Fabricator and Installer
I am married with three daughters which keeps me very busy. We enjoy participating in our church activities together.
“At Ivey Lane, we call Celfin our “go to guy”. His skill and experience enable us to perform the most difficult and complex jobs. Celfin is a perfectionist and his quiet confidence is a key to our shop being able to turn out jobs that other fabricators will not attempt. Celfin is able to tackle any job, he truly can do it all.”
2 years at Ivey Lane
I’m Debra Cowan. A Christian, Wife to Mark, Mother to Hadley. Lover of sweet tea, all things pink and green, and sunshine.
Mark and I grew up in the same small town in Missouri. Although we aren’t high school sweethearts, I am blessed to have married the quarterback I’ve had a crush on since the 8th grade. We recently celebrated 25 years of marriage. Mark has been in the furniture industry since graduating from college, which has given us the opportunity to live in five states and seven cities.
Moving from Texas to Greensboro in 2015, I joined Ivey Lane the following year. I’ve always loved pretty things and enjoy creating warm, inviting spaces. Working with clients to turn their vision it into a reality is so much fun! I truly enjoy being a part of the Ivey Lane family. Working with a team of such talented people to create beautiful countertops, which turns our customer’s house into their home, is very rewarding.
When not working at Ivey Lane, I spend much time volunteering for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and Greensboro Day, where our daughter is a senior. I love attending Bible Study, watching football, event planning, gardening and walking our two sweet dogs, Emma and Cutie.
“Debra has a sunny and cheerful disposition-we often joke that when she walks through the door she has bluebirds, butterflies, and rainbows following her.”
CNC Programmer and Operator
10 years at Ivey Lane
30 Years Industry Exper ience
Married for twenty years with two children, I enjoy all sports, especially his Washington Redskins. My family and I attend First Christian Church in Kernersville. Weekends are for family and friends. Whenever possible we enjoy attending sporting events and concerts.
“Eddie is the quite type but surprises his coworkers with a funny, dry and quick wit; sometimes it can take a minute for everyone to “get it”!”
Jamie D. Welch
3 years at Ivey Lane
11 Years Industry Experience
I have been married for 10 years with a family of three girls and one boy. Quality family time is a priority and we enjoy being outdoors, including fishing and hunting. Farming is my second job.
10 years at Ivey Lane
13 Yeas Industry Experience
We have three children and three grandchildren. In addition to my love of golf, I enjoy hunting and fishing. I am a Duke fan and closely follows men’s basketball and football. I am also a huge fan of the Carolina Panthers.
“Jason loves coming into work after one of his teams has a win and makes sure the other guys in the shop know about it, especially if the win is over one of their favorite teams.”
3 years at Ivey Lane
22 Years Industry Experience
Originally from Honduras, I arrived to the U.S. 32 years ago. Happily married for 28 years, my wife and I have 3 children. We love spending time together with family. We make sure to have dinner together as much as possible. We love spending time together at our Christian church. Playing soccer is one of my favorite hobbies.
“Jesus comes into work with a cheerful smile and helpful disposition.”
Measurement and touch up
14 years at Ivey Lane
I am a father of 2 boys and a girl. I love spending time with my family. I enjoy home improvement projects. We attend West Side Chapel.
“Khoen does our touch up work and fine detail finish work. He is an artist with a keen eye when it comes to the fine detail that our custom jobs require.”
I joined the team at Ivey Lane in 2017. I love granite and natural stone, which are also a part of my family business of monument and tribute markers. I enjoy helping customers find the perfect countertop selection and “making the stone their own”.
I attended RCC and UNCG, and I am a licensed real estate broker in NC and SC. I am a native of Rockingham County, and am a member of Hickory Grove United Methodist Church and have one awesome son, Daniel.
“Kristi enjoys baking and cooking for family and friends, also gardening, floral design and shagging to beach music! Much of the cooking and baking she does is to benefit those in need.”
The Real Brains at Ivey Lane
With Ivey Lane from day 1
Pete and I have been married since 1987 and we have four adult children and two grandchildren. Outside of the business and family, I minister to newly married couples, enjoy reading and listening to music. I love to travel with my husband and family when time permits . But my most enjoyable job is spoiling my grandchildren.
“Leslie is able to jump into any job at Ivey Lane and keep the ball rolling. Being 40+ she is the one we turn to for computer and network help. And yes……she does share an office with her husband.”
3 years at Ivey Lane
10 years industry experience
I am married with one daughter with another child on the way! I have a background in accounting and estimating. I enjoy watching soccer and growing agave, a type of cactus. I grow over 7 different varieties.
16 years at Ivey Lane
My husband and I were residential contractors for 15 years, which helps me relate to our contractor customers and their needs.
I have been married for 30 years and we have a 28-year-old daughter who also resides in Greensboro. My 102-year-old mother-in-law has been living with us for 5 years. The last member of our family is a 10-year-old Bichon!
Most of my time is spent on work and family. But when there is the time my husband and I enjoy home improvement projects that we plan and do together.
“Marti is always calm, cool and collected, she keeps the rest of Ivey Lane grounded!”
31 years in the industry
My wife Leslie and I have four children and two grandchildren. I have served on several Christian Ministry boards as well as the Greensboro Builders Association.
I enjoy the outdoors, fishing, hiking and even sometimes camping. I conduct weekly men’s meetings exploring their faith together. And even though I share the same office with my wife, we are happily into their 32nd year of marriage.
16 Years at Ivey Lane
I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Pat, for forty-three years. We are proud of our three beautiful daughters and eleven grandchildren. We love to vacation in Beaufort, NC enjoying the beach and many wonderful friends we have made. We have sponsored a little girl from Honduras for twelve years. We correspond and Pat and I have a sense of joy in being part of her life.
“Rick is a native of Greensboro and played professional baseball for the Baltimore Orioles organization right out of high school. He went on to enjoy a career in structural steel including being a certified inspector for 26 years.
Rick had the honor of his Ragsdale High School baseball jersey being retired. He holds one of our most demanding jobs which he performs with a patient professionalism.” Pete
Saw, Fabricator, and Installer
18 Years at Ivey Lane
My wife and I have been married for six years and have two children. We attend church weekly. I enjoy soccer with my kids and spending weekends with my family.
“Thuing is one of our more versatile employees who is able to wear many hats from saw operator all the way through installation.” Pete
25 years at Ivey Lane
27 years in the industry
Prior to starting Ivey Lane, Pete and I worked together for another company in the stone industry. Before taking the position of Installation/Scheduling Manager, Tommy was Ivey Lane’s Lead Installer.
My wife, Madeline, and I have been married for 43 years. We have four children-two daughters and two sons. We have one granddaughter and two grandsons.
I enjoys playing with my grandchildren and my dog. I enjoy gardening and when time allows woodworking is a special enjoyment.
“Tommy is one of those construction guys who knows something about every aspect of construction.” Pete
18 years at Ivey Lane
My interests are my wife and daughter, the loves of my life. I also have two sisters and a brother. My hobby is gardening tomatoes and other vegetables in my backyard. Being outside tending to my garden is a real joy to me.
I am from Vietnam and have been in the U.S. for nineteen years. I am thankful for the opportunity to live in this country.
“Tuii comes in every day with a huge smile and is always ready to do whatever it takes to make our customers happy.” Pete
12 years at Ivey Lane
I have four children, one uncle and two cousins here. I came to the U.S. on June 26, 2002. My first job was in a restaurant where I worked in the morning and attended GTCC in the afternoon. I joined Ivey Lane on September 6, 2006 and love working here and all the people I work with. I thank God for bringing me here and how Ivey Lane has helped me.
I love my family and our church. unfortunately, my people back in Vietnam do not have a church but worship at home. It is sometimes not easy for them. I ask that people pray for my Montagnard people back in Vietnam.
“Due to his faith, Yrauk fled Vietnam and was granted asylum in the U.S. He worked hard to establish himself, gain an education and eventually all his family joined him. He was able to gain U.S. citizenship. He loves his country and is very thankful to be here.” Pete
Noisette “Ziggy” Smith
Fabricator and Installer
3 years at Ivey lane
23-year industry experience
I have two children, a son and a daughter. I grew up in the DC area and was the starting running back in high school. Our team might be best known as an opponent of T.C. Williams high school, of the “Remember The Titans” movie fame. I also played several musical instruments but ultimately chose football to attend NC A&T here in Greensboro.