Embroidery Specialist: Lois Meier

These days there is a new passion and drive for people to shop, eat, play, and work locally. We are proud to say that many of our talented employees are long-time Beaver Falls residents. Lois Meier, our Embroidery Specialist is no exception, she only has a 4-minute commute to work.  Once a Tiger, always a Tiger!

After graduating from Big Beaver Falls High School, Lois earned her Associate Degree in Commercial Art at CCBC. There she also met her husband, Gary; the two were married in 1973.  They went on to have two kids, Jennifer and Matt, and they now have one grandson, Logan – all of which currently reside in Arizona. Lois and Gary love visiting them twice a year.

For 15 years, Lois worked one of the most rewarding jobs; a stay at home mom.  But that’s not all this superwoman was doing! She took her love of painting to another level through decorative painting for several local gift shops. She specialized in mounting and painting around wedding invitations.

After working at home, she went on to work at Fashion Bug – quickly becoming the Assistant Manager. Between her time at Fashion Bug and working for Izzo Embroidery, she gained experience and knowledge through five years at Things Remembered. This is where she first learned to run engraving and embroidery machines, and she quickly realized that she loved this type of work, in particular running the machines. Her combined experience between there and Izzo’s gives her a total of almost 25 years of embroidery experience!

In 1999, Izzo’s became the perfect fit for me.

She no longer had other work to do but got to run an embroidery machine all day every day! After, 19 ½ years (and counting) here at Izzo’s, Lois still “loves the work.” She is an absolute pro to say the least; she can do everything embroidery related, hats, twill – you name it.

She fondly attributes her most memorable moments as some of the most difficult jobs.

“All difficult orders that are a real challenge are satisfying when you are able to figure out how to do them, and they turn out looking great!”

Lois is a major contributor to the success of Izzo Embroidery, we are beyond lucky to have her on our team.