is originally from Soperton, GA, a small town about halfway between Macon and Savannah. She attended the American College for the Applied Arts in Atlanta, graduating magna cum laude in 1997 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree. Marie moved to Macon in 1996 when she went to work as a commercial interior designer for Ivan Allen Company. She has been a part of the Commercial Furnishings team since it opened in September of 2002. Marie and her husband, Josh, have two young sons: Stephen (9) and Harrison (6). Marie is actively involved as a parent volunteer at St. Joseph’s Catholic School and serves on the School Board. She is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she serves as a lector and a children's liturgy leader. She also serves on the board of Family Advancement Ministries, a local non-profit organization with the goal of moving families toward independence and self-sufficiency. In her spare time, Marie enjoys running, shopping, traveling and camping with her son’s Cub Scout pack.

Detchon-Walton

DETCHON WALTON

Interior Designer

Detchon, originally from Asheville North Carolina, is the newest member of the Commercial Furnishings team. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina. Detchon spends most of her free time volunteering with local youth programs including Campus Clubs and First Presbyterian Church Youth Group.

Michelle-Garlington

MICHELLE GARLINGTON

Account Manager

Michelle Garlington is a native Georgian and back in the state after a five year stint in Knoxville, Tennessee. She joins Commercial Furnishings with a strong background in commercial interiors, having served most recently as Interior Design Team Leader for BarberMcMurry architects in Knoxville. While well-versed in corporate and healthcare environments, Michelle especially enjoys working with educators and administrators on higher education campuses to create “Active Learning Environments.” Michelle holds interior and environmental design degrees from the University of Georgia, is a LEED Accredited Professional, and attained her NCIDQ Certificate in May 2010. Michelle is passionate about historic preservation and the revitalization of Downtown Macon and its InTown Neighborhoods. Michelle is actively involved with the Historic Macon Foundation, as her husband, Ethiel, serves as Executive Director of the organization; together they are currently restoring a 1920’s Craftsman Duplex in the Beall’s Hill Neighborhood.

John-Anderson

JOHN ANDERSON

Accountant

John is originally from Hawkinsville, GA—about 45 miles south of Macon. He attended and graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens with a degree in finance. After graduation, he moved to Atlanta, where he spent 26 years with several companies in accounting and finance. In 2011, he returned to his hometown to be with family.

Blake-Hancock

BLAKE HANCOCK

Service Technician/Installer

Blake is the service technician and installation expert here at Commercial Furnishings. He has six years of experience in commercial and modern office furniture. He lives in Macon, GA and attended Georgia Military College of Milledgeville. He is a Tennessee Vols fan! GO BIG ORANGE!!

Sam-Francis

SAM FRANCIS

Service Technician/Installer

Sam is in charge of the warehouse and assists with installations at Commercial Furnishings. He has four years of experience in the office furniture industry. He lives in Macon, GA and is a member of Joshua 1:89 Masonic Lodge.

Blake-Brooks

BLAKE BROOKS

Service Technician/Installer

Born and raised here in Macon, Georgia, Blake graduated from Windsor Academy and spent a period of enrollment at MCSU. He has years of experience in the service industry, but he has recently started with this company and line of work. Blake is proud to be on this team and looks forward to learning valuable skills.

Jessica Brantley

Jessica Brantley

Administrative Assistant
Jessica Brantley was born in Milledgeville, GA in 1987. She’s been living in Georgia her whole life, but only moved to Macon in 2011. Since then she has been working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology with a focus on Software Development. In February of 2016 she joined the Commercial Furnishings team as an Administrative Assistant.

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Service Technician/Installer
A Macon native that has spent most of his life in Atlanta. My hobbies are fishing, traveling and spending time with family. I have ten years of experience in the contract furniture installation industry. The most rewarding aspect of my job is seeing smiling clients after installing furniture.

Andonte Taylor

Andonte Taylor

Service Technician/Installer
My name is Andonte Taylor, I am 27 years old residing in Macon Ga. I attended Jones County High School. I am new to the “Commercial Furnishings” team. I am very excited to learn more about the furniture and installation business. During my spare time I enjoy sports.

Dawn Farley

Dawn Farley

Account Manager/ASID
Dawn is originally from New Woodstock NY. She attended West Virginia University in Morgantown WV, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and Family Resources in 1994. She met her husband, Timothy, in 1991 and married in 1999. Dawn started her design career in 1994 in West Palm Beach Florida at The White House design firm. She is a Professional member of ASID, taking and passing the NCIDQ in 2003. Dawn moved to Macon in 1998 where she went to work for John’s (and then Macon) Color Wheel as their on staff designer. She assisted both residential & commercial clients with finish, design, and product needs. She is renowned in middle Georgia for color theory. Dawn currently has three fur babies, and is passionate about rescuing others. She spends her free time reading, baking, & doing hand crafts.

Anthony Vairetta

Anthony Vairetta

Account Manager
Anthony was born in Cleveland OH but raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. His background is in customer service at various levels in different industries most notably while employed as a High Limit Host at the Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno NV. He moved to Macon in 2012 and enjoys fishing and playing the Harmonica in his spare time.