GRANGEVILLE – The pieces all came together perfectly, Camden Schacher said.
“It was just right – the timing and everything,” she smiled. “Doors opened and here we are.”
Camden and her husband, Jacob, are the new owners of Bettie’s Floor and Décor.
For Camden, this type of business seemed to always be in the cards.
“As a little girl, my parents bought me large art books and I would sketch out floor designs,” she said. Not a surprise, since her father is an architect.
Camden grew up in Boise and graduated from high school there. She then attended the University of Idaho where she studied clothing textile design and interior design.
After moving to Grangeville in 2003, she worked at Lindsley’s Home Furnishings, and for the past 12 year has worked for Idaho County. She will remain in her veterans’ service officer position there on Mondays.
Camden’s husband owns Redline General Construction and one of his employees is Bettie Ruzicka’s grandson.
“He mentioned to my husband how she would like to sell the business,” Camden said. “And how we may be the perfect people to purchase it.”
At first, she wasn’t sure, she said.
“I loved my job – it wasn’t like I was looking for a reason to leave,” she said.
But that dream of design that started as a little girl and grew throughout the years began to blossom in Camden as she and Jacob discussed the possibilities.
Now, though she’s only been at the shop a short time, she seems to have found her niche.
“I love it – but I have so much to learn,” she said. She praised the current staff who have “taught me so much already.”
She also has enjoyed working with Bettie.
“We’re going to keep the name to honor her and what she started here,” she added.
Camden wants the community to know she is available for help from start to finish on home projects – no matter the size.
“It doesn’t matter to us what contractor you are working with or if you are doing it yourself,” she said. “No project is too big or too small and everyone will receive the same benefits Bettie’s has to offer.”
This includes Camden’s expertise as a designer, from the wide array of flooring, cabinet and lighting options to paint, window coverings and everything in between.
“I want this to be a fun thing for people,” she said. “Some know exactly what they want, and some are overwhelmed. We want to help as much or a little as the customer desires.”
She is available to not only talk design and product coordinating in the office, but also to go to people’s homes and help them make decisions based on their own ideas, their personalities and lifestyles. Measurements of rooms is available for product purchase, with installer available or for help with questions from the home do-it-yourself installer.
“And if you like something – even if it’s not ‘the norm,’ I want you to be able to go for it and make a statement,” she said.
She also understands being on a budget and wants the community to know Bettie’s has options for all price ranges.
Camden has two children, Ashton, 14, and Ruby, 10, who both attend Grangeville Elementary Middle School.