OWASSO, Okla. — Megan Dodwell, owner of Dodwell Designs, started living out her dream a month ago.
Her business opened in the Owasso Redbud District at 108 W. First Ave., Suite B.
“This was always a dream of mine that I never thought I’d be able to accomplish, and being able to see myself now, it’s amazing and truly a dream come true,” Dodwell said.
Turning her bricks-and-mortar dream into solid reality didn’t happen overnight.
Dodwell started her business in 2015 as a 4x4 booth inside of Rust & Ruffles in Owasso.
Back then she built her own furniture and made book lamps.
Dodwell continued to thrive, even through the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Owasso Chamber of Commerce, Owasso is one of the fastest growing cities in Oklahoma with an average annual growth rate three percent or better.
“Being able to grow my business within theirs and grow and flourish and now I’ve gotten so big that it’s like, ‘I can do this myself now,’” she said.
Dodwell does consultations to help people decorate their homes.
“It’s a lot of fun for me. People come in, they bring pictures of their living room or bedroom and we kind of get to play here at the shop and put things together and hopefully they leave happy,” Dodwell said.
Although the doors have been open for only a month at the Redbud District location, she’s gained new business.
“The feedback has been so wonderful. Everybody’s been very supportive, and one of the things they’ve all said is they love all the unique items,” she said.
Dodwell said she owes her success to her customers and emphasizes the importance of shopping local.
“It is the difference between a business staying in business and going out of business,” she said.
Saturday, Nov. 26 is Small Business Saturday. Dodwell Designs is participating. You can pick up a shopping passport, have it stamped and get entered to win drawings.
The ribbon cutting for Dodwell Designs is Nov. 30.
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