Sean O'Connor- Owner ..
Sean began his career at Hoggarth Interiors delivering paint on his bike. He has admitted that in a rush to get the paint to the customer he has decorated the occasional piece of pavement!
He completed the Interior Design and Decoration Program at Niagara College in 1979. He was employed in the Interior Design department at a furniture store in southern Ontario when he received a call from his parents Mary and Gerry to join them at the store. Reluctant to return, he told them he would try it for six months. Over thirty years later he is still unsure when his probationary period will be over!
Sean is married to Nancy Beard who is a Public Health nurse and they have three children. Lauren the oldest, is the Pharmacist at the Kirkland Lake & District Hospital, Kristyn is a supply teacher and works part time at the store and son Neil who is completing his Degree in Project Management. Just like their Aunts and Uncles who also worked at Hoggarth Interiors, Sean and Nancy’s children have learned the most valuable lesson on how to be successful in business….customer service.
In the family tradition of volunteering, Sean has been involved in the Kabaret Charitable Foundation, Team Kirkland Lake, Business Improvement Area, Police Commission, Kirkland Lake Minor Hockey, Northern College Business Advisory and Kirkland Lake & District Family Health Team Board of Directors.
When he’s not at the store, Sean can usually be found at the rink refereeing or still trying to play hockey.
Sean and the team are continuously seeking new products and are cognizant of colours and trends. Sean adds “Our customers usually drop in to see us to make their house into a home and more often than not, we become friends not unlike my parents and grandparents did when they were here at Hoggarth Interiors”