Jenny Grumbles is an American businesswoman whose first love is art. A graduate of journalism and studio art, she chose to turn her passion into a profitable business, a decision that has since paid off. Though professionally a creative artist, Grumbles gained recognition as a reality TV star on the popular A&E’s series, Storage Wars Texas, where she wowed her audience by creatively transforming unwanted materials into profitable merchandise.
Perhaps it has always been in her, but the desire to turn broken furniture into auction-worthy items was triggered by an encounter with her friend’s abandoned property, which she bought at a decent price and went on to refurbish and sell it at a higher amount. While she has been on TV and attained a reasonable level of fame, there are some lesser-known facts about the artist, businesswoman, reality TV star, wife, and mother you would love to know.
Jenny Grumbles’ Early Life And Background Information
Jenny Grumbles Koziol’s birth date is December 12, 1978. Although she was born in Southern California, she grew up mostly in Dallas and Atlanta. Details regarding Jenny’s parents, siblings, family background, and elementary education have not been made public knowledge. But for her tertiary education, she made sure to follow the rhythm of her passion for anything design. She studied journalism and studio art at Southern Methodist University (SMU), where she graduated from in 2002.
Grumbles has always loved art and its various forms of expression. But particularly, she discovered a special interest in painting while still in college. It was only natural for Jenny to turn her passion into a career right after school.
How She Turned Her Passion Into A Career
Armed with a mix of talent and good business acumen, Jenny launched a San Diego-based art business called J. Grumbles Studio. She is renowned for her impressionist style, which emphasizes color and light. Her works express different perspectives and views about life, ranging from family to oral pieces. Jenny’s creativity and talents, which speak volumes for her skills, could not go unnoticed, and it wasn’t long before her artworks made it to a good number of galleries across Texas and California.
Jenny Grumbles also has a good taste in interior design. So to diversify her creativity, she established a Dallas based interior design business – Uptown Country Home, which specializes in tastefully decorating and furnishing homes. Inspired by her mother, who is into the antique business, Uptown Country Home also provides other services.
In addition to selling her artwork at the store, Jenny goes in search of old junk, which she deems valuable, refurbishes, and repaints them into junkyard treasures. The transformed valuables are then sold on her online store, and in her stands at Richardson Mercantile & City View Antiques. Her businesses continue to thrive across cities in the U.S.
Her interest in storage auctions was piqued when she bought a unit of abandoned furniture from her friend Adam at $1000. After working on the collection, she sold about 20 pieces of it and realized almost $5000. The handy-woman has been using her talent ever since to turn abandoned units into treasure. Her years of experience as a Dallas store owner has also helped in establishing her position as a business strategist and designer.
Her Stint on Storage Wars Texas & Other Exploits
Jenny Grumbles soon gained critical acclaim for her amazing upcycle touch, which further paved the way for her stint as a reality TV star. Between 2010 and 2013, she featured as a buyer on the popular A&E’s series, Storage Wars Texas. On the show, Jenny showcased her creativity by transforming unwanted materials into profitable merchandise, appearing on the acclaimed show in 36 episodes.
After delivering her baby in 2014, Grumbles slowed things down a bit. She then focused on her painting business, J.Grumbles Studio to help balance her professional and personal life. With her creative and artistic skills, Jenny has gradually carved a niche for herself in the art world. Though her exact salary earnings are unknown, she is believed to have a decent financial portfolio, and the latest estimate placed her fortune at $400,000.
Meanwhile, it is safe to say Jenny Grumbles is a Democrat. In 2008, she served as the Deputy Field Organizer for the Obama campaign for a couple of months. She has made it clear during an interview that if not the arts, she would have relocated to Washington to actively participate in politics.
A Look At Jenny Grumbles’ Married Life With Loren Koziol
Jenny Grumbles is happily married to her heartthrob Loren Koziol. Yet another proof that like minds attract, Koziol is a businessman who owns a clothing line for men called Old Money Vintage. He also doubles as a financial advisor at UBS. It is uncertain how and when exactly the couple met, but it is popular knowledge that they dated for about three years before deciding to take their relationship to the next level.
Convinced that Loren was the man she wanted to spend the rest of her life with, Jenny said YES when her husband popped the big question while they were on a ski trip to Beaver Creek. Next, they exchanged marital vows on November 17, 2012, at Rough Creek Lodge in a beautiful ceremony that was attended by friends and family.
The family-oriented couple has since expanded their small circle. Jenny and Loren are proud parents to a son named Thompson, who was born in 2014. A doting wife and mother, Jenny Grumbles try to create a balance between her professional life and family, which made her take a few decisions about her business after the birth of her son.
Jenny and Loren have found love in each other’s arms and are going strong with no signs of discord in the nearest future. Their union is truly blessed as they have common interests in terms of business savviness, and the two are a match made in heaven.
Jenny Grumbles has an active social media life. She is present on popular platforms like Twitter and Instagram and has been generous enough to share some of her family photos with fans. She also fills her pages with breathtaking photos from work.