Chip and Joanna Gaines run a few businesses in Waco, Texas, but Magnolia Homes holds a special place in Their heart. Their entire business idea was born completely out of a dream Joanna Gains didn’t know could ever come to life. It’s truly only because a fiercely faithful, brave and bold husband pushed me to pursue her dream that it ever came to be.
In 2003, they bought our “Little Shop on Bosque” and opened the first Magnolia Market. In that store, Joanna Gains developed and sharpened my design style and skills, grew as a business owner, and gained much needed confidence in Magnolia Market and myself.
After Chip and Joanna had our first two kiddos, we made the tough decision to close the Market and focus on growing and raising their family. During this time, they really honed in on Magnolia Homes, our construction business, for many years. This is where they were able to learn the construction side of things, and we loved the idea that they were “making Waco beautiful one home at a time.” This work was meaningful to them, and we worked together for many years as a team; Chip in construction, and Joanna in the design. Soon HGTV’s Fixer Upper came along. But something began tugging at her heart, and she began feeling a pull toward reopening Magnolia Market. So in May of 2014, they pulled the trigger, and the Little Shop on Bosque reopened for business.
Fast forward a couple of years, and here they are! To think that her business plans scribbled on scratch paper have turned into this online store is unbelievable to say the least. Not to mention the fact that they’ve recently outgrown our Little Shop on Bosque, and moved into their new Magnolia Silos location in downtown Waco! What an amazing season this has been!
Bless your home,