Changing the name of a business can happen for many reasons: new ownership, a rebranding, or expansion of products and services. In the case of Grayson Allen Fine Jewelers in Southlake, all of these apply.
Effective September 15, Grayson Allen became The Gatehouse Fine Jewelers, with a new management structure and elevated mission. Joining longtime owners, Keary and Patty Turner, are Matt and Lisa Rose and Jackie and Delisa Read. Not only does this foursome bring financial resources and business acumen to the table, but the Reads have more than 30 years of experience in the industry and own Reads Jewelers in Fort Worth. (Note: The stores will operate independently of each other.)
According to store manager Darla Stapleton, who joined Grayson Allen in 2009, the Turners began to strategically look for partners who would help to advance the store’s benevolent impact within the community. As friends and clients of Grayson Allen Fine Jewelers, philanthropists Matt and Lisa Rose came quickly to mind when they began thinking about making a change.
“Keary and Patty have always desired to give back to the community that has been such a blessing to them and their business,” said Stapleton.
Since opening the jewelry store in 2004, the Turners have been an active community partner, supporting numerous organizations and causes, including The Gatehouse in Grapevine. Founded by Lisa Rose, The Gatehouse is a non-profit living community for women and children who are seeking help from domestic violence, poverty and other crisis situations.
The pieces fell into place and the new structure is a win-win for all involved. Most significantly, the new owners have agreed to donate 50 percent of profits to The Gatehouse.
Grayson Allen’s dedicated staff will remain at The Gatehouse Fine Jewelers and customers can expect the same high level of service, as well as a larger selection of exquisite jewelry from designers around the world.