Hi there! We are Mark and Susan Schumpert, and we followed a dream…which has become a reality. We’ve always had a creative side and often dreamt of making beautiful things; all our lives we have, but just as a hobby! Not so anymore; in June 2013, the “day job” became no more, and 163 Design Company became our bread and butter. We are thrilled that what God planted in our hearts has come to fruition!
We are originally from New Mexico, but made Maine our home in 1999. It sparks ideas and dreams and desires in our hearts and we couldn’t be happier here. We live two doors down from our daughter, son-in-law and grandboys, which makes being in business together fantastic.
Hi! I’m Jennifer Murray…and I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be apart of this business. I’m living the finest kind of life! 3 crazy boys who have my heart and a wonderful husband whose support makes this business dream a reality for me. Very often he gives me momma breaks; and many of those breaks originally entailed Dad, Mom and I driving around Maine and dreaming about having a business together. Oh, our ideas, y’all. Our minds whirl a mile a minute, and it’s so exciting to see things come together. Now those momma breaks involve dreaming AND creating!
The Guys…we couldn’t do this without the guys. They truly help out with everything from ideas to packaging product. This wouldn’t happen without their help. Period.
Our business name and philosophy comes from the verse in Proberbs 16:3…”Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans”. You know what? He has, and we know He will continue to do so. He’s a pretty awesome God. :)