Founding Members

Back in 2013, we decided to launch a crowdsourcing campaign through Indiegogo. You should know: your contribution didn’t just sit and collect dust. 482 contributors rose nearly $100,000 in four weeks, and all of that money was used to build a space that we hope you’ll find comfortable and welcoming when you join us. Our Indiegogo Contributors are our Founding Members and they mean the world to us.


TOCKBig Green Egg, Square Feet Studio, Choate Construction, Iberiabank, Park Perks, Sally Parham, Fred Martin Welding, John Kessler, Southern Expeditors, David Brooker, Kate Kiefer Lee, Robert Sommers, Seed Factory, Danger PressFinnegan, Ford Fry & Rocket Farm Restaurants, Gregory Miller Pictures, Keyston Bros., Letter B CreativeRetail Data Systems, Designer Transport Services, TriMarkTaylor English, Vantage Realty Partners, Steelite, Staplehouse Guarantors, Board, Family and Friends

and even more thanks for

Photography by Andrew Thomas Lee

Website Design by Courtney Perets

Website Advisory by New Uniform Design

Staplehouse Collateral by Alvin Diec & Company

Dining Tables by Kendrick Anderson

Private Dining Tables by Skylar Morgan

John Candy Mural by William Mitchell

Dining Chairs by Colby Millen

Spoonfuls of Inspiration by Brent Herrig

Prints by Digital Picture

Frames by Myott Studio & Artifacts

Furniture by Bobo Intriguing Objects

Loving Friendship by CTCA



"Being able to contribute to the community via our work at Staplehouse has been life changing for us at Square Feet Studio. We've had the great honor of being involved from the beginning and consider everyone we've worked with like family. It's been a long process but in the end, we're happy that the space captures the feeling that Jen and Hidi and Kara and Smith wanted for their restaurant. When Hidi said, "anything long lasting or worthwhile takes time and complete surrender" it perfectly conveys how we feel and continue to inspire us in our work going forward."

- square feet studio


After years of working with Ryan and Jen to find the right place to build the restaurant into which they poured their heart and soul, it was an honor to build Staplehouse. This project, of the hundreds I've been a part of, carried with it more meaning and purpose than any other. When you dine with the folks at Staplehouse, know one thing for sure; the team of loving people that solved the riddle of how to provide for the people who serve us all and ultimately turned that creative idea into a working reality are the best of the best. The restaurant community has been very good to us here in Choate and we are delighted to be able to contribute to the cause of The Giving Kitchen and memorialize Ryan's legacy in a meaningful way."

-Choate Construction


"Iberiabank has significant relationships in the restaurant and hospitality industry in Atlanta, as we have supported the growth of many restaurants which have created additional employment opportunities while expanding the local economy. The financing for Staplehouse was an excellent opportunity for Iberiabank to support the mission of The Giving Kitchen which will improve the lives of the employees that serve the public in the Atlanta restaurant industry."