Brandon Carruth poses in front of a tree he helped decorate at the White House (Image: Brandon Carruth).
A Chattanooga man receives the honor of decorating in D.C.
Brandon Carruth was invited by the first lady to deck the halls at the White House.
Carruth applied to be one of 100 people to decorate.
He helped decorate the East Entrance and the Diplomatic Room.
Carruth says he was honored to decorate the Gold Star Tree.
"They were like who wants to wrap these trees and wrapping trees is kind of the dirty work but if that means I get to stay in this room I'll wrap the trees, I was the first one to raise my hand," Carruth said.
After the decorating was done, they were all invited to a reception to tour the White House and view their work.
The First Lady stopped by and thanked them.
Carruth say it's an experience he'll never forget and one that inspired him to boost his decorating business.
"I'm hoping now with the White House on my resume I can start that," he said.
Carruth also helped decorate the Bluff View Art District for the holidays.
He says he was also interviewed by HGTV while at the White House.
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