Hammock Street Church, Boca Raton
Donating our time and talent as a community service, P&H Interiors recently completed the architectural design and interiors for Hammock Street Church in Boca Raton. Designing the two-story building was a labor of love for our team who worked to create interiors that were both beautiful and functioning for church members and guests. With a serene color palette as a backdrop, we chose textured fabrics, furnishings and floor coverings that worked with the overall design and flow of the project. For the church’s Narthex or meeting space, we selected contemporary LED circular lighting, moveable upholstered seating which can be accessed from both sides, a coffee bar and a “Prayer & Praises” wall where parishioners can leave personalized prayer requests for the ministry. In the main sanctuary, we chose undulating fabric panels to surround the sound booth, adding design interest and increasing the acoustic quality. Blue fabric near the pulpit provides a flowing design and a focal point. Upstairs, an under-the-sea mural by artist Kristine Lucco creates a whimsical setting with long-term durability for the children’s space, where four classrooms and a worship center for children under 12 are included. Bright colors were chosen for the walls, seating and indoor play stations, making church an enjoyable experience for even the youngest members of the congregation.
“As a member of Hammock Street Church, I was happy that P&H could participate in this unique design project which was created to mirror Pastor Russell’s inspirational messages,” noted Susan Connor, president of P&H. “We have received so many compliments as well as words of appreciation. It was a privilege for our team to contribute our design talents to this wonderful House of Worship, which works with such local ministries as Food for the Poor, Feed My Starving Children, Habitat for Humanity and Boca Helping Hands.”
Advent Church, Lantana
A joint venture with SRD Construction, P&H Interiors designed the transformation of this traditional church to be more relevant, inspirational and contemporary. Our team reworked the interiors to enhance the functionality and aesthetics for church members of all ages.
We opened up the floor plan, repositioned the space for seating and redesigned the sanctuary as well as community areas. Because the Prayers & Praises feature has been so well received at other congregations, we included this feature in the meeting space.
Known as the church without walls, our designs reflected Advent Church’s involvement in local outreach programs such as: Alzheimer’s Community Care, Boca Helping Hands, Family Promise, Food For the Poor, Freedom Challenge, Lutheran Church of South Sudan and Village of Hope & Medical Center in Haiti.
“We truly enjoyed the collaboration with SRD Construction on this meaningful project,” noted Susan Connor. “We were very happy to complete this community service design and provide a beautiful setting to the congregation, which serves so many in this region of Florida.”
Wreaths Across America
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the team at P&H Interiors participates in Wreaths Across America, a not-for-profit organization that raises funds to provide wreaths that decorate soldiers’ graves in national cemeteries. With its mission to Remember, Honor and Teach, this special day is observed with coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,600 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.
“In lieu of holiday gifts, we honor our clients by providing wreaths on the graves of our Broward County veterans. I have always felt strongly about honoring veterans who have given their lives for this country and our freedoms,” Susan noted. “It’s very meaningful to remember their sacrifices, especially during the holidays. Our staff takes great pride in memorializing veterans and taking a quiet moment to acknowledge their bravery and contributions to our freedom.”
$100 FOR 100
“Giving back is the best gift of all.”
The holidays are already in high gear for the volunteer elves at P & H Interiors, who plan to help local children in need as sponsors and supporters of the “$100 for 100” charity event.
“For the fifth year in a row, Santa’s helpers from P&H Interiors will join Joyal Capital Management Foundation (JCMF) to provide $100 gift cards to Dick’s Sporting Goods for 100 nominated children to shop for gifts – for themselves or their families. “If anyone knows a child in need or an outstanding citizen aged 5-18, please help nominate them to receive this special holiday gift,” announced Susan Connor, president of the Coral Springs-based design firm.
With the help of volunteers like the staff at P&H Interiors, the event gives sponsors and the public a chance to nominate a child in advance, either on-line or by mail, so that local children in need could use $100 each on themselves or their families. Nominees must live in the State of Florida and be available to participate in the event.
“P & H Interiors has always made it a priority to give back to the community,” said Connor. “The $100 for 100 program is especially close to our hearts, not only because of our close relationship with its founder, Gary Joyal, and his family, but also because it gives our own P & H family a hands-on opportunity to participate and assist the deserving children with their shopping on the day of the event. This holiday celebration is a rewarding and humbling experience for all of the staff who participate and we hope to raise even more money for the cause this year.”
Known for their commitment to clients and for treating them like family, the team at P&H Interiors has created award-winning homes and commercial spaces for more than two decades. The firm provides custom design to the full spectrum of residential homes, commercial spaces and builder models.
Habitat for Humanity
“Not Just a Good Deed… This is Life Changing”
These words are the slogan for Builders Blitz… the nationwide effort by Habitat for Humanity and their multitude of volunteers to change the lives of families by providing them with the opportunity of homeownership. In an effort to give back to our community for allowing us to celebrate our 20-year anniversary, P&H corporate president Susan Connor made a phone call earlier this year, asking Habitat for Humanity if we could participate in some way through their charitable organization.
Once Habitat’s South Palm Beach Chapter chose their lucky two families, Susan met with both recipients ( Sabrina Bland and Yajaira Correa ) to find out about their lifestyles, favorites colors, children’s hobbies, etc. P&H donated the upgraded floor tiles for both homes. Working in tandem with K. Hovnanian Homes and Current Builders, the construction was completed on both Delray Beach houses the first week of June during the week-long Builders Blitz. Then, P&H set out to make history in our anniversary year with an unprecedented effort. The P&H Interiors staff and generous volunteer associates gathered at the site to provide the biggest surprise of all! Both houses were installed with full furnishings, bedding, towels, custom murals, artwork and accessories.
For the two working mothers, this was their dream come true! Their very own Home Sweet Home. They can now know the joy of homeownership, and they have beautiful homes in which to raise their families. The tears of joy from Sarina and Yajaira are something that can’t be bought, at any price. This wasn’t just a good deed… this was life changing, for all of us!
Other Community Involvement
- American Business Women’s Association
- American Cancer Society
- American Heart Association
- American Lung Association
- American Red Cross
- Alzheimer’s Association
- Beth Torah Adath Yeshurun
- Boca Chamber of Commerce
- Boys and Girls Club of Broward County
- Broward County P.B.A.
- Coral Springs Coconut Creek Regional Chamber
- Coral Springs Jaycees
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- Florida Breast Cancer Coalition
- Friends of Music, Inc.
- Gold Coast Builder Association
- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Palm Beach County
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
- Make-A-Wish Foundation
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
- Muscular Dystrophy Assoc.
- National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
- North Broward Prep
- Rotary Club of Coral Springs
- SOS Children’s Village of Florida
- Salvation Army
- Sheriden House
- University of Miami