Today we’d like to introduce you to Danielle Pino.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
About 20 years ago before it was popular to flip and remodel homes and prior to HGTV, I was inspired to go into interior design. My parents flipped homes. I watched them flip 30+ properties a year. I began helping with the flips and really enjoyed the process. This leads me to go to college for interior design.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It’s never a smooth road. But, I think that’s when you learn the most. The mistakes I have made enable me to do better with the next client/project. Mistakes open your eyes and teach you to always be on your toes. The advice I give for other women starting on their journey is to always, always give more than you think you can or what is called for you to do in the job description. I know for me personally, I have built amazing relationships with clients that hire me year after year, home after home because I go above and beyond what our contract agreement is. Also, be open to criticism. Complete your projects/goals, no matter how discouraged you may feel.
Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I am an interior designer. I specialize in residential, commercial, renovation, additions and new construction. I am most proud of being able to obtain and maintain consistent clients throughout the years. I think it’s a huge testimony to my work ethic and talents that my clients keep me on board as they move from home to home and even state to state. When you love what you do, it really shows. I think the unique thing about my brand is that I’m able to do multiple styles of design and not what is just trending. I prefer to design projects that are unique. I like when my projects set themselves apart from the trends.
Do you have any advice for finding a mentor or networking in general? What has worked well for you?
I have multiple mentors. My mother and father are both mentors to me for different reasons. My father taught me the construction and renovation side of projects and my mother has always had a good eye for design. On a professional level, my friend John Corritore CEO of the Corritore Company is also my mentor. I met Mr. Corritore 15 years ago while being involved in a charity fundraiser. He has been invaluable to my growth and where I am today. I believe in always giving back to your community. Volunteer on some level if you can. If you are looking for your own mentor, start with charity.
- Website: Houseofpino.com
- Phone: 6028724676
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @houseofpino