About Us / Company News / 26 June 2023

New Independent Representative: Stites Gorman Associates LLC (SSGA)

We are happy to announce that Stites Gorman Associates LLC (SSGA) is our new Independent Representative Group in South Texas and Louisiana. Started by Sue Gorman in the 90’s and now led by Ryan and Frances Stites, Stites Gorman has provided commercial furnishings in the marketplace for over 40 years. They have a 3000 square foot showroom to show off their impeccable services. 

Ryan Stites

With over 30 years of experience in the contract furniture industry, Ryan’s passion for his work has been a constant in his life since his college days. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with top manufacturers and even owned his own rep business at one point. When he’s not busy with work, Ryan enjoys staying active through exercise and golf, as well as unwinding on the water or at the beach.

Frances Stites

Frances has been working alongside Ryan in the contract furniture industry for six years. Prior to this, she gained experience in sales with various global food companies immediately after graduating from college. When she’s not working, Frances enjoys staying active through exercise, tending to her garden, and spending time on the water. She also loves unwinding at the beach and cherishes the time she gets to spend with Ryan, both in and out of the office.

Shari Beard

Shari Beard, through her various roles, has remained a valuable member of the Stites Gorman team following her impressive 15-year collaboration with Sue Gorman. Prior to joining Stites Gorman, Shari gained experience working with various commercial dealers. Residing in Canyon Lake, she finds joy in engaging in activities such as Bible Study, Book & Beer Club, Fun Things to Do Club, and cherishing time with her family.

Felicia Youngblood

Felicia Youngblood, a recent addition to the team, is quickly adapting to the role previously held by Shari and showcasing outstanding performance. With prior experience in commercial dealerships and a logistics company, Felicia brings valuable expertise to her position. Alongside her professional accomplishments, she enjoys watching cooking shows, exploring new restaurants, and spending quality time with her family.

With their exceptional team to support them, SSGA, LLC is eager to begin our partnership and work collaboratively to achieve mutual growth and success in the furniture industry. Join us in welcoming Stites Gorman Associates to our network!