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Name: Myrick Stubbs

Family: My parents, Marie and John Stubbs, and my brother, John Allen Stubbs.

Years in the Golden Isles: Lifelong resident of the community

School: Glynn Academy, Georgia Southern University

Occupation: Chief operating officer of Decorum Cabinetry and Flooring

Favorite landmark in the Golden Isles: Oh man, it’s hard to pick a favorite. Our community is so rich in history. I love the Christ Church and the Fort Frederica area; it is so beautiful and very peaceful. I grew up going to Christ Church and remember taking school field trips to Fort Frederica.

Describe your perfect Saturday in the Golden Isles: A perfect Saturday is definitely spent outdoors. I love going on a bike ride around St Simons Island and exploring a trail or path. I love the relaxing slower pace to decompress from the weekday rush. It’s also nice to take a walk to the St. Simons Pier, enjoy the ocean breeze, and watch the ships pass.

What differentiates your company, Decorum, from others? We pride ourselves in working with the customer from beginning to end. Renovating your home is not something you do on a regular basis. With so many choices and combinations, it can be overwhelming and scary. We aim to provide as much guidance and advice as possible. We have added to our collection more new beautiful all-wood American-made cabinets.

What are some design trends that you have been loving recently? I’ve always loved the timeless coastal colors, however I do love the idea of a pop of color. Lighter cabinets around the perimeter, with a colorful island. Blues and greens have really become popular lately. I’m also loving the new geometric patterns of backsplash and hardware finishes. They can really dress up or tone down a design.

What do you believe are important steps when planning a remodeling project for a kitchen or bath? 1. Call a professional, 2. Know your budget, 3. Your wish list. Know your needs versus your wants. Are there any non-negotiables?, and 4. Have a contingency budget for any unforeseen items which may come up during the remodeling process.

As a local cabinetry and flooring business, how has this past year affected your business? This past year has definitely been trying, especially for small businesses. I’m so thankful for a flexible team, loyal customers, and technology available. While we do have to visit the space to measure, we are able to limit the physical contact and social distance in our large showroom. We also added more focus to our online store, Great Buy Cabinets, selling cabinets nationwide.

What are some of the biggest advantages of working at a family-owned business? The biggest advantages are we treat our staff like family; they aren’t just a number. If you take care of your employees, they take care of you. There is an extra level of pride and commitment we take with our customers and their projects. We want to make things right because we are the name and face representing the business in our community.