I’m Sue Proud, the Owner of PROUD HOME Staging, LLC, an Accredited Staging Professional® and Kitchen Redesign Specialist.
I’m from Houston, Texas; Cincinnati, Ohio; Wilmington, North Carolina; Albuquerque, New Mexico…in other words, I’ve moved a lot. I’ve lived all over the United States before making Saint Charles, Illinois my permanent home for the last twelve years.Because of my past eight family relocations, I know what it is like to be both the buyer and the seller. I have sold my own staged homes quickly, worked with builders to design custom homes and remodeled existing homes. I have walked in your shoes. I have 35 years of combined professional experience as an Accredited Staging Professional®, Graphic Designer, Kitchen Designer, Sales Specialist, Instructional Designer and Educator. Adding my professional experience to my years as a DIY’er gives me a unique perspective. I know what it will take to create interiors that speak to home buyers and homeowners. I am currently a Board Member of the Greater Chicago International Association of Home Staging Professionals® (IAHSP®) Regional Chapter. As part of this organization, I give back to the community by volunteering each year for World Wide Staging Service Week®. During this week each September, the time and talents of our chapter members, as well as donations, are used to make a difference in the lives of people within the Greater Chicago area. On a personal note…I am married to my high school sweetheart. We have a daughter and son whom we adore. I love DIY projects, painting, movies and chocolate; not necessarily in that order.