About Us

OUR STORY

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. 

OUR TEAM

The largest outdoor furniture showroom in all of Wilmigton NC is at Porch Concepts. Porch Concepts carries indoor and outdoor furniture pieces such as sofas, chairs, bar stools, adirondacks, pub tables, dining sets, tiki bars, umbrellas, chaise loungers, and pool furniture. We serve Wilmington NC, Leland NC, Wrightsville Beach NC, Hampstead NC, Topsail Island NC, Carolina Beach NC, Figure Eight Island NC, Shallotte NC, Southport NC, Saint James NC, and Bald Head Island NC.

Paul & Mary Maki

Our Founders

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 Bush

General Manager

Interior Designer

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!

Maddy Jackson

Design Consultant

Born and raised in Raleigh, Maddy also had a dream of the beach life. When searching for schools to further her education, she fell in love with UNCW and decided Wilmington was the place for her. After earning her degree in Communication studies, she could not bear to leave. The warm climate, multitude of stunning photographs yet to be taken, and finding love were too much to part with.

 

Maddy also has a passion for photography. Which has given new eyes to how we photograph the store and utilize social media posts. Her natural ability to speak with clients, listen to their questions and visualize their needs is the perfect compliment to our fun loving and family centered atmosphere.  

Heather Kilgore

Marketing Manager

Asst Design Consultant

Heather has recently joined our team as marketing director and design consultant. She is a Pittsburgh native that has spent a good part of her adult life in NC and now calls Wilmington home. Heather's background is heavily rooted in marketing and advertising, having earned her Bachelor's degree in 2008.

 

Before joining Porch Concepts, she held several marketing positions for several advertising companies in multiple states, a wellness center & a fence company locally, where she is also a founding partner. With her experience in marketing, outdoor products and designs, she is sure to expand our reach in the outdoor furniture market.

Bryan Aldridge

Warehouse Manager

IT/Website Manager

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.  

 

  • Outdoor Furniture

  • Sunroom Furniture

  • Patio Furniture

  • Wicker

  • Rattan

  • Poly-Lumber

  • Area Rugs

  • Greenery

  • Home Decor

  • Throw Pillows

  • Artwork

  • Tommy Bahama

  • Windward Design Group

  • Watermark

  • BeachCraft

  • Capri

  • Casual Comfort

  • Sonrise Poly

  • Braxton Culler

  • South Sea Rattan

  • Pelican Reef

  • Kingston Casual

  • And More!

  • Wilmington NC

  • Jacksonville NC

  • Topsail Island NC

  • Hampstead NC

  • Leland NC

  • Wallace NC

  • Shallotte NC

  • Southport NC

  • Saint James NC

  • Fayetteville NC

  • Raleigh NC

  • Myrtle Beach NC

  • Everywhere in Between

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