Kelli DuBeau is a creative visionary, and the Owner and President of Exquisite Events Light & Décor in Narragansett, Rhode Island. With as many as 15 events per weekend, that is no small task. Kelli and her team, including Partner & Vice President Casey DeLeone, tailor breathtaking designs that live up to their clients’ desires, right down to the very finest detail.
“We specialize in designing indoor and outdoor spaces. Everything is customized and personalized to the client’s wishes. No matter the venue and environment, there is nothing we cannot do. I am very fortunate to have an incredibly talented team. From our fabric department to our woodworking department, no idea is off the table,” adds DuBeau.
After 20 years in business and vigorous growth, storage space has become a big challenge. “We own our own inventory, which is expanding. We are in two separate buildings and have a multitude of storage pods in backyards at a variety of locations. It is not efficient and we needed to find a solution,” continues DuBeau.
When she needed financing for the construction of a new facility to house her business and provide much-needed storage space, DuBeau looked to Sara Hiebner, VP, Commercial Loan Officer at BayCoast Bank, for assistance.
“Their productivity was diminished to a great degree because they were met with many challenges trying to expand their current space,” said Hiebner. “That’s when Kelli started looking into ground-up construction.” DuBeau has plans for a new building that will encompass 11,500 square feet, which will allow all operations to work cohesively from one location, increasing efficiency.
“I’ve known Sara for 12 years now. She understands my business and what we need to succeed. She has supported me in so many ways as far as banking is concerned and is such a great resource. We know BayCoast supports her with the tools she needs to get the job done,” adds DuBeau.
“Sara knows our business so well that when she offers advice, we always feel comfortable and confident,” continues DeLeone. “We are so grateful.”