PPP: The Spirit of the Season
November 29, 2002
A solid business model and a commitment to serving others have helped Steve and Penny Carlile turn Casey Pottery into a booming enterprise with a wide outreach.
For many of us, December is a time for family togetherness and helping others in need. For Steve and Penny Carlile, owners of Home & Garden Party based in Marshall, Texas, these principles form the basis of their business throughout the year. The couple founded their company—a home-based party plan business featuring stoneware and terra cotta pottery made by Casey Pottery, as well as framed prints, figurines, brass accessories, candles and other home decor products—six years ago, primarily as a way to create opportunities for others. To succeed, however, the Carliles needed more than just an altruistic attitude. Through faith, solid financial backing and sound business decisions, Home & Garden Party has quickly grown into a multi-million dollar enterprise with a national outreach.