Your project is our passion!
We offer the finishing touch that turns your house into a home.
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 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 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.
Karen is new to the team at Designers’ Touch, however, she is not new to design! Karen received a degree in Fine Arts with a speciality in Interior Design. After college, Karen worked at Ethan Allen and honed in her eye for home design. While she spent some time away from the design world, she continued to help her friends and family with interior design of their homes, and is very excited to be back in the field. From traditional to Modern Farmhouse, Karen is looking forward to helping you create the home of your dreams and make your Pinterest boards come to life!
Luke is also new to the Designers’ Touch Decorating team but not new to the flooring industry. He has worked around the Tri-cities in home improvement sales his whole life. He’s a dedicated team member and enjoys making clients dreams come true. “I feel truly blessed to be able to return to my home town with skills to serve the people of my community. I am a proud Freeland graduate. I believe every home is as unique as the people who own them, so I try to approach every project with an open heart and mind. Thank you for all the opportunity to serve,” shares Luke. His goal is always to make sure that his clients love the finished project when complete. He looks forward to serving the people of the surrounding communities.
Danna has been with the Designers’ Touch team for about two years. You’ll find her busy assisting our customers helping them with their design and decorating needs.
Anthony Hagarty is currently a student at Hemlock High School. He has been a co-op student, assisting primarily in the Designers’ Touch warehouse, for two years. As a student-athlete, he understands the value of teamwork and is always willing to lend a hand.