Get to Know Callier and Thompson

Irene Counts Q&A

Irene Niermeyer

How would you describe your role on the Callier and Thompson team?

Professionally & pleasantly greet visitors to encourage them to explore our showroom and help them to feel comfortable about considering engaging our company for their home building and remodeling projects.

What are a few of your favorite things?

My twin three-year-old grand-daughters are at the top of the list!  I also enjoy being a Jimmy Buffet “Parrot Head”, especially when I go to Key West.

Share with us one unusual thing many people may not know about you?

I participate in three particular sports: Skiing, SCUBA and sky diving.

What do you like most about working for Callier and Thompson Kitchens, Baths, Appliances?

I enjoy meeting clients, interacting with vendors and peers while surrounded by a beautiful showroom.

Where did you grow up?

East coast until I graduated high school, then California coast until I moved to St. Louis 27 years ago.

What makes you laugh most?

Comic, Robin Williams and my twin grand daughters.

What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?

Helicopter snow skiing in Alaska!

What is your favorite kitchen appliance and why?

Microwave, for convenience!

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?


What do you do for fun in your spare time?

Bicycle long distances on trails and country roads.  Completed a 500-mile bike ride in a week across IOWA in the “Rag Brai Ride”!

What’s your favorite tradition or holiday and why?

CHRISTMAS: Decorations and festivities!

What is your favorite thing to do in St Louis?

Participate as a crew member in the Hot Air Balloon Races for the past 15 years.

How long have your been in the kitchen and bath industry?

25 years.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

NEVER PANIC! Especially helpful advice while serving as a MEDIC!

If you had to teach a class on one thing, what would you teach?

Emergency First Aid, as I am also an EMT.