Inspirations began when long-time friends Lisa and Stephanie had lunch together early Feb 2013.  Having been friends for 30+ years, they were surprised to learn they each had childhood experience and a passion for painting ceramics. They then shared their individual dreams of opening a

‘paint your own pottery studio’ with each other.  Stephanie and Lisa concluded lunch that day with a plan to start looking for a space to lease.  It was soon apparent that buying property made the best business sense, and after walking through the old house at 400 9th St, they both caught the vision of potential charm.  Initially, it seemed a moderate remodel would suffice, but soon realized the building needed much done to update and bring it up to code.  After 5 laborious months, Inspirations was ready to open its doors to the public…they were so excited to finally get to the fun part!  From inception to completion, Lisa and Stephanie clearly saw God’s perfect orchestration in details large

Front: Owner & Managers

Lisa, Nicole & Jennifer


Back: Owner & Employees

Pat, Kendal, Grace & Katelyn

and small, including a bible that was found on the property! They have been sweetly blessed by wonderful workers, helping friends and family and now with a staff that has become family.  It has been a joy and great reward to serve our community, cultivate creativity and create an environment that enriches relationships.

We are so thankful to:

Jeff Benson - Premier 1 Real Estate

Roger Gregory - Independent excavation

(long-time friend who expertly removed, graded and prepped for parking lot)


Kole Pennington - Pennington Trucking

(removed 40 dump truck loads to create a parking lot)


Mitchell Paving (parking lot)

Allemandi Construction (side walk and storm drain finish)

Ken Schober, Darren Schober and Enrique - The Castlebuilders

(contractors who patiently adjusted as the plan unfolded)


Kim Ferderer - Design and decor consultant

Rob Witheridge - A Central (removed all lead and asbestos)

Ken Bailey & Krista Hougham - KB Electric

(Krista virtually lived on the property for months!)


After Hours Plumbing

Lauro Wong - Omega Drywall (new siding, interior walls, trim, doors and windows painted)

Daryn Klinginsmith - Timeless Concrete Design Studios (concrete countertops)

Alpine Aire (new heating and cooling systems)

Fernando Martinez - Martinez Yard Care (landscaping)

Daniel Cusick - Green Leaf (irrigation system)

Terry Signs (all signage)

The Blind Woman (window blinds)

Gale Contractors (rain gutters)


Rob & Mary Lewis - R Digital Design

(logo, business cards, website)

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