Georgia Kitchens, a family owned and operated company, is located right down the street from the Pinnacle office in Buford, Georgia. Owner Joe LaBoon started the company in 1990 with his 2 sons out of their house and now occupies a 10,000 square feet state of the art showroom. The company continues to grow and expand during their 20 years of business.
The facility is used to allow customers to fully interact with appliances before purchasing and allows their sales team the ability to provide full demonstrations of the products. The LaBoon families believes in the customer service model so that they can fully answer questions before the appliance is installed in the customer’s home. Georgia Kitchens offers everything from standard appliances such as dishwashers and refrigerators to more accessory items like kegerators and grills.
Joe LaBoon also recognizes and believes in the value in giving back to the community through his success. He was introduced to the Young Life in his youth and has kept up with the program through his whole life.
Young Life is a Christian organization which aims to help youth connect with their faith thru adult leadership. The organization works to do this through providing a relationship with peers and adults, growing together in faith. They accomplish this with programs which provide fun, adventure, skill-building experiences. These could be anything from a picnic to a mission.
One opportunity Young Life provided LaBoon was the chance to sponsor underprivileged young adults so that they could have access to education. He offers his time and money to sponsor eight youths to have access to schooling every year.
Over the years, he has dedicated his time to make trips to meet these students in person and continue to provide the necessities need for them to attain a college education. He continues to sponsor eight students every year.
In February, LaBoon went beyond his personal investment into the students in the Young Life program and had the inspiration to bring them into his work environment.
Recognizing the large amount of wall space that he had in the Georgia Kitchens showroom, he had an idea to advertise for Young Life in order to promote the program to customers who visit their facility. He hopes that it will help spark interest in the program from others.
Young Life representatives came to meet with Joe and the Pinnacle Team to look at the space and discuss what we could do to promote their message. After meeting, it was decided to convert a small hallway between suites into a repurposed story board for the non-profit.
Creating the Story
From there, the Young Life Team worked with Designer Joanne on finalizing the design for the wall. The intention was to hopefully educate the general public as well as spotlight Joe LaBoon and his story with the program.
The wall incorporated a dimensional lighted map of the world, along with lighted plaques for the students he is currently sponsoring. The background of the message would be wrapped with an eye-catching version of Joe’s story that incorporates dimensional elements to draw the viewer’s eye.
After 3 months and the misfortune of starting during the COVID 19 pandemic, the project design was finalized and ready to go from concept to reality.
The Pinnacle Team routed ½” Acrylic for the world map, painted it, and put LEDs on the back side to give it a Halo Lighting. The same approach was used with the current students.
Next, we used two pieces of acrylic that were sandwiched with standoffs and back lit to showcase the current sponsored students.
On the second wall, there are more images of the mission work, students and Young Life information to carry the theme.
This project represents multiple forms of interior wall graphics and design to emphasis the different elements of the design. It truly showcases how to our design team can integrate elements to truly draw the focus to different parts of a design.
However, the real wow factor in this project is the story it tells about the servant heart of the LaBoon family and the legacy and impact of Joe LaBoon.