California Girls Development and Design cut the ribbon to officially open its recently renovated office in downtown Hartwell on Wednesday, July 2. California Girls is a full-service home design, improvement and real estate development company based in Hartwell. Owner Julie Mouchet says she started the company as a way for a Southern girl to return to her roots along with her three daughters who are all from California. The company is currently developing a new subdivision called The Georgia at Lake Hartwell off of Reed Creek Highway on Early Drive in Hart County. Pictured from left to right are, Mary Lynn Johnson, Hartwell MainStreet promotions chairman, Bill LaVigna, Elizabeth Brewer, Hartwell Main Street promotions co-chairman, Julie Mouchet, California Girls Design owner, Carlota LaVigna, Doc Ayers, City Council, Georgia LaVigna, Nylah LaVigna, Linda Mealor, Christine Blomberg and Aaron Blomberg. California Girls is at 268 E. Howell St., in Hartwell. The company can be reached by phone at 706-961-8614. Office visits are by appointment on Tuesdays to Thursdays and Saturdays. Find them on Facebook @California Girls.