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About Us

Porch Copcepts offers indoor furniture and outdoor furniture for your sunroom, lanai, patio or screen porch in New Hanover County NC, Pender County NC, and Brunswick County NC. Porch Concepts also carries a variety of home accessories including pillows, ornaments, greenery, artwork, paintings, floor lamps, counter lamps and more!

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.
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.
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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! 

Our Amazing Interior Designer at Porch Concepts in Wilmington NC - Free in house design services with orders over $10,000. Porch Concepts offer interior design for our indoor and outdoor furniture for your porch, patio, screen porch, lanai and sunroom in Wilmington NC, Leland NC, Carolina Beach NC, Wrightsville Beach NC, Southport NC, and Saint James NC.

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!

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Emily Kirk

Assistant Manager
Design Consultant

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.

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Chelsea Bogess

Design Consultant

Chelsea is a Wilmington native who loves the beach and all that comes with this location. She is a graduate of UNCW with a degree in Psychology. She loves keeping her mind and body in sync using Pilates. Chelsea is a true social butterfly that has a style and charisma all her own.

With a background in the homebuilding industry, she knows the ins and outs of your home. Chelsea has learned how to maximize every inch of space. Her ability to analyze the size of your space, visualize the walkable area, and fill the space is spectacular. Whether it is in the sunroom or on the patio, Chelsea will make your space come to life!

 

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Brooke Wilson

Design Consultant

Brooks is another new addition to our growing team. Hailing from Florida, she has recently moved into the Cape Fear region. She has a love of the salt air and a passion for painting and wood burning.  Brooke brings with her a love of the coastal life and a background in relaxing spa life.

 

Coming from a state where the outdoor and sunroom (lanai) life is embedded into every aspect of the culture, she knows a thing or two about the comforts of outdoor furniture. When you visit our showroom, welcome her to the neighborhood and find out how she can help the vision of your outdoor retreat come to life.

 

Bryan is the warehouse manager, it manager and delivery coordinator for Porch Concepts. He assembles and delivers all the sunroom and outdoor furniture for our company to New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick and Onslow Counties.

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.