Porch Concepts was "born" in October of 2015 in order to supplement the amazing customer experience that our sister Company, Porch Conversion has created. For over 20 years, Owners Paul and Mary Maki have been designing and creating stunning sunroom additions and porch renovations for families in the Wilmington and surrounding areas.
Porch Concepts may have been a simple thought, that just made sense. Why not enhance the exciting experience and design of your new sunroom with a 10,000 sq. ft. showroom slam-packed with with gorgeous patio furniture and outdoor furniture ready to be delivered and enjoyed in your new "outdoor" space? Wouldn't it be nice to have a one stop solution for all of your porch and patio needs?
Even customers with outdoor decks, patios, and porches can take advantage of our vast selection of outdoor furniture including wicker and rattan selections, powder-coated aluminum frames, Poly-Lumber, and Sunbrella fabric.
Our goal is to become Wilmington's Showroom for all your outdoor, sunroom, porch, and patio furniture needs.
Paul & Mary Maki
Growing up in the west of Ireland and sharing a home with nine brothers and sisters, Mary learned at a young age that everything has value. Her beginnings were full of color, encouraged by her mother, and the children were inspired to paint; Using these colorful surroundings to enhance their young creative minds and to foster cheer for one another and the community. This imaginative approach taken by her mother would come to serve Mary greatly in life.
Paul and Mary have been designing beautiful award winning sunrooms since 1985, enhancing the value and quality of the home, but that creative and colorful side still desired more. The perfect solution came to them. Porch Concepts was born to bring even more joy to their sunroom customers. Now you can add a sunroom to the home and truly make it yours with all the color you desire. Your sunroom designer and interior designer are in the same building. Building these outdoor retreats is now a reality.
Mary is making her American dream come true by helping everyone in our community build theirs! We are most greatful that Porch Concepts and Porch Conversion is the hotspot for patio enclosure and furniture in your hearts!
April received a BFA in Art concentrating in Interior Architecture from Longwood University in Virginia in 2003. After graduating she worked as an interior designer in Richmond, Va. In 2009 she decided life is too short NOT to live at the beach so she packed up her and her dog Marley and moved to Wilmington in 2009. After years of managing Art Galleries and Furniture Stores, she was excited to join the Porch Concepts team. April's ability to build rapport, match your needs with the perfect furniture, and knowledge of this industry is unmatched. You will never go wrong when working with this amazing woman.
At Porch Concepts, we understand that interior design can be tough and at times very overwhelming! We are here to help you every step of the way, as much or as little as needed. We offer complimentary design services for those looking to purchase sunroom and outdoor furniture from Porch Concepts. Give our Manager & Interior Designer April Bush a call or stop by to see her today, she would love to help!
Emily has recently joined our growing team adding many years of experience in the furniture industry. She began her career in furniture with the world's largest furniture supplier, Ashley, in a local home store. At Ashley, Emily led her team in sales, mostly due to her excellence in customer service. Promoted to assistant manager, she is now a vital part of the Porch Concepts customer journey from showroom to your sunroom.
Emily brings more than just furniture experience to our team. She has also been very involved in our new marketing strategy. As a Disney vacation planner, Emily has vast experience in promotions and destination shops. She is assisting in making sure we are found more easily as well as making your experience at our showroom much more enjoyable. Don't forget to congratulate her on the new role when you visit.
Chelsea is a High Point native who has a strong background in furniture and textiles. After graduating from UNCW, she went into construction management and interior design. She loves to travel and has been to over 20 different countries worldwide. Her favorite past time is keeping her mind and body in sync with Pilates. Chelsea is such a bright light with a style and charisma all her own.
With a strong background in the homebuilding industry, she is able to maximize every inch of your desired space. Her ability to analyze, visualize, and fill your space is spectacular. Whether it is in the sunroom or on the patio, Chelsea will make all your outdoor dreams come true!
Rachel is another new addition to our growing team. Hailing from a the corn fields of Illinois. She has a love of nature, and a passion for all things creative. Rachel brings a positive midwestern disposition and a background in spacial design with a colorful perspective.
Coming from a state where bonfires and fireflies light the evening sky, she knows a thing or two about the necessity for comfortable outdoor furniture. When you stop by our showroom, please welcome her to the neighborhood and ask how she can best assist you in bringing your outdoor retreat to life.
Growing up in Topsail Island, Bryan is a local to SouthEastern North Carolina. He moved to Wilmington to attend UNCW and has been here every since. With a degree in Commercial Management Technologies, Bryan has streamlined processes in our warehouse that have tremendously improved our efficiency and capacity.
We are in the process of a new website design and thanks to Bryan's experience in technology, we have been able to add a 3D virtual showroom to our website for clients to view our entire outdoor furniture store online as if you were actually here. If you have any technical questions about your furniture, look no further in getting the best possible solutions for your concerns than Bryan.