VICTOR DOMPIERRE: OWNER/FABRICATOR
Victor’s talents stem from his parents; he is the son of a factory sewer and a pattern cutter. Victor worked at the Showboat casino for 13 years, designing and fabricating costumes for the casino shows, dressing both the chorus girls and the headliners, and designing for the greeter girls and the public area entertainers. Victor was trained at the Custom Home Furnishing Academy, where he learned the skills that are vital to the home decorating industry. He likes to call himself a master technician of window treatments, but his 16 years of creating window fashions proves he does more than just hanging curtains.
On a daily basis you will see Victor in our onsite workroom creating something beautiful and different every day. He might be cutting wood for a tailored cornice or sewing beaded trim to a gorgeous embroidered pillow, but either way he is focused on impeccable work from start to finish.
JACK GRIFFIN: MANAGING PARTNER
Jack has a lifelong appreciation of the Arts. Dompierre is his second career in which he uses his experience of attending design conventions, workshops and seminars, as well as hunting for and bidding on antiques, in order to bring style to your space.
Jack’s days are spent making sure absolutely everything in is in order. Whether it’s ensuring everything is on track for customer orders, keeping vendors and clients happy or making sure something smells great in the kitchen, Jack is here to make Dompierre a “must have” resource for all your design business.
LISA BYERS: PRODUCTION MANAGER
Lisa’s attention to detail makes no design challenge too difficult for her. Lisa keeps relevant with the latest trends by attending workshops and seminars, but without losing sight of the classics. With over thirty years of experience- choosing furniture, selecting window treatments and shopping for accessories- Lisa will help her clients with any project of any size, from beginning to end.
Lisa keeps the workroom on schedule and organized. Tracking every creation from start to finish, working with designers and clients to bring their vision to life, she keeps the workroom humming along and on point.
CHAR STERNBERGER: COLOR SPECIALIST & INTERIOR DESIGNER
Char graduated from NYU’s Fashion Institute of Technology and majored in Fashion and Interior Design. For over 30 years she has utilized that degree – both in fashion and interior design. The range of her experience is vast and includes: window dressing several stores in New York City, costume design and construction for major casino show productions for Bally’s Park Place and Resorts International, home decorator and color consultant for a large paint company, and as an entrepreneur of her own embroidery business. With her considerable capabilities and expertise, Char has earned a reputation in South Jersey as one of the area’s hardest working and respected designers.
LAURA LEE: INTERIOR DESIGNER
For the past 25 years Laura has dedicated herself to the design industry. A graduate of Radford University, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Design with a focus on fashion merchandising and marketing management. At Hasbro, Inc. Laura managed licensing of accessories and apparel as well as in-store brand merchandising. Her corporate experience includes working as an executive merchandising and sales manager for Macy’s.
BARBARA MURPHY-LEARY: BRAND MANAGER
Barbara is a graduate of Villanova University earning a BS degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Always known as a “creative” or “the ideas person” in the communications industry, Barbara brings over 30 years of brand management via public relations, marketing, media training, and crisis communications experience in the hospitality, tourism, restaurant, gaming, sports, entertainment and design industries.
Additionally, Barbara is a self-taught artist. Her works are on display and for sale in galleries and showrooms in Southern New Jersey. Her mediums include; acrylics, mixed media, oil and re-purposed materials. Finding inspiration in the world around her, she believes, “From the mind of a creative, everything is art."
DARLA HAND: CUSTOM FABRIACTOR
Darla has been working in the trade for over 30 years and is considered a custom slipcover specialist. Her reputation for the quality of her work is not only recognized but sought after in Southern New Jersey, but across the country as well.
SANDY NICHOLAS: CUSTOM FABRICATOR
Sandy is the meticulous, behind the scenes worker, flawlessly executing all of our designs. With Dompierre as her second career, Sandy can sew, upholster and fabricate any project she is given.
PETE & DILLON: HUMAN/CANINE RESOURCE OFFICERS
Pete & Dillon manage their humans with hugs and loves daily. They do particularly well posing in showroom photo shoots.