Owner, Ambiance Design
Sergeant—Air Force Laura Hawley is the principal and owner of Ambiance Design, a firm located in Blue Bell, Pa. that sells and installs custom window treatments. She started the business six years ago after losing her 10-year job during the economic downturn of 2008. Hawley started out using the installation skills she learned while working for the manufacturer. She would take crews of installers all over the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region installing window treatments at hotels and other commercial job sites. Ambiance Design doubled its sales goals in the first year and has grown nearly 700 percent since 2009. Her most favorite community service is with Bucks-Mont NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry). Hawley participated in several service projects with NARI, including helping to rebuild a damaged Boy Scout camp and installing a new roof for a family in need. The project she holds dearest to her heart was for a local disabled Marine veteran. Hawley served seven years in the Air Force, and was awarded a medal for service in Desert Storm.
Dan Hawley is the CEO of Ambiance Design. Dan is responsible for overseeing production and services to residential and business accounts, while ensuring that the firm’s customer service always exceeds the needs and expectations of its clients. Dan comes to Ambiance Design after working at The Silk Companies as chief operating officer and chief technology officer and brings with him decades of proven experience as a leader, manager and motivator. During his tenure with The Silk Companies LLC, Dan helped the firm become a national leader in the real estate and insurance industries through his oversight of the development and management of its business process and technology infrastructure. Dan proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force, where he acquired valuable skills in technical training, project management and leadership.
Diane Harrington is Ambiance Design’s Design Consultant that brings with her over eight years in the design industry both in residential and Hospitality. Diane provides design services pertaining to window treatments and fabric. As well as helping our clients feel at ease while selecting the right window treatment to fit their needs in their space. Diane attended The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, New York where she received her BFA in Interior Design. Along with knowledge from her previous design positions with Gacek Design, Benjamin Moore and Daroff Design. In her off time Diane is involved with her church using her design skills to help decorate during the holidays. She also enjoys antique shopping and traveling with her husband while they find inspiration for their art and design careers.
Andrea Hawley is Ambiance Design’s Administrative Assistant, Andrea is the glue that holds Ambiance Design together with scheduling staff, installation, bill care, customer service and running the showroom on a daily basis. Before coming to Ambiance Design Andrea worked for Three Springs Ministries camp and retreat where she worked with youth as a group leader. With her great personal skills and upbeat attitude Andrea is the perfect face to show our company values and high expectations for customer care.
Along with giving her time to Three Springs Andrea is involved in the Young Adults Ministry from her church Living hope in Dublin PA. She enjoys working with her community, hiking and spending time with her family.
Austin comes to Ambiance Design with a background in construction with an emphasis in carpentry. He was a carpenter’s apprentice for two years where he learned about rough framing up to finish work, trim and cabinets. Austin will be infusing his knowledge of construction and carpentry to strengthen the Ambiance Design installation team. In his free time Austin is a teacher for his church’s children ministry group where he works with kids from kindergarden to second grade. Austin is also extremely involved with ARC, active recovery program, to help with outreach to people with drug and alcohol problems.