The Carpenter-Smith Southwest Team
We represent today’s leading furnishing lines, offering you the best products in the industry. Our design expertise and knowledge about every line we represent helps ensure you have a seamless experience. Our dedicated and passionate team delivers high touch client service.
Cindy is a furniture and interior designer who understands the importance of knowing how a piece of furniture works inside and out. While leading design at Nemschoff, she saw a demand for someone with technical furniture design expertise and an interior design mindset. This inspired her to start Carpenter-Smith Southwest (CSSW) in 2002.
For Cindy, it’s all about the details. From craftsmanship to how a piece functions and makes you feel, Cindy pays attention to every detail and works closely with her clients to ensure the choices they make go beyond how a piece looks. Her experience on both the manufacturing and design sides of the business allow her to play an integral role in customizing pieces to meet the client’s precise specifications.
Cindy is proud to represent premier lines of furnishings including HALCON, HBF/HBF Textiles, HighTower, Nemschoff, and SitOnIt/Ideon enabling CSSW to ensure their clients have access to the best products in the industry. From technical specifications to form, function and design elements, her team is extremely knowledgeable about the full range of each manufacturer’s products.
Cindy has a Bachelor of Science degree in interior design from Texas Christian University. She enjoys traveling all over the world, great design, great food and surrounding herself with family and friends.
Allison makes it her duty to know the fine details about the product lines and the customization options for every single piece that Carpenter-Smith Southwest offers its clientele. She is responsible for managing quotes and facilitates the collaboration with CSSW clients and dealers. She loves solving problems and helping clients find the right solution for their unique needs for every project.
A Dallas native, Allison attended Texas Woman’s University and enjoys running and traveling. So far, her favorite travel destination has been Paris mainly because of her extreme love for good coffee.
Dana has been part of the Carpenter-Smith Southwest team for more than twelve years. She is a trusted partner to her clients because of her attention to detail and design sensibility. She has a degree in interior design from the University of North Texas and began her career as a residential interior designer. She joined the Carpenter-Smith Southwest team after working for nearly six years as a designer at multiple dealerships.
She enjoys her strong relationships with design firms, dealers and business clients and believes in the importance of keeping them informed of new techniques, fabrics and design aesthetics. Dana pays close attention to the vast number of options for her clients and loves sharing the latest product lines with them from the top tier manufacturers the firm represents.
Dana enjoys spending time jet skiing, traveling to tropical destinations and doing DIY projects with her husband.
This graduate of the University of Alabama is the newest member of the Carpenter-Smith Southwest team! His industry experience and dynamic work style bring a fresh approach to solving client challenges in efficient and creative ways. As part of a military household, Colby lived in Alabama, Georgia, Hawaii, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. Colby credits his curiosity and adaptability to growing up in varied environments, and for nurturing his desire to always look for unique ways to solve client problems.
A self-described foodie, Colby is passionate about discovering new eateries, music venues and places to travel. He enjoys making new connections and forging long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with clients in different industries.
A Dallas native, Clif is a furniture industry veteran with more than 40 years of experience. He tried retirement, but decided to come back to the industry because he really enjoys the creativity required and the people he gets to work with each day. His philosophy is to always treat people well, with integrity and honesty.
His key responsibilities at Carpenter-Smith Southwest include: inventory management, order management, ensuring clients receive demo pieces in a timely manner with the right fabrics and finishes and making sure the team always has the right product information to share with clients.
Clif enjoys photography and traveling to tropical locations with his wife.
It’s a good thing Alexia ‘Lexi’ Salas was a full-scholarship, Division I soccer star in college, because she is involved with many parts of Carpenter-Smith Southwest’s business operations. A Dallas-native, on any given day you will find Lexi visiting with local clients to deliver samples and demos pieces, managing inventory items and helping to catalog quotes and proposals for CSSW’s largest projects. She is an adept task master and prioritizes work, speed and high quality in the service of clients.
Lexi is a passionate student of the history and craft of interior design, and enjoys travel and exercise outside of the office.