Courtney Rangel’s affinity for design came at an early age. After graduating from Regis University in Denver, CO with a business degree, Courtney moved west to San Francisco and pursued her Interior Design degree at the Academy of Art while working full-time. She holds a BS in Business Management and a BA in Interior and Architectural Design.

She has worked in both commercial and residential interiors and in the retail side as well for Waterworks. Her apprenticeship under Gail Lyons’ Marketing Designs in Houston prepared her for her own business which she launched after marrying and moving to Corpus Christi in 2007. She has owned and operated CGR Designs for over 10 years. She lives in Corpus Christi with her husband, two daughters, and her pup Lulu, and loves spending time at her beach house in Port Aransas. She launched HaciendaSouthTexas.com in 2018 and hopes it will become a valuable resource for folks living and visiting South Texas.