Rachael, after graduating from Flagler College, moved to Southern California to pursue a career in design. She found herself in the fashion industry and had the opportunity to work with many major retailers. Her focus moved toward interiors while working for a knit manufacturer in Long Beach, California. She was handed the project of designing the interior for the new office space. This sparked a flame! Her passion continued to grow, after remodeling her own home, friends soon requested her intuitive design sense. Wanting a change from the fashion world, Rachael's goal was to open her own furniture and gift store. This is when WEST to EAST, the store, was born. This beautiful store is home to a curated collection where West Coast and East Coast design come together. Inspired by the things that make people happy, Rachael and Brian created a place where you walk in, fall in love and find that perfect piece for your home or that special person. WEST to EAST has helped many customers design that perfect space they call home.
Brian started his construction career in Mammoth Lakes, California as a laborer and quickly worked his way up to managing crews on multiple job sites. Brian, later moved to San Diego, California to work with a master carpenter, building 15,000 sq. foot custom homes. During these years Brian acquired his love for custom home building, attention to detail an craftsmanship. Wanting to branch out on his own he became a General Contractor in the Orange County area and started his own company. After five years in business, Brian and his wife Rachael made a major move to Saint Augustine, Florida in 2014. Having lived in larger cities the couple were ready to go back to that small town feel. After settling into this amazing town West to East Builders was born. Brian has had the pleasure of working on some fun projects as well as helping many people recover from hurricane damage. Brian looks forward to working in the community to create the perfect home for you!