Paul and Patty Gamsby have been the owners of two More Space Place franchises in North Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach, SC since 2005. They have been married for 46 years and have owned their own businesses since 1982. It can be tough working with a spouse and it takes a special mindset to get through some issues but in the end, it is all worth it”, says Patty. They find owning a More Space Place franchise is rewarding and challenging, but most of all, fun!
After they both worked in the banking industry, Patty became a stay at home mom and Paul started his career as an arena manager from 1978-82. In the years that followed they started their first business, a family fun park with a roller skating rink, mini golf and water slide. While pursuing other interests, they continued ownership for almost 20 years; a business that is alive and well today in Binghamton, NY. During that time, they developed a marketing network and had over 500 roller skating centers as clients for 10 years.
From 1998-2005, Paul returned to the hockey world he left behind at the University of Michigan, where he played hockey and received his bachelor’s degree and became general manager of the Augusta Lynx Hockey team of the ECHL. He also served in that same capacity in Richmond, VA.
Although Patty has “somewhat retired” from the daily operation of the family business, Paul can still be found at the Surfside Beach store, when he is in town. Travelling has become a passion for them but they still look forward to many years of being part of the More Space Place family.
Their son and daughter in law, Sean and Marianne are stepping into new rolls in the business that they have been part of since day one. Their other son, Brian along with his wife, Laura and their son, Chase, live in Sarasota FL; one of Paul and Patty’s favorite places to visit! Paul and Patty reside in Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach.
Sean & Marianne Gamsby have been working together for the past 17 years since they met in Columbia, SC. Sean grew up in Binghamton, NY and served in the Navy on the USS Sullivan from 1995 to 2000. After his time in the Navy he started working in the cabinetry field in Charleston, SC. In 2003 he moved to Columbia, SC to work at a top engineering & woodworking firm. He worked on a CNC routing machine where he honed his skills and developed an acute attention to the smallest of details for many multimillion dollar projects. Sean brings the same skill and attention to More Space Place as the Sales and Installation Manager.
Marianne is from Colorado Springs CO and has been working in the woodworking industry for over 23 years. Starting in college she held an internship where she developed a passion for woodworking and design. After graduating with an Architectural Engineering degree Marianne moved to Columbia, SC in 2003 where she met Sean. Shortly after in 2005 they moved to North Myrtle Beach with Paul and Patty to start More Space Place. For the past 15 years Sean and Marianne have been able to find the right balance of work and family. “I feel lucky to have a job that I am passionate about while being able to work with those I love.” says Marianne.