Gerard graduated in December of 1990 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in interior design from Indiana State University. He spent his early career working for Joe Alonge Limited, a commercial and residential interior design firm in New York, NY. Gerard and his wife Shelly decided to move back to Indiana to continue their careers in design and start a family. Coming back to Indiana brought about the opportunity to specialize in showroom design while working with Kimball Office in Jasper, Indiana. Gerard and Shelly, along with their twin boys Tyler and Nathan, then moved on to Indianapolis where Gerard worked for Ratio Architects and Carson Design Associates. Eventually he decided it was time to start up his own business. Lehner Designs was created in June of 2003 and caters to both the commercial and residential markets. While balancing a busy family life and running a business, Gerard continues to enjoy the creativity he can bring to his clients and projects.