President / CEO, Lou Roberson
Rachel “Lou” Roberson founded IKS in 1993 in order to better serve her customers with turn-key design services.
A native Tennessean, Lou attended Nashville’s renowned Watkins School of Design; furthering her innate ability and creativity in making the most of her customer’s existing space through the exceptional use of color, light and texture.
With over thirty years of experience in the commercial design industry, Lou continues to provide her customers with exceptional value, superior design and remarkable finishes in every project.
Lou resides in Nashville with her husband, and when not working, pursues her hobbies of motorcycling and European travel.
Partner / CFO, Matthew Humphrey
Matthew has worked actively in the commercial design and furniture industries since 2002. The large majority of that time has been with Innkeepers Supply, Inc. where he serves as Director of Operations. In that position, Matthew oversees the daily operations of our specification, estimating, purchasing, and finance departments.
When Matthew is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, coaching one of his son's teams, or volunteering at his church.
Lead Interior Designer, Tyler Claggett
Tyler is an Arkansas native with over 5 years of experience. During his career, he has specialized in projects for Senior Living, Multi-Family, Corporate and Educational Interiors. A graduate of the Art Institute of Tennessee -Nashville, Tyler is dedicated to sustainability and functionality in his designs. He is influenced by Mid-Century interiors and loves a good textile. In his spare time, Tyler explores the outdoors and attends the newest exhibit at his local art museum.
Design & Purchasing Coordinator, Paulette Stroupe
Paulette has over thirty years of experience in the furniture industry. Most of these were spent as the owner of a Top 100 casual furniture retail store where she gained expertise in all phases of business.
At IKS, Paulette handles and tracks all orders made for various projects. She maintains excellent communication with clients & vendors and through very precise coordination she ensures that shipments arrive at the correct time and place for project installations.
Paulette and her husband have two daughters, reside in Brentwood and are members of Brentwood Baptist Church. When not working, she loves to garden and spend time in Hilton Head Island.