Karen Thrasher

Taken to The Studs: Vickery Place Craftsman Has a New, Stylish Life

By Joanna England / August 16, 2017 / 2 Comments

Bart Thrasher is nothing if not honest with his clients. And when Matt Simons wanted to renovate 5235 Vickery Blvd., Thrasher was reluctant to hitch onto the project. The home was in such a sad state that, as Thrasher admitted, it was a better candidate for a teardown. But Simons wouldn’t be dissuaded, and Thrasher, […]

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Modest But Mighty, This Winnetka Heights Home is Tiny Living Done Right

By Joanna England / August 2, 2016 / 4 Comments

If you’ve been ogling over those cute tiny homes that are popping up everywhere, but you’re not sure if a life on wheels or in the boonies for you, this listing from David Griffin & Company Realtor Bart Thrasher shows that you can live itty bitty in the city. Bart, who lives in Winnetka Heights […]

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At Thrasher Works, Husband and Wife Team Design And Build The Furniture, Cabinetry, And Interiors You Dream Up

By Joanna England / October 17, 2013 / 8 Comments

I met Bart and Karen Thrasher years ago when they lived in my neighborhood. When they moved to a Prairie Four Square in Winnetka Heights a while back, I mourned the loss. Why? Besides being some great friends, both Bart and Karen were our family’s sounding board when it came to home renovation and improvement. Their backgrounds in architecture, construction, and design made them the go-to source.

Well, now the couple has gone and started offering their expertise to just about anyone. My loss, your gain, I suppose. Thrasher Works, which has become a labor of love for the pair, is a burgeoning business of building furniture, custom cabinetry, and unique interior spaces that are tailored to your taste.

Of course, they want to grow this family business, too, so they’re trying to win a $250,000 Mission Main Street grant from Chase. You can vote for them here. Find out more about the husband and wife team behind Thrasher Works after the jump!

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