About Jeffrey Michaels
Jeffrey Michaels is one of the premiere representatives and distributors for decorative fabrics, trimmings, wallcoverings, drapery hardware, natural window coverings, and outdoor/indoor furniture. We specialize in products designed for the upper end residential and hospitality design community.
We began in 1993 and today have a 9600 square foot showroom and office in the South Florida Design Park (under 2 miles away from our previous location at the DCOTA) and have 5 of our own outside sales representatives to service the design trade throughout Florida.
We are known for our superior customer service and our friendly atmosphere. Most of our employees have been with us for many years and therefore are extremely knowledgeable about our products, and have built great relationships with our designers. If you’re not already one of our valued clients, we welcome you to experience the difference at Jeffrey Michaels.
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Michael joined the industry in November 1977 by working with Carousel Designs. He grew within the company, eventually becoming its general manager and vice president, then president of the southeast division. After the company was sold and decided to consolidate all its operations to its Maryland location, Michael left to form Jeffrey Michaels with Diana, his wife.
Diana started in this industry the day she married Michael. Originally from Philadelphia, Diana graduated from the University of Miami, with a degree in education. Diana has worked as a buyer for Federated Department stores, and then went on to design a children’s wallcovering and fabric line, called Make Believe. Diana loves the water, the arts, modern dance, cows, people and music (not necessarily in that order).
Mary Ann Neal
Mary Ann has been with Jeffrey Michaels since September, 1993
Mary Ann began working in the industry at Carousel Designs in 1985. After a 5-year stint as DCOTA showroom manager for Maharam, Mary Ann also worked as a contract furniture road representative before joining Jeffrey Michaels in September 1993.
Carol has been with Jeffrey Michaels since March, 1994
Carol, who has a degree in interior design, has been working in the design industry since 1993 and with Jeffrey Michaels since 1994. No one knows our product offering better than Carol. She is excellent in merchandising our products and our customers depend on her to help them put their jobs together.
Mercedes has been with Jeffrey Michaels since February, 2002
Our very own Renaissance woman, Mercedes was trained in the French cooking technique, and while operating her own restaurant in New York, developed a knack for design. Her restaurant customers from Ethan Allen told her to join them if she ever gave up the food business. She did. Mercedes worked her way up at Ethan Allan to store manager in New York and later did the same when she moved to Florida. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, music, meditating, laughing and spending quality with family and friends.
Sales Representative Manager
Jeff has been with Jeffrey Michaels since June, 2012
Jeff graduated from the University of Florida in 2010 with a Degree in Sports Management and business. After a couple of years and proven success in sales as an Executive Recruiter, Jeff joined us to handle selected outside accounts in South Florida, and our social media department.
His duties have expanded to cover all of our customers in the Hospitality Market in South Florida with Fabricut Contract and the rest of the Jeffrey Michaels brands. In addition, Jeff has taken on the role of sales Manager and oversees the reps on the road. Jeffrey Michaels is poised for continued success with Jeff’s joining the family business
Joey has been with Jeffrey Michaels since 2009
Since the creation of JBM Designs 29 years ago in Philadelphia, Joey has been an active force in the interior design business. Relocating to South Florida in 2003, he continued to work on various design projects. Recently joining forces with family at Jeffrey Michaels, Joey now represents our fabrics, wallcoverings, and window coverings on the road covering Miami, Fort Lauderdale and over to Naples, and Fort Myers. Designers enjoy his professionalism and enthusiasm, as well as his knowledge of design, texture, and color.
Danielle has been with Jeffrey Michaels since January, 2018
Danielle grew up and still lives in West Palm Beach and handles our Palm Beach territory. Keeping with her positive nature, she credits the “schlepping of suitcases” from all our lines in helping keep her fit! Danielle graduated from FSU for Interior Design and has worked for design firms in Collier and Palm Beach counties for over 10 years.
Customer Service Manager
Revky has been with Jeffrey Michaels since November, 2005
Born and raised in New York, Revky has lived in Orlando before moving to Hollywood. She has worked in another fabric and furniture showroom before joining the Jeffrey Michaels’ family. She enjoys shopping, eating out and spending time with her sons, Jayden and Joshua.
Renata has been with Jeffrey Michaels since October, 2011
Originally from Brazil, Renata has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. She brings over 10 years of excellent customer service experience in the communication industry to Jeffrey Michaels. She speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese, so can assist both our Florida and international customers.
Blake has been with Jeffrey Michaels since December, 2013
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Blake grew up in south Florida. Blake’s first love is music, whether it’s playing guitar and jamming with his buddies, going to as many live concerts as possible, or singing his heart out in the car. (Yes, I do get some odd stares!) Blake is planning on a career at Jeffrey Michaels, and is planning on going to school for business management, marketing and computer sciences to achieve his goals. Officially in Customer Service, Blake is also the in house IT guy!
Lesly has been with Jeffrey Michaels since January, 1997
Lesly has been with the company since 1997, and is responsible for pulling and putting away samples, mailing samples to customers, and in general, knowing where everything is in the showroom. Lesly says the most enjoyable part of her job is meeting the designers who shop in the showroom.
Thomas has been with Jeffrey Michaels since November, 2012
Thomas was born in Chicago, but has spent most of his life in South Florida. He has been working in design showrooms since 2010. He began at Jeffrey Michaels part time putting up our displays, and now works full-time in our very busy sample department. As he puts it: “I’ve found a home and I love every minute of it.” When he is not at work, Thomas enjoys biking and working out, but it is music that takes most of his time and is his passion. He writes, records, produces and performs.
Denise has been with Jeffrey Michaels since August, 2020
Born and raised in Hollywood, FL Denise began working in the industry in 2001. Denise’s experience working with people in the family restaurant business made for a seamless transition into this industry. Not having to work the weekends any more was also a plus! She has worked in two other showrooms since then, providing excellent customer service. Denise enjoys golf in her free time, a new hobby she recently picked up now that her 2 daughters have gone off to the National Guard and college.
Abraham has been with Jeffrey Michaels since November, 2020
Abraham is a Ft. Lauderdale native who joined our Sample Department while also seeking a degree in Computer Science. He has incredibly diverse interests that include both technology and art – loving the ever-changing world of computer science while also loving Japanese and contemporary art, building infrastructure design, and fashion. It is important to Abraham to contribute to the betterment of his workplace and society and he has certainly done so with his friendliness, great communication skills and willingness to learn new things. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends, cooking, music, reading, traveling and playing outdoor sports.
Caitlin has been with Jeffrey Michaels since March, 2021
Growing up in a Navy family, Caitlin was born in the Philippines, has lived in Hawaii, North Carolina, Japan, and Maryland/Washington D.C. Family ties to Florida brought her to the sunshine state in 2017. Caitlin holds degrees in Interior Design and Interior Merchandising and has experience working for firms in residential and hospitality design. She is enthusiastic about bringing her passions for our products to all of our customers in the Tampa, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Panhandle territory. When she is not traveling, she is finding the latest hidden foodie gem, listening to live music, or enjoying the fabulous Florida beaches!