Our Origin Story
Avenue Twelve began with two lifelong friends who grew up in the small town of Madera Ranchos on a street called... drum roll please... You guessed it... Avenue 12! We have strong roots in the Central Valley, but have come to love California's Central Coast as our home-away-from-home. Ever since those youthful days on the playground we've had a fun sense of design and a passion for entertaining. We started our first "company" called Crazy Arts in the second grade, making and selling key chains to our classmates during recess. The initial idea in starting Crazy Arts was to make enough money, so that we could take all of our friends to the local arcade for an epic pizza party... and it was glorious! Fast forward twenty-five years and the friendship is still going strong as we find new creative outlets to explore in the entertainment and event industry.
With the intention of changing the way we think about special events, Tommy and Sandi launched Avenue Twelve in the Summer of 2015. Working across the country as a Designer for award winning television shows such as Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Tommy brings extensive knowledge of design and function to the Avenue Twelve duo. As a driving force on many passion projects with well known design and entertainment personalities such as Oprah Winfrey, Nate Berkus, Gordon Ramsay, Ty Pennington and Jillian Harris... just to name(drop) a few... Tommy knows what it takes to bring high level service and passion to every project he tackles. Sandi breathes new life into the signature style of Avenue Twelve with her noteworthy experience as a consultant for top-notch marketing firms. Not to mention she's a badass #girlboss that knows her way around business and power tools. With the combination of unconditional friendship, a wide range of experience and a leap of faith, Avenue Twelve has become the perfect collision of personality, love, professionalism and a style that is playful and unexpected. We pride ourselves on offering exclusive vintage items, custom built pieces and tons of fun finds with an exceptional customer experience.