Susan Fruit, ASID, CGR, CAPS
Susan Fruit ASID, CGR, CAPS is a licensed interior designer, a state registered remodeling contractor with over 35 years of professional interior design and remodeling experience and a certified aging-in-place specialist. She has designed interiors for homes in Texas, Florida, California, the Midwest and South America, and her work has been published in numerous design magazines. As America's Design Detective, Susan is a recognized expert in solving difficult design dilemmas, whether it's finding just the right accessory, creating the perfect window treatment, or tackling a major home remodeling project.
Susan is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Interior Design and an extensive background in art history, architectural design and landscape design. She was the founder, director and principal design instructor of a four year Interior Design Certification Program at the University of Houston where she taught thousands of homeowers how to successfully design, decorate and renovate their homes.
Susan is also a published author and has written numerous articles on interior design, architecture, and landscape design for several shelter magazines. As a professional speaker, she frequently speaks at national conventions and design trade associations throughout the United States and Canada. She is also featured in the motivational book, Conversations on Success, which highlights her career.
At Susan Fruit Interiors we create, decorate and renovate. We stay abreast and up-to-date with current design and decorating trends in order to bring you the most innovative, creative look for your home. We are experts in all phases of interior design, decorating and home renovation from timeless traditional to classic contemporary. We take our work seriously while making it fun and enjoyable for you. We provide sensible design solutions for every design dilemma, frequently custom creating unique and sophisticated furniture pieces and decorative faux finishes just for your home. Hourly consultations include all phases of planning, designing and creating to shopping, specifying and implementing.
Our residential remodeling work is superb. All of our trade contractors have been with our company for many years and adhere to our high industry standards. We are accustomed to executing all phases of residential remodeling, from minor cosmetic changes to major kitchen and bath renovations.
Our firm’s principal, Susan Fruit ASID, CGR, CAPS is the ONLY ASID interior designer in Houston who is also a state registered remodeling contractor. Susan attained this prestigious national credential to signify to you her commitment to bring the best expertise and experience possible to your home renovation project. In addition, she gives homeowners an unprecedented guarantee unmatched by any other remodeling contractor in the business – and that is - she or her business partner, Danny Draughon, will be on site a minimum of 70% of the time throughout your remodeling project. This is a huge commitment which we stand behind.
Our professional reputation has been built on four crucial commitments:
• Keeping our word to our clients.
• Delivering outstanding customer service.
• Exceeding client expectations.
• Providing constant detailed supervision throughout the duration of a project.
Awards & Publications
Texas Association of Builders - Star Award - Best Kitchen Renovation over $75,000; Greater Builders Association - Prism Award - Remodeling Design of the Year over $50,000; Houston Better Business Bureau - Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Customer Service and Winner of Distinction; University of Houston Outstanding Teaching Award; design trends feature writer for Metropolitan Builder magazine; contributing author in book Conversations on Success.