History

Jennifer Quinn Williams, St. Louis Small Business Expert, and Saint Louis Closet Co. have been recognized both locally and nationally for their success and quality products. The list of accomplishments and awards for Jennifer and her company is long and impressive:

1994              Arthur Andersen’s Top 25 Business Award

1995              Selected by The White House to participate in the Midwest Region Economic Conference where she met President Bill Clinton

1995             SBA’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the State of Missouri

1995             SBA’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the entire Midwest Region

1996             Jaycees 10 Outstanding Young St. Louisans

1996             Opening of 22 Property Management Co. with her husband Matt Williams

1996             St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Recipient

1997             Maplewood Special Business District Board Member

1997             Maplewood’s Business Person of the Year

1998             Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

1999             Finalist for the SBA’s Women in Business Advocate of the Year

2000             Founding Member and Board Member of National Closet Group

2000            Listed as one of the top 100 Fastest Growing Woodworking Companies in the United States by Wood and Wood Products (ten years in a row)

2005             25th Anniversary Board Member for The Magic House

2005             Named “St. Louisan of the Year” by Bill McClellan, St. Louis Post Dispatch

2006             Honorary Chairperson for the BJC Friends of Wings Brunch

2007             Honorary Board Friends of Wings

2007             Keynote Speaker for Maplewood’s Women’s History Month

2007             St. Louis Business Journal Top 25 Most Influential Businesswoman Award

2007             Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

2007             Awarded the Maplewood “Key to the City” for revitalization of the new building for Saint Louis Closet Co. with Green Building elements.

2007            On August 23, 2007, Representative Margaret Donnelly of District 73 signed a Missouri House of Representatives resolution recognizing Williams for her success as a business woman in Missouri as well as recognizing her tireless charitable efforts.

2008            Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

2008            eWomen Network Femtor Honoree

2008            Named President of the Friends of Wings Honorary Board

2009            YWCA Leader of Distinction Award Recipient

2009            Girl Scouts of America Women of Distinction Award Recipient

2009            Named to the Fontbonne University Board of Trustees

2009            Saint Louis Closet Co. receives WBE Certification

2010            Small Business Administration’s Entrepreneurial Success Award

2010            Inducted into the Kirkwood High School Hall of Fame

2010            Inducted into SLU’s Smurfit-Stone Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame

2011            Saint Louis Closet Co. owner Jennifer Williams was featured as one of the country’s nine “Market Leaders” by Wood & Wood Products Magazine”

2011            Saint Louis Closet Co. came in 2nd place in the category of “Best Customer Service” on the Ladue News Platinum List Awards

2011            Owner Jennifer Williams named one of St. Louis Small Business Monthly’s “100 St. Louisans You Should Know!”

2012            Saint Louis Closet Co. sweeps the “Closet Design” category at the AT Home Magazine Designer & Architect Awards.  SLCC Designers took home 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

2013            Jennifer Williams named to Saint Louis University Women’s Entrepreneurship Focus Group & Kitchen Cabinet

2014            Jennifer Williams Judge of John Cook School of Business Center for Entrepreneurship at  Saint Louis University Entrepreneurial Alumni Hall of Fame Awards

2015, 2016, 2017 Winner of HOUZZ Best of Customer Service Award