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Interior design executive , inventor , researcher

Patty Lou Younts, American interior design executive,inventor, researcher. Achievements include patents for predecorated monolithic wallboard called instawall. Recipient North Carolina American Institute of Architects awards for School Planning, 1977, 79; Sperry and Hutchinson scholar, 1968-1972, honorary scholar University North Carolina, Greensboro, 1971-1972.


Younts, Patty Lou was born on February 20, 1950 in Lexington, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Wayne Lohr and Rosetta Mae (Myers) Younts.


Bachelor of Science, University North Carolina, Greensboro, 1972. Postgraduate, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1976.


Apprentice draftsman and interior designer Paul T. Briggs, American Institute of Architects, Lexington, 1971, in-house designer, specifer, 1972-1974. Part-time interior designer Watkins Office Interiors, Winston-Salem, 1972-1974. Partner Indiana-Ex Designs, Inc., 1974-1975, corporation officer, head, 1975-1981, president, owner, since 1981.

President Decorative Panel Koncepts, Inc., since 1986, J.P. Walls, Inc., since 1989, president, since 1990. Board director Industry General Tire, GF Business Systems, Armstrong Industries, Mid-State Tile. Guest speaker universities Advisory board Lexington Meml Hospital, since 1984, Western Carolina University, since 1983.

Member North Carolina Entrepreneurial Development Board, 1996-1999, North Carolina Economic Development Board, 1997-1998.


  • Achievements include patents for predecorated monolithic wallboard called instawall.


  • Other Work

    • Patentee novel wall system, 1990.


Member Institute Business Designers (member, chairman various committees, president Carolinas chapter 1977-1980, 82-84), American Society Interior Designers, Color Marketing Group (chairholder 1985, board directors 1989-1991), Lexington Chamber of Commerce (committee chairman 1980, board directors 1981-1984, 92—, president 1990), Rotary.


  • Other Interests

    Water-skiing, golf.


Wayne Lohr Younts

Rosetta Mae (Myers) Younts