Designing the future through mentoring with Liz Toombs

In this episode of Small Business Success Talk, Liz Toombs, Owner and Designer of PDR Interiors, talks about successfully running and growing her business for almost two decades and the passion to mentor young women in business through her niche work with Sorority houses across the U.S.

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Liz Toombs is known as the go-to decorator for sorority interiors on college campuses. The work of Toombs and the PDR Interiors team can be seen on over 90 campuses spread across 22+ states. A leader in the decorating industry for nearly two decades, Toombs is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and an alumna of Alpha Gamma Delta. Mentoring women is a keystone of PDR, something Toombs learned to value through her fraternity experience. Helping to preserve that experience for current and future members of women’s organizations is what drives Toombs to focus on sorority housing projects. In addition to PDR’s vast work in Greek housing, the firm also offers comprehensive services for private residences. A trusted media resource, Toombs is quoted in notable outlets including The Huffington Post, The Associated Press and She and the company were featured on MSNBC’s “Your Business” in a profile about the brand’s business acumen. Additionally, Toombs launched and hosts the “Sorority Chat” podcast, which features interviews with leaders in the national Greek system. Toombs resides in Lexington, Ky., where she is very involved in giving back to the community through the Junior League and other local charities. She created The Mary Estes Memorial Scholarship in honor of her mother, who passed away from cancer in 2012. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Univ. of Ky. College of Agriculture, Food and Environment student who has lost a parent from cancer. Toombs enjoys exercising, spending time on Lake Cumberland and almost always has a book in her hands. She shares her home with her husband, Billy, and their frequently Instagrammed dogs, Wendel and Bartlet.