Our Designers

All of Gish’s Furniture Design Consultants have the ability and talent to help you discover your unique vision for your space. Call and request an in-home consultation (subject to designers discretion and distance), and you’ll be on your way to having rooms you love. During this process, our consultants will help you with the following:

Style— From modern, traditional to transitional, they’ll help you find the right one for your home.

Color— Whether through color stain, fabric, or leather, they’ll help you find colors that brilliantly reflect you and your family.

Accents— Using their creative lens, they’ll find accent pieces to properly enhance your vision.

Texture— From woods, fabrics, leather, metal or glass, they will discover the ones right for you.

Space— By taking accurate measurements, they’ll make an impact or create a mood.

Budget— Tracking to your budget, they’ll help you accomplish your dreams in ways that make sense for your pocketbook.

At Gish’s, our staff makes the process of creating your new room fun and exciting. This service is educational and provides you with a great return on investment—not to mention is free of charge.

Why not collaborate with one of our design consultants to help you make the home of your dreams come to life? At Gish’s, we have an heirloom for every room!

Curt Y.
Store: Lancaster, PA Designer

Curt is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University with a BS in Business Administration. Curt has been selling furniture with Gish’s for over 12 years. During these years he has gotten to know many of the craftsmen and knows where to find just the right furniture for your home. Curt loves selling high quality, custom-made Amish furniture at Gish’s and appreciates the customer service that Gish’s provides.

Rich Warner
Store: Lancaster, PA Designer

Rich comes to us with over 20 years’ experience as a veteran in the furniture industry.  As a self-proclaimed furniture nerd, Rich understands and appreciates the different styles, construction methods and quality craftsmanship that is available at Gish’s.  He is happy to talk to you about your furniture needs and will work with you to create the room of your dreams.  In his spare time, you can find Rich checking out some live music and spending time with his family.

Erika Richards
Store: Lancaster, PA Designer

“As a sales and design consultant for seventeen years, I feel that my talents have enhanced many clients’ existing styles. You should always have a starting point, such as a piece of art, a rug, or an accessory, that you love. Then you can add items to create a room that you will truly enjoy.”

Heather H.
Store: Cockeysville, MD Designer

Heather comes to us with an extensive background in design, owing to her experience as a General Manager and Creative Consultant at a high profile catering company in Maryland. She switched her artistic medium to home design, in soft window treatments and home furnishings, 10 years ago. She treats her clients as she would like to be treated—as available and knowledgeable. Her expertise in room design and flow, as well as color blending and style, allows her customers to “visualize” their new space. She is truly inspired by Gish’s uniqueness to the market.

Susan K.
Store: Cockeysville, MD Designer

One of our Cockeysville store’s first customers when it opened in 2014, Susan learned from her mother and grandmother to appreciate the quality of hand-made items at an early age in Queens, New York. A Johns Hopkins University graduate (B.S., Business Administration), Susan worked full-time as a Business Manager for a nonprofit research organization for 35 years, and part-time for close to 20 of those years in retail crafting, clothing and make-up. Susan now helps customers make furnishing decisions while treating them fairly and respectfully.

Mark J.
Store: Camp Hill, PA Designer

Mark Johnstonbaugh was born and raised in Philadelphia and moved to Central Pa. in 1978. Mark is an avid golfer and Philadelphia Sports fan. He enjoys cooking and is a coffee connoisseur. Mark truly enjoys interacting and helping people as well as the values that Gish’s incorporates. He always looks forward to learning and exceling in the business and having fun doing so.