About Us | We offer the finishing touch that turns your house into a home. Your project is our passion!
Designers’ Touch is a Michigan-based decorating store that provides service that is customer-focused. We provide personal attention and a personal touch. We also offer special pricing! Designers’ Touch was established in 2006. We are proud to have served Michigan families for over a decade and counting! Our staff also has over 70 years of combined experience.
Meet The Team | It’s the “finishing touches” that Bob, Darlene, John, and Amy provide that turn a house into a home.
Bob (BJ) Jarabeck, Jr. – Owner
Having worked in the flooring business alongside his father, Bob Sr., since 16 years of age (36 years) learning the flooring trade business. BJ has hands-on learning experience installing all types of flooring, custom-mixing paint, and window treatments. In 2006 BJ opened a retail store of his own and we rented a facility in Freeland until our new location could be built in 2016. We appreciate the tradesmen that have helped make our dream come true. Our manufacturers and representatives boast about our nice selection and beautiful showroom. In 2008 Designers’ Touch joined the FCA Network, a group of floor covering companies around the nation, to give us better selection at a very competitive price structure. We take pride in the workmanship our installation crews provide and look forward to the opportunity to service all potential clients.
Darlene Thelen – Manager
Darlene has been a part of our team since we opened our doors in 2006. Bj and Darlene have worked together for 18 years in the decorating trade. Darlene has comprehensive decorating experience. She has done many new homes through out the years. Many have been in the Parade of Homes.
She is very knowledgeable with blinds, and flooring. And has designed many tiled showers. And has an excellent eye for color. She can make your house into a home!!!
She manages our store also between taking care of her clientele. She always creates a friendship with her customers. And considers it a pleasure to become friends with them.
We welcome John Farrand to the team! A commercial flooring specialist, John is a respected community leader and we are so happy to welcome him to our staff. John brings with him experience and expertise:
- 31 years experience in residential and commercial building and remodeling
- Past president of the Home Builders Association of Saginaw
- Serves as a member on the Home Builders Association of Saginaw’s Board of Directors
- Awarded “Builder of the Year Award” twice from the Home Builders Association of Saginaw
- Served as director of the Michigan Builders and National Association of Home Builders
- Co-chaired several Habitat for Humanity home buildings
Amy started with Designers’ Touch Decorating in the spring of 2016. She has been Painting and Decorating professionally for the past 11 years and has extensive knowledge in paints and use of color to add value to your decorating needs. Her keen eye for color also aids her ability when choosing just the right flooring for your home. Amy has helped decorate many homes throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region and always looks forward to working with new clients.