Congrats New Rhea Lana's Franchise Owners!
When you purchase a Rhea Lana's Franchise, you are joining a special Sisterhood. You enter a family of over 100 fellow business owners who relate to you on a level no one else can. Not to mention the unparalleled support. RL-Sisters just get it.
We are proud that Rhea Lana's continues to win the award of being a Top "Recession-Proof" company from Franchise Business Review. Our company has thrived in an ever-changing economy. We love opening new franchises and reaching even more families across the United States! Let us introduce you to our newest Rhea Lana's franchise owners:
NEW RL Location! Rhea Lana's of Mandeville
We are so excited to be launching a new franchise in Louisiana! Meet Courtney, the owner of Rhea Lana's of Mandeville. She and her husband, Roman, have been married for 16 years and both originated from Oklahoma. They have a four-year-old son named Archer who keeps them on the move. They both work in physical therapy, enjoying rehabbing orthopedic and sports patients!
We asked her how she heard about Rhea Lana's and why she chose to buy a franchise. She tells us, "I first learned of Rhea Lana's events when a friend opened a Rhea Lana's franchise and I began consigning and shopping at her events. It was such a blessing for our family to be able to consign and then be able to find great merchandise at a great price. In January, we decided to take the next step and become owners. Our family decided to join the Rhea Lana family because of the sense of community it brings and the heart the company has shown for foster families and those in need in the community."
When asked about her favorite part (so far) about being an RL owner and what she's looking forward to she says, "One of my favorite things about being in the Rhea Lana's community is sisterhood. The friendships and mentors I have already made have been such a blessing to me and made an impact on my personally and professionally."
She will launch her first event later this Fall! Check it out on Facebook - Rhea Lana's of Mandeville
New Location! Rhea Lana's of Tallahassee
We are so excited to be launching a new franchise in Florida! Meet Mom, Janet, and Daughter, Kayla, the new owners of Rhea Lana's of Tallahassee. They're originally from Topeka, Kansas, but have been in Florida for the last 20 years. Janet also works with local behavioral health hospitals.
They have been very successful in owning a children's consignment store in the Tallahassee area and are excited to expand into Rhea Lana ownership also! This mom & daughter duo were looking for a business they could work closely together on.
We asked Janet how she heard about Rhea Lana's and why she chose to buy a franchise. She tells us, "We researched several different franchise's and our first choice was Rhea Lana's. Also, the consignor benefits that come with Rhea Lana's out weighed all others."
When asked about her favorite part (so far) about being an RL owner and what she's looking forward to she says, "The friendly support from the franchise and the mentoring is invaluable. They are there for you 24-7."
They just wrapped their first event! Check It Out on Facebook - Rhea Lana's of Tallahassee
Rhea Lana's of Owasso-Claremore
Meet Latrice, the new owner of Rhea Lana's of Owasso-Claremore, Oklahoma. She and her husband are proud parents of 3 - two girls and one boy. By day she's a full-time HR Consultant and by night, a new franchise owner!
We asked her how she heard about Rhea Lana's and why she chose to buy a franchise. She tells us, "I first learned of Rhea Lana events from a small sign placed out in front of the Broken Arrow, OK event back in 2010. I finally stopped in one day to check it out. It just happen to be the last day of the event and I found exactly what I was looking for at an incredible price. That was the beginning of a now decade-long relationship."
When asked about her favorite part (so far) about being an RL owner and what she's looking forward to she says, "One of my favorite things about being an RL owner is being excited about Moms Helping Moms from the other side of the fence. As a consignor, I would always keep in mind as I was prepping and pricing my items, that I am a mom helping another mom and that the shopper moms are helping me. I always wanted to only provide my very best items at a fair price for shoppers. Now as an owner, I only want to plan the very best shopping experience that makes everyone feel special and an event that we all get excited about twice a year. In a short period of time, I have met so many warm and welcoming consignors, shoppers, organizations, other Rhea Lana owners, etc.... that are just excited for me as I am for myself. I look forward to meeting and connecting with many more. I truly love what I do day and night. I am proud to be a member of an award-winning company that provides women an opportunity to be a part of something BIGGER in their community."
Latrice is gearing up for her second event this April 30-May 4! Check it out on Facebook - Rhea Lana's of Owasso-Claremore
Rhea Lana's of Medina
Meet Jillian, the new owner of Rhea Lana's of Medina, Ohio. Jillian is originally from Chicago and now lives in Ohio with her husband of 9 years. They love to travel the world, and enjoy good food and time outdoors with their greyhound. They added extra joy to their life in 2020 when they adopted their daughter.
We asked Jillian how she heard about Rhea Lana's and why she chose to buy a franchise. She tells us, "I love deals and reusing good things! I decided to buy the Medina franchise after talking with several fellow owners. (Shout out to the Ohio owners who spent their Christmas holiday season evenings on the phone with me.) They convinced me it was not only possible - but worth doing now."
"All the resources - the training, the materials, the numerous people I can text with questions! I'm looking forward to getting to know all the other owners. And running my own business! We have been working toward the day where our finances aren't dependent on an employer."
Her first event is April 24-30! Check it out on Facebook - Rhea Lana's of Medina
Rhea Lana's of Decatur Druid Hills
Meet Ashley, the new owner of Rhea Lana's of Decatur-Druid Hills, Georgia. She and her husband are gearing up for their 15th wedding anniversary! They have two daughters, 8 and 12. She's originally from Kentucky and her husband is from Ohio, but they have lived in Georgia since '06. They're an active family that loves sports, traveling, and spending time in their pool!
We asked Ashley how she heard about Rhea Lana's and why she chose to buy a franchise. She tells us, "I had looked into Rhea Lana's several years ago, but at the time there was not a territory that was close enough to my home. I first heard about it by becoming a shopper."
This franchise had not hosted a sale since the Fall of 2019. When we asked Ashley about her first event this year and she said, "I enjoyed hearing past shoppers say "we are so glad you are back!"
Check it out on Facebook - Rhea Lana's of Decatur Druid Hills
Rhea Lana's of Keller Southlake
Meet Lori, the new owner of Keller-Southlake, Texas. She has an 8-year-old daughter named Sydney, and an 18-year-old bonus daughter named Sadie.
We asked Lori how she heard about Rhea Lana's and why she chose to buy a franchise. She tells us, "My mom and sister turned me on to Rhea Lana's. Every time we would go over to see them they would have the cutest clothes for my infant daughter. My daughter had more clothes over at their house than she had at our house and come to find out they were all purchased at Rhea Lana's! When she was about six months old, we went to go have dinner at their house and they had bought a highchair for her. It was the EXACT same highchair that I had just bought a month before brand new at a baby superstore. I paid over $150 for it and they bought it gently used at Rhea Lana's for $20. I then realized what I was missing out on and became a Rhea Lana's super-shopper at the Frisco events. I lived about 30 minutes away but it was worth the drive! My shopping turned into consigning for me and then I would help my friends consign. I started working the events with RL of Frisco. I was working her Fall event in 2021 when I heard that the Keller/Southlake franchise was up for sale and that was closer to me. So I decided to go for it!"
When asked about her favorite part (so far) about being an RL owner and what she's looking forward to she says, "I just finished up my first sale. It was hard work but also really fun. I met so many amazing people! I really enjoyed doing SORT! I enlisted several of my girlfriends, youth group at my church and, a small group from my church to come and participate. This led to my favorite part of the event which was the foster family shopping. My sister works for Child Protective Services so she got me in contact with child placement agencies in the area. I was able to make outreaches and we had a fantastic turnout! It was so incredible to meet so many precious children and hear some of their stories. The foster families were so appreciative. I loved it!"
Lori shared more of her personal journey with us saying, "When I had my daughter in 2013, I really struggled with going back to work in corporate America. I was a Director of a team of Financial Advisors for a Fortune 500 company and part of the corporate leadership team. My husband and I discussed it and we decided that I would return back to work until my daughter started kindergarten and then I would take a step back in my career. In 2017, my husband unexpectedly passed away leaving many of our dreams shattered - especially the opportunity for me to take a step back from my career. In 2020, my corporate job offered an "early retirement" package for employees with 20 or more years of service and I qualified for it. I knew it was God's way of letting me know that dreams do come true and I took it. Being the owner of Rhea Lana's Keller/Southlake allows me to still balance having a career, support my family, but also be there for the girls. I enjoy being part of their school activities as well as their biggest fan at all extra-curricular activities."
Check it out on Facebook - Rhea Lana's of Keller Southlake
Rhea Lana's of West Fort Worth
Meet Jennifer, the new owner of Rhea Lana's of West Fort Worth, Texas. She and her husband of ten years, Matt, have two beautiful daughters, Ainsley (9) and Madison (6).
"We absolutely love that God brought us to Ft. Worth, He knew exactly where we needed to be and when it was perfect timing for us. We cannot imagine being anywhere else now that we are here. When we are not in Rhea Lana sale season we are busy running the girls to soccer, tennis, and gymnastics. I keep myself busy as the PTA President at the girls' school and social committee of our HOA. Matt, my amazing hubby is a provider for this family like no other and when he is not working at his normal job he is serving as the HOA president or you can find him at the golf course. We truly enjoy this new adventure with Rhea Lana and cannot wait to see what grows from it!"
We asked Jennifer how she heard about Rhea Lana's and why she chose to buy a franchise. She tells us, When we moved to Fort Worth I wanted to build a community around us and I knew I needed an outlet. My ministry has always been women and especially new mommas. Rhea Lana's kinda just fell in our laps one day... my sis-in-love mentioned her friend Natalie and how well she has done with it and said we should look into it. It fit exactly with what we were looking for to serve our community and build on it. Long story short everything just fell into place and here we are chugging along and cannot wait for our next event!"
When asked about her favorite part (so far) about being an RL owner and what she's looking forward to she says, "At first, I thought it would be getting to know so many people and serving them. But after having our first sale, and seeing exactly how the free Foster Family Shopping went - that sealed the deal for me. The give-back is my 'why'. The tears and joy that this little part of the sale brought were entirely worth all the sweat and work. That is what I look forward to the most and watching this part of the event grow."
She recently wrapped her first event and says she misses her new friends already! Check it out on Facebook - Rhea Lana's of West Fort Worth
Rhea Lana's of the Legends
Meet Hannah, new owner of Rhea Lana's of the Legends, Kansas. She and her husband, Terrance, have a daughter (Gracie, 8) and a son, (Cash, 4). By day, she puts her Bachelor of Science in Dance Management to use as a high school dance team coach.
We asked Hannah how she heard about Rhea Lana's and why she chose to buy a franchise. She tells us, "I have been a consignor, shopper, and worker at Rhea Lana's for a few years! When the opportunity came up to purchase the Legends franchise, my husband and I felt like this was the perfect opportunity. I have always loved being a part of the events, so I was excited to be able to be a new owner and make the franchise our own. We are excited to get to share this business with our community and help it grow!"
When asked about her favorite part (so far) about being an RL owner and what she's looking forward to she says, "I have loved getting to make connections with our customers and our consignors. I am looking forward to growing relationships. It has also been a lot of fun getting to work with my family - everyone pitched in to make our first event a success. They came to help even when they didn't have to."