Women in Business

Southern Custom Doors & Hardware

1237 Gadsden Street, Suite 102

Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803.851.5801

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Seated: Harriett Barrett, Jenny Gillespie Standing: Conchetta Asbury, River Johnson

Co-owner Harriett Barrett was thrilled to join Southern Custom Doors in 2007 as the first female employee to begin building a brand that represents quality in design and craftsmanship. 

In 2018, due to a growing market for custom hardware, the business opened a new location in Columbia’s Vista area. With Harriett spearheading the project, our Vista Showroom was a product of passion, inspiration, and pride in our products. Jenny Gillespie took the lead as our showroom manager and has been successful in launching marketing campaigns to make the Vista Showroom a leader in custom door and cabinet hardware sales. Jenny adapted to the challenges of COVID during 2020 to keep the showroom moving forward.

All of our female employees have immersed themselves in learning every aspect of the business — from building to finishing to installing, we are proving the point that male dominated fields have a place for women too. We can proudly say that our office and sales staff is now 75 percent operated by women.