How did Billet Collins begin, you ask? Barbara Billet and Kellie Collins Hodges usually say that their first commissioned project was the renovation of Union Station in 1985, which is true. But the background story is much more exciting!
The inspiration for Billet Collins came while Barbara was a child. She traveled the world with her family, following her father from one under cover “assignment” to the next. Barbara learned from her father about color and design, how to paint with exacting precision that meant life or death in his trade. She raised her daughters with the drive for excellence and brought that legacy with her when she, daughters Kellie and Amy opened Billet Collins Studio.
Since that first project with Union Station, Billet Collins has developed their portfolio to include award winning, hand painted finishes and patterns for residential, commercial and historic projects throughout the United States.