Founder and owner, Susan Stowe always had a passion of one day opening up her own Home Décor and Gift Store in South Lyon. Being in the Automotive Industry for nearly 20 years with corporate management experience in various roles, including sales, marketing, business development, strategy and planning , she desired greater satisfaction in her career and the need to spend more time with her kids, husband, family and friends. When the opportunity arose to leave she took it and made a huge jump to fulfill her interest of bringing home décor and gifts to South Lyon. “I thrive in an environment that welcomes innovation and collaboration; being my own boss will allow me to take these skills to the next level”!
It seemed as though everytime she went out to buy a gift for a relative or girlfriend it was at the last minute, and there was no where within the city of South Lyon to go and shop – it was either Brighton or Novi, and then finding the perfect gift that was extraordinary, fun, and one that could be treasured was easier said than done.
From the Home Décor aspect she visualized a store that would inspire and excite people to personalize their home, make it a true reflection of them and their family; to create that special warm environment and make everyone in the family feel better and more connected.
And so, this is the background of why Grande Trunke Home was established in South Lyon, Michigan. You may ask why the name Grande Trunke Home? The Grand Trunk Railroad, of course! The Grand Trunk was one of the first railways to come through South Lyon, built in 1883, and served South Lyon until the early 1980’s. With the store located so close to the railroad tracks this was the perfect name. The “e’s” were added to the end of Grande and Trunke for that little extra flair.
My goal as business owner is to ensure that you as my customer will receive excellent customer service upon entering Grande Trunke Home and always find the items within Grande Trunke Home to be distinctive, stylish, and on the cutting edge of Home Interior fashions and trends. And to make certain Grande Trunke home is offering the most unique and exclusive items in the market, I will be attending various trade shows in the renowned cities for Home Décor and Fashion.
I hope you enjoy your shopping experience at Grande Trunke Home and always welcome your feedback for improvement!
~ Susan Stowe, Founder and Owner